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 13, 2012
The bossman was sweating. His side ached and the over-the-counter pain killers were doing nothing to dampen the pain from his broken ribs even after he’d exceeded the daily limit by more than a few dosages. Still, nothing. He should have been at home in bed, recovering, but he knew that that
East Side bitch never took days
off, never slept, so he was determined to push through the pain and find a way
to best her.
The sweat, however, was not a result of his physical discomfort. Perspiration came because of the alert he’d received from the Big Bossman. On a normal day he would have been unnerved by correspondence from the big guy, but contact so soon after his failure at the Price Killers Wholesale Superstore seemed far too coincidental. He needed to be careful. He was, most assuredly, being monitored.
There was a buzz from his intercom. This had a three fold effect. One, a yelp burst forth from the bossman’s lips. Two, a close call as some pee tried to escape into his pants. Three, a lurching jump that shifted his ribs and sent a fresh surge of pain through him.
Also, there was an increase of sweat, but since he was already sweating, this did not count as four.
“Yes,” he spat into the machine.
“Emily from Human Resources is on line one.”
“Tell her I’ll have to call her back,” he said. The bossman reached for some papers to shuffle in order to provide the illusion of industrious activity, but this was not his desk and so nothing was where he thought it ought to be. This was not even his office. His was still under repair due to his last rampage.
The bossman scowled and considered damaging this office. The effort would require a great deal of movement so he thought better of the idea. And the receptionist on this floor seemed competent enough.
He wiped sweat from his brow then rose, gingerly, and shuffled into the private bathroom all upper level executives enjoyed. He washed his hands and face and took another handful of pain pills.