I feel very proud, because I saw and helped made the workplace growth. I certainly had learned a lot of knowledge and took the experience to another level. Especially after retiring.
The locals like only each other and anyone outside is not liked where they all went to school together, grew up together, and watch out for each other. Outsiders are mistreated, bullied, and harassed until you either leave or they find a way to get you fired.
Yes, but you don't get automatic holiday and sick pay. You have to have earned enough annual leave time. If not, you either have to work or not get paid.