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euph-_-oric t1_iwslmth wrote

It's funny you say that because middle management is often the first to go. It's upper management that gets di w.e the fuck they want.


WayneKrane t1_iwsmshu wrote

Yeah, middle management usually has a lot of bloated salaries and you can get by longer without them. The last company I was at did layoffs and it was exclusively mid level managers. It made sense to me because each of their salaries was equal to 2-3 employees or more. I knew I was safe because I was the lowest paid employee.


davebowmanandhal t1_iwuqpdi wrote

I don’t work in tech, but I am a middle manager and I am not making a lot. It can be tough not having any real autonomy and still dealing with upper management and employees.


MerlinsBeard t1_iwuk8g6 wrote

That's true when a company gets bought out. The technical staff is retained, the management get the boot.

Happens all the time in government contract rollovers also. Company A had contract but lost rebid so Company B basically buys out Company A's tech staff and brings in their management.

Then it's very clear if productivity goes down or up who the problem is.