Rachel Keo

Andrew didn't give me advice, though I could see the struggle not to on his face. He tried to reflect back my feelings. He was laughably awkward but at least he was trying. I felt sorry for him, and for something to say I mentioned I was thinking of going back to tech. Well his relief was palpable, and as I thought, he was most encouraging. He even offered me some financial help. Sweet of him, but I could manage, and I told him so.

When I hung up, I thought, why not? I don't have a mother, don't have a place to stay, and though I haven't checked, I probably don't have a job. I may as well do something with my life, and the mid year intake for the tech course starts in July, just three weeks away good asia porn

So I called my workplace and asked to speak to my boss. "Maxine," he said "Why haven't you been at work?"

"I've been too sick," I said.

"You're supposed to call in if you're sick. Why haven't you been answering our calls?"

"Do you want to know what was wrong with me? Are you going to ask how I am?" I asked with some emphasis.

There was an uncomfortable pause on the other end of the line.

"So how are you, Maxine?" I could hear him sighing as these words were forced from him. Patronising git.

"Oh much better after your solicitous concern, thank you. I just called in to say I'm not returning to work."

"You can't do that. You have to give three weeks notice. We need you here. I'm very disappointed in you, Maxine. You've let everyone down. You've not only let me down and the company down..."

"Oh spare me your pompous speeches, Bob," I interrupted. "Just 'cos you've got the job of supervising me that doesn't make you so superior. I rang you out of courtesy. But if I want a sermon I'll go to church."

"So what are you going to do now?" he said, after an awkward pause. As if he's really interested.

"Oh, I thought I would sniff glue, listen to heavy metal and become a hooker."

"That's nice," he started to say, and then he paused. "You're taking the piss, aren't you?"

I rolled my eyes, and hung up. I could have argued with him over the pay owing. He would probably tell me I was not entitled to my last week's pay because I had left without notice. I will email my union delegate and let her sort it out. It's the sort of thing she loves to do best porn pics

The next few days I spent avoiding Clarissa and preparing my move to tech. I made arrangements to move into a flat with three others, though I was getting sick of the flatting scene - fun when you are eighteen, less fun at twenty-four, but I had to be careful with funds.