Friday, 11:30 a.m.
It is finally Friday. It has been a long week, but certainly a productive one. The road finally seems downhill toward the finish line.
“Bi-beep,” the internal chat system lights up in the corner of Katherine’s screen. She is the CEO’s chief of staff: “Hello Katherine, can you type?”
“Next Thursday there is a board meeting. They would like you to present the project you are driving. Are you okay at 15:00?”
Conflicting emotions run through Katherine’s mind: amazement, pride, panic, happiness… After all, the question is probably rhetorical, so she hurries to answer: “Sure, 15:00 is no problem, thanks.”
Only after answering, it occurs to her that she could have asked a few more questions, ...