Believer Scrap 3

Ms. Cecile Smith does not have to endure soul-crushing 3-hour meetings twice a week.  Ms. Cecile Smith does not have a sexist egotistical lying hypocritical bigot of a boss.  Ms. Cecile Smith does not have a glass ceiling suffocating her upwards mobility.  Ms. Cecile Smith does not have twenty-five hours of unpaid overtime.  Ms. Cecile Smith does not have to file “Testing Procedure Specification” reports.  This is because Ms. Cecile Smith’s job is not important enough to have any of these things.

The title she would put on her resume, if she cared to update it, would be “Data Entry Clerk”.  This is the position she interviewed for two years ago, and this is an accurate description of her services to the corporate megalith.  She knows that Jupitech Systems & Service Inc. does not produce consumer electronics, but it manages inventory for a parent company which does.  She knows that if the inventory system was ever streamlined and brought into the 21st century, she would not have this job.  She does not know the exact likelihood of this actually happening.  She believes it to be low.

For nine and one half hours a day, minus a thirty-minute unpaid lunch, two fifteen-minute paid breaks, and an indeterminate amount of time spent in the bathroom which no superior can or will ever assess (also paid), Cecile’s job is to go to “The File”, take out “The Receipts”, and copy “The Numbers” onto “The Spreadsheet”.  She is not the only data entry clerk, and these are not the only receipts.  The spreadsheet is for “future reference” and “quality assurance”; she has been a part of several break room conversations that have made her wonder how many people above her pay-grade are even aware that the spreadsheet exists.  Or for that matter, how many people above her pay-grade are aware that she exists.

In short, Ms. Cecile Smith has in her opinion one of the best jobs in the company, not by value of importance, but by value of obscurity.

{Something I wrote up that I’ll likely start a scene with when I describe a normal day at work for Cecile.}

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