I don't know you, so gonna give you a chance to retract the above statement, or at least clarify it. To suggest that ALL of corporate america is infected with "greed, corruption, graft, wast and (a) lack of ethics" is inane....about as inane as saying the members of any given race, creed, religion, etc are "this" or "that."
If you REALLY believe this, then you will call your broker, 401k and pension managers tomorrow and completely divest of ALL corporate paper and hide the cash you get in your mattress. Otherwise, you are complicit with the corporate raiders.
SR-HR-UH-Field of Dreams Mr. Elvis
"Don't give up.....don't ever give up!!!"
"Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail."
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I have of course, recognized that there are scumbags out there....but have enough experience to recognize they exist EVERYWHERE....in corporations, in churches, in non-profits, in neighborhoods.....everywhere. I've worked for 5 corporations and interacted with hundreds. I left one after the organization was purchased from one such scumbag company.....and I left skidmarks upon my exit!! But that is one out of hundreds....the vast majority of others are what I would call good "corporate citizens" of their respective communities. Now, some would likely argue that some of the companies I speak of are "greedy" because they make some pretty nice profits. I say, ridiculous, as long as the profits are legally and ethically obtained.
Glad to hear your retirement funds won't be in your mattress!