Millie, Part 1
Millie is mistreated at work
By her abusive boss, who’s a jerk,
For he’ll curse, scream and yell
Just to make her life hell,
Because she’s a low-level clerk.
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Verbatim from Psychology Today: “A Gallup Poll of 1 million workers found bad bosses are the No.1 reason for quitting a job. And a 2011 poll conducted by Harris Interactive for the American Psychological Association found that 36 percent of workers report ongoing work stress, most of which is related to negative or outright unhealthy management practices. Between 40-50% report heavy workload, long hours and unrealistic expectations as among the sources of emotional distress. Nearly 50% say they don’t feel valued on the job, and about one-third report that they intend to look for another job within the next year.” The girl’s name Millie, meaning “mild of strength,” is a diminutive of Emily, Millicent, Mildred, Camilla or sometimes Amelia. It also brings to mind the surname “Miller,” which means “one who grinds grain [to brew beer].”