Give it Time – 52

“You know you dazzle me?” Mike blurted.  “You are unlike anyone I have ever met.  And I mean that in the most positive way.”

“I am taking that as a compliment,” Emily smiled.

He nodded, then;  “I don’t want you to leave the office;  maybe if…”

“No. ”  Emily replied as if she read his mind and taking a swallow of her coffee;

 ” I do my work.  But the point is; this is a job.  I do it because I am paid.  If I was not paid, I wouldn’t do it.   Outside of work, I do what I want.  I am not giving up my evenings, my weekends, for the Firm’s profit. I am not sacrificing now so that forty years from now I can be senior counsel.  I don’t care about that.  I care about life.”

She was serious and decided.   Looking into Mike’s eyes she said:

“If it is more important for those Seniors to show ‘ownership’  of the Juniors by destroying their weekends and causing them to push their personal life in a corner, I don’t need to be there and I don’t want to be there.”

“If you were gone….we wouldn’t see each other… would we?”

“You have my number,”  she replied, “You know where I live.”


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