Natural Selection by Fred Bubbers

Natural SelectionA story about a corporate manager who is on the verge losing it all. Office politics, a growing drinking problem, estrangement from his family, and a looming layoff are pushing him to the edge of a personal abyss.

I have never been in the position to have to hire or fire anything so I really appreciated the author’s attempt to put the reader in the position to understand that it was not an easy thing to do, even though it is one’s job. Bubbers is very good at painting a picture with his words that leads you to become emotionally invested in his story. While I am sure he was doing his job, it is sad that the hero’s family did not understand his commitment to his job and abandoned him in the end. It’s hard to be a working person, taking care of one’s family and still be 100% father or mother; it also takes a special person to understand that and chose to stay.


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