There has been a lot of good discussion about the general corpie ethos. It pretty well sums up how any self-respecting corpie will throw his best friend under the bus if it means it will get him ahead. I'd like to continue this discussion in a new thread to really explore the depth of actions corpies should be taking to get ahead in the world and the potential consequences if they're caught.
* What are examples of real-world white collar crimes that probably aren't illegal in Withmore?
* What real-world freedoms would our corporate overlords outlaw?
* Are there things only some corporations would disallow in their by-laws?
* What would the punishment look like?
For example, in 2012 drugs are legal. But if you are gainfully employed by a drug company, how would they feel about you manufacturing and selling drugs that compete with their products? I imagine you'd be breaking some sort of draconian non-compete that would obligate you to stop production and fork over any profits you've ever made. But the real kicker is that HR informs you the non-compete is still in effect even though they just fired you.
On the other hand, every good corpie executive loves receiving bribes. So why should bribes be illegal? I'll tell you why; because I didn't get a piece of the action. In Withmore, I would expect "facilitating payments" to be commonplace. But when that "facilitating payment" lowers the price of services or results in a more expensive vendor being selected, shareholders now have a reason to be pissed. At some point those angry shareholders managed to outlaw the bribes they never see but keep their beloved "facilitating payments" legal.
What are some other crimes a good corpie will commit to get ahead?