What's a girl to do? Ambitious Beth Forrester learned early the rewards success brings in the tough world of modern advertising. Now the pretty young lady is about to be taught the penalty of failure - a caning from her boss on her bare bottom. After the carrot, the stick. Beth accepts it is the price she must pay - and pay again and again - if she is going to get ahead in her chosen career. If trying to crack the glass ceiling of promotion means having her bottom smacked hard and often, then that is a cost she must bear. What else is a girl to do? Beth finds she's not alone; two girls she recruits into the business also have to learn the same painful lesson - that the price of success is the smack of firm discipline on the bare bottom. Before the carrot, the stick.