The rumors are true


“Okay everyone, listen-up.” Brandon leaned forward bringing the Monday morning staff meeting to attention. “The rumors are true.”“Oh no.” Melissa thought, arms crossed, hands gripping her upper arms. “Was everyone against hiring me?”

Brandon, middle-aged with brown hair, was the engineering manager at International Custom Automation (ICA), reputable creators of special robotic machines. Each Monday, the Automation Group met in a small conference room on the third floor.

“The good news is,” Brandon continued, “the board of directors approved launching their new smart phone. The bad news…”

(Read Get a Grip, in Engineering Stories)

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About Kenneth Richard Hardman

AncestorClips are very short stories about very real people. Each clip nurtures awareness of a time, a place, and the character of a man or woman who cultivated a path for our life. The reader feels the good, the obstacles, the happiness, the sadness, and the overcoming. They cheer us, make us resilient when challenged, give us purpose, and connect us to our multi-generational family. Each story is followed by reflections from the author and readers sharing how the story strengthened or inspired them. Ken Hardman is a son, a brother, a grandson, a great-grandson… He is also a husband, father and grand-father. Ken is a professional engineer, engineering mentor, technical writer, and associate technical fellow at a major aerospace company. He is a writer of engineering and family history stories. Please join Ken in reading, reflecting upon, or writing #AncestorClips
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