Chapter 3: The Halberd Offices

“This is where all the clerical work is done.  We have thousands of orders coming in daily from all over the country. Our staff uses the latest in Halberd technology, often performing daily tasks on equipment that the consumer has not yet even heard of!” Eileen seemed to be reading off of a script.  It was clear that she had memorized and was now performing a company sanctioned tour to the letter. “Notice that the backgrounds of the screens our clerics use are white with black lettering instead of the usual black with white lettering.  These new screens are the first step in our advancement toward a more user-friendly interface…” 

On and on she talked about the virtues of the company and all of its advancements.  Mellvin was enthralled with the new information. Brit was also excited to see new technology but her mind began to stray as they continued to amble through a room full of people typing at computers and answering phones.  She had no idea where she might fit into all of this. Finally the tour of the main office was finished and they followed Eileen as she weaved in between desks toward an elevator at the back of the room.

“We will now be moving on to the research and development labs. Before we go do you have any questions?” She was met with a blank stare and an enthusiastic head shake. “Ok, moving on”

She pressed the single button to call the elevator and the doors opened immediately.


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