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Discussion on: Death Marches Aren't Worth It

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Ben Halpern

I knew someone in management consulting whose job was basically to lead death marches. That's the situation companies found themselves in where they would reach for these consultancies in the first place. The devs were 100% H1B Visa-holders who had no option to leave the company without having to leave the USA, so they were treated like absolute garbage. This person also had this job fresh out of college with zero technical training in software and had to figure out things as they went.

Needless to say, nothing good was ever shipped and nobody was happy.