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Failure. Misfit. Outcast.
Not good enough.
Here this whole time I thought I was a diamond in the ruff.
Taken to a career at such an early age.
But now, all I see, is the letters on the page.
Circumstances. Employment. Terminated.

I feel lost, abused, used,
And here they tell me I was overrated?
Locked out,
Thrown out,
Left out on the street.

The place where I thought I was,
Turned around and said it didn’t want me.
So what,
So that’s it?
You are leaving me out in the storm?

The new faces,
The new places,
The experiences that left me feeling torn.
And now, out on my own again,
The lie finally coming to light.
The truth that was kept from me,
The secret that could cut like a knife.

Hired, evaluated, but didn’t make the cut.
Now judged,
Now lost,
Now left in a shallow rut.
That’s life they say,
That’s what they told me.
They were only looking for the cream of the crop.
You came, you tried, but we decided we’ve had enough.

What’s wrong kid?
Feeling wounded?
Feeling lied to?
Feeling taken advantage of?
Well kid, you got a paycheck out of it.
Good for you.
Mazel tov.

Then comes the shame,
The walk out the door,
The sideways looks from the ones who are moving on to the sales floor.
All in a days work, they say.
It isn’t just luck that you leave while we stay.
We worked harder,
We’ve learned more through the years.
So it only fits,
That we make the hits,
While you walk out in tears.

But now I know the truth,
The cold fact,
The secret that was hidden away.
The fact is, that in this biz,
Those who aren’t fast enough just end up getting played.
So, I got hired three weeks ago, and was about to finish my third week. On July first, I would have been insured by the company, my benefits would have kicked in. The company would have had to pay compensation. So they let me go today, before then.  

 

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ShannonMontague Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aww How Terrible If You Need A Hug Just Say And- forget That *Hugz* Hope Your Bettuh.
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OnLinedPaper Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
tch, damn... real sorry I didn't hear about this until now... *sighs and hugs* if you want sympathy, I'll offer it. If you want someone to talk to, I'll listen. If you want help planning the next step, I'm here.
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Piepaws Featured By Owner Edited Jun 27, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
I  can try to cheer you up!
*hugs*
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Zel-the-Wolf Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
*hugs back* Thanks Lin.
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FierySintle Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014
Oh my gosh so that's why you said you were feeling down! Jeez Zel... That's horrible..
Might you ever feel like talking about it THEN PLEASE OH PLEASE COME TALK TO ME!
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Zel-the-Wolf Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks, man. I'm doing alright, though.... just going to be somewhat less active for a little bit while I get my affairs in order so I can start to look for another job.
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MoonLilyArt Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Student
As I said in my other account....

But Zel, those people... Their jerks.. Erm.. Sorry. Again, not good at this .. Can I draw you somfin?
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Zel-the-Wolf Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Molly, just knowing that I have friends who support me is the best remedy for sorrow there is. Thank you.
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MoonLilyArt Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Student
I still draw for chu OuO

*hugs*
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MoonSpirit555 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh... Zel.. Looks like we both are having a hard time.. Just... Feel better.. I.. I am sorry.. I don't know... I don't know what to say
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