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.

After nearly a decade of imprisonment, Corporate Man returns to find the economy in ruins and his deadliest enemies in control of all but a fraction of society's wealth. He embarks upon a quest to set right the wrongs of the business world; a task that will ultimately destroy him.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Chapter 94

Franklin Buck sat at a desk in the study of his five bedroom, two and a half bath, three car garage home, of which he was the sole occupant, and gazed out upon the bubbling water feature perched in the center of his richly green, obsessively manicured lawn.  In front of him was a laptop.  The screen displayed a document which was almost entirely white with the exception of one typed sentence.
My father was a business superhero named Ben Buck.
Franklin had rewritten the first line of his father’s biography many many times and after three years of grievous effort he had yet to attempt a second sentence.  He seemed to go catatonic whenever he tried to write about his father.
It was Franklin who had found the body.
A sudden beep and a clicking whir sounded from his belt buckle, snapping Franklin from his fugue.  He pushed himself away from his desk and examined the dollar bill shaped accessory.  A small green light was blinking from behind the serial number.  He looked closer and noticed that the number was positioned above a small window and that they green light was actually coming from text that scrolled across a miniature screen inside this window.
Franklin took off his belt and set it on the desk.  He watched the text display and began typing, transcribing the letters from the belt buckle screen onto his laptop.  Finally, after all this time, he had written more than one sentence.

Our economy is in ruins and our nation stands upon the brink of financial collapse.  It is time we stand up to those responsible.  I ask that you join me as I take up this task.  All members of The Union who are willing, please report to The Office immediately.  I understand that not all of us are alive or able so I extend this offer, this plea, to the descendants of our lost members or to anyone reading this transmission who is willing to assume the mantle and fight against The Great Recession that not only burdens our country but endangers the global economy.  Please answer the call. 
- Corporate Man

Franklin stood up, tall and proud.  He closed the laptop and went upstairs to his enormous walk in closet.  At the very back, that’s where it was.  The emerald-green suit of his father; the costume of Ben Buck The Dollar Man.
He would answer the call.