I'm glad you are not. However, in my experience, you are the minority.
1st Job: Retail IT: 1.5 years - My Manager was actively committing fraud. The Store, District, and Regional Managers didn't care because he wasn't defrauding the company but instead our vendors and it made their bottom lines look good. A head hunter shopped my resume to a potential employer without my knowledge. When they called to followup references the got my manager. In spite of my being on contract, with 5 months to go, my Manager lied to the Store Manager and said I had called in and quit. Imagine my surprise when when I showed up for work the next day.
2nd Job: Pseudo State Agency IT: 3 Years: - When Accounting/HR VP got in a turf war with the IT VP I became a casualty. In spite of being an A+ and MCSE Tech HR decided I did "Data Entry." This meant I would get no pay raises until my new reduced pay rate matched my current pay rate... which would take 13 years. For 9 months the IT VP did nothing while promising action only to finally said "It's not worth the political capital to correct it, you are just a tech, you are replaceable." As note I ws the first tech they had managed to hold onto for longer the 8 months... a trend that continued after my departure.
3rd Job: State Agency IT: 2 Years - Lucrative wiring contract ended up be given to my Managers Brother-in-law. After being 6 months behind schedule announces wiring job is done and I am supposed to sign off on it without testing. I refuse and follow testing protocol. 40%+ failure rate on all the wiring and discovered that even though top of the line commercial switches were paid for consumer grade switches were installed and daisy chained in an unstable configuration. My refusal to sign off on it resulted in me being censured and a poor performance evaluation.
My complaints to higher up were basically answered with "He's a manager and you are not, your opinion is irrelevant."
4th Job: University IT: 5 Years: Actually the best of the bunch. Boss was likable and work was low pressure. Boss was continuously on 1/2 time as he was taking a ton of continuing education classes. When he started talking about retirement, and I pointed out that if I was going to take over the Novell network I was going to need a different suite of certs and additional training... magically all of our training money was unavailable and continued to be unavailable for anyone but him. He also had a tantrum when I gave him 8 weeks notice that I was going back to school, basically not talking in anything monosyllable the entire time because he would actually have to do his job for the first time in 5 years.
Each of these are specific instances from each of my jobs, but I could fill pages with their self-serving behavior. Far more often I saw empire building instead of teamwork.