File .000

PAGE 1

We see MIA and BOSS sitting in BOSS' office. BOSS isn't really paying much mind to MIA. In fact it's quite the opposite. She's slowly sipping on coffee and seems engrossed in her computer screen than anything else going on. MIA on the other hand is trying to keep her cool but is clearly anxious and uncomfortable.

There are information panels next to MIA's establishing frame. The answers are hand filled in.

FLAVOR TEXT

AS YOU WISH Employment Incident Write-Up

EMPLOYEE NAME: Mia, OCCUPATION: Wish Contractor, YEARS OF EMPLOYMENT AT COMPANY: [blank]

PAGE 2

MIA lifts up a finger to say something and BOSS immediately puts down her coffee cup in irritation.

There's an information block beside BOSS.

FLAVOR TEXT

REPORTING MANAGER: Boss

MIA

(NARRATION)

The day I was given this assignment started no different than any other.

MIA

Uh-

BOSS

Mia. Do you know why I haven't said anything yet.

MIA

... because you're reviewing some information or-

BOSS

No. That was rhetorical. I haven't said anything because I know you're looking for a discussion and this isn't one.

MIA

Then whyyyyy am I -

BOSS squints at MIA before she can finish her sentence.

PAGE 3

At this point it's just an interrogation.

MIA

(NARRATION)

I'm always receptive to any critiques and feedback I receive.

BOSS

Do you know why I called you in here?

MIA

Is... that rhetorical or...

MIA

(NARRATION)

But I must have it put on record that sometimes it feels like there's an excessive focus on the negatives in my performance.

BOSS gives off a heavy sigh.

BOSS

YES, Mia. It's rhetorical. Your numbers in the company are an abomination. Do you know what the company average for wish contracts per week is?

MIA

... This feels like a trap.

BOSS closes her eyes very tightly in annoyance, clenching her fist to bite her tongue.

BOSS

It's fifty, Mia. FIFTY. Do you know what yours is?

MIA squints and purses her lips trying to figure out how to respond.

BOSS

It's three. THREE, Mia. Three.

MIA

Oh... hum.


PAGE 4

BOSS is leaning back in her chair, she's exasperated. MIA is still trying to keep her cool and failing pretty miserably at biting her tongue.

MIA

(NARRATION)

More focus on the positives of my performance would be appreciated.

BOSS

The only reason why you haven't been cut is because, for some god forsaken miraculous reason -

MIA

Can it be... miraculous and god forsak-

BOSS

Mia. This... is not the time. The only reason why you're still here is because for SOME. REASON. Your customer satisfaction rating is higher than anyone else's in the company.

BOSS is still laying back in her chair. MIA is trying to hold in her offense.

BOSS

Unfortunately, this means there's not a lot of Genies left that want to be tethered to you.

MIA

Well,... that just seems unfair.

BOSS gets up from her desk to stand by the large windows facing the hallway of her office.

BOSS

Lucky for you, however, there's still one.

PAGE 5

Through the glass we see SAVANNAH passed out on the couch.

MIA

(NARRATION)

I was unexpectedly assigned a new partner.

FLAVOR TEXT

EMPLOYEE NAME: SAVANNAH, OCCUPATION: Genie, YEARS OF EMPLOYMENT: Too long.

MIA looks horrified. BOSS seems mildly annoyed and starts tapping on the glass.

MIA

What?! SAVANNAH?! NO.

BOSS finally manages to tap on the glass loud enough to wake SAVANNAH up. SAVANNAH looks Disgruntled and out of it. MIA just looks flat out offended.

MIA

(NARRATION)

I do not want to make any false accusations but I do believe that there may have been ill-intent behind this match up.

MIA

THIS IS SABOTAGE!

BOSS

This is business.

MIA

I DON'T DESERVE THIS! I'VE WORKED TOO HARD TO BE CHAINED TO THAT WALKING TIME BOMB!

BOSS

Whine a little louder, Mia.

PAGE 6

SAVANNAH enters the office, she doesn't look particularly interested in anything going on. MIA and SAVANNAH make eye contact briefly. MIA breaks into a furious blush before flipping herself back around away from her.

SAVANNAH

She seems fun.

BOSS

Oh, you have no idea.