Disposable or not?

In an article about employee training, Techcrunch makes a sad but true observation.

American corporations consider their workforce to be disposable — like ball-point pens and cigarette lighters. Gone are the days when a company would train a factory worker to become a computer programmer or offer lifelong employment. It’s all about quarterly revenue and profits now.

And this is exactly why you should read Linchpin: Are You Indispensable? by Seth Godin.