Reply to post: re: Bob got fired and only he knows where thsat is/how that works...

Ransomware keeping cops, NHS and local UK gov bods awake at night

Lysenko

re: Bob got fired and only he knows where thsat is/how that works...

That's a common one. Livestock Control (a.k.a. HR) like to serenely pontificate that "No-one is irreplaceable" but as a practical matter in the real world that platitude is worth about as much as their CIPD coffee mugs. People are frequently irreplaceable[1]. So much so that making them redundant and then being forced to hire them back as consultants on double salary doesn't even raise eyebrows. Just because "overhead" staff (like the C suite and LC) can be freely swapped around with minimal detrimental side effects it does not follow that the same applies to specialists with domain specific knowledge.

[1] Yes, that's "fall under a bus" risky and ideally it shouldn't happen. In other news: smoking is bad for you, always wear a condom and don't run with scissors. Back in the real world.....

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