Office Hierarchy

Tommorow will be a special day in our company. It is the innaguration of our newly-opened building and from what I heard, the president of the Philippines will be our one of guest. She will be gracing the event along with our clients from Europe and Northern America. It will be an exclusive event and only the higher ranks are allowed to brush shoulders with the honored guests.
My company in the past years threw the idea of ranks in the trash bin. Now, since we became bigger this year, it feels like there are now this thin line between higher life forms and lower life forms. The question is: WHERE ARE THE OLD VALUES WE HAVE BEEN TAKING CARE OF ALL THESE YEARS?