Beamer wrote on Apr 12, 2011, 13:19:
Which started first, employee disloyalty to companies or companies to employees?
Probably each instigated the other, but it isn't like there's a such thing as a "company man" anymore, which moots your argument to me. People get valuable training and education at one company and take it to another very quickly. I certainly will - you rise quicker jumping to new companies than staying with one because you're filling a hole your company may not currently have.
Yeah, I'm sure that talent jumping to competitors is what set in motion the corporate axe to trim out the remainder. Had nothing to do with market share or maximizing profit.
In my experience, I looked for a better gig before the axe swung or the phase out. Not everyone is that fortunate, nor do they always know what/when it is coming. In a perfect world, you're always ahead of it. Sometimes you're advancing, sometimes you're surviving. And it's not always conducive to raising a family by uprooting every year or two.
I'd say the employee behavior is the outcome due to the corporate environment, not the cause.
You know selling dlc before you patch the client doesn't impress upon me the need to support your shit. -massdev