The resulting mess costs Hermes his promotion, and the inspector, Morgan Proctor, places a suicidal Hermes (who is so emotional he cannot recite his own catchphrase, murmuring 'Sweet something of...someplace!') on paid vacation, which Hermes considered a penalty. Morgan appoints herself as an acting Planet Express bureaucrat. Doctor Zoidberg suggests Hermes and his wife LaBarbara take a trip to Spa 5, the sauna planet which gives him a bucket of krill for every patient he sends there.
Morgan, who has a fetish for slovenly men (which she explains by saying she is "surrounded by neat freaks all the time"), begins a secret affair with Fry for his messy instincts. Fry is promoted to Executive Delivery Boy, who no longer goes on actual deliveries. After Bender discovers the illicit affair and tries to blackmail them, Morgan downloads his personality and intelligence to a floppy disk, turning him into a mindless drone who can only say "I am Bender. Please insert girder." She then sends the disk off to the Central Bureaucracy for filing.
At Spa 5, Hermes discovers it is in truth a forced labour camp, and he begins to use his natural managerial skills to reorganize the labor camp for efficiency, oblivious to the torment of his fellow workers (a single Australian man ends up doing all the labor). The rest of the Planet Express staff infiltrate the Central Bureaucracy in order to recover Bender’s mind. One of the many employees they encounter is a Beholder, a Dungeons and Dragons monster, who simply hopes not to be exposed for sleeping on the job. They discover the master in-pile, which is an enormous pile of pneumatic tube capsules, only one of which contains Bender’s brain.
The Planet Express staff is daunted by the giant pile, but Hermes and LaBarbara return from Spa 5, Hermes having regained his love of bureaucracy. In a musical number, he sorts and files everything in the pile with amazing speed, finding the disk with Bender’s brain in the last tube. He is restored to his original rank of Grade 36 by Number 1.0, the head of the Central Bureaucracy, but immediately demoted to Grade 38 for finishing two seconds early, for that they should finish exactly on time. Since Morgan is still in charge of Planet Express, she fires Fry for exposing her affair. However, Hermes exposes a mistake she made on her high school prom date papers, having stamped them only four times instead of the standard five. Number 1.0 promotes him to Grade 37 for this, and in turn, orders his assistants to get the papers needed to have Morgan taken away. The Professor re-hires Hermes, but at severely reduced pay; Hermes does the same to Fry in turn, then cheerfully cuts everyone else's pay as well. Zoidberg begins to sing a song of his own, but the episode's credits appear abruptly after the first few words.