Originally Posted by EireEngineer
Thats not the problem it this case. The drawback in production requests has caused many of the board houses in this area to either close, or to contract dramatically. So now when you try to get a PCB made you have to go through one of the discount houses that have less experienced labor. Its all a function of market forces, not stupid CEOs as you say.
You're at a better place to judge this particular case since it happened to you, not me. Nevertheless, I've seen some endless stupidity from corporate managers losing the respect of their employees because of it. Being a consultant can teach you a lot about real life business (as oposed to business in theoretical ideology)