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.
Wednesday, September 3, 2014
Corporate Man’s fever broke in the middle of the afternoon resulting in a tremendous puddle of sweat. He didn’t have time to relax in the salty pool, however, and quickly found himself racing to the toilet, wracked with violent heaves, donating the partially digested contents of his stomach to a porcelain charity.
A long moan rumbled from his throat as one hand searched weakly for the toilet’s handle. Something was wrong. And not just common cold or shared flu sweeping through the cubicle Petri dish that is the office environment kind of wrong. This was something more. He never got sick. He was the ultimate employee. He was the perfect executive. He was… throwing up again.
His fingers were shaking.
His whole body was shaking.
Corporate Man rinsed his mouth out and crawled back to bed. His skin was gooseflesh and his teeth chattered like rattling change. He buried himself in blankets and endured the chills for quarter hour; for a fiscal year. And then he was on fire again. Apparently his fever hadn’t broken. A sickly sweat ran from his pores, thin and acrid, like gasoline or some backwoods distilled spirit.
After that it was all fever dreams. Repetitions of hourly employee profiles and job descriptions. Operating hours and percentages and increased efficiency programs.
Over and over and over again.