• The Non-Product Consolidation Operation

  • By: John Ropa
  • Narrated by: Tom Bauer
  • Length: 4 hrs and 58 mins
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In this comical business novel, The Non-Product Consolidation Operation is a department of Generic Equivalent Corporation (GenEQ), a multinational pharmaceutical manufacturer. Myrtle, Rachel, Naomi, Ralph, and Lawrence, the manager, package and ship to the company's overseas plants anything other than sellable products.

Managed into total inefficiency by Lawrence, who is dedicated to his useless statistics, the crew spends much of its time hunting for lost packages and reading confidential company mail. A clever, acerbic Myrtle reads aloud to Ralph, who translates corporate clichés into plain English. Myrtle then spreads the news of company intrigues to coworkers during coffee breaks. Ralph, once a successful corporate executive, has simply given it up for the simple life. Now, he packs small packages of toothpaste, videos, and bowling balls into larger ones for export. Naomi, a bright and ambitious single mother, and Rachel, a timid, mousey woman, do the best they can under the circumstances

Myrtle learns of an impending merger, and the staff is nervous about who will be labeled redundant. A running account of Lawrence's shipment of juicy, fruit-flavored tongue depressors breaks the tension, as the material, intended to go to Israel, bounces from port to port throughout the Middle East, helped along by con man agent Frederick. Lawrence hides the growing expenses in the finance department's budget as the shipment arrives at an embargoed country.

While Lawrence is out of town, the vice president of finance Ron Jackson is sent by President Andy Foster to determine the organization's post-merger fate. Ron discovers the contraband package, but fails to notice the savings generated by Naomi in Lawrence's absence. Consequently, the Non-Product Consolidation Operation is scheduled to be eliminated.

©2020 John Ropa (P)2020 John Ropa

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