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Welcome to the future, an impossible future where by some miracle the workers have managed to get a majority of the stock and are calling the shots. This, of course, leads to the management being placed into subservient roles and the corporations going bankrupt. So what's a poor management team supposed to do when their employees are their bosses?
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Meeting of the Board

by Alan E. Nourse

Start Publishing LLC

Copyright © 2015 by Start Publishing LLC

Cover image © Zippidy Serendipity

All rights reserved, including the right to reproduce this book or portions thereof in any form whatsoever.

First Start Publishing eBook edition July 2015

Start Publishing is a registered trademark of Start Publishing LLC

Manufactured in the United States of America

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ISBN 13: 978-1-68146-531-9

It was going to be a bad day. As he pushed his way nervously through the crowds toward the Exit Strip, Walter Towne turned the dismal prospect over and over in his mind. The potential gloominess of this particular day had descended upon him the instant the morning buzzer had gone off, making it even more tempting than usual just to roll over and forget about it all. Twenty minutes later, the water-douse came to drag him, drenched and gurgling, back to the cruel cold world. He had wolfed down his morning Koffee-Kup with one eye on the clock and one eye on his growing sense of impending crisis. And now, to make things just a trifle worse, he was going to be late again.

He struggled doggedly across the rumbling Exit strip toward the plant entrance. After all, he told himself, why should he be so upset? He was Vice President-in-Charge-of-Production of the Robling Titanium Corporation. What could they do to him, really? He had rehearsed his part many times, squaring his thin shoulders, looking the union boss straight in the eye and saying, Now, see here, Torkleson— But he knew, when the showdown came,