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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • We used to have a saying at an old I used to work for.

    Unnecessary complexity leads to job security.

    Of course it was officially a joke, but I tended to think some people took it seriously.

    One interesting thing to note. IIRC in petdance's YAPC::NA presenation he mentioned that if you manage to place yourself into the position you descibe (so vital to the company, you can never be removed), then you are not only preventing the possibility of being fired/replaced, but also the possibilty you mig

    • Another danger is being the only guy who knows about the important system. So you never get any other assignments or never get assigned to new projects (sideways promotion?) - you get stuck and slowly you get tired of your job because of lack of professional satisfaction.