Fusion, the cosmetics Fortune 500 company at the center of the "All My Children" ladies' lives, gets a new, very male, employee today when Ryan takes over his dead ex Greenlee's stake in the company. In homage to the revolving door of employees that have trickled into the company over the years, we've decided to look back at the personnel folders. But first, a brief history of Fusion:
Fusion Cosmetics started with four women, a dream, and home-cooked lipstick. The company was the brainchild of Greenlee Smythe and Kendall Hart, mostly to take down Erica Kane's Enchantment as the leader in the cosmetics industry (Revlon who? Cover Girl what?). Kenlee were then joined by Mia Saunders and Simone Torres; the foursome whipped up their own batch of lipstick, leased a warehouse from Palmer Cortlandt, and an empire was born. Built on the principle of "what women want," Fusion became a giant success, and even merged with Enchantment -- and was then absorbed by Cambias Industries, creating a cosmetics empire capable of crushing communist regimes while beautifying women the world over.
It's really the best sort of company found on fictional television: Everyone has held a job there, but no one really works ... except for to say things like "Those quarterly market reports are due!" before complaining about their love interest or presumed dead baby; the place is always hiring (you often don't need a resume); to hold a senior level position requires no special training or higher education; and everyone makes enough money to wear designer clothes. It's exactly like SOAPnet HQ, actually.
In real life, Fusion became so successful that it spawned three fragrances: Enchantment, All My Children: Fusion, and Charm! All My Children, which are all available for purchase.
Take a gander at the personnel files over the years. Oddly, looking back, lots of Fusion employees are dead. Maybe the place is cursed. Heads up to future employees!