Tuesday, April 23, 2013

the asylum

asylum, work
A building exists in a random city in the middle of nowhere.  Inside this building is a business.  A business with 50 employees.  A business making money and creating products.  Or so they want you to believe. This “business” is actually a social experiment. Employees are legitimately hired and paid. But what the employees don’t know is they are there for one man’s entertainment.  “Supervisors” and extra “employees” have been planted and “real” employees are subjected to beyond absurd situations.  Anyone who stays on board for 2 years will win $2 million.  No one has lasted that long.  

Welcome to the Asylum

 Episode 8

12:58 - Max wanders into the conference room.  She has been asked to attend a webinar about sales lead generation.  She is not in sales...but whatever.

1:05 - The Boss wanders in with her lunch, but no pen or paper.

1:08 - VP Sales Guy finds something in his teeth and spends the next 5 minutes trying to extricate it.

1:11 - The Boss gets on her phone and starts playing a game.  The sound is still on.

1:15 - VP Sales Guy chews on his thumb for 2 minutes.

1:23 - The Boss takes off her scarf, unfolds it, holds it up and looks at it perplexed.  She then licks her thumb and tries to get off the schmeg she dropped on it while eating.

1:27 - VP Sales Guy sends some texts.

1:32 - VP Sales Guy chews on his thumb some more.

1:35 - Webinar speaker announces one lucky listener will win a free sales book.  VP Sales Guy fist pumps.

1:40 - The Boss starts frantically texting during the Q&A.

1:45 - The webinar ends and everyone sits in silence for 2 full minutes.

1:47 - VP Sales Guy thanks the room (Max is not sure what for) and she bolts as soon as the door opens.

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