It was his second day of work before Pete looked in his desk drawers. As his new boss explained, “For the past year, the department has been using this desk as another filing cabinet. Next month they’re supposed to come through and give us all new desks and everything, so we’ll get it all cleaned up then. Hope you don’t mind.”
After months of looking for a job, Pete knew enough not to mind.
Shutting one drawer Pete opened another to read the tabs on more random folders. “International shipping,” “Training records,” “Accomplishments.” Curious about the last, he opened the folder to find it empty.
For about a minute, Pete sat there debating if he should laugh.