I seem to have figured out that all things being equal, the following is most often true.

  1. People preforming the work that require resources will recommend spending any amount of money to make sure there is no duplication of labor as long as it doesn’t cut into what they earn.

  2. People approving such expenditures only care about what something initially costs and disregard the duplication of labor as long as it doesn’t reflect poorly on them or affect what they earn or both.

A new Challenge

Well turns out I get new duties (another job) but no more pay nor perks. Oh well. Twenty five years in IT and I now find myself at the top of a ladder with power tools doing something that the people who manage me cannot do.