|old workplace of mine, Minneapolis|
Carlyn Hudson plays some tricks with us in her little 10-minute satire “The Workplace’ (2021), from DUST.
A young man is introduced to his officemates on his first day of work. We find out later it’s on Mars. The old fashioned workplace gives people a sense of purpose. They shake hands; no more Covid.
He has experience in a conventional workplace. (I faced the retort in my late teens, “what, you’ve never worked before?”
Outdoors, the oxygen is running out and people will need to wear masks again.