And temps and contract workers are that gift. Of course, offshoring all the real jobs made that strategy possible.
Anybody know if MS ever settled that suit brought by the temps who had been working for them for years? People wonder why I have no use for MS. Sadly, Linux has progressed perhaps to the point where MS was with WinDoze95, in terms of end users. That is, not sufficiently functional for much beyond the basics, unless you are a good bit more technically adept than most. I’ll run it in a Virtual Machine until it matures a little more. And then I’ll revert.
I really miss OS/2.
A country which refuses to support its workers is doomed, though, so it may be moot pretty soon.