Working hard

"First!" I announce to the empty office chairs, a small victory to start the day. It’s going to be a good one, I can feel it.

My keyboard goes tap-tap-tap. “They’re going to be wowed,” I say to myself, as I beam at the progress on my screen.

The day winds down, everyone’s gone, but I’m still here. Last man standing, nothing new.

Then the phone buzzes. "Come see me," reads the boss's message. My stomach does flips. Promotion? Finally!

I walk to the boss’s office, noticing the door slightly open. “HR’s here too? Wow, they’re rolling out the red carpet.”

My phone buzzes again—logged out? “Huh, I’ll look into that later,” I mumble, my mind racing ahead to the big moment.

Hand on the doorknob, I take a deep breath. I grin as I push the door open, ready to step into the next chapter of my career.