The Accumulation Of Rules
According to that dumbass BD00, in any given level in an institutional hierarsy, the number of internal org rules a member of that level is required to follow is a function of the number of levels above. Each level makes some rules for the levels below. Relatively speaking, the dudes in the head shed have to follow zero rules and they concoct the “high level” rules for the levels below them.
As one travels down a dysfunctional hierarsy, the number of rules to be obeyed is cumulative. By the time you’re down in the bilge room, the number of written and (especially) unwritten rules to follow is essentially infinite. The irony is that while the unfettered infallibles at the top keep piling on the handcuffs, they’re also simultaneously professing their love for empowerment, taking-initiative, dedication, trust, loyalty, yada-yada-yada.
T’is what it is, just another paycheck-for-repression tradeoff. You can’t have your cake and eat it too, so suck it up soldier!