The Employee 42 Essay

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This is a story of a man named Bruce. Bruce worked for a company in a big building where he was Employee 42. His company had a very strict dress policy. It consisted of a gray jacket and pants, white collared shirt, white socks, black dress shoes, a shoulder patch with the number 42, his Employee number, stitched in, and most importantly the tie with the symbol of the company. The symbol was a sky blue gear with a white border. Employee 42’s job was simple: all he had to do was sit at his comfy desk in his room 42 and follow some simple instructions. These instructions were given through a computer monitor on his desk. They told him which buttons of the keyboard to type, how long to hold them down, and in what order to press. This is what employee 42 did every day of every month of every year. Although most of the other employees considered it be banal, Bruce cherished every single moment that the orders came in because he was proud to excel in something in life since he wasn’t good at anything else. During a pedestrian day, something very peculiar happened. This was something that would forever change Bruce; something he would never quite forget. He had been at his desk for about an hour before he realized that not one single order had arrived on the monitor for him to follow. No one had shown up to give him details about his new project, called for the daily meeting at noon, or even stopped by to say hello. Never in all his years at the company had this happened; this…

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