corporations and managers always pride themselves in telling you how many bad workers they lay off every year. But we know from evolutionary models, that systematically getting rid of the weakest individual crashes the lineage. So, what is the problem with bad work? Bad work provides the statistical dead ends, that every engineering and scientific development counts on. For example, the entire semiconductor industry started by a bad technician accidentally cracking a silicon deposited tube in the lab, which then leaked oxygen in the system, giving the world's first insulator interface. Without that, there would be no semiconductor industry today. Traditionally, bad workers were tolerated, because even good workers realized that they become bad workers as soon as bad workers are fired. So, are people getting stupid in the 21st century, and pride themselves in it? How do you get around a misguided corporate culture, that fails to acknowledge the contribution of bad work?