“The LinkedIn Love Letter, Part 2”
You owe it to yourself…a personal Pamper-Her-Friday
More than a corporate “Summer Fridays” movement,
Being able to cut out a little early for the weekend?
Cute, but you deserve a more substantive inducement
For if you leave midday, what then is your agenda?
Meet co-workers for drinks? A jump on domestic chores?
Are you surreptitiously plotting your next career move?
The glass ceiling’s not the problem; rather, the glass doors
Admit it, you hate being tethered to corporate headquarters
The pay isn’t bad but doesn’t nearly reflect your worth,
You can’t speak the truth and colleagues are envious
Even being in upper management is devoid of mirth
Freedom…of time, of place, of personal involvement
Is the most precious and valuable component of living,
We all have to earn it, though many haven’t learned it
Getting up daily to the same routine seems a misgiving
Such is the nature of capitalism, dear businesswoman
The system never ceases in its merciless demands,
Though it is the greatest unleasher of human potential
Relentless in the heights of human capital it commands
You’ve entrepreneurial dreams to set your own schedule
But those hours are even more extended than before,
The phone call at 2 a.m. alerting about orders unfilled
By gosh, someone has even hacked your online store
Good grief, you sigh, will the challenges ever cease?
My, how a summer’s romance would do absolute wonders,
A getaway from it all will recharge your mental batteries
A break from the grind a businesswoman no longer ponders
Come, allow me, will you, to escort you to utopia
A quiet, clean-air, riverfront view of shaded grass,
Feeding you nature’s bounty while rubbing your feet
And as the sun sets begins the serenade of smooth jazz
Isn’t it just what your inner romantic craves?
Why must capitalism win day in and day out?
If you let me have my way, I promise to behave
I’ll simply massage your sore shoulders—or thereabout
Come with me, your employer is built to outlast you
You deserve a summer rendezvous on capitalism’s dime,
Summer Friday is only the precursor to Pamper-Her-Friday
Businesswoman, this moment is ours, now is our time…
… for a summer’s romance.
Come away with me . . . .
Pamper the woman . . . she needs a break from the grind. -Rg2
© 2017 Pamper-Her-Friday by Rg2®