I didn't label it as misguided. My opinion is that you might have spent those 17 years in a small, sheltered pond and therefore might not have a clear, firm grasp on what its actually like out here in corporate America.<quoted text>
Weird. Page just must not have been refreshed. You have assessed my opinion as misguided, but do not say why. Your tone implies that you have a much more enlightened view that I have not yet been privy to. Also, what's a Non-CON? I'm new here and am not up on the lingo.
I'm a capitalist and I've served on 40+ Boards of mostly mid-sized companies. So I've seen how it was then and how it is now and can compare. I remenber when $s and cents weren't the sole criteria for decisions made.
However, today $s and cents is all they care about. Corporations aren't evil, but some of the d**n sociopaths that run them could be. Nobody owes me my job and I'm only as good as my last couple of successeses or failures.
Sorry if my "tone" offended you. I'll try to take it a bit easier on you.:)