posted on May, 14 2012 @ 07:42 PM
I've worked for a "Big Evil" corporation in the US for nearly two decades. Lately, it seems that, while many good employees have been laid off
and/or their jobs "offshored," many of the ones who remain -- especially in middle management -- are the vilest, most deceitful, manipulative people
you'd never want to work with. In the last six months, I observed rampant bullying, sexual harrassment, discrimination and outright lying.
It never used to be the norm. You'd run across the occasional difficult person, but most people were decent, well-behaved colleagues.
It's not just my industry (hi tech) either. I know friends who manage large non-profits and work for other big US firms in all markets who recently
related horror stories of mid- to top-level managers doing the most despicable things and getting away with it.
My theory: It actually is the cream of the wicked crop who manage to hold onto many of the remaining jobs these days because they have no
character, and they're willing to hurt anyone.
Do you agree? If so, do you think there might be a point at which the sharks will begin feeding on each other? I want to get out of the water, first.