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23. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 11, 2011, 14:56 Verno
 
I can't speak for elsewhere, but the company where I work dumped virtually all of its engineers and hired a cubic fuckton of MBA's and the place has been on a horrible downward slide in terms of efficiency, cost, project management, leadership, morale, and decision-making ever since. Where common sense, logic, and a common desire to see the company do better once ruled the day, now we have focus-group tested text book-weened college grads who think they know everything the day they step foot in the place making some of the most pitifully stupid decisions in order to advance their own personal agendas (good of the company be damned) I have ever seen on a depressingly routine basis. The only thing keeping me here is that the benefits, particularly medical, far outstrip those I could get anywhere else. (Though when Obamacare** kicks into high gear I doubt that will remain the case for very long).

It's an all too common story Prez, I went through the same thing at UUNet which eventually got bought out by a very MBA driven WorldCom and we all know how that one turned out. We should have a meeting about it, perhaps over lunch on the company dime.

I'm not going to get totally ridiculous and blame the death of north american industrialization on it but I will say that despite China's burgeoning bubble economy we're still in deep shit if MBAs continue to rule the roost for the next twenty years. We need to get back to actual work and making things. We can't sell our ideas forever, particularly when they are so easy to rip off.
 
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