Thursday, May 19, 2022

Hearkening Back to the 1590s.

Friends, Borderlessites, Creativeators, lend me your timesheets;
I come to praise the Agency, not to bury it.

The evil of accounts ere lost live after us,
The wins are oft interred with our bonuses.

So let it be with all those we have fired,
While we proclaim to the world how much we care.
The noble Holding Company hath told you,
That they are focused on Diversity.

They hireth Chief People People, Chief Diversity People,
Chief Diversity People People. Chief Diversity
Diversity People People But alas,
That Diversity doth not extend to all People.
Not to People over 50. Nay. Lo, those we Dis and Dain.
The Holders hath told you we are Diverseth!
Yet they employ just twenty in one thousand over 50.

Is such contradiction a Grievous fault,
Aye, and grievously hath we Answered it.
For Holding Companies Are Honourable men.

So they are all Honourable men.
They fire all, yes. When the poor have cried,
They have wept. They praise the old they have buried.
For Holding Companies Are Honourable men.

They will Hail their Victory of Nettworke of the Year,
Alas, they show no good work. Or real work.
And, lo, their revenue withers and their coffers empty.

I speak here not to disprove what they have
Borderlessly spoke. For they have said they love the old.
And though they employ not diversity,
Holding Companies Are Honourable men.

You all did love it once, not without cause:
For work, for clients, for raises and growth.
But judgment! thou art fled to brutish beasts,
And they have lost their reason. Bear with me;
My heart is in the coffin there with Holders,
And I must pause till it come back to me.

For Holding Companies Are Honourable men.

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