Employees were renamed "associates" around the same time, IIRC. We were all so busy having TEAM BUILDING EXERCISES to MAXIMIZE OUR PARADIGMS (or some such BS), who had time to get any actual work done?
One of the professors caught a lot of flack when he pointed out that in the courses listed for the degree there was not a single ethics course.
The university PTB jumped all over him for saying that.
regimes in every sector. The paperwork to do so is overwhelming.
I was working at a call center (pray for me, I'm out of there by years now), and they changed 'HR' to 'Human Capital Control', apparently according to one of the middle managing shitfucks I encountered, anything else was 'Pinko labor focussed, you work for US, we OWN your time'.
Never had a better time keying someones car and slashing their tires.
He said quite a bit more, but the pinko and ownership comments are direct.e didn't last long. He was seperate inside a few months. I was there another two years after that, and eventually fired for calling in sick too often. (My SEIU button got me called 'future job opening' thank gods only from ironic friends)
A few months later, oh, well, it's cancer, so ye know, totally justified. That was.....9+ years ago?
A human being is no different than a pile of coal, really. All resources that can be exploited.
a grunt who has to confront a gook, or a sand monkey, etc. Is it easier to screw the next person who comes thru the door or the next consumer? The same with how HR thinks of the employees.
Not well worded before my first coffee but you get the drift.
Workers who pushed quarry stones to build pyramids certainly were used as a resources. Arrogant, freshly minted MBAs aside, humans have made progress in managing "HR" too. Give it a few more millenia. Hopefully.
This is OUR fault. We let it happen. And it will continue until we rediscover our backbones.
Humans have always viewed other humans working for them as resources. Nothing new. There have been good companies and bad companies. The bad have almost mostly outweighed the good.
. . . search me how capitalism continues without people with disposable income buying products or services; but hey, that's why they make the big bucks.