I see and deal with this stuff every day where I work. Companies are interested in what looks good on paper, not reality.
Unrealistic deadlines force cutting of corners, testing and code reviews are the first things to suffer. Then you have the accounting games where billable hours are against projects that weren't worked on. Basically robbing Peter to pay Paul in order to hide the fact that spending the money up front is way cheaper in the long run.
We've spent more money in man hours than it would have cost us to get the information from the local office, all billed to a project that has the funds
Putting all my money away for when the ---- hits the fan.
Itll be a llloooonggg time before before I sit my was in an automated anything.