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.
Monday, August 20, 2012
They were all gathered together in the Break Room.
It was called The Office, but did not actually contain an office, much less a proper conference room. Corporate Man lamented this fact, but what could he do? He was not about to hold the meeting in his bedroom. And the lookout tower always derailed productivity due to the presence of that damnable copy machine.
He had hoped for a better turn out, but those who had come would work well together. Donkey and The Elephant might have been appreciated, but their constant bickering would be just as counter productive as the copier upstairs. Miss Pension responded but cited reasons of health for her non-appearance. Commander Credit was always a pay-to-play member, a freelancer, and he’d phoned in with his current rates which were far too steep.
Fair Wage had come, shriveled and old, but wearing his signature brown-corduroy suit. Ben Buck’s son, Franklin was a welcome surprise as was Senior Executive.
“Thank you all for coming,” said Corporate Man as they finished up with the prepared snacks and refilled their coffees. “I know I’ve been out of commission for a long time and I know this past decade has been a trial for all of you, but if we work together I think we can set everything right and get this country back on track.”
There was a murmur of approval. When it quieted down, Corporate Man continued. He spoke little of specifics, the majority of his short speech outlining the business philosophies they should undertake and the opposition they were most likely to encounter. Then he turned the floor over to Business Woman.
“We’ve already turned Dale Breaker the Deal Breaker and, more importantly, we met and bested The Greed managing to secure a sample of his mass which, Corporate Man assures me, will help us track down the roots of the economic evil. I spent some time as an undercover secretary at a company called Incorporated Business Corporation Incorporated. My investigation was still in the primary stages when Corporate Man was located and I had to break cover. This is where we will begin our search. In front of you is a packet detailing the business plan Corporate Man and I have developed. We’ll go over it point by point, make any necessary revisions, and then we’ll head out into the market place.”