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Sysadmin trained his offshore replacements, sat back, watched ex-employer's world burn

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I would like to point out that not all of us MBA types are money first and people last types - what I normally see are people promoted past their point of competence - aka Ms.Fiorina or Donald Trump.

I am trained as an analyst and at one point wrote a business plan for company expansion based on a specific location - only to be told by the owner that he had decided to save a bit of money in rent by selecting a different site. At which point I told him that he would only get half the business that I had forecast, and my forecast was what he was basing his financing and sales projections on.

Sure enough, I nailed it right on the nose, and was out of a job within the year because sales were so bad and someone had to take the blame, and that location was closed within a few more years. Give the guy credit, he knew his product well, but he was not very good outside that narrow bit of bandwidth.

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