I’m facinated by corporate espionage.
How does it work, and how formal is it, in terms of how it is organized by the spying company? I’d imagine that managers who are running the spy programs would probably be a little discreet about it.
“Good morning. Welcome to Interstate Union Industrial Parts, Inc. You have been assigned to our Espionage department, which is called the Special Product Quality division on our public balance sheet, where you are to surreptitiously get a job with West River Forge, Inc., our biggest competitor, and locate the procedure to manufacture the alloy “Riverside Special Steel ™”. Their introduction of this product has helped them to corner the market for cogs and gears. You will deliver the process to us, then turn in a resignation. If you succeed, you will receive a raise of 20%. You are now a covert field employee - do not come back to the office until your task is performed. HR has been instructed to reveal that you were laid off as of today, so please list this in your job application with Riverside. Good luck.”