Exactly why my company is having massive amounts of attrition. Raging boners abound, from young engineers to the VP/executive level! Every week or two I lose another friend at the corporation due to attrition. Now we're losing all the good talent, and products and projects are floundering. Having executives lying through their teeth and screwing the company, and egomaniac line managers that deliberately and consistently sabotage company operations and projects for their own empire building, what can you expect?You don't hang on to talent in the private sector by being a raging dick.
I'm actually very glad to have been in this environment, as I've learned exactly how not to be. It's helped a lot in my own management experiences. Patience is certainly the greatest virtue.
Do you think Amazon is bad? Lots of engineers have left my company for Amazon. They say it's heaven by comparison. Better culture AND better compensation? Really great deal.I have also had friends who worked for Bezos, and they were happy to punch their ticked at Amazon and get out of there.