Re: Arrogant, Overreaching Bastards
Liam: Please calm down, its not as bad as it looks. There's a reason I suggested you continue to own 51% of the stock, and this isn't the first time headhunters have come calling. Remember what happened after... the incident at the offices?
If you recall, in addition to all the other scalphunters... and the creditors... and the bleeding heart ethicists- our worse enemy was interference from Asura. And... her.
Nothing a little rebranding couldn't fix, and we still held onto most of our important assets. The replaceable kind. This conglomerate pales in comparison- their security arm is a joke. They seem to prefer hiring outsiders. Affordable, maybe, and lends itself to plausible deniability, but... quaint.
All you need to do is to walk into that boardroom... as confident as I know you can be... and set them straight. Show them why being absorbed by some upstarts is a terrible proposal. Point out our shared history in the cosmos! Or... lack thereof. That's the pleasant thing about seniority- you tend to be ingrained in more places than the competition can count on. You told me that.
As always, you know that I and the rest of the chrome-colored staff will have your back. Brin may seem reticent, but that's just his nature. If he really was so concerned with replacing his eyes with vat-grown variants, he would have done so after the fact. Not just because some "Veritas" asshole is attempting a hostile takeover.
At any rate, I'll have our counter proposal ready by the next talk. I'm thinking... a bar, this time. A little place called the "Neon Light?" There's a cute little chrome-girl there that I want to look into "recruiting" for our services. The unique biological/techological bodytypes of the local flavor would likely improve our research. I'm still surprised such a society exists.
Best, as always. -Cassandra.