Saturday, December 5, 2009

All in a Day's Work

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Fiction 55

He made up his mind. He was gonna demand a raise. After-all he had worked his ass off these 3 years. Given better output. Plus he was clean. He adjusted his tie and started for the Boss' cabin. He met Boss halfway. "Sorry Rajat, Recession time. We have to let you go." 

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Saurabh Panshikar said...

All fellow B-a-T ers are requested to check out the rest of my posts and comment on them too.

Karthik said...

Oh oh! It's a harsh reality, isn't it?
Very nice, Saurabh. :-)
But I only wish you'd written something big.
Guess you are busy.
But still, beautifully said in 55 words.
All the best! :-)

Anonymous said...

Ohh....such a story...:))

Madhu | said...

Ouch ! Bad luck hi kharab hai I guess :-)

Good 55F

Megha said...

god..this was a cruel one..
good that the recession is subsiding..

Ravan said...

erm... nice post and reality...hmm...

Raksha Raman said...

Hello! Stumbled upon you profile at Blog-a-ton...Neat...Simple and striking!! Phew!! Axed and that too how! Shall come back soon to read more! Good luck with the BATON 5! Cheers!!

quirkfit said...

Ouch!! N good 1.

Psych Babbler said...

It's the reality of the times, eh? Good one...

Saurabh Panshikar said...

man you're good with the long post stuff. I better leave that to you.

thanks for visiting

thanks! When luck *ucks, life sucks I guess

Thank you. Was there a recession actually?

Thank you man. You are too good at 55-ers

@Raksha Raman
Thanks a lot. hoping you like the rest of my blog too.

@Quirkfit (Quirky)
Thank you...

@Psych Babbler
This has really happened to people known to me. Thank you

Arjun said...

Oops... Recession is one big Devil...

Nice post bro... In 55 fiction, I believe the last lunch shld have a punch... The last line shld present the actual picture. I think tats done in this case.. :) Liked it.. :)


Mahesh Kalaal said...

contemporary, happening and quite pragmatic......
simple yet conveying the practical nuances..
It did speak the unsaid words....

Nethra said...

I like reading 55-words story though don't like writing them.
It was good one. :)

Dhiman said...

I was thinking How to write a 55-Fiction on this topic but you came up with a very good one ... reality too...

Roshmi Sinha said...

Oh! Oh! Reality bites...

Shalini said...

Hi. the time I said hello... you said bye bye. It was over in the blink of an eye. But I guess it didn't need any more to say what you had to say! I quite liked it you know!

Good luck and be employed :P

Saurabh Panshikar said...

Thanks man... Even I feel that 55-ers should have a last moment twist! glad that you liked it

@Mahesh Kalaal
thanks for the 55-comment. Precise and to-the point! ;-)

If everyone says so, then how will we come across more of these? Thanks for visiting

thanks man.... you should try one too

@Roshmi Sinha
Thanks for visiting. your name is fascinating

Thanks for liking it so much! Good luck to you too!

Preeti said...

You said it! The best, simplest, most subtle and most pragmatic approach to the topic..'m a fan! :D

Saurabh Panshikar said...

Thanks a lot! Cheers

Shruti said...

Harsh reality! Its happening everywhere! Still, good one..

Sorcerer said...

IT professionals..
The ones who top the endangered list on this planet...
We share the space with Blue whales.


Anonymous said...

HA ha ha...

All in a day's work and no more work :P

Niceeee oneee!

ηανєєη said...

oh! those are the words noone wants to hear .... indeed thats all in a day

Gyanban said...

sometimes getting fired is a good thing...i think it gives rise to the hidden entrepreneur.!

nice post.

Saimanohar said...

very hip hop and short!

Manjari Singh said...

u create wonders with 55 words

Saurabh Panshikar said...

Thanks for the compli. Very musical pic you got there!

I hope you don't replace Dodos in english language!

Lol @ Comment! I should have added that! Thank You, Thank You

Yes man. Its worse than "we need to break up"

Never seen someone optimistic as you. The hidden entrepreneur needs un-hidden capital tho!

Thank you... Cool name you got there

@Manjari Singh
Oh really? Thank you very much! You create gr8 comments with 7 words!

workhard said...

Ouch OUch Ouch.. that would have hurt..

Work from home India

Saurabh Panshikar said...

In the place where it hurts most!

Golden Vulture said...

heyy can you let me know what is it actually blog-a-ton thing ?

please let me know :

May you be blessed :)

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