Technician, Air Mesh Systems discussed on Makeshift Stories Original Science Fiction
Table all while the technician from Air Mesh Systems worked on his back it only takes a minute once we're set up the bio circuitry is not that large and the Cedar is similar to any sub dermal implant the hub is so thin there is no raised area and once the incision heals you won't be able to see where it is at all the area be tender for a day but there we're finished power how do I keep charged Oh it uses the natural current in your nerves nothing else is needed. It's only a few extra calories a day no one even notices at least we've never had a complete ain't you can get up now and put your shirt back on the technician a middle aged nurse who looked as if the world had ground her down to the point that injecting approach has piece work was all she could handle began to pack up her equipment they had met at least career managers office located in an old weathered rude list government building from the previous century on a no longer important street his career manager had insisted league at the implant before he left her off this and she had made it clear he didn't have a choice the contract is on the table you have to sign it before I can give you the activation code the technician noted flexibly like agreed or on the thousand person through the door of a store. You've downloaded the APP to your phone right Yeah I did it before you go out here police struggled to get a shirt on favouring his still frozen shoulder then stretched and stiffly walked over to the only other piece of furniture in this small room you were the nurses tablet lay he looked at the contract on the device deciding whether he should read the entire agreement as a way to protest the situation. but such futile act would only delay the inevitable so deciding it was pointless given the mash hub was already spreading its Gossamer tendrils out under the in of his back he just scanned first few lines of the incomprehensible agreement why the back why not a leg or an arm we tried both at first too many nerve endings and the company's afraid people could remove them on their own did that ever happen the technician ignored the question and continued to pack up there are fewer nerve endings in your back so it's easier to insert and you're less likely to feel it under your skin Dan Lee picked up the tablet hesitated then pressed his thumb to the screen and handed the device to the technician there is signed good the validation code will have been automatically sent to your phone wants to mesh hub is ready it'll connect and download the code and how do I how do you know when and where to go Mr Oni through the APP you'll get instructions through the APP good day as the it opened the door to leave she stopped and turned to Lee oh I almost forgot welcome to Air Mash Mr Oni the woman gave him a smile which didn't reach her is then turned and walked out closing the door Lee finished buttoning his shirt then check the time on his phone he hadn't planned on being so long not that he had anywhere in particular go he just hadn't expected today to be another mandatory check in with Vivian his assigned career your manager everyone on the subsidy had one and Vivian insisted he meet with her again before he could leave the building the walk back to her office took him through a large workspace occupied by empty cubicles with the names of no longer existing departments still visible all had either been replay east by automated systems or simply shutdown has public budgets shrank he briefly wondered where everyone was now were they doing gigs or on the city themselves he had never been ambitious and although the subsidy didn't quite provide enough to live on most months he somehow made out as I was thinking about this a self guided cleaner beeped at him to get out of the way lease mild and stepped into the machines path blocking its way like me any people he enjoyed messing with them feigning and Decision on which way to dodge matching the dumb things counter moves until it's tiny I simply gave up and shut down adore a few steps away in the central core of supervisor offices Sprung Open Vivian lamb how small but imposing forty something dressed in a no nonsense business suit stood in the opening looking impatient that's something only kids do Mr Oni you're almost thirty not unless there's been a mistake in your file come in I don't have much time before the next appointment and I still need to give you the orientation by the time Eh disengaged from his game with the cleaner and entered the office Vivian was already backed behind her desk reviewing files onto tablets she audited and motioned for lead to sit in a chair which somehow managed to force all the tallest clients to look up at her please sit Mr only Liam so happy you have agreed to become part of this new initiative do I really have a choice Vivian ignored the question and launched into a well I and carefully scripted explanation as you know with dropping tax revenues and growing deficits we've been forced to cut back on the program which means adding more capable people such as yourself back to work and in the current environment there are fewer and fewer opportunities so when Air Mesh Systems approached us we had no choice but to pursue their proposal you'll be your own boss Mr Oni a contractor in a brand new field your earnings are only limited by the number of hours you WanNa put in as you've been told the company will contact you with jobs you simply show up when and where they ask you to get paid by the gigabyte of traffic handled and credit will be transferred to your account in real time it's that easy and from what I can see in your files your aptitude makes you for this type of work do you have any questions Lee shook his head okay then Mr `honey we are excited for you you are one of the lucky once we may simply have to stop the subsidy for others we've given you a future if you think of any questions please contact me through the booking APP now if you please Vivian motion to the door then turned her attention back to one of the tablets which had begun to chime Lee wasn't quite sure how he felt has he made his way back through the maze of empty offices to the street somewhere between the dawn and Don Parks subways nations will he felt his phone vibrate against his leg and decided to ignore it he had been zoning out listening to his favorite playlist he found dealing with the officials draining and he hadn't quite gotten his head around the idea that he had been kicked off the subsidy the new GIG had no guarantee of income so what would happen if if and when there wasn't enough work it seemed all too tenuous to him but Vivian had insisted it would be fine that it would be better for him he didn't trust her especially since she explained he was one of the first in government industry pilot program his phone buzzed again this time going into his music with a distinctly abrasive synthetic voice fleas be in City Hall by three PM and remain and the zone designator in read on the Air Mash up your GPS indicates you are only four stops from your designated target payment will start once you are the area.