“Bri, you just received an email from Preston at the United Space Federation. The subject line is: ‘In regards to your application at the Lunar Space Colony.’ Would you like me to read the message?” asked Toto, Bri’s custom built android.
“No, Toto. I’ve got it.”
Bri tapped her armband and brought up the email:
I am so pleased to share this news with you. Your references checked out, and we want to offer you the job on the Lunar Space Colony. Here are the details:
Title: Senior Mechanical Engineer
Salary: 20,000 credits, annual
You’ll be reporting directly to me. As soon as you get here, we’ll begin the onboarding process for the position. Until then, take it easy and rest up.
The next shuttle for the LSC leaves in two weeks, on Monday, January 21. You’ve been given clearance to board that flight. All you need to do is show up at the spaceport.
Due to the limited space inside the colony, you will only be permitted to bring two pieces of luggage and a carry-on bag. Everything you need for day-to-day life will be provided by the USF. We strongly encourage selling your Earthly possessions or putting them in storage.
Let me know your decision, and don’t hesitate to ask any questions.
Chief Engineer, Lunar Space Colony
United Space Federation
Bri smiled and paced around her small apartment. “Toto, can you believe it? I got the job.”
“Congratulations. I didn’t doubt your chances at all.”
Bri continued to pace around the room as she rattled off everything she needed to do before she left Earth—give notice to her landlord, sell all of her furniture, say goodbye to her friends and family, and pack.
“Task list created. Will you be taking me with you, or will the USF be providing you with a new android when you arrive?”
“Are you kidding me, Toto? Of course you’re coming with me. I already got it cleared with Preston.”