We grow up to the sound of cheers and boos.
Parents affirm our good behaviour and correct the bad.
Teachers grade our work.
Coaches urge us on and post our scores.
Peers select and reject us.
Employers do the same.
Right up until we give payroll our bank details and pull our chair into our desk and log on.
Then the stands fall silent.
'There's a lack of communication here,' we say.
'I don't get any feedback.'
'Not so much as a 'Thank You'.'
(As we transfer money from our savings account to our mortgage account.)
It's time to grow up.
When the Boss says nothing she's saying:
'I trust you to do the work.'
On pay day she's saying: