[rescue] rescue Digest, Vol 157, Issue 3

Phil Stracchino phils at caerllewys.net
Thu Dec 3 07:49:49 CST 2015

On 12/03/15 08:26, Fred wrote:
> On Wed, 2 Dec 2015 rescue-request at sunhelp.org wrote:
>> Date: Wed, 2 Dec 2015 15:19:07 -0500
>> From: Dave McGuire <mcguire at neurotica.com>
>> Subject: Re: [rescue] [geeks] Looking for a sysadmin gig in
>>   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.
> The horrible thing is, I have seen it in industries separately that have
> nothing to do with one another.  From a CEO at a bank changing data
> processing systems (why didn't you do your due diligence and pick this
> particular one product while giving just lip service to the others?  Oh
> yeah, you're getting "paid" somehow, but smart (or is it sociopath?)
> enough to not make it obvious.)

Sociopathic.  That particular kind of 'smart' - don't get caught, always
maintain plausible deniability - is part of it.  We have made the
terrible mistake of allowing upper management culture *nationwide* to be
twisted into a form in which it is a *competitive advantage* to be
sociopathic.  And then we wonder why our giant corporations behave in
predatory, sociopathic ways, like Exxon/Mobil actively working for the
past forty years to conceal their own scientists' data showing that
fossil fuels were changing the global climate, or Wal-Mart forcing the
taxpaying public to subsidize their payroll by paying their floor staff
so little they still qualify for public assistance *as a deliberate policy*.

  Phil Stracchino
  Babylon Communications
  phils at caerllewys.net
  phil at co.ordinate.org
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