But Ties Are Optional
The campus of ZelexCrux Marketing was even more impressive than the virtual tour Byron had seen.
His 3-D video guide led him to an onsite poke restaurant where he would meet his Motivation Mentor, Lad.
A few people zipped past Byron on hi-viz motorized skateboards.
Lad was waiting for him in Booth 1, according to the assistant ZelexCrux had installed on his iPhone.
Byron smiled broadly and introduced himself.
Lad seemed much more world-weary than Byron had anticipated.
Byron figured mentoring new employees for the world’s emerging power in eco-friendly, cutting edge marketing must require a ton of effort, so he decided to lead the conversation, running down his credentials in RSA architecture.
He had spoken for nearly two minutes as Lad did yoga poses in the ergonomically designed booth.
“I know there is a Vibe Trial, Lad, but I feel like I’ll be able to transition seamless-”
“How’s your skiing?” Lad asked, the first words he had spoken other than “Hi, welcome to Zux,” which was ZelexCrux’s NASDAQ moniker.