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Anonymous whispered: Definitely. Some of those Apertures are really quite messed up. *snuggles Shoulder!DOS* -smut!anon

Grant nodded vigorously, his eyes wide with quite a few memories of nasty incidents and uncomfortable discoveries.

"Yeah," Cheryl sighed. "Like the one where they uploaded me."

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Anonymous whispered: It's nice to have DOSes that insist on doing things well and with proper consideration for people. *smiles* -smut!anon *curls happily around smut!anon* -Shoulder!DOS

Grant nodded.

"Especially with some of the other Apertures we’ve run into. It’s…good to know not all of them are corrupted to hell and back."

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Anonymous whispered: It seems to have turned out fairly well, though. There are still... Aperture... incidents, but they tend to be due to other Apertures. -smut!anon

Grant nodded with a knowing grin.

"Exactly."

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Anonymous whispered: *nods* That would be a lot to rework. -smut!anon

"Yeah, it was," Grant nodded.

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Anonymous whispered: So I take it Micro's Aperture used to be a lot more like the Aperture from the games? -smut!anon

Grant nodded.

"Yeah, it was. I joined after Rattmann was trying to get people to sign up, and Micro well…she had to learn a lot. Wanted to. Wanted to do more science, and bring in equipment and she needed money to do that. And manpower. So…yeah. But she wasn’t doing it the way Mr. Johnson did. Nope. Not one little bit. That meant reworking a lot.

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Anonymous whispered: Any other important things he insisted on? -Shoulder!DOS

"Regular meals, the ability to speak up if something was wrong, and the ability to group-veto dangerous projects," Grant answered with a nod.

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Anonymous whispered: ((uh, maybe take that retconned post out? i was confused by it and i dont see any point of leaving it in))

((No worries. I’ll get on that.))

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Anonymous whispered: ... or burn out, or screw things up due to tiredness, and so on. -Shoulder!DOS Sounds like Doug did a lot. -smut!anon

"Oh yeah, he did," Grant agreed quietly with a nod.

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Anonymous whispered: *nods approvingly* I'm glad to hear it. It's remarkably easy for not-officially-scheduled breaks to disappear at managerial whim, and that tends to make matters rather worse. -Shoulder!DOS *nods vigorously* -smut!anon

He nodded.

"I’ve worked for a few people who lost all sense of taking care of people. I joined Aperture cause of Doug Rattmann. He was working to rebuild Micro’s facility after she started looking for help from topside, and I was one of the first group of people he brought in. And one of the first things he insisted on, was regular breaks, and enough time off so we had a sense of perspective. That we didn’t get lost in our work."

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Anonymous whispered: ((Thanks :D)) Out of curiosity, are your breaks normally officially slotted in your schedule in advance? -smut!anon

"Yeah," he said with a nod. "One fifteen-minute one in the morning, an hour lunch, another fifteen minute one slotted in the afternoon, and an optional second fifteen-minute one if I’m working past 8 hours. Some of us can request longer ones if our jobs were particularly demanding."

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Anonymous whispered: ((Whoops! Note to self: don't RP when that tired, because clearly I start forgetting important things. Can we just retcon that last post out? -smut!anon *has her tail to her faceplate, shaking her head, because that's quite the mess* -Shoulder!DOS))

((Sure, we’ll redo the convo. Feel free to send do-over post. :D))

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Anonymous whispered: That's everything settled then. -Shoulder!DOS Feeling better now that you've had a break? -smut!anon

He nodded.

"Definitely."