Originally Posted by Matthew Shea
Basically, to sum it up, it seems like you're making a lot of assumptions and not considering the unique situation of the people in positions such as the one you cite.
We don't know where the Tescoe Sales Manager got his start. I often think that perhaps people in these positions come from very humble beginnings, more humble than we like to imagine. We can't possibly know the story. In your reality, you see these positions as low-level and menial and consider one occupying such a position as having no ambition. In his reality, it could be the pinnacle of achievement after years of hard work and struggle.