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 27, 2012
A red light blinked on the vibrating mobile device attached to his hip. He knew without looking, that the Big Bossman was summoning. After enjoying the motion of the device for a few heartbeats he turned it off and went about his business.
Currently, he was in a sweatshop, but not one on foreign soil. There were many like it all across the country, taking advantage of a willing, immigrant workforce. No one seemed to care about the working condition of these “illegals.” In fact, the “Made in the
brand which adorned the products they slaved over, was seen as something of
renown; a great good.
And should his workforce be discovered by some pious organization or individual, little protest will be made of the substandard working conditions of his employees, so great will the uproar be over their non-citizen status.
In the old days he was a strong presence in the business community. Out in the open and even lauded. Recently, with all the outcry for human rights in this nation, his persona found the underground better suited to his business.
They called him Apathy. Able to exploit employees caring not for their health or insignificant lives. He’d been a captain of industry and they’d titled him appropriately. Captain Apathy. Though not as outwardly prevalent these days, his method and moniker had become more general, and of higher rank.
Perhaps now, with this summons from the Big Bossman, a man he not only knew quite well but had played a part in his rise to power, Apathy would once more find himself in the public eye.