This happens in every profession - you demonstrate competence which, if you
are 'lucky', is rewarded by promotion. Every step up the ladder takes you
further away from your profession. The only alternative seems to be giving
the promoted posts to MBAs who don't know anything about the business in
hand. Which do you prefer?
At 23:29 13/05/03 +0100, you wrote:
>Something I would like to bring up is the misappropriation of skills of
>experienced archaeologists who are thrust into new positions that are
>entirely at odds with their former positions (specifically mangement roles).
>You become (hopefully) proficient at practical archaeology, only to be
>thrown into a management role that is alien to anything you had originally
>expected. Your position changes from a field-based position to a desk-based
>job that entails little archaeological input from yourself.