“This is where you will be working,” said the supervisor.
I looked around the room. It was all glass and lights. A storage shelf. A surveillance camera. A large sign above the door “There Are No Secrets.”
“We think of ourselves as a giant cell factory where everyone knows what everyone else is doing. See this?” he said, pointing to a clock icon displayed on the monitor. “This reminds you to take a break every hour and record your thoughts on a company log so that everyone can see what everyone else is thinking. There are no secrets.”
“Why the need for so much transparency?” I asked.
“Well…we don’t want our workers to share our secrets with our competitors.”
“Why, the secret to our success! We’ve had over two million hits to our website since our start-up three months ago.”
“So what’s the secret?”
“There are no secrets.”
Flash fiction prompt provided by wednesday.