Don’t let it get to you too much. These managers and exec’s think of us as widgets. They truly believe they can cut costs by replacing an experienced and higher cost person with a warm body, so they believe there are 1000’s of bodies they can stick in there. These delusions they suffer are prerequisites to being hand picked for management. Once there, they are mentored by a previous generation of clueless managers who also suffer from an inflated sense if value, and, hence, believe they’re the real value-adders with their ppts.
When the turnaround occurs these idiots will be caught holding the bag when their widget replacements don’t have a clue how to do the job. They’d step over a dollar to pick up a penny when times are tough, and their foresight is only a single quarter. It’s sad, but they’ve destroyed any future we had beyond the current downturn. They all need glasses for their myopia.