I imagine most corporations/companies have a department called Human Resources.
Of course, you know what the title of such a department implies; you are not a person, you are a resource.
This seems to be a mentality common to many organisations all over the world, and is not unique to HR departments.
People are complicated and come with emotional attachments, responsibilities etc. Numbers are just numbers, so long as they add up then everything is ok.
Life would be better if ‘Human Resources’ changed to ‘people matters’, and if people actually did matter.