Re: manager credibility

Subject: Re: manager credibility
From: Dick Margulis <margulis -at- fiam -dot- net>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 31 Mar 2004 07:02:28 -0500

A Person (as far as is known) wrote:

Tech writing (I mean GOOD tech writing)
is actually much harder to do that good information security. Most info sec
consultants are mouthing idiots. But they make obscene wads of cash telling
people to run virus scans.
Now - how come something that is very taxing and difficult to do: tech writing
is worth less to corporations than a dweeb in a polo who runs Nessus scans?
Think about that for a while. See if you can solve that riddle.

This is neither a new riddle nor a difficult one. The people who make the most money are, for the most part, the people who measure their self-worth in terms of money alone.

This is a basic self-esteem issue. People who actually make something of value and gain personal fulfillment and satisfaction in doing so need only enough money to sustain a reasonably comfortable lifestyle and provide for their retirement. People who know in their heart of hearts that they are worthless, craven jerks apply their cunning to separating other people from their money by any means possible--law and ethics be damned--and then try to hide behind a smokescreen of feigned moral and intellectual superiority. I'm not saying that all consultants--or all well-compensated people in general--are prostitutes. I'm just saying if the shoe fits wear it.

As to why corporations pay so much for something of so little intrinsic value, partly it's because the squeaky wheel gets the grease; but mostly it's because the MBAs in charge are part of the same club as the people they are giving all the moolah to.


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