This is George. George owns Royal Business, Inc. His father owned it
for years but he recently retired, so now George is in charge.
But George isn't a very nice guy. You
see, when most of the people who work here started with Royal Business, Inc. George's
father made many promises to them. For instance, he promised them that they would get paid
every two weeks, that they would get a certain number of coffee breaks, and that he
wouldn't try to cheat them on either their time or what he paid them. Now that George is
in charge a lot of those promises have been broken. But George doesn't care. He is just
happy to be the BOSS!
This is Sue and Jeff Unger. They both work at Royal Business, Inc.
Lately they haven't been too happy at the way their new boss has been treating them. Why,
sometimes he even makes them take extra work HOME with them. They know that George is
breaking all the promises his father made when they first went to work here. They even
sent a couple of letters to George to complain about all of the promises he has broken.
But George didn't pay any attention to their letters. He just keeps on treating all his
employees like they are his slaves and he can do whatever he wants.
Sue and Jeff aren't the only ones who
are unhappy. A lot of the other employees at Royal have been complaining to each other
about their new boss. Sometimes, when neither George or any of his "pet"
supervisors are around, they even call him "King George".
"I'm John Smith"
"I'm Ben Stuart"
"I'm Alex Adams"
These three men also
work for Royal Business, Inc. At first they didn't realize that there were other employees
who were also mad at "King George". Ben was so fed up about a year ago that he
had decided to quit and even wrote a letter of resignation, then changed his mind. One day
they all got together at lunch time. Can you imagine what they talked about?
Ben told the group, "Look, this
guy has broken every promise his father ever made to us. He doesn't treat us like
employees, he treat's us like slaves." Jeff agreed and told how he and Susan had
written letters to complain about the way he was treating them, but that it hadn't done
"You are all right," Alex
said, "but I'm getting so close to retirement. I don't want to make too big a
fuss and get fired. I have too much to lose."
"Get FIRED!" Susan exclaimed. "I think we ought to
quit worrying about what 'King George' is going to do to us. Instead we ought to just all
get together and quit at the same time. We'll start our own business."
"Great idea," said John.
"Well, I don't know," said
"We at least ought to think
about it", Ben replied.
"I agree," said Jeff.
That day the five of them decided to
at least think about it. The group decided to get together for lunch again the next week
to talk about it. "Someone ought to write a letter of resignation for the whole group
to consider.....just in case," said Susan.
"Great idea!" said Ben.
Then Ben noticed everyone was looking at him. He had been here the longest. "Don't
look at me, I haven't been feeling real well lately," he told them.
"Look," said Susan,
"I'm the one that suggested this so someone else should write the letter." The
group huddled together for a little bit and finally decided to have Jeff start writing it.
Any time he had questions he would call Ben or John for help. It would be his job to
finish the letter by the time the five of them got together for lunch the following week.