A TV VP who jumped up the corporate ladder finds out that the HR head is on to him. 2,399 words. Part One. Story and illustration by Mark Fearing.
Pulling into the Conglom Worldwide Entertaindom garage the next morning, the newly self-promoted Vice President of Domestic Television Production, Original Programming and New Material noticed his freshly painted name on the wall. The first floor parking spot was carpeted on this level, which made it nicer than Bruce Walker’s living room.
He rode the elevator with Stacy, the head of HR on the fifth floor.
“Bruce, I see the parking spot was taken care of.”
“Yes, thanks so much for your help.”
“Well, that’s my job. To be there for the employees. It just amazes me that your promotion was issued so quickly,” Stacy pressed.
“I told you it went through a month ago. Took that long for it to get on the phone list.”
“No, I don’t think so,” Stacy disputed. “If it happened a month ago, I’d have received an Executive Assistant Jobs Posting, something that can only come from the Heaven floors. I have only one from last month and your assistant wasn’t on it.”
Bruce knew to never trust HR. They may say they are on your side, but they know who pays the bills for those holiday parties and open bars.