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I have to say my current company is driven by Marketing...but we do not have a product yet. They want something form everybody, and they are making most of the decisions about the product's direction. The department is only 4 people! It is very bizarre.
> sometimes, but not always... and Marketing tends to go on the chopping block earlier in a downsizing effort.
> Don't believe me? in 30 years, I'be been in the layoff arena 9 times.... I got axed everytime I was in marketing, and was kept on everytime I was in Development or IT... primarily because I can wear both hats with equal ease, and it's easier to prove it from the technology side....
> Of course YMMV...
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> > -------Original Message-------
> > From: Kat Kuvinka <katkuvinka -at- hotmail -dot- com>
> > Subject: RE: one vs 1
> > Sent: 30 Sep '09 11:04
> > But Marketing has a bigger budget!
> > >
> > > In my experience, people are only "parasitic" if you let them be. Set
> > > ground rules, responsibilities and accountabilities and hold everyone
> > > to them and there's no sticking.
> > >
> > > On Tue, Sep 29, 2009 at 4:54 PM, Leonard C. Porrello
> > > <Leonard -dot- Porrello -at- soleratec -dot- com> wrote:
> > > > I totally agree, but when dealing with marketing people, one often feels
> > > > that the symbiosis is parasitic rather than mutalistic. ;-)
> > >
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