Rochelle Wisoff-Fields-Addicted to Purple – Weekly Prompt – 100 words


Rochelle Wisoff-Fields-Addicted to Purple – Weekly Prompt – 100 words

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Red, White, and Blue

By Teresa Smeigh 2019

“Where is everyone at?”

“What do you mean? Who are you looking for?”

“My employees, of course. There is no one here.”

“Dad, it is a holiday, and they are all at the 4th of July parade.”

“I didn’t give anyone the day off. You and I can’t run this alone, it will get busier around meal times. They are your friends, and so you call them and tell them to get in here now!”

A bunch of forlorn people came in the door dressed in red, white, and blue, rather than their uniforms.

They were followed by the customers.

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Tessa – 

Advocate for mental health and invisible illnesses, also a devout Christian

Author – http://www.finallyawriter.com (this blog contains my old work mostly although occasionally I do add something new here), new work is mainly on this blog http://www.tessacandoit.com

Author of a book, a work in progress on the blog, https://tessacandoit.com/government-property-a-memoir-as-a-military-wife/

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23 thoughts on “Rochelle Wisoff-Fields-Addicted to Purple – Weekly Prompt – 100 words

  1. granonine

    A sad comment for sure. I really don’t like it that so many places are open on just about every holiday, meaning that a lot of people have to go to work and miss that special time with friends/family, all because we can’t be bothered to cook a meal at home.

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    1. Tessa Post author

      That is so true. I used to be one of those that worked in a place like that and missed things. 23 years ago I worked for Dunkin Donuts, not sure if that is in your area, but it is a famous coffee and donut shop. Open 24 hours and one Christmas I had to miss the annual employee Christmas dinner so the place would stay running while the others partied and the person who had my name for the secret Santa couldn’t be bothered to get me a gift. So I worked and got no gift although my person got their gift because I had got mine for whoever’s name I picked despite not being able to go. They couldn’t put a sign on the door that we were close for a few hours for a holiday gathering for the employees. I was there with one other person, the donut maker. I definitely resented the numerous times in my work life where this happened. Oh and at the call center another 24 hour job that never closed I worked all the holidays when I first got hired. My first couple months included Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Years Eve and New Years Day. Christmas Eve was when my family celebrated and they had all left by the time I got there at 8:30 PM. I can certainly sympathize with those in that position.

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            1. Tessa Post author

              I did with the first two, but I lost all my weight with the third. I was exactly the same weight when I gave birth to him then I was when I first got pregnant.

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    1. Tessa Post author

      Even Christmas people have to work. Since they didn’t keep their balance in a book someone had to work so they could get it because heaven knows that is important.

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    1. Tessa Post author

      4th of July is a USA holiday. Now whether they have to pay more I am not sure about the law. I know I had a couple of jobs where it was considered my normal hours and no extra pay, but they may have been defying the law. None of us knew for sure. There were a lot of labor laws. Here is what I found by googling it. —–Employers are not required to pay extra (over and above your normal rate) for working on a holiday unless you have a contract that stipulates holiday pay.

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