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> They should take the MS job, they'll have more money to spend on their beloved overpriced Apple products.
But they will lose that staff benefit where they can buy Apple products for merely 1000% of its cost price instead of RRP!
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From my one-and-half-decade work experience with various companies i have noticed a trend:
Companies which have a slow-moving, yet quiet and humble IT continue to shine and prosper in this economic situation.
For instance HSBC, Wells Fargo, Statestreet, Webster Bank, etc.
On the other hand, companies who have had arrogant, positively evil IT managers and leaders have stumbled or stumbling now. For instance AIG, Citibank, Credit Suisse, WaMu, etc.
I have worked for the best as well as worst IT managers, including the one at Citi who took a screenshot of our IT application, put it on his desktop as wallpaper and screamed at us that our application didn't work. It took us 4 days and multiple escalations until we found out. Unfortunately, that guy had a good laugh and was never even warned by his manager. That was 9 years ago. That guy rapidly proceeded to become a AVP. Fortunately, his downfall came rapidly too: he was one of the first to be fired by Citi when it cut down costs.
Similar case with Credit Suisse where we were forced to work 20 hour days for about 4 months to finish a job to "their" satisfaction, which meant scrapping all we did and doing it repeatedly after their managers had a chance to google for a solution.
AIG was the worst of all when we had to digest an architecture and design document of 138 pages in one day and make a presentation the next day. AIG bosses thought it was funny to see us struggling and said that as a vendor we ought to be superhuman and not a mere human being.
So, tell me, am i right that companies with worst attitude IT fail, while companies with strong and benevolent IT are a success?"
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