Nobody Cares about Merit Anymore

Nobody Cares about merit anymore, everyone just cares about “culture fit.”

I am a believer that low performing employees should get out of the job.

The problem I have is high performing people are getting opportunities denied to them for political reasons.

When you’re a good worker, you should have the chance to work without a political issue every 3 months.

edit: The last 20 years or so we’ve tried this “cultural fit” thing where people are hired and paid based on how they make you “feel” instead of how well they actually perform.

That’s why we declined in manufacturing, because there you can see who is performing and who isn’t.

We need to immediately end this and go back to the era where the most productive and skilled people get the most rewards.