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, October 6, 2014
He was not at his desk. This was an outrage. An outrage!
Corporate Whore slammed her office door. She wanted to break something. Where was he? Could he have used the weekend to kick the Bonus? Impossible. She glared at the bare walls. She needed some artwork in here. Something that would shatter into thousands of satisfying pieces.
She dialed Donald Jackson’s home number again. It rang and rang and rang. She slammed the phone back in the cradle. That felt good. Perhaps she’d call him again in a minute or so to give her an excuse to repeat the exercise. She picked up the phone and hammered it against the desk a few times, to hell with the pretense, and then returned it to the cradle in the same cathartic method as before.
She took a deep breath, checked her hair in a pocket mirror, and then pressed the special button on her phone. The one that blinked with powerful pink light.
The door at the back of the office whispered open casting a rosy glow into the room. Corporate Whore did not bother to look back. She said, “Can you track him down?”
“Of course,” Pink Slip said.
“Am I bringing him back?”
Corporate Whore hesitated for a moment. She bit her lip and then said, “Yes.”
“All of him?”
This brought a hint of a smile to Corporate Whore’s lips, and diamonds twinkled in her eyes. Then the smile slipped from her face and the light ceased its iris dance. Corporate Whore said nothing for a long while. Then, ever so slightly, she nodded.
Seconds later she turned to make sure her affirmation was understood.
Pink Slip was already gone.