Then We Came to the End - Enter a New Century, Chapter 1 Summary & Analysis

Joshua Ferris
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Layoffs at the agency have been rumored for months but they are now official. Benny Shassburger is in Tom Mota's office when Tom is packing up his personal items. Tom wants to throw his computer against the window but only if he can be guaranteed that the window will break and the computer fall the 62 stories down. In the stress of layovers, the creatives tried to put things in perspective such as Janine Gorjanc's losing her 9 year old daughter to murder. However, the creatives had thought themselves to be immune from bad things because of the new economy which should have given them jobs forever. But now people who had just bought houses or had babies are being laid off.

Tom asks Benny to collect some personal items of his from other creatives and when Benny returns, Tom is sitting...

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