Re: Out sourcing
It's blindingly obvious to anyone who has any sort of physical involvement, unfortunately whatever the higher up decision makers get exposed to shows no reflection of any of it.
As to the rest, the quality and pain is obvious to most, but my company have actually caught 2 of the ones we work with directly stealing our ip to try and sell to other companies as something they've developed. Disturbingly, we are still working with them without censure as no one would push it up the chain.
I've been asked to verify the contents of a document before, only to find it was a copy/paste job from a presentation I'd created a year or so before, only it was now on their company stationary, and cheekily even had copyright notices on it. I'd keep your old training and knowledge transfer docs locked down and restricted, or you'll find yourself paying to have them recycled and presented back to you!