My close friend (the one working for that American company) has been complaining about her low income, she always compared herself to a certain European contractor who is paid at least 8 times more than what she earns.
Yes, she admits the contractor is good (well they ought to be), the guy knows almost everything and his contribution is so vital that his contract has been renewing for over a decade and it does not seems to be terminated anytime soon.
It is not that the guy wants to keep all the knowledge to himself nor his apprentices are not able to learn anything from him (by saying apprentices I meant the company employees whom were assigned to learn from him).
The problem is that, the skillful employees always quit the company because the pays were horrible.
The question is, why organisation doesn’t try to keep their own (cheaper) employees and their knowledges, rather than being dependent on the super expensive contractor?
Is this an efficient way to manage the company's crucial knowledge (and also asset, people)?
Some certain thing is just so hard to understand.