It was a confidential meeting. Convened on a Saturday afternoon. So the staff wouldn’t be in, and there wouldn’t be a chance of them listening in. He had suspected the others would welcome his suggestion. And even as the meeting started he saw he was right. They all wanted exactly what he wanted. To re-staff the entire operation. There were no new ideas coming in. No innovations. The competition was edging ahead. And like him, they were all worried. The plant needed real problem finders. Innovative problem solvers. The plant needed people. Smart people. The robots had to go.