As children we dream of all the amazing things that we will accomplish. What we will do, the places we will see and the people we will meet.
Then life happens. We get a job, get a house, and get into debt. We get used to the level of luxury that we can afford, and we define ourselves by our incomes, positions and possessions.
We trade away our youth, for security in old age. We spend countless hours performing mundane tasks that leave us depleted and empty. Our souls crave meaning, but we are too afraid to make any change.
We work for the weekend. Work for the holidays. Work for retirement.
Through a collection of short stories and poetry, the Wage Slave anthology aims to highlight the absurdity of the modern approach to work and life.
- Work in progress. Check below for all available chapters! Once complete I will turn this into a book and release it as a Paperback, eBook and Audio-book.
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- Out Now -
Part 1: The Venus Fly Trap - It's man versus fly, in a battle to overcome the tedium of another work day.
"Sighing, Johnson sat down for what felt like the millionth time and began to fiddle with the plastic plant that was situated neatly in the corner of his desk. Another generic faux fern, identical in every way to the faux ferns that were to be found on most of the other desks on the floor..."
Part 2: More Of The Same - Notice how every day is the same? It won't change, unless you do.
"This day, like the last, will be the same. Arrive at the same time, wear the same clothes, do the same work. The conversations will be the same, the jokes the same, even the ‘unexpected problems’ are the same. Monotonous repetition. Day in, day out..."
Part 3: The Comfortable Rut - Sure the money is good, but are you actually satisfied?
“You don’t hate your job it pays the bills,
protecting you from loss, and unforeseen ills,
Your boss, your co-workers, they are nice enough,
provided you do the right things and say the right stuff.
There is a promotion looming for you just up ahead,
great, provided the extra hours don’t leave you dead …”
- Coming Soon -
Part 4: At Least You Are Paid Well
Part 5: Billson’s Best
Part 6: Human Resources
Part 7: The Daily Grind
Parts 8+: Yet To Be Decided!