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Interview Part 1 – Fiction

This is a continuation of The Offer – Fiction.  You probably should read that first and then come back here.

“Welcome to 12,” Haldon said the next day.

“Thanks,” I said as I looked at the building.

We were on the east side of town, in what had to be one of the newest buildings in town. The sun was going down and the building had a golden glow to it.

“So after I got home yesterday I realized I hadn’t asked you what you did here.”

“It’s kind of hard to explain.  Let me show you around first and I’ll let that do the talking.  If I’ve done a good enough job it will show you what we do. Fair?”

“Odd, but I suppose,” I replied.

“Alright,” Haldon said and led me inside of the building.

“Faith has been with us since the start and is control of our front desk and a few other things.”

I nodded hello to her.

“Behind here and on each side is our gym.  All employees have access to the gym and personal training by our trainers.  Lets go in and see what’s going on.”

Haldon opened the door into the gym area.  I was expecting a rather small area that had a few pieces of equipment strewn about but this was the exact opposite.  What wasn’t taken up by the entryway and elevators was indeed gym. There was weight racks, a basketball hoop, a rope climb and anything else you’d want in a gym.

“Our head trainer is Rich.  He’s with one of our operatives right now, but I can bring you back down if you like.”

I mumbled a thanks.  My jaw was on the floor at this point.

“The second floor is kind of empty at the moment but it’s where we have the start of our computer operations area. Where you’d be working.  Currently we only have one other person in that department, Shawn.  He’s an amazing kid.  Bit different but he has a gift with programming and he’s been an asset to the company.”

When the elevator opened on the second floor it was mostly dark, but to our right were some lights from machines.  I saw a movement as we got closer and realized it must be Shawn.

“Shawn,” Haldon called out.

“Hey Haldon,” Shawn said and came into the light.

His clothes were a few sizes to big and he had bright blue hair.

“I’d like you to meet Chad.  He’s here for the systems administration job,” Haldon said.

“Good to meet you.  When are you starting?” Shawn asked.

“Ahhh, I’m just here to see the facilities and interview.”

“Oh.  Well welcome aboard,” Shawn said with a smile.

“What do you mean?” I asked.

“No one that I’m aware of has been interviewed and not accepted the job.  You checked out the gym right?  I mean come on.  Only gets better from there.”

“That’s enough Shawn,” Haldon said with a smile. “Would you mind showing Chad around for a couple of minutes.”

“Sure.”

Shawn walked into an area that he been partially built up but was far from being finished.  The area contained a couple of desks.

“Well I’m over there,” Shawn pointed to a desk that was quite the mess.  “You’d be over there.”

“Back here we have the start of our server setup, but we need you to come in and get us rolling.  The people that built this building did us no favors.  Additionally James, the guy here previously, didn’t do anything. So there’s lot of work.”

Haldon had walked back towards the elevators and was talking on the phone.

“So what goes on here?” I asked.

“Knew you’d be asking that, everyone does.  But Haldon will tell you.  It’s awesome man.”

“Thanks for your time Shawn,” I said and walked back to Haldon.

“Lets head up to my office, so we can talk a bit more about the details.  I fear what you’ve seen may be a bit vague.  Right?”

“Yeah I’m still a bit confused.”