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They are only employed because management insists on sub-dividing and outsourcing so much work that PILES of documents and meetings are required to "scope" the contracts and "manage the deliverables." This creates an entirely new pile of "soft work" that can be pushed around for weeks/months by people only able to use PowerPoint and Excel who have zero expertise in the core problems.

This is exactly the problem that I have seen in the publishing industry. The worker bees are being fired to keep the drones employed, because if the worker bees are doing their jobs, then the drones aren't really needed.

The problem is that the drones are the ones who decide what is outsources and who should be employed.

I don't expect this problem will get any better until the worker bees own their own business and kick out the drones.
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