Friday, 29 January 2016

A very harsh first day

Alison really thought her first day had gone well, after all that crushing on the tube to get in early and then skipping lunch to overtake her workload and then, at 5.30pm she was called into Mr Lowther's office and told she'd got all her figures wrong for the day and it would throw all the other comptometer operators out and cause them lots of extra work.

Mr Lowther told her straight she could either leave on the spot or be punished and do her best to make up. Alison chose to be punished and left Mr Lowther's office with a sore bottom and tears in her eyes. It was a very harsh first day but at least she still had her job.
What would you have done - left or taken the caning?

Have a fun weekend.



Roz said...

You do find some gems Ronnie, this is great. Gosh, not sure what I would do, probably run for the hills lol. Hope you have a wonderful weekend :)


an English Rose said...

love Jan,xx

lindy thomas said...

Think I would be a chicken and leave.
Hugs Lindy

PK said...

If it had been the cane for me I would have left - now if it involved leather, count me working tomorrow.

Hermione said...

Since I don't know what a comptometer is, I would never have been hired in the first place ;D


abby said...

At a young age when I was just starting much as I might have needed the! Now would look back and should have stayed.
hugs abby

Leigh Smith said...

I would have been running out the door.

Minelle Labraun said...

Good question.... Been in a situation where a boss threatened me in front of others, and I stopped my truly terrible behavior immediately. If we were alone and my job depended on it, I may not have stopped...but I also may have run too! (This was before I was married!) Lol

Cat said...

Good one Ronnie...Not sure what I would have done...if I needed the job badly enough, I probably would have accepted the caning. Hugs and blessings...Cat

Michael M said...

With those stockings on and that look on her face I am guessing she will be back next day.

ronnie said...

Roz - Thank you. Depends what age I was.

Jan - I probably would have done the same. Thanks.

Lindy - Would be a hard decision. Thanks.

PK - LOL. The belt preferably. Thanks.

Hermione - LOL. Early days calculator. Punch keys. Would have been hard pushing those keys. Thanks.

Abby - Think I would say the same. Thanks.

SG - If he said he would use something else other than the cane. Would you still run? Thanks.

Minelle - Difficult one. Thanks.

Cat - Depends on circumstances. Thanks.

Michael - You could be right. Thank you.


Ella said...

OMG, this is an old Janus story. Thanks for explaining the "comptometer." That dates this as well. Good little trip down memory lane.