[rescue] [geeks] Looking for a sysadmin gig in Houston/remote

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Thu Dec 3 01:27:56 CST 2015

On Wed, Dec 02, 2015 at 04:13:48PM -0500, Steve Sandau wrote:
> On 12/02/2015 04:00 PM, Dave McGuire wrote:
> >On 12/02/2015 03:51 PM, Phil Stracchino wrote:
> >>>>Outsourcing secondary or tertiary functions can sometimes make a kind of
> >>>>sense, from a business perspective.  I am utterly at a loss to
> >>>>comprehend how anyone could ever have thought that outsourcing or, even
> >>>>worse, offshoring core competencies and expertise was ever a good idea.
> >>>
> >>>   Suits do it for short-term bonuses they get for the cost reduction.
> >>>They pocket those bonuses, and then usually jump ship before everything
> >>>goes to hell.  It's a fairly common suit trick.
> >>
> >>Harvard Business School for the lose, again.  :p
> The interesting part (here and in general) is that other execs go along with
> it thinking it's a good idea. Why is that?

Cost reductions make the stock attractive for a few weeks every quarter.

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