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Minimum Wage, Maximum Weird







GAS WAY EXPRESS CO

The Right Way, The Gas Way


DAILY EMPLOYEE MEMO

SUBJECT: WELCOME TO NEW EMPLOYEES

Welcome, new employee, to your first and last day on the job at Gas-Way Express. You've passed the reviews, you've passed the interviews, you've passed the exorcism and now you're ready to become an official member of the Gas-Way Express family, an multinational extra-dimensional enterprise! Here at the Nowhere Branch of Gas-Way Express, we distinguish ourselves from our competitors by being adaptable, innovative and focused on what we call a customer-first philosophy!

Throughout your journey, we'll help you to develop numerous life and death skills that'll help you forge new career paths and discover ones you didn't even know existed! By working together, you can ensure that your Gas-Way experience will be an unforgettable and traumatizing one!

Before we let you begin your first new exciting day, we just want to let you know that as part of the Gas-Way Express Co, your well-being and health are of the utmost priority to us other than the customers. If you experience any problems or have any complaints, simply contact us through our Employee Complaint Network! Otherwise, we look forward to working with you!

Sincerely,

The Management





The Night Shift is a satirical horror and comedy role-play where you play the role of a recently hired minimum wage worker for the supranational oil mogul, Gas Way Express. Your workplace is a lonely gas station nestled next to the I-205 in Nowhere, Nosuch County, Oregon. In the morning and the afternoon, everything is normal as it should be, barring the odd mugger or furious customer. When night falls, however, the gas station becomes a nexus for the weird, silly and strange as supernatural events began threatening the sanctity of the gas station and your life. Unfortunately for you, your manager has signed you up for all night shifts, with shift transfers being out of the question. You, along with your fellow employees, must accomplish, finish your tasks and preserve the interests of Gas-Way Express whilst contending with the horrors and eldritch anomalies that the gas station brings upon you. Failure to stop or respond to these events will result in your permanent death, or even worse, getting fired from your job.

Night Shift's system is a hybrid of a sandbox/narrative RP whereby players are free to explore the surrounding environment of the gas station. Objects present within the gas station can be interacted with and used within the narrative of the RP. Clues, otherwise known as 'Portents', will appear every so once in a while to let players know that the supernatural event remains unresolved. The portents will continue to escalate in severity if the players respond inadequately to the situation. This will eventually build up to a Doom which will have major consequences for the rest of the RP.

Players will be given roles, each of which have their own responsibilities and chores to fulfill around the station. In addition, each of these roles also has one special "Benefit" that they can use to allow them the upper edge against the possible dangers that they might face during their Night Shift. In order to use a benefit, you must type out your action in colored text in order to trigger it. Note that you can only use a benefit once per shift.




Employee Manual of Conduct and Procedure


1)Standards of Posting

All Gas-Way employees who join the RP must make posts whose content and structure fall within the guidelines as discussed below.

- All posts must be formatted in third person tense.
- All posts must be a minimum of three paragraphs or longer.
- All posts must not contain content or material that violate RPGO standards. Sexually risque interactions must be done in private messages with consenting users.
- There is no strictly mandated posting order, but employees are forbidden from making multiple posts in a row without the consent of the manager.

2)Standards of Employee Interaction

During your stay at the Night Shift, we will inevitably attract different employees of different dispositions. All discussions that occur within the OOC or outside of the IC must adhere to the following rules.

- Treat all employees with respect and dignity.
- Don't be an asshole.
- If you have any concerns about or have any problems with other employees, please contact me privately and see if we can come to a solution.
- Don't be an asshole.
- There is a difference between a fruitful discussion and a long drawn out argument. Arguments will stop being arguments when the manager says so.
- Don't be an asshole.

3)Activity Standards

We, at Gas Way Express, understand that not every employee's schedule is the same. We appreciate and celebrate the diverse lives of our employees as much as we do their diverse backgrounds. However, we also expect employees to maintain a work life balance. Therefore, negotiations with your manager on acceptable work hours and your shift times must follow standards as listed below.

- Employees are expected to post at least weekly or bi-weekly. Being able to post frequently is encouraged.
- If an employee must take a break from posting or is unable to post, they must communicate to the manager beforehand in a timely manner. Failure to do so will result in possible dismissal.

4)Employee Expectations

We, at Gas Way Express, expect the highest standards of behavior and work from our employees, just as our dear customers would. Therefore, each employee is expected to observe these following rules.

- Participation and discussion of the narrative is heavily encouraged.
- Private collaborations with other employees are encouraged.
- The RP is a mystery as well as a horror RP. The onus is on the players to respond to and interact with the environment set out by the manager.

5)Other Rules

- A discord channel, at this point of time, is not currently under consideration. All OOC discussion will occur in thread.
- If an employee has any other inquiries that remain unresolved after consulting this manual, please contact your manager for further assistance.

Gas Station Layout




1. The Store


The shelved cornucopia of chronic health conditions, western obesity and one-dollar knick knacks. The fridges to the left of the counter store your regular poisons and carbonated corn syrup goodies. Glass windows provide a scenic view of the outside pumps and the surrounding desert. Coffee machines, microwaves and a malfunctioning slush dispenser are available on the store counter for usage.

2. The Pumps


A series of old and weathered fuel pumps shadowed over by an old and weathered pavilion, protecting the heart of the station from the harsh adversities of Nowhere. The keypads on the pumps are inscribed with hieroglyphic symbols and arcane languages from another era, Management's attempt at integrating credit card terminals into the station's pumps. A soda machine on the outside of the store awaits those seeking to parch their thirst, although, it is often filled with strange foreign beverages.....

3. The Parking Lot


Located on the outskirts of the station, north of the Pumps. The station sign directs lonely travelers to this strip of concrete. A menagerie of vehicles remain eternally abandoned here, ranging from dusty to old and decrepit. Some cars look as if they'd been left here for centuries.....

4. The Dumpsters


The rot that pervades here is choking, accompanied by an orchestra of buzzing flies. The scent here is a mixture of decay and festering waste that burns your throat. Some of the garbage bags jostle and move, something lurking underneath the pile....

5. The Expanse


A land of disparity and harsh extremes, burning in the day, freezing in the night. Saguaros dot the landscape like silent guardians. You wouldn't want to walk out here alone and get lost.

6. The Highway


If the pumps are the heart, the highway is the blood that fuels the station. The I-205 runs through Nosuch County and into the middle of Nowhere, both literally and figuratively.

7. The Behind


As far as official policy goes, anything can happen behind gas station premises. Eclectic graffiti and tags covers the walls, the ground is littered with refuse and detritus and you can often find a person or two leaning back against the wall. Who knows what kind of deals are brokered here?

8. The Restrooms


No one maintains it anymore. You're not even sure you can call the walls white. The mirrors are cracked, the paper towel dispensers are constantly soaked and your feet always splash in a puddle. Don't even get started on the funky odor that comes from the stalls....

9.The Stockrooms


Dry Storage. Cold Storage. Utility rooms. Junk. Management's written these areas off the books. No one really cares about what you do here. Don't mind the oddly shaped silhouettes in the Freezers or the military grade containers in Dry Storage. Whatever you do, just keep them out of sight of the customers, but never confuse it for messing with store supplies.

10.The Backdoor


A place where you and your fellow employees can rest and relax from the public eye. A cubby drawer stores all your items whilst a radio and TV serve as your only forms of entertainment. Wi-Fi password is for the assistant manager's eyes only.

The Altar
DOES NOT EXIST

The Basement
DOES NOT EXIST

Looking For Help - Positions Open!


Gas-Way Express Co is currently looking to hire people for the following positions at the Nowhere Branch based in Nosuch, Oregon.

Open Positions and Responsibilities

Assistant Manager
Minimum Qualifications: Graduate/BSc

Responsibilities

- Ensure team cohesion and cooperation.
- Assist with all clerical work.
- Ensure that establishment is secure after the end of the shift.

Benefit

You have the ability to call Management once every shift to provide advice or for assistance. Repeated attempts to call Management will result in your pay being deducted. This will result in an extended collab with the GM.

Cashier
Minimum Qualifications: Intermediate


Responsibilities

- To serve any and all clients with a friendly smile!
- Close out register
- Refill food stations
- Ensure that coffee machines are maintained.

Benefit

Due to a lack of spare change, you can request once per shift for any customer making a purchase to give you something of equal value to the item they are purchasing from the Store. This can be done in response to any GM post.

Stock Clerk

Minimum Qualifications: Intermediate


Responsibilities

- Assist with arrival of incoming shipments.
- Ensure the cleanliness of establishment.
- Restock shelves

Benefit

Management has given you sole access to the key codes of the storage lockers within the Stockrooms. Using your benefit allows you to open one of these storage lockers per shift and procure one item from within it. Attempting to open more than one storage locker from the store room will result in serious consequences from Management. Gas Way Express does not take misuse of its resources lightly. In order to determine the item, you must use a randomly rolled six digit code. You can also give this benefit to other players to use it on your behalf.

Pump Attendant

Minimum Qualifications: Intermediate


Responsibilities

- Attend to the gas pumps.
- Change gas prices on the outside signboard.
- Sweep all trash away from the fuel stop to the Highway.
- Take tank readings.

Benefit

Through the power of belief or sheer luck, you are able to fix one item per shift to pristine condition without knowing how to. Attempting to fix something without prior knowledge will most likely result in you breaking it more. This can be done in response to a GM post.

Starting Wage: $10.05/hour, $12.15/hour for Assistant Manager (Non-negotiable)

To apply, please send an electronic copy of your CV and a recent photograph taken within one to two years to: gaswayexpress_employeecare.org. All CV's must follow the guidelines as below. Candidates are free to alter the format below within certain limits.

CLOSING DATE: FRIDAY, 13th October, 2009

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This sounds really interesting, are there any open spots?
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Yes.
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I hope that it isn't rude to post a character sheet without expressing any prior interest, but I had a minor bout of inspiration and felt drawn to the irreverence of this thread.

I also gambled on a potential role existing related to cleaning, so apologies in advance if that was a step too far. Someone has to clean up the remains of Eldritch horror or their unfortunate victims after all.


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Hey, y'all. I'm probably going to wait until at least 3 more applications have been posted before I begin accepting. There is no due date yet but I'll be confirming it soon in the OOC.
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Alright, given that there have been signups for all the positions in the RP, I will be closing submissions and begin accepting on the 25th of May. Anyone still wishing to join should try and make a CS before then in a timely manner.
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Okay, so, just about one more day before submissions. For those of you who are eyeing this thread, the final submission time is officially 10:00 PM UTC-5, 25th May. There have been a lot of interesting concepts submitted thus far. Let's see if you can make my decisions for the final rosters even harder.
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A marine, an occulist, a schizo knight, a cannibal and a supertwink walk into a gas station. Only one walks out fucking alive.
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@DeadDrop p.s Cordelia is a zombie 🤐
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I just assumed that she was really into a paleo diet.
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What a creative concept and even the character proposals are amazingly entertaining. I will try to drop one tonight if I can think of something by then. Either way, I will definitely be following this game. Well done, all!
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Hurry, joker boi.
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not likely to apply but subscribing for the funsies

@Commander Bork glad to see you're kicking around equally absurd ideas
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For your consideration...

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Alright,CS submissions are now closed. Sorry for all those of you who were working on their CS. If a position is available, I'll let you know.

(With the exception of Firecracker)
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looks like im 6 minutes late to the party lol, fuck. oh well, hope you guys still enjoy my app!
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