I'm so very pleased to see so many before state the painfully obvious. The very notion that anyone other than the proper, majority share holding owner is indispensable, much less a contractor, is naive at best, arrogant at the middle ground, and anathema to productive continuity. While we should all value our positions in whichever line of work we are in, we owe it to ourselves to come as close to objective assessment of the skill sets and their subsequent application toward the overall operation. I hold IT personnel in high regard, but let us all face reality: There are countless others that seek these jobs, many of whom no doubt come without the baggage of misplaced importance or inequitable sense of self-worth. I say this with full recognition that I do not know this person posing the question. That being said, in a place such as Slashdot, I do believe my words fall on many ears that have heard this type of talk stemming from behavior demonstrative of that which fosters ill rapport and declining morale.