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, September 22, 2014
The light flashed from pink to one-hundred watt white as Corporate Man’s eyes snapped open. He was staring directly at the bulb of his desk lamp. Other than the painfully bright light he felt wonderful. Confident. Ready to take on the financial world.
He sat up. His head didn’t even ache and his mind was clear; razor sharp. On his desk was a yellow legal pad. Frantic notes and tables scratched across line after line. He flipped through the pad. There were dozens and dozens of pages filled with his handwriting. An overly excited version of his handwriting, but his handwriting nonetheless.
His hope that these notes might contain some brilliant plan, some strategy he could use to take down Corporate Whore, faded quickly. The word “bonus” appeared frequently and several graphs and tables looked like percentage calculations based on decreasing payroll hours.
Corporate Man read through them. What he found both sickened and delighted him. The unscrupulous nature of the work was distasteful, but the wily innovation was admirable. The ideas would not only work, but many of them could be implemented within the next or two. The Bonus increase on his next check would–
What was he doing? He needed to get out of this situation. He needed to take down Corporate Whore. He needed some more Bonus. The cravings wouldn’t stop. He understood that now. What he needed to do was build up tolerance to the stuff. That would work right? Just get used to it and then he could function better. And if he could build up a supply then he wouldn’t be reliant on his paycheck. In order to do this he’d have to increase his bonus percentage.