INT SCOTT’S OFFICE - NIGHT SCOTT DUVAL is sitting at his desk in the office. When the clock strikes 8:00 pm he looks around to see that the only cubicle still lit is his. He looks at his family picture above his computer and then to the surrounding paperwork overflowing his desk. SCOTT God Damnit (sighs) INT SCOTT’S HOME - NIGHT Scott’s wife JAMIE, and kids MATT and SABRINA are huddles around the television in the family’s living room watching their favorite night time game shows. TELEVISION Awe, I’m sorry, it looks like you are going to have to tell your boss you need a few more days off because YOU JUST WON A TRIP FOR 4 TO THE CARIBBEAN! (Jamie and the kids laugh) JAMIE Alright kids, time for bed! Up, up, up! MATT C’mon mom, one more pleeeaaase! SABRINA Ya mommy pweez, Louie wants ta watch anofer one (holds up her stuffed bear) JAMIE No honey, I’m sorry. you’ve got school tomorrow remember? Maybe if you’re lucky I’ll read you and Louie a quick bedtime story! Now run upstairs and brush your teeth while I clean up down here. Matt that means you too! The kids run upstairs while Jamie cleans up the living room. She picks up a family picture, puts it down, and sighs. She goes up to tuck the kids in to bed.
JAMIE And then the little dog said to the baby turtle "Don’t worry friend, I’ll make sure nothing every happens to you" The End. (looks up to see that both the kids were fast asleep) Jamie kisses her children on the forehead as she heads to her own room. She falls asleep alone, yet again. INT SCOTT’S BEDROOM - NIGHT Scott gets home after everyone is asleep and crawls into bed with his wife. He begins contimplating quitting his job so that he can spend more time with his family. He goes to bed with a smile on his face. INT SCOTT’S OFFICE - MORNING Scott walks into the office with a big grin and walks right to the bosses door. SCOTT Mr. Anderson, I would like to speak with you if you have a moment MR. ANDERSON Sure, I guess I have a few minutes before my first meeting. Come on in Scott, but make it fast SCOTT Well sir, I was thinking... MR. ANDERSON Great, you were thinking. Can you get to the point. I told you to make it fast SCOTT Right, sorry. Well I quit. I am never there enough for my family and I think they need me around mo... MR. ANDERSON Is that all? If it is, then feel free to pack up your cubicle now. I knew you wouldn’t be able to handle it. (CONTINUED)
(Scott drops his head and walks out of the boss’s office) Oh and Scott? SCOTT Yes sir? MR. ANDERSON If you find that your life is worthless without this job, which I could see being the case, you are welcome to have your job back anytime. You may be a pushover and a sad excuse for a man, but you put in more hours for me than most of these slackers out there. SCOTT Well, thank you sir, but I don’t think that will be necessary. I’m sure my family is going to be so thrilled that I finally.. MR. ANDERSON That will be all Scott. You may pack your desk up now. Scott packs up his desk and walks out of the office building with a confident look on his face. He cannot wait to get home to tell his family. EXT SCOTT’S HOME - DAY Jamie is outside watering the plants when Scott pulls in. She is shocked to see his car so early. SCOTT Honey! You will never guess what I just did! JAMIE I mean I would probably guess that you just got a speeding ticket considering how fast you just whipped into this driveway. You do realize that there could be little kids running around don’t you? You have to be more care..
SCOTT Honey stop. I just quit my job! Now I can spend more time with you and the kids. We can do activities together, I can be there at night when you tuck them.. JAMIE Wait wait, you did what? Without talking to me about it first? This is kind of a big decision Scott SCOTT Well I thought that you would be happy about it hun... I can get another job that doesnâ€™t require me to be there for so many hours. Now we can more of a family. Isnâ€™t that what you wanted? JAMIE Yeah I guess so... (They embrace and Jamie looks frustrated)