"Redundancy" ... Written by Big Virge 12/4/2005

Location

United Kingdom

Redundancy Is ...
A Horrible Thing ... !!!

But ... Who Are The Ones ... ?
That Most FEEL THE STING ... ?!?

THOSE Who CONTROL ....
The Employment ... " Bullring " ... ?!?

Or THOSE Who Sit ... " Waiting " ...
With .... NO BELL To RING .... !!!

For Whom Does The Bell ...
REALLY ... Toll ... ?

Give Me A ... " Drum Roll " ...
Before I'm REDUNDANT ...
And ... Left In THE COLD ... !!!!!!

The Unions Are DEAD ... !!!
So Employers Now Get ...
To Do ... WHAT THEY LIKE ... !!!
Cos' Most Youth Are ... BRAINDEAD ... !!!

They Always ACT BOLD ...
But Do What They're TOLD ... !!!

Ask Them About ... " Business " ...
Not ONE Seems To Know ... !?!
What Happens To THEM ...
When Companies ... "FOLD" ... !!!

They QUICKLY Get KNOCKED ...
When The Ship ... Starts To ROCK ... !!!

But STILL Cannot See ...
How Corporates ... "PLOT" ...
To REMOVE Who They Want ... !!!

Because .......

THINKERS Will Question ...
The LOT That They've GOT ... ?!?

While ... " Corporate Heads " ...
Are Constantly ... DRIVEN ...

Agendas They Have ...
Are Suitably ... "Hidden" ...

You're Told ...

"NOT TO QUESTION !" ...

That Act Is ... FORBIDDEN ... !!!!

But Lives That They Lead ...
Most People ... AIN'T LIVIN ... !!!!

I'm NOT .... " David Niven " ... !!!
But I'd Like To Play BOND ... !!!

So That I Could ...
... " QUICKLY " ...

Put RIGHT ...
All These WRONGS ... !!!

The WRONGNESS They Do ...
" Is Hidden" ........................................ From View ... !!!!

Meantime They Sit ... "Planning" ...
And Constantly .... SCAMMING .... !!!
Which ... " CASH-DRIVEN YOUTH " ...
Should Now ... " Join Their Crew " ...

They Look For A ... " FOOL" ...
Who REALLY AIN'T Cool ... !!!

To ...
Push You Then STICK YOU ...
As If You're Just ... " Glue " ...
That They Can Just ... STAMP ON ...
Until You Feel ... " BLUE " ... !!!

They Walk In ... " NEW SHOES " ...
While Yours Are Now Due ...
For ... " Mending and Bending " ...
From ... " Cobblers Tools " ... !!!

Like FISH We Are Schooled ...
Then Thrown Into POOLS ...
For ... Redundancy Marks ...
While Surrounded By ... " SHARKS " ... !!!
Who Have ... " Their Own Space " ...
In The ... " Office Car Park " ... !!!

My Words May Seem DARK ...
But This Is ... NO LARK ... !!!

Redundancy's ... groWING ...
The REALITY'S .... " STARK " .... !!!

I'm ... NOBODY'S DOG ... !!!
But WATCH OUT For My BARK ... !!!!!

The Angels Now HERALD ...
And Sing To ... My HARK ... !!!

HARK .. As In CALL ...

My Stories AREN'T TALL ..... !!!
But I AM .... Of Course ... !!!

If You're NEEDING ...
... " MORE CLUES " ...
Try ... " Inspector Morse " ... !!!

Now Those Who Won't Hear Me ...
Are On The ... " DOWNFALL " ... !!!

Like NIAGRA .... They FALL ... !!!
With Their Backs To THE WALL ...

And Now Can't Afford ...
The Price of ... " The Stalls " ... !!!

Redundancy Payments ...
REALLY Don't Last ...
UNLESS You Were One ...
of The ... "Corporate Class " ... !!!

But EVEN They Suffer ...
These Words Are Now TRUE ... !!!

When They're ... Out of Work ...
TRUST ME They DON'T SHIRK ... !!!

They KNOW ALL ABOUT ...
The ... " BENEFIT ROUTE " ...
And Then Get The Council ...
To PAY FOR ... Their House ... !!! ? !!!

But ...
NOT JUST ... " Your Average " ... !!!
They Think That's For SAVAGE ... !!!

The Rental They're Paying ...
Brings Taxpayers ... DAMAGE ... !!!!
Because ... " BENEFIT FUNDS " ....
When For THEM ... Just Get RAVAGED ... !!!!!

This Is ... " The Coup " ...
When Redundancy Comes ...

But THIS Is A Story ...
To ... Give You Some Fun ...

I've Just ...
Been In ... " The MIX " ...
of Redundancy TRICKS ... !!!

But ... HERE'S How It Went ...

SO ... Follow This Script ... !!!

"We need volunteers !
New systems demand,
that certain positions
will now disappear !"

But When Volunteers Came ...
They Came Like THE RAIN ... !!!!!

And That Put AN END ...
To ... " REDUNDANCY GAMES " ... !!!!!!

"We've had a rethink,
and don't need to shrink,
cos' people have moved,
so everything's cool" ....

But ...
Here Is THE TWIST ... !?!

My Job Is SECURE ... !!!
At LEAST For ... A Year ...

But ...
Check THIS BIT HERE ... !!!

"Your role's been appraised"

And .... To MY SURPRISE ...
From ... NOT Being Needed ...

I Got A PAY RISE ... ???? !!! ????

So Now You See WHY ...
A Brother Like ... " I " ...
Will ... NEVER Put Trust ...
In THESE ... Corporate Guys ... !!!

Never Mind Their FORK TONGUES ...
What About Their ... " SNAKE EYES " .... !???!

This Thing Is Becoming ...
A ... Constant WORRY ...
For Those of Us Working ...

... " REDUNDANCY ! " ...

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