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.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Chapter 135

Business Woman held the head of a Jack unit in her hands, her fingers frantically adjusting the wires, pulling apart circuitry, and making a deliberate mess of the electronics inside the housing.  The head clicked and a whirring sound buzzed from somewhere within.
Then it yelped like an injured robot dog.
She adjusted more parts and the yelping ceased.
“Jack?” she said.  “Are you operational?”
“Negative,” said the Jack head.  Its lips did not move.  “I seem to have sustained negative body damage and cannot access my facial expressions matrix.”
“But you are able to answer my questions?”
“Are you willing to answer all my questions?  Truthfully?  Disclosing even guarded company secrets?”
“All that I have access to,” said Jack.
“Good,” said Business Woman.  Use the competition’s assets against them.  Her favorite gambit.  “Jack.  Are you able to locate my business associates?”
“Lead me to them.  And then I want you to lead us out of this place.”
“Can do,” said Jack.
“Are you able to shut down all the remaining Betty and Jack units?” asked Business Woman.
“Negative.  All units operate via master/slave circuits and must be disconnected individually or through the master control.”
“Great,” muttered Business Woman.  “Alright.  Let’s find the others.  Take me to Corporate Man.