Elevator Musician | E. Christopher Clark

Elevator Musician

Elevator Musicians are entertainers hired to staff the elevator cars which run from Tiry’s Tower in The Reek to the Pu Dijk space station high above. Because the 250-mile long journey takes 30 minutes to complete, Reekian officials decided there should be someone inside each of their automated lifts to provide a pleasant distraction to any and all passengers. And thus, the buskers of Eden had a new way to launch their careers into orbit.

Career

Qualifications

The entertainer in question must be a musician. Early on, other performers were given a try—clowns, comedians, and magicians among them—but the decision was soon made, thanks to the December Debacle, to limit applicants to singer-songwriters only.

Career Progression

This is one job where you can make it to the top on your very first day.

Payment & Reimbursement

Elevator Musicians are paid a small hourly rate for their services and subsist mostly on tips. That said, the amount of gratuities earned varies widely from musician to musician and from shift to shift. Interestingly enough, the highest earner of all time was a Second Age kazooist who was given a veritable fortune not to play by noted Reekian industrialist Aldar Evermark.

Other Benefits

It’s a surefire way to lift yourself up out of The Doldrums, The Depths, The Pits of Despair, or whatever other low-level neighborhood in the megacity you come from. That’s for dang sure. Just don’t blow all your tips up there on that good-for-nothing space station, or you’ll be right back where you started.

 

And you don’t want to have to lift yourself up by your bootstraps again, do you? Don’t you remember how much your feet hurt the last time?

Alternative Names
Muzak Men
Type
Entertainment
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Author's Notes

Special thanks to Kitoypoy for suggesting the bit about the kazooist during my Twitch stream on Tuesday, July 11, 2023.


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Jul 12, 2023 01:09 by Chris L

Yes! My kazoo player made it in!


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Jul 12, 2023 10:38 by E. Christopher Clark

How could he not? It was a great idea. Thanks again for it!

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Jul 12, 2023 13:33 by Dr Emily Vair-Turnbull

The kazooist made me laugh. xD   Also, I think they were right to limit it to musicians after that debacle. XD

Jul 12, 2023 17:06 by E. Christopher Clark

Thanks for reading! Yeah, when Kitoypoy suggested a kazooist on my stream, I just had to include it.

Now it's time for the awkward wave.
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