Justifying job performance to our curious alien overlord
From the introduction:
Earth has been conquered by a bizarre alien creature. It is completely unfamiliar and unfathomable to human senses and concepts. It views us as an extremely cool toy, and it’s fascinated by all the objects and arts that humanity produces.
You have been hired as a liaison to help the alien in its performance review of human occupations. The alien wants you to help it understand all the nuances of workplace behavior so it can know how best to modify policy. It is looking to experiment, to see if it can help its new toy - us - to produce as much unique stuff as possible.
The alien trusts you, but only to a degree. If you are too consistently supportive of the humans under review, your own review is less likely to go favorably.