Reply to post: Re: Logic bombs are unprofessional

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

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Re: Logic bombs are unprofessional

However oversights in documenting procedures are for your ISO-9000 or ISO-14000 compliance people to handle.

However, there can be a glaring oversight by the ISO- compliance people. So they write compliant procedures. Compliance checkers check those comply, and award ISO plaques. Websites and bid templates are updated, and all is well at C-level.

Then comes cost savings. So the business has spent thousands, sometimes millions on a fully stocked procedure library. Outsourcing, or just hiring cheaper staff becomes simple, because those newbies can simply follow procedures. In expectation of new bonuses, strategy is implemented and axes swung.

At which point, the business may notice that there's often a fundamental disconnect between how stuff is done vs the procedure library.. But by which point, the employees capable of working around procedures to get stuff done are long gone.

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