I’ve been active in the job market for over a quarter of a century, jumping countries and continents, and I’m yet to see a workplace that wouldn’t function in a way which is purely absurd. Perhaps absurdity is an inherent feature of every human organisation.
The term ‘work culture’ makes fuss over the existence of various types and degrees of absurdity in various organisations and geographical locations. ‘Work culture’ is not interested in actual work and has nothing to do with culture but sounds cool, in which it resembles every senior manager I’ve ever met.
Witnessing the way my current workplace functions has brought me to the realisation that planet Earth would be much better off if instead of humans it were run by dolphins. It’s a cheering thought that dolphins still might have a go at it if we manage to destroy our civilisation before we destroy the planet.