Life isn't about an equal footing, why should a game be about an equal footing. You complain that you have to join a top corporation in order to compete for workers. Then why not make a top corporation to compete for workers. Too me it simply sounds like a lot of complaining because some people don't want others to be better at something despite them putting more effort into it.
Funny Funny Funny,
Even though I rarely get the workers I want, I still end up in the top 5. *tsk tsk I would classify that as "putting in the effort", why should I be forced to join with people I don't like?
And this is a game, lol not real life. Games require balance, else people will leave.