also, I love how you write about the shinra's company itself. I mean, we got lots and lots of stories about seph, zack, cloud, etc... but reeves position actually is far less used, apart from the obligatory supporting role (= something like three lines in the 100 000 words story >_<;;;). so yeah for the bureaucrats! ^^
For me, the germ of these stories was a result of having worked for a living in a number of different places, including government departments, retail firms, superannuation administrators, and contracting companies, and one thing I learned over the years is that no matter how simple a company may *seem*, once it's over a certain size, it's a lot more complicated underneath. From what we're shown of the Shinra company in the game, we're given a massive organisation which may have *started out* as an electric power company, but now appears to take on the role of "large governing body" for the majority of the planet. I figure there have to be large chunks of the company we just don't see in the game (because they're not plot-relevant there) but which have to exist in order to support the infrastructure required - things like the Personnel section and the Accounting division, Public Relations, Administration, the various Support sections (computing, infrastructure, supply) and then the whole whatsit either duplicated or doubled in size in order to deal with the problem of running a combination of standing army and intermittent police force for a lot of the local areas. Somewhere in all of that, there's the people who are actually responsible for things like connecting houses to the electrical power grid, reading meters, sending out the bills, accepting payments, and chasing up on defaulters. I won't get into the sheer amount of infrastructure and bureaucracy which is implied in the secrecy about things like the "Deepground" project (which comes out in Dirge of Cerberus) except to point out the easiest way of ensuring something either becomes or remains secret is to make it commonplace. Hidden in plain sight.
So yeah, there's a lot of stories in ShinraCorp admin. It's just that very few of them (proportionally) have anything to do with the plot of the game.