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, May 6, 2013

Chapter 210

A word on the fifty-second floor.  It is massive.  Nearly as tall as thirteen stories its single room comprises the entire width of the Jacob Center Tower building.  In one corner is a small pool which acts as an elevator.  In the opposite corner is another set of paneled doors which open into the floor.
That set of doors is only opened on very special occasions.
In the center of the fifty-second floor there is a tiered pyramid.  Each tier houses desks or conference tables and is populated by a variety of high level executives; the upper echelon of their fields.  In order to ascend from one tier to the next, one must walk a circuit around the entire level’s perimeter to the next set of ascending stairs.  Getting to the top can be a tedious process. 
The top of this pyramid is a flat area with a pyramid-shaped pit in the center.  The reason for this pit hangs at the apex of the fifty-second floor.  Suspended at the very pinnacle of the Jacob Center Tower is a diamond shaped structure; two four-sided pyramids arranged base to base.
This diamond shape is usually obsidian black, but it’s constructed of a material that will shift to crystalline clear at the touch of a blinking red button somewhere inside.
But it’s almost always black.