Disloyal Contingent Worker
The 1980s and 1990s saw rapid growth of "contingent" employment such as temps. More generally, employees were told to "manage your own career" and be less dependent on the employer for security. However, treating employees as spot market purchases means that loyalty to the employer is sacrificed. In this excerpt, a temp attached herself to a rising executive who she ultimately engineers - by sabotaging others and even murder - to become CEO. All this is to advance herself, not the firm or her boss. In the end - seen here - he catches on.