My brother John was a doctor. His wife, my sister-in-law, an engineer. They lived in a lavish house, and had a house keeper, as well as several other part time staff. They weren't cheap, don't get me wrong, but one month they were shocked to find their phone bill came, and it was a huge amount.

I was over at their house for tea one day, just catching up and seeing my nephew, when the bill came. John unfolded the paper and his eyes bulged.

"Uh, Linda?"

He called my sister-in-law over, and she, too, looked at the bill.

"I don't use our land line," he said. "I usually make calls from the hospital. Have you been making some foreign calls?"

I could tell my brother was super nervous. Was she having an affair? Was something suspicious going on?


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Linda shook her head. "Even I make calls just from my office. So how did such a huge amount came? Who is using our telephone?"

They both "scratched their heads." Had their phone line been tapped? Things were starting to get scary. The only possible person that it could be, other than them, was their housekeeper.

"She could be making calls while we're out," Linda said.

The housekeeper, Wanda, was very responsible. They talked a little about how good she was, and how uncharacteristically irresponsible this was.

After my nephew left the room, they called Wanda in. I just looked into my teacup as they asked her to sit down. I could feel the tension in the room.


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"Listen," my brother said. "We both rarely use the phone from home. We make calls from our workplace, and that's about it. But this month's bill is outrageous! Have you been going behind our backs, using the phone without our permission?"

Wanda folded her hands in her lap and nodded.

"Why the H*ll would you do that?" Linda said.

"Simple," Wanda said. "You both just told me that you can use the telephone from your workplace, right?"

Both John and Linda nodded.

"So," Linda said. "Why can't I?"


Everyone deserves basic rights and respect in their workplace, regardless of their job! Share if you agree.

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