"You're incompetent," Mr. Baker said calmly, though he had an angry look on his large, stubbly face.
Baker & Fields was rumored to be the best accounting business in the metro area, but who knew how tough it would actually be.
"Your numbers are the worst in the office, and you keep postponing your deadlines. The only way I can put it is this: **You're incompetent.**
If you continue this behavior," he hinted, "you will endanger your position here."
I should have felt worried that I was going to lose my job, or sad that someone was saying such things to me. I should have felt anything but justified relief.
But that's all I felt, was a cold moment of relief. Finally, someone *besides myself* said those words to me.