Re: Never forget, when you work for the compnay being bought...
> You advice to strive to nothing higher than mediocrity explains a lot about many problems the world faces today.
No, people doing their best and getting ungratefully screwed over because some exec wants the short-term profit to justify their fat bonus explains that bit.
> Some people do quite like knowing they’re doing a good job even if they have no recognition from the company.
Yes, such people do exist, and that's to be respected up to a point.
On the other hand, *your* sanctimonious attempt to co-opt and exploit that as an excuse to justify expecting *everyone* to work over-and-above for the type of bosses who'd have no qualms about screwing them over in a heartbeat shows exactly which side you're on, you odious weasel.
> Keeping management unhappy seems like a very poor long term career strategy, too.
Ah, this is the "working harder for such types might save your job" line, when it won't.
But they'll have managed to exploit you for some unrewarded extra effort before you're let go regardless, so that's okay.
The only lesson here is- if possible- to avoid working for the type of company and bosses who will only ever exploit any concept of employee loyalty for their own interests, and only ever in one direction. And that if you do, you owe those people nothing and should look after your own interests.