[ExI] the formerly rich and their larvae...
fauxever at sprynet.com
Tue Feb 12 03:27:47 UTC 2008
From: "Emlyn" <emlynoregan at gmail.com>
To: <rafal at smigrodzki.org>; "ExI chat list" <extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org>
Sent: Monday, February 11, 2008 5:17 PM
> On 11/02/2008, Rafal Smigrodzki <rafal.smigrodzki at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Salary is a signal of usefulness,
> I think this is a prevalent attitude, but doesn't jibe with my
> experience. I've been working in the startup / SME world for years as
> a code gun-for-hire, seeing people doing all kinds of different work,
> being paid at all kinds of levels.
> As far as I can see, management is consistently rewarded far in excess
> of technical front line people. The rule seems to be, if you actually
> do something concrete, like make a thing, you are intrinsically less
> valuable than if you "manage" said people (whatever that means). So we
> have a hierarchy, with money generally increasing the higher up you
> go, the very top levels being paid crazy money. That's not really news
> of course.
Emlyn, how right you are! We have not had - and do not now have ... much of
a meritocracy. One only has to observe what's been going on at history
(even biased, self-serving, classist history) to see this.
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