Zerovision, been hurt in the corporate world by these mean execs making billions have you.
Not directly, but I have seen others in the business world and even in local schools (employees) get shafted out of funds they worked for because that department was given a budget and the ones in charge elected to keep that money personally instead of using it to better the company.
They are good at hiding their true colors, but they look good, by staying within the budget and in return get more funds each year. If someone up top came the to DoM and said "these pix suck and we have high profile customers complaining about them" then things would change, but these guys get chewed out if the bottom line is less than the year before so they eliminate that by getting low quality service and keeping the bottom line stable.
Its just the corporate way just like photographers don't go all out every time high end expensive equipment comes out. We look at a lens in our price range take pictures and say they are just as good as the $2000 lenses that other photographers buy to justify the purchase.
I consider myself at the lower part of the totum pole when it comes to my skills as a photographer. Most may feel I don't deserve the equipment that I have, but I've tried to buy the best to someday provide the very best I can offer.
My complaint is that I can't even offer my services for free to photographers shooting a wedding that need a second shooter or are shooting their first wedding. I'm just trying to help a fellow photographer and I get nothing, not even a no thank you.
I offered my services, on this forum, as a second shooter in the DFW area and my first two replys were along the lines of someone saying that it made them think of the Kennedy Assassination. How would you like that for your first response?