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

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Thu Dec 3 04:11:17 CST 2015

On Thu, Dec 03, 2015 at 01:10:48AM -0700, Patrick Giagnocavo wrote:
> You would think that by now, someone would have noticed that the high tech
> companies in Japan and South Korea often have long term employees who know
> all about the company, or engineer types, as CEO.  And they often kick
> their USA based competition in the butt.

I don't agree with this at all. When you have no regard for patents or IP
and people are willing to work like dogs and regularly kill themselves if
they fail the corp. mission the culture is very different. Do they still not
put doors on the bathrooms?

They are great at ripping off stuff and making improvements. Their
manufacturing is something we could learn from. Their development and
engineering process is not. There is relatively no innovation there,
individual accomplishment is not valued, productivity is extremely low in
white collar jobs, and they work their people literally to death.

This was always the case there in modern times. It may not be so far from
what happens today in American tech businesses but things have changed a
lot. 20 years ago it was a completely different world in America than it is
now, while in Japan it is the same as it ever was.

What's made in Japan anymore anyway? Everything is made in Taiwan and
China. I think South Korea is still far behind and will stay that way.

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