It had been a long week. It only had five days like all workweek, but this one had been long, tough, and draining. There was every indication that the next week, and maybe even the one after that were going to be about the same. He needed a rest and he knew it.

The corporate office was demanding reorganization and a serious restructuring of their particular plant. They did everything to avoid the word downsizing, but everyone knew that was exactly what it was. The management team’s challenge was simple. Either they accomplished it on their own, or a team from corporate would do it for them. The latter was totally unacceptable, so they had agreed to do it themselves, regardless of what it took to get it done.

Dr. Mike McGough is a York College professor who lives in Abbottstown.

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