This ties nicely back to the Trust editorial.
That said, back in the late 90s I went for an interview with a small privately held children's products company. I toured the facility, I interviewed with their resident expert. I answered their weed questions. I finished their "test" before the guy could walk away. Everything seemed to go swimmingly. I was offered the job.
Before I "got into computers", my first career path was law enforcement. As I toured the location I became aware of the elaborate surveillance system. The desks were old, circa 1950-60's desks, all arranged in a rigid grid pattern. Above each desk was a small quasi-covert camera. All of these cameras fed into a bank of monitors that were at the desks of the husband and wife CEOs. The CEOs had their desks at either end of the glass walled conference room, which was dead center in this space. The CEOs also had their phone system set up so they could eavesdrop on any phone call.
I told them flatly that I understood their paranoia, but that I couldn't work in such an environment.
Last time I checked, they're still in business, but they haven't grown as a company.
Honor Super Omnia-