Yes, that's a brutal approach to ensuring your co-workers are pulling their weight. But reality can be harsh.
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This quote comes from US football coach Lou Holtz. It's easier to see in a sports environment how you eliminate the dead weight, since there will always be a queue of aspirants waiting to fill their shoes. That may not always be the case with IT roles, but it doesn't mean you can't try to redirect people towards more suitable tasks.