Isn't it all too ironic that the inefficient suck-ups get to keep their jobs all the time and get all the benefits? And how the hard-working people get sacked and disrespected all the time? It shouldn't be this way.

At my job I bust myself every day mentally to come up with the best solutions and I don't get taken seriously, I just get shrugged at.
Meanwhile, an undereducated friend of mine got his contract extended and got a praise from the manager because all he does is do what they ask of him and he slaves away instead of coming up with ways to better the company. He's just a useless, mindless grunt. There's no value in him.
Then another friend of mine is asocial and while he had been hoping to get a promotion for the five years he worked at the company, solving numerous important issues, this one younger kid who happened to be a suck-up who bumped up everybody's mood but was in fact as intellectually useless as a rock, he got promoted to team lead in two months.

That lackeys and lazy people get more respect than authentic and well-meaning people. What an ugly world we live in..

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    If you pay attention, the overwhelming majority of people make the wrong decisions close to 95% of the time -- especially when it actually matters.

    Is it any wonder those who appear to be productive but actually incur massive technical debt are the ones who get praised, promoted, and kept?
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    Prices law -> the square root of the number of people do 50% of the work.

    It is endemic
    No escape
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    @muttley Oh yeah, I've heard of that law in my Sales class. :)
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    @Root Yeah, I've paid attention to that and I'm aware of it. I'm not happy with it.
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    Well, it's not that perfect world where the objective truth, the technological better solution wins, if one could that easily determine that by whatever metric.

    Even truth in science is what the community of each discipline agrees upon. Always remember: we're that social animal.

    Whish I would follow that as well: my lack of connections is probably why my career is stuck that much.
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    Non-technical people have no clue how your solutions compare. You need to translate your solutions into money to get noticed, e.g. "if I spend a week optimising this code, we'll save $200 per month on servers"
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    @phorkyas Remember that chart where it shows the correlation between amount of Linkedin connections you have and the salary you make? Aside from correlation not meaning causation per se. :P
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    @hitko I've already learned that in school, but unfortunately reality is a big mess of interconnected (and frankly whiny) people. Relations are especially difficult to manage.
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