Chapter 4 – Extract 5 from The Paradise Induction!
“I’m simply considering what you’ve said.” I paused. “I don’t think my place is here so, I just think it’s time I moved on.”
He took a good thirty seconds, calculating his next words.
“Now Chris,” he said. “I want you to think about this. Are you sure you want to quit?”
“Not really.” I sighed again. “But after what you said about the farmer. I don’t work like that. It’s off Draco. It’s really off. Fear? Working by fear is really not the way.” I released a nervous chuckle of disapproval. “I’m sorry. That’s just too much.”
“Now, I think you may have taken what I said a little out of context.”
“Come on Draco. I didn’t take it out of context. It was pretty clear what you’ were saying.”
“No. No. Chris.” He looked away from me, picked up a piece of PC software off the desk about financial management, and looked as if he were reading the back cover. “You’re one of my best workers here,” he said, comparing me to three other staff members who weren’t present.
“I think you should go home, and think about it,” continued Draco. “And let me know what you decide.”