Re: Used to work there till recently
"And for many clients, thats all that matters :("
We have to realize now that the people doing the outsourcing to the cheapest bidder, are always bean counters. Every time.
What they see, is *their* budget. No more, no less. *None* of them will take a hit in their budget even if it means the company saves money. That just does not happen.
When whole thing goes haywire, it's *not* showing in their budget at all and it's all someone else's fault. What's there not to like? Sabotaging a competitor (fellow middle manager) is the middle management mode of operation, every time.
Also we have this ultra capitalistic system where 1 million in "variable cost", i.e. outsourcing, is *a good thing* to every stock market analyst ever, while 500k in "fixed cost", i.e. salaries, for the same thing, is *a bad thing*. None of them looks whole cost, not interested at all: It's all about *cost ratio*.
As a whole it's totally absurd, but CEO salary is tied on stock price, i.e. stock analyst reports. *Not* what the actual cost or quality is: All of those are 100% irrelevant in stock market and that means directly the pay of the CEO.
Naturally the greediest psychopath available is always hired as CEO. That's the norm.