“I want you to come in to work tomorrow.”
“But it’s my day off!” Cassie pouted.
“I realise that, but tomorrow’s meeting is important.”
She remained silent.
“Look, I’ll give you a day in lieu a little further down the track.”
Cassie almost snorted. “A day in lieu? Might as well be a unicorn.”
He frowned. “How so?”
“People like to talk about them, but everyone knows they don’t actually exist.”
“No. I must be owed ten days in lieu by now. It’s a unicorn or nothing.” She resumed typing, but the silence lingered until he walked away, defeated.