Maggie: Why the long face?
Joe: I just heard that I won’t be rehired for next year.
Maggie: That’s awful! What a rotten thing for the management to do.
Joe: I’ll be okay, but Monica is losing her job, too.
Maggie: Oh no, not Monica, too. I’m so sorry to hear that. Who do they think they are? How can they treat us this way?
Joe: They’re management and they can do whatever they want to. Monica just bought a new house and I’m sure she’s going to have to sell it.
Maggie: That’s really too bad. Listen, I know you’ll be dead set against the rest of us pulling together to talk to the management, but I think the time has come.
Joe: I won’t let you or anyone else around here put your jobs on the line to try to save ours. The management will definitely take a dim view of us workers trying to speak out. Just lay low and hope that you won’t lose your job, too.
Maggie: I don’t know what the others think, but I’m not going to take this lying down. If they think we’re just going to sit here and take it, then they’ve got another thing coming!