August 6, 2004

Excerpts: Who Are "They" Anyway - Part XXVIII

By: Dylan Schleicher @ 8:07 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

I didnt reply.
I just sat there,
taking in
what she had said.
I was out of steam.
No longer angry,
just resigned.
Well, thank you
for your time,
      I said,
            getting up
            from my chair.
I extended my hand
      and she
            shook it graciously.
I wish I could be
of more help,
      she smiled,
            a bit sadly.

About Dylan Schleicher

Dylan Schleicher has been a part of the 800-CEO-READ claque since 2003. Even though he's stayed on at the company, he has not stayed put. After beginning in shipping & receiving, he joined customer service and accounting before moving into his current, highly elliptical orbit of duties overseeing the ChangeThis and In the Books websites, the company's annual review of books and in-house design. He lives with his wife and two children in the Washington Heights neighborhood on Milwaukee's West Side.