Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Drabble Twenty-Two

The Office Drone

When the robots were brought in, we knew we were screwed. Doomsday predictions about the effects of introducing robots into the workforce had dominated office gossip for months now.

But we’d gotten it wrong. The robots weren’t brought in to replace us—they replaced our bosses. Believe me: that was worse.

At first, things didn’t seem so different, and on the bright side there was no more sexual harassment, no more yelling.

But robots don’t know how to treat human beings. We might as well have been replaced by machines.

And it’s not like I can complain to the management.

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