Bender and Fry take the Planet Express ship out for a joy ride causing lots of damage because unknown to them the building was tethered to the building. As a result Fry, Leela and Bender are fired.
While getting reassigned jobs it is discovered that Fry has Leela's career chip and she has his. Leela must endure the career of a delivery boy while Fry begins work at the Cryogenic Lab. It is here that he finds an old girlfriend who has just come out of the tube.
After being frightened by the new world she persuades Fry to leave the Year 3000 and try to find a better place 1000 years further into the future.