the asylum

snoop dog, asylum, groundhog dayA 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 7

It’s time for the Groundhog Day meeting again.  The twice weekly meeting where they talk about the same stuff that never moves anywhere.  Especially between the Tuesday and Thursday meetings. But they MUST talk about it over and over.

Today’s meeting starts with The Boss arriving with a pen…but nothing to write on.  Max sits at the other end of the table because she is tired of lending The Boss paper.

Half way through the meeting, this conversation happens about some ads The Boss wants created:

The Boss: You should look at the ads that one company did for us.

Max (in her head): That is NOT enough information

No one responds.


The Boss: You know…that one company. Snoop Dog.  Doggy Dog.  Something to do with a dog.

Max has NO clue what is happening. She tries not to make eye contact with anyone for fear of laughing.

The Boss tries again: You know, the re-targeting company we used.

Max: Fetchback?

The Boss:  Yea!! I knew it had to do with a dog.

Annoying Co-Worker then tries to give his employee some art direction.  Not being a designer himself, the direction is usually ridiculous.  Today’s feedback

Let it Breathe

The meeting ends on a high note (yes that’s sarcasm) as The Boss looks at a print out of their website’s home page and actually asks if that is how the home page currently looks. Max wanders off wondering how the hell The Boss doesn’t know what the damn website looks like.

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