the asylum

the 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


Max’s 2 graphic designers don’t have Internet access…again.  Great, she thinks to herself.  I’m going to have to submit a Help Desk ticket.  Although she will surely be wrong and this won’t be a help desk problem and she will get yelled at. She never gets it right. She is positive they change the Help Desk submission rules daily.

She must have submitted something right because IT Guy wanders over already looking confused.  He creepily leans over Art Director #1 and jiggles his mouse.  Yup, nothing.  He walks over to the server that sits unlocked most days and jiggles some blue wires. He wanders back to the employee’s cube and literally stands there scratching the back of his head.  Then he wanders off without saying a word to anyone.  Stellar help as usual.

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