Corporate Slave

Many people have a hard time adapting to work and society after graduation. For office workers, faced with a much tougher boss than teachers in school, failure to complete tasks can be costly and even lead to job loss. However, office workers may face some unfairness in the workplace, but they must overcome that because they are afraid of losing their jobs.

The project aims to expose the life of the “corporate slave” of contemporary office workers. I explored the processes and behaviours of office politics as the power and authority involved in interpersonal communication among office workers, such as bosses exploiting workers, workers being used as a scapegoat by bosses, workers having excessive workload and endless overtime, etc. Since my audience would be office workers who are going through the life of the “corporate slave” and those who are about to enter the workplace, I try to convert office supplies that office workers come into contact with every day into visual language and inform it into my projects.

For one, I plan to strike a chord with office workers who are suffering from office politics and encourage them to face up. For another, I want to give newcomers a guideline of office politics as a wake-up call to the difficulties they may face later.