Why is the workplace totalitarian?

A Totalitarian society is one is which a dictator rules people who are subjects ( lower than the leader in either wealth or power).
A workplace can be considered totalitarian because there is always a boss who makes the final decisions and whatever the boss says goes, and because there are always people working under the boss. However, you could also make this analogy with other positions like say a student and a teacher. Those who hold higher power are obeyed by those who are in a lesser power, just like if a teacher told a class they were getting a test no matter how hard the class complained the teacher could still enforce an exam.