Employee Handbook

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Schneider excelled in customer relations. he felt he manipulated it tactfully; leaving the customer believing they’d made the choice, all-the-while the choice had already been made for them.

People often think atrocities are forced upon them. In most cases, they aren’t; it’s sold. Schneider was a great salesmen, customers rarely fell out of line or complained when given specific instructions. Go here, go there; stop here, stop there. Women & children and the elderly over here; healthy men, over there.

It was the metered pace Schneider cared about, he hated rushing customers. Most of them didn’t have the strength to run and only caused panic if one fell and the customer had to be dealt with harshly.

Schneider’s eyes followed his line up the hill, keenly watching customers trudging along, some scratching and picking at their infected tattoos. They lurched towards bonfires, large warehouses and train platforms. He was happy to be upwind from the fires; the smell would cause the customers to panic.

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  1. Ahfl_icon THX 0477

    Very dark. It takes a while to sink in, but in the end the effect is really twisted—what this guy is really doing vs how he sees it. Still unsure about the first sentence, and I think you mean in the end he’s happy to be upwind.

  2. Avatar 32 ^2

    Great point, upwind vs. downwind. Thanks for the comment, hope it satisfied Elsha.

  3. Avatar ElshaHawk (LoA)

    So, he convinces people to commit suicide. Might even make it look like an accident. This is dark!

  4. Avatar inky blue

    There should be a semi-colon rather than a comma in the last sentence!

    But damn, it’s good. Dark, twisted. I miss this.

  5. Avatar 32 ^2

    Thanks Inky! Fixed!

  6. Avatar 32 ^2

    06/07/2014 7p, edit. Made a couple word choice changes to set the historical scene, which, due to my fault, seems to not have been well expressed.