Zero hours

They work shorter hours –
much flexibility,
they know what’s required
and don’t seem unhappy.

They stand longer
without break,
finish earlier
without complaint.

It could be worse –
a very decent rate,
no notice, no sick pay
but an hour’s lunch break,

No-one compels,
they all freely relent,
life on the edge
must be convenient.

From my short poetry collection, Last Day and Other Poems, available on Amazon or Smashwords.

Author: Workers' Archive

Covering sensitivity at work and beyond on my website: https://samuelaliblog.wordpress.com/

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