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  •  This is similar to the cuts in staff (6+ / 0-)

    in administrative, IT, and other "support" roles, so that highly paid people with none of the requisite skills can fix the copy machine, solve their computer problems, do their own word processing, and then get yelled at because their "real" jobs aren't getting done.

    Maximum frustration for all involved, and no cost savings.

    Those who do not understand history are condemned to repeat it... in summer school.

    by cassandracarolina on Tue Jan 15, 2013 at 12:57:29 PM PST

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    •  Oh, don't forget arranging your own travel. (4+ / 0-)

      Because it's a lot more efficient for you at some high rate of pay to do that, rather than paying an agency to do it for you. Yeah.... Cuz it might take you two hours to figure out the flights and hotels and car to coordinate with your work partner from another city, where it might take an agency a quarter of the time... geeeeeeez..... You can tell this one's a sore spot...

      I get to choose, and I choose love.

      by Melanie in IA on Tue Jan 15, 2013 at 02:52:01 PM PST

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      •  Oh and then you're the one who gets beat up (2+ / 0-)

        or expenses questioned, because you didn't choose the cheapest flight that would take ALL FREAKIN' DAY to get there, rather than the one a little more expensive that would take 5 hours total. Yeah...

        I get to choose, and I choose love.

        by Melanie in IA on Tue Jan 15, 2013 at 02:53:07 PM PST

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        •  Yes - this was a big bone of contention (3+ / 0-)

          You'd have to expend hours of non-billable time to find the cheaper flight or hotel, while the corporate overlords tooled around in limos and drank $200 bottles of wine with dinner on expense accounts. Never mind the lost time sitting at airports. After a while, I just adopted the philosophy that

          It's better to beg forgiveness than ask permission.

          Those who do not understand history are condemned to repeat it... in summer school.

          by cassandracarolina on Tue Jan 15, 2013 at 02:58:54 PM PST

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