At the completion of another exhausting shift, Joaquín pushed his way toward the exit of the lithium processing facility.
Twelve hours of battery production had left him with fresh burns from the various mechanized elements of the facility and reeking of brine.
The android at the gateway scanned the code branded onto the back of Joaquín’s left hand.
“Thank you, Joaquín Iturri,” the android clicked patronizingly. “Your compensation for today is 200 credits and five minutes. Your available credit balance is now 209 credits and your end day and time is now May 22, 2128 at 8:35am.”
Joaquín sighed wearily.