At my new job, I’m working at a huge bank. There’s an obvious workplace caste system
There are 4 types of offices on the floor.
At the lowest tier is an open area. Desks are packed together closely with no space or privacy. This is where I’m sitting.
At the next tier are cubicles.
At the next tier are offices, located by the windows on the side.
At the highest tier is the corner office. It’s also larger than the other offices.
In the lobby, they have a janitor mopping the floor all day. The expression on his face says “I can’t believe I’m such a pathetic loser that this is the best job I can get. Is this all life has to offer for me?” It’s also a brilliant mind-control method, although I don’t know if anyone did it on purpose. When a janitor is mopping the floor all day, that’s a subtle reminder to everyone else, “No matter how much your job sucks, at least you aren’t this pathetic loser.”
Once in awhile, I see one of the higher-ranking managers. If I smile at them, their reaction says “How dare low-ranking scum like you be friendly with me!” That’s offensive. It’s a symptom that the leaders have evil tendencies and an exaggerated sense of their self-importance. If you’re working on the same floor as someone, you should be somewhat friendly.
A bank workplace has a clearcut caste system. Legally, everyone is equal, but some people are more equal than others.