Corporate Man is called in to investigate reports of vile, unethical business practices at Great American Business Company. What he finds there just might destroy him (except we all know the ending to The Tragic Death of Corporate Man so it should be fairly obvious that it can't really destroy him, though it can come close).
Enslaved by the Bonus Whores is an all new Corporate Man Adventure Serial. Chapters will post every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.
Friday, July 20, 2012
It was called The Office and it served as the secret headquarters for Corporate Man, as well as frequent meeting place/weekend getaway of The Union, for a number of decades.
As previously mentioned, there were four doors off the main hallway, five if you counted the door coming from the entranceway. All the doors were swing hinge instead of the much desired, and space efficient, pocket doors. There was a practical reason for this. An open door provided a simple but effective way to hide a secret access to an escape tunnel and there were two such passageways in The Office. To the immediate left of the entrance door, obscured dim light, dull wall color, and left inswing was a square panel affixed with magnets for easy entry and speedy replacement. The other escape tunnel was tucked behind the door leading into the walk in closet off the master suite.
These tunnels were employed on numerous occasions during financial downturns, economic instability, and interoffice romance terminations.
The first door on the right side of the hallway led into a spare room complete with bed, nightstand, and closet for the occasional guest. A slim door in the far corner accessed the utility room where, among other things, the generator, furnace, and massive computer data bank were housed.
Door number two in the main hall went into a large storage area of Union supplies. Spare costumes, gadgets, and various paper products consumed the bulk of the space.
At the very end of the hall was the door to the master suite. Corporate Man’s bedroom away from home. His bed and aforementioned walk in closet were to one side and the master bath, complete with deep soaker tub, on the other.
The final door of the main hallway, the one centered along the left hand wall, led to The Breakroom. A kitchenette sat along the far wall with tables and chairs to one side. On the other was a spiral staircase a small bathroom with shower stall. The staircase climbed up to the tower where the telescope and infamous copy machine awaited. The plumbing in the bathroom suffered terribly during The Elephant’s tenure as did those trying to eat their lunch in the next room. This begs the question: Why are toilets always installed in spaces adjacent to those designated for employee rest and food consumption?