I worked for a small stand-alone operation within a large multi-national corporation. Our 1,000 square foot front office building had 10 people working in it with our GM's office in the corner.
The GM was in over his head in every way except when it came to whom he made friends with at Corporate. Eventually his friendships paid off and he got promoted to Vice President. Now a big shot, he needed special treatment. No longer could he walk in the front door with all of the "little people." He had carpenters cut a hole in the side of the building and put in a door so he could have his own private entrance to his office.