Sally was very worried. Colin, her boss, called her into his office before she had left for the evening and given her a final warning. "Either improve your sales or get out."
Sally was a pensions sales rep, but for the last six months she had had no takers. There had been many meetings and promises but no one would make a final commitment and sign up. It was not that she wasn't trying, she had more prospective clients than any of her colleagues but they just wouldn't close the final deal. A meeting with David Robinson, the HR director of Perkins in the morning was her final chance. What was she going to do? She decided on an early night, so she had a bite to eat and then a hot bath before going to bed. Tomorrow was going to be a busy day.
Sally woke up early and got herself ready. She had a shower and selected one of her best sets of underwear. They were white with pretty lace details around the edges and the bra pushed her pert breasts up. The knickers were lacy as well, with a high leg. This was as daring as she felt she could go. Sally felt that wearing them might give her a bit more confidence in dealing with her customers of the day. She then chose a white blouse and a grey skirt with a matching jacket. The skirt came to just above her knees and hugged her hips nicely. Not too sexy, but just enough to make people notice and still look professional. The jacket came to just below her waist and was cut to emphasize her breasts. It was double breasted with charcoal buttons down the front. She brushed out her long shoulder length blonde hair and tied it back with a ribbon. Makeup was not a thing she usually wore, but she wanted to give a good impression so, looking carefully in the mirror, she applied lipstick, eyeliner and gently brushed her cheeks with rouge. Sally did not like to plaster on too much because she thought it this made her look like a tart.
Taking a deep breath, she went out of the front door. She had decided to get to the Perkins office slightly early so that she could have a word with Mr. Robinson's secretary Carol. Maybe she could give her some inside information. She had been to Perkins five times now and still after much discussion and amendment to the proposals, the deal was not signed, but she had some good chats with Carol and hopefully she might help.
Sally arrived at the Perkins company headquarters and was escorted up to the HR directors' office. Carol was sitting at her desk and welcomed her as she came in.
"Hi, Sally. How are things? So you have come back to see if he will sign. He's not in at the moment. He thought you were going to turn up slightly later."
Sally nodded. "Yes. Sorry I'm early but I wanted to talk to you before seeing him. I'm desperate. My boss called me in last night and told me I was out if I didn't get this deal. I don't know what to do so I thought I would come in early so that I could chat with you. I hope you don't mind. Can you help?"
Carol smiled. "Would you like a cup of tea?"
"I could do with something stronger, but a cup of tea will have to do. Yes please".
Carol disappeared around the corner and appeared a few minutes later with two steaming mugs.
"Here you are. Sit yourself down and lets chat"
Sally took the mug gratefully and sat in the seat opposite Carol's desk.
"Thanks Carol. I'm really sorry to ask like this, but I have run out of ideas and don't know what to do. I have been to see David five times now and each time he tweaks the proposals and asks me to come back. This is happening with most of my prospective clients and I haven't had a sale in over six months." Sally blurted this out and had to take a deep breath to stop herself from bursting into tears.
Carol reached over and held her hand gently. "Do you really need this sale?" she asked with genuine concern in her voice. Sally nodded vigorously and took a sip from the mug in her hand.
"Look" said Carol. "Don't be offended by what I'm about to say, but to put it bluntly, he wants to see you without any clothes on." Her voice became sterner. "He keeps getting you to come back so that he can get a look at you and secretly hopes that you will somehow succumb to his fantasy. You have a nice body and he fancies you. If you stripped for him, he would sign anything and you would probably even get a good deal for yourself. I reckon that most of your other clients are the same and they would all sign if you offered a bit more in the way of visual encouragement."
Sally looked alarmed. "So I would have to strip! Take off my clothes!" she said aghast.
"If you want the contract then I think that is all you have left, as he will keep trying to get you to come back by making little adjustments to the proposals. I am sorry to be so blunt but that is how it is. He's not a bad sort and you could do worse. He's married but doesn't get much at home if you know what I mean." She winked. "He wouldn't ask you to 'Go all the way' as he won't cheat on his wife but he does like to watch"
Sally thought for a moment and sipped her tea. Finally she took a deep breath and let it out slowly. "I have never done anything like that before. I'm not sure that I could do it."
"You just need to relax. Do a striptease, slowly and put on a bit of a show. You won't have to do anything else that you don't want to do."
Sally thought that this was odd. Carol seemed to know a lot more about this than she was letting on. Maybe she had to do the same sort of thing herself. She didn't mention this to Carol.
"Don't let him know you are desperate for the contract but be a bit more forward. Flash a bit of thigh and stick your bum out. Say, while leaning over the desk to point out something in the contract. Lean forwards so he can get a look at your cleavage. That will get him going."
"I'm not sure..."
"If you don't then I think your boss is going to give you the bullet" interrupted Carol in not an unkind tone of voice.
"You really think so," said Sally.
"Yep. I can guarantee it. All your sales will come in and you will probably become the new sales boss."
"Wow, I didn't think that doing that could be so powerful. Just by flashing a bit, you can get all those sales."
"You are a good looking woman. If you've got it flaunt it. That's what I say! Men, and even some women would do almost anything to have a chance to see you like that."
"It sounds easy enough but I am not sure I could do it."
"Just pretend you are selling a new idea or something. Think of it as part of your sales pitch. Why not enjoy yourself and go for it."
"Yes, why not" said Sally, "what have I got to lose."
Sally had decided and it felt like a great weight had been lifted off her shoulders. She smiled for the first time, sat back and finished her tea.
"Thank you for that Carol. I feel so much better now. I will give it a go."
Carol beamed and gave a nod of approval. "You go for it".
Just then David Robinson walked in. He was over six feet tall, in his late forties to early fifties and slightly balding but he had a nice, kind sort of face.
"Hello Sally, you're early. Can you give me five minutes and then I will get Carol to send you in."
Sally nodded and looked at Carol who winked back at her.
"Carol, can you bring me in a coffee and any urgent business that needs sorting."
"Yes boss" said Carol. "But there are no issues this morning so you have a quite one."
"Excellent. That means that I have more time to chat to Sally." He smiled at them both and walked into his office and shut the door.
Carol winked at Sally, got up to get his coffee and returned with a mug that she took through to David. She came back out and smiled at Sally. "You can go in now. He's in a good mood. Just relax and remember what I said, and good luck."
Sally put her mug down on the desk, picked up her briefcase and walked into the office, glancing back at Carol and smiling nervously as she went through the door. She walked into the office and David stood up. "Sit down" he said gesturing to the seat in front of his desk. "I see you had a drink earlier. Would you like another? I can get Carol to get one?"
"No thanks. I would have to keep getting up to go to the ladies".
David smiled and sat down. "Right, down to business. Have you made those amendments that I requested?"
"Yes, I went back to the office and checked through everything. We are able to agree with all the changes and I have typed out a new contract". She opened her briefcase and took out some papers. Standing up, she offered them to David, leaning further forward than necessary so that he could see as much of her cleavage as possible. David had seen, she noticed. Sally turned away and bent over as low as she could, pretending to get some more papers out of the briefcase. She spent more time than was needed bending over but when she stood up she noted that it was having the desired affect. David's face was a picture. His eyes were wide and he looked a little embarrassed. To break his look, he reached over to take a sip of coffee and looked hard at the contract. Meanwhile Sally sat back down and crossed her legs so that her skirt rose up a bit to reveal some of her thigh. She looked up from her papers and smiled at David.
"How does it look to you?" she enquired. "As you can see, the clause about sickness has been added and the section referring to leavers has been modified".
David looked slightly stunned and had to drag his eyes away from Sally's legs. "Um, yes very good. It all appears to be in order. I will just peruse the rest of it so give me a minute." He took a deep breath and scanned the proposal and contract.
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