I read this before the previous day's comic, and I actually think it's funnier without it. It's like there's 3 punchlines in this comic (alice slapping her CEO, her doing the things the CEO told her to do, and the last panel), as opposed to yesterday kinda dragging it out. I.E. Good job on this one!
Power over others attracts those who crave power for the sake of power itself. For those who do not crave power, power over others is a burden. A responsibility that requires thinking and spending time one would gladly spend doing something else. For a power seeker this is not an issue as they no not care if the job is done well or not, nor do they care about the persons under his control, what they care is that they get what they want.
The only reason a sane person would want power over others is because he or she has found no alternative to get things done. The insane crave power for power itself, as they do not care about the responsibility.
As a side note, this is the reason, no large human institution can last more than 1 generation without becoming corrupted. None.