Peter Gibbons is a typical corporate everyman that hates his job and his life. He works for Innotech updating computer software for the new millennium amongst a sea of cubicles. He eats lunch at the same restaurant everyday, drives a mid-size car and lives in a duplex with walls so thin that he can talk with his neighbor through them. Then one day after seeing a shrink he snaps. He adopts an attitude of total disinterest and completely stops truing just as a team of experts are brought in to perform large-scale layoffs. He becomes only interested in the blond waitress from Chotchky