What is a Corps?
1. A corps is an employee of the largest, faceless, nameless company\organization\government in the world.
2. A corps values work at an unremarkable company as long as it is 'good, steady, secure employment' where attendance, loyalty and conformity are carefully measured and rewarded.
3. A corps is concerned about their supervisor, rank, pay grade, temperature, lighting, insurance copayments, breakroom amenities, noise level, bathroom breaks, reimbursements, training, performance reviews, deductions, seating, documentation and cubicle height.
4. A corps shuns work in sales, marketing, or product development. [Exceptions are made for products which have not changed in several years].
5. A corps really likes processes, acronyms, forms, duplicates, triplicates, key cards, mid-level titles and rank.
6. A corps identifies and labels everyone as belonging to one of two camps - management and labor.
7. A corps has no problem with limited or 'locked-down' Internet access and/or phone systems.
8. A corps does not like change unless it is accompanied by mandatory training, documentation and a wage increase upon completion.
9. A corps does not like to 'rock the boat' - that particular function is handled by a labor representative or supervisor who carefully records their grievances and follows up in a timely fashion.
10. A corps dutifully uses every sick, personal and vacation day available to their particular ranking within a fixed year.
Are you a corps? Does it describe you? Does it sound like the place you work?
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