Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Goodbye to my friendz at Edcon RCO Cape Town

This poem is dedicated to my ex-colleagues at Edcon Financial Services Cape Town,
I still can't believe the office has closed down,
Ever since the other day,
I've been struggling to find the right words to say,
I hope & Pray,
That you'll be ok,
Becoz none of u deserved to be treated that way,
Especially becoz I know most of u,
Some for months & others for years,
We've shared in laughter & in tears,
Been through heartache & pain,
Especially when the Executives came,
With their ideas that were lame,
Like the new system & all,
And that damn 9 step call,
That caused so much pain,
So glad I don't have to be “Disappointed” again,
Or that aircon that was alwayz so cold,
Or complaining & hearing the same excuses being told,
Like the cockroaches walking where everyone could see,
Some even found in the coffee & tea,
Even though times at Edcon were a bit bad,
But I'll never forget the fun that we had,
Like laughing at those dumb customers who don't wanna pay,
To the funny things we hear our colleagues say,
Not forgetting the KFC, Steers & McDonalds we ate on Pay Day,
Lol, we love to eat,
And also move out feet,
When we hear a lekker beat,
Do u remember the 4-7 Edcon song,
How we all sang along,
Together we felt so strong,
I also miss those Ra-Ra's we had during EMT,
Those were great moments for me,
But now its all gone,
But those memories still live on,
So wherever u might be,
Know that you're more than just colleagues to me,
You're like family,
& I'm gonna miss each & everyone,
Thank u for making my life at Edcon so fun.
Goodbye for now,
Remember things will workout somehow,
But until then,
Take care of yourself my friend...

Monday, August 19, 2013

Edcon RCO Cape Town Retrenchments

Edcon's always been considered as 1 of the best,
But lately it seems they're failing the test,
And RCO Cape Town's being affected more than the rest,
Now there's nothing wrong with the company name,
Its the executives who are to blame,
For a long time we've suspected something was going on,
But they kept saying nothing was wrong,
We should've seen it coming when Steve Ross stepped down,
Like fools we stuck around,
Thinking everything would be just fine,
But it got worst over time,
I remember those 2 days when we had no power,
The Perms forced to sit outside for all those hours,
Ppt's were sent home,
But the hours had to be worked back on their own,
Our complaints were sent through,
But the executives said there was nothing they could do,
Problems after problems came our way,
But there was nothing we could do or say,
Our complaints fell on deaf ears,
And now after working at Edcon for many years,
We hear its time to say cheers,
Some of our hearts are broken in 2,
Because we don't know what to do,
Our families depending on our income,
Student loans & debts for some,
Work is already so scarce out there,
But it seems the Executives of Edcon don't care,
Why else are there rumors about retrenchment in the air?
Please consider the staff when making this decision,
I'm sure u can make some other type of provision...