First lesson of business.<quoted text>You hire at the industry standard and let the employee prove his value. If he's worth a damn, THEN you pay to keep him. A valuable employee is one that understands the process and goes the extra yard to impress. I've fired dozens of 'experts' who told me how experienced they were. Even if they showed some promise, that lie said all I needed to know.
Surround yourself with dumber people.
No wonder you went through so many.