Sally Cronin gives us, in The System Administrator, a short story that is well-crafted and provides a delightful twist at the end! Thank you, Sally!
The System Administrator by Sally Cronin
Jennifer stood in the middle of the lift and stared at her black leather pumps. She noticed a scuff on the left side of the toe of the right shoe, realising that she had kicked the full waste basket a little harder than she thought at the time. She was weary and unusually tearful. It had been a tough week all round with particularly hard advertising revenue to achieve, but it had ended on the sourest note of all.
She managed a team of fifty telephone sales canvassers who sold high end car and luxury property advertising for the national online paper she worked for. These days both those markets were tough going. It seemed that people were hanging onto high ticket items waiting for a rise in demand for both.
However, her boss who lived in his ivory tower of an office on…
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