Bill, to borrow Alistair's immortal phrase "Gobshite!". I have worked in the computer industry for years now, I suppose you could describe me as highly eductated, highly skilled, and working at jobs where there is a national shortage of my skills. In that time I've been through three "corporate re-organisations". There was no relationship between those sacked and their ability, skill or dedication. As Bert says if you haven't got a brown nose you're out.
Corporations don't want highly skilled expensive stroppy (ie people who think for themselves) staff, they want low paid servile yes (wo)men.
More strength to your arm Mick.