She was a brilliant smart woman with a college degree just like her co-workers. She works longer hours in hope that her pay will become better.
It was a normal day in the lab for Ember. With flickering circular lights,her snoring co-worker Matt, and a scratchy white lab coat that was different from everyone else. Ember was the only woman in her whole lab. She was treated and payed different from all her other male co-workers. But she worked harder and more efficient.
Every year since 2058, her company has a contest to see who could make a more significant breakthrough. Ember has never won before through out her fifteen years but she was hopeful and determined that she would finally be victorious. Ember was prepared for every situation. If she tripped on something and broke her serum, she had ten more. If her original serum didn't work during presentation, she had another serum that could change the color of someones hair just with one sip.
Miss Ember Robinson
"Miss Robinson" an old man with stringy thin white hair announced Ember. Ember walked to the front of the room with her bright red serum in one hand and a black plate of thick black muck in the other. She gently put the plate of muck down upon the wooden table. She than began to share what she has been working on for months and months...
The Pollution Evaporating Spritzer or P.E.S does exactly what you think it does. With months and months of research, iv'e discovered how to end global pollution. This spritzer when comes in contact with pollution will simply break it down without adding any other chemicals to the air.
But in the end, she was not awarded for her hard work. Instead her lazy, underachiever, unwilling to do anything but sleep co-worker Matt took the prize with his "Threez Hourz Musclez Broz Sipperz" won the contest. Ember was hurt. She knew that he had brought that from one of his "bros" who worked in a hospital. Doctors have been trying to work on a drink that could help give people muscle when needed to keep them alive.
Her plate of muck started to evaporate right into the thin crisp air. sssSSSs it sizzled as it fizzed away into the air. After two whole minutes, the plate was empty. the crowd was amazed. the stood up with a roaring applause. Ember was confident that she might as well have been given first place now.
Ember put on a great presentation. after explaining what she been working on she took her pollution evaporating serum and dumped it into the black muck which was pollutedwater she took from the pond outside ehr lab. The muck was so think when the thin red serum was dropped into it there was a big Plop!
After the contest Ember rushed home. She was flabbergasted at the fact that through all her hard work she was given no raise or anything. Or did she? "Maybe my boss wanted to surprise me!" she thought with hope. After arriving home she quickly went to her computer to check if her wage was increased.
She quickly ran down stairs tears pouring down her face to talk to her grandma whos been dealing with this kind of treatment since she graduated college in 2014.
CLICK! her fingers rapidly tapped her works website. She had gotten an email from her boss! She closed her eyes and slowly moved her mouse over the email. CLICK! She read the email with excitement
Dear Ember Robinson, Due to other workers getting raises and new employees, we are going to have to decrease your hourly wage by ten dollars leaving you with seven dollars an hour. You are currently rated as upper lower class. Sorry about the inconvenience! Professor Andrew (Boss)
You know after me and my other besties back in our day got out of business school after one year of working we were only making $115,000 when our guys friends were making $130,000 a month. My one girlfriend actually quit her job as a business woman and spent the rest of her life working at what was it? SDP? No, SDG also known as Social Development Goals. They helped the best they could to make the wage gap as small as they could and a lot of other crap. Mmm! That boss Andrew of yours better be happy that I'm lazy otherwise I'd go down there and throw up my old lady wrinkly hands!