You Have To Be Joking
No I Am Dead Serious
All across America people work for companies large and small
Our bosses set rules to copy
The owner or owners give them the guidelines
As an employee we do our job
Year after year giving our heart and soul
We don't need praise even though it would be nice
Raises are for new employees for a few years
Then they are stopped just like everyone else
We are expected to do more
There is a big turn over in hired help
Companies cutting back in hours and benefits
We are told to do as I say
Not to ask questions
Senority is a thing of the past
Be lucky you have a job
No one is held accountable
Favoritism is common
Unless you kiss up
You are invisible
Managers are there for the money
The greater profit they can return for the company
Bigger their bonuses
Is this the American way ?
You wonder why people are unhappy ?
Is work really just a game ?
It's not playing fair
If the company keeps changing the rules
I don't know what the answer is ?
There is a problem that is hush, hush
A secret kept behind closed doors
We are told to put on a happy face
What example are we setting for our children ?
Employees are told when to go on break
Even though you are real busy
Coworkers need your help
When before as long as your job got done
You covered for each other
Experience and ideas are not needed
Well for those that deal with any of these problems
Let's say we all work for Big Al's
Who has been around for ninety nine years
A good place to work at one time
Now how can we make it good again ?
Without passing the buck
Turning to good advice instead of critism
We can all easily shoot our mouth off
Curse until we are blue in the face
That solves nothing
Tomorrow we will wake up more miserable than ever
Let's take the high road and see if we can fix Big Al's once again
So it can be different than the rest
Not a copy cat that hides
A real working model
That other companies can follow
Looking forward to one hundred years of service
Help me find many reasons to celebrate ?