"So if one has a legitimate concern, notices that something is being done wrong, or that someone is wronging you, one has no recourse?"
If your superior was wronging you, the standard response is the same as at the congregation... "wait on Jehovah." Very seldom did Jehovah come to the rescue and correct things. I guess I learned early on to just shut up and do my job. It wasn't a case where "the squeeky wheel gets the grease." It was more like, "the nail sticking out will get hammered."
I guess I'm still trying to come to terms with the deeply ingrained message that I must stay an obedient, subservient, subordinate. And I was such a dutiful slave for them. Treat me like sh!t, and I'd just try harder. Get caught in the ongoing ego battles between Teaching and Writing and I'd keep my mouth shut. Watch idiots like GB 2.0 take a fast-track to the top of Jaracz's Sh!t Pile of As$holes and pretend that they're somehow smart and deserving. Seeing thousands of dollars wasted on bad decisions and I looked the other way. It really is like a police state. Underneath the painted on smiles was a climate of fear. Your room and stuff were subject to scrutiny 24/7. The world outside was demonized by all the lectures and mind-control, so the fear of leaving, or being kicked out, was very real to me.
Being in bethel woke me up to the reality that it was a very human and imperfect organization. After I left bethel, I tried to just go back to being a regular dub, but I couldn't. Eventually, I wised up and left. Although I'm still trying to get on with life.