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The following is a piece of writing submitted by Katie on October 29, 2007
"Well, not quite what the writing prompt asked for, but still...
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I Lost My Job

Dear Dad,

I'm not quite sure how to say this, but I was fired from work today. I have no excuses. My boss just decided I was being too silly, so my employment was terminated. How was I supposed to know that I was being unprofessional? I know what you're going to say. Yes, this has been happening all too often lately, but I really can't help myself. It's hard not to be silly when I know I'm just going to get fired anyway. I might as well enjoy myself while I can.

Anyway, I was kind of hoping you could have a chat with my boss. If you could just say that I'm a good worker and a reliable person, I’m sure I’d get hired back. You always project an air of wisdom, and I know that she would listen to your advice. I'll try not to be quite so silly next time, I promise. I realize how important it is to have a steady job, especially with school expenses.

Speaking of school expenses, since I am a college student with bills to pay and books to buy, I was wondering if you could lend me some money. At least until Mom decides to hire me back tomorrow.

Love,
Kate

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