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Summary

A twenty-eight-year-old entry-level worker at a design firm navigates the microaggressive corporate landscape in a quick and delicious satire by Kiley Reid, the New York Times bestselling author of Such a Fun Age.

Yumi Parr is the new project coordinator of a Manhattan design agency. Set apart from her coworkers by their race, salaries, alma maters, perfect teeth, and waistbands, Yumi bears their grunt work. After one microaggression too many, she decides to implement a change. Either senior white employees with their mouthfuls of wokespeak will comply or Yumi will learn a difficult lesson about the realities of modern business culture.

Kiley Reid’s Simplexity is part of Currency, a compounding collection of stories about wealth, class, competition, and collapse. If time is money, deposit here with interest. Read or listen in a single sitting.

©2021 Kiley Reid (P)2020 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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  • 09-04-21

I’m mad about a lot of things ... should I make you a list?!

The only worthwhile part of the story occurred in the last 10 minutes. For the better part of an hour, I was wondering what kind of tech company does this woman work for that offers free haircuts and blowouts on the roof of its building for employees?? And she complains - ostensibly on behalf of others, but because she didn’t like the way a co-worker spoke to - about her? THIS is the issue she wants to take a stand on?! Silly little girl, this is work ... glad your Black colleagues helped “educate” you.

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  • Admiralu
  • 05-09-21

Skip this Poorly Written Story

It was a good thing this was a free short story. This poorly written, hard to follow story that's trying to make a convoluted point, was just painful to listen and read. A young Korean lady discovers work politics. A waste of time and you can find better versions of workplace revenge and satire. Narration wasn’t great either. Hard to tell which character was which.

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  • 01-08-21

Come away dumber

This story sounds like it was written by an eighth grader who was assigned to write an essay that includes every possible diversity group and be sure to include lots of butt hurting about things that have nothing to do with producing for one’s employer but bring all your personal trouble making to the office and make the work environment ad political ad possible. Truly terrible writing where the characters are nothing more than the color of their skin, the style of their hair, and their ability to do virtually nothing while on the job besides make Spotify lists and online shop. I don’t expect Simplexity to stay in business for long.