When I used to have to go to 'staff meetings', and I mean with all the big shots not just the daily routine time waster, I really was surprised (naively so) with what disrespect they spoke of the employees. I remember one third level DHB laughing at 'the s$$holes' hoping for a promotion when they already had the candidate picked out before the job was even posted. Just one more reason I hated management.
@R3sistance Apple is well known for cannibalizing their best businesses. They are not afraid to let their best business die if that means an even better one will take its place. The best example is the iPod. It was the iPod that single-handedly saved Apple from bankruptcy and turned them into a household name. Any other company would have been afraid to dare touch a product as popular as the iPod, or let any of their other products compete with it. But Apple had no qualms about letting the iPod line essentially be replaced by the iPhone which makes a better iPod than the iPod ever did.