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Engineering in crisis? The reasons why

Sylvie Barak,
10/25/2012 04:41 PM EDT

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re: Engineering in crisis? The reasons why
Code Monkey   10/30/2012 8:31:26 PM
Tribal knowledge is underrated. Companies wizz it away like it's water when they downsize, then expect it to magically appear when they re-hire. This mentality has huge social costs, which companies should bear part of. Unfortunately, the government has no leverage because laws that would discourage off-shoring have been gutted. Mongo is only pawn in game of life.

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re: Engineering in crisis? The reasons why
Bert22306   10/31/2012 8:59:44 PM
You're absolutely right, Sylvie. Retirement plans have become a thing of the past. Companies seem to offer savings plans to which they contribute, but not the old style retirement plan anymore. I'm not sure how this would have been unpredictable, though, in the new global era. When workers compete globally, and corporations become multinational, how could it be otherwise? I mean, what mechanisms could be put in place to make it otherwise, I guess is what I'm really asking.

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