Bare Minimum Effort Loser
“A sociopath-entrepreneur with an idea recruits just enough losers to kick off the cycle. As it grows it requires a clueless layer to turn it into a controlled reaction rather than a runaway explosion.”
“Sociopaths, in their own best interests, knowingly promote over-performing losers into [clueless] middle-management, groom under-performing losers into sociopaths, and leave the average bare-minimum-effort losers to fend for themselves.”
“Eventually, as value hits diminishing returns, both the sociopaths and losers make their exits, and the clueless start to dominate. Eventually, the hollow brittle shell collapses on itself…” (Venkatesh Rao) [The Gervais Principle]
If you are a good programmer, than you will be—by definition of the word: good programmer—perceived as “bare-minimum-effort” loser. It is the effort that counts. That is why you are left to fend for your self. So there, now you know.