Why is that, you might say?
Well, I know that sounds very harsh, however, that is the honest to god truth. It's not because they are stupid. It's just that being "brilliant, forward-thinking, innovative and visionary" is NOT part of their job description. In fact, they can ill afford to be for the simple reason that such attributes, or display thereof, would jeopardize their lucrative career and livelihood. These are strictly accolades bestowed upon them when everything is going well and shareholders are happier than a pig in mud.
Their real job description is to create and maximize shareholder value - in the short term. Should anyone tell you any different, they are being disingenuous, at best, or are merely trying to insult your intelligence.
Regardless of geographic boundary, for certain positions, the evolution of the Internet from both a broadband and virtual collaboration technology standpoint has practically leveled the playing field for anyone who is "qualified" to work remotely.
It's the typical robber baron mentality of "take it or leave it because we have a long line of people who are ready, willing and able to take your place."
I am sure as hell I would be offended and enraged if I found out that I was being paid much less than my colleagues even though we were all doing the same type and amount of work ::: just because my employer figured I shouldn't get paid too much money because I happen to live in a poor country or a country which has no appreciation for my skills and intelligence because our leaders happen to be a bunch of dumb asses and Neanderthals.
Such "less than stellar" performance can be attributed to "operating by the seat of their pants" or just plain "winging it" in their new remote leadership position the minute they find out that "what worked for them at their previous employer" just doesn't seem to cut it in their current environment.
That's how easy it is. There is no need for you to contact Virtual Organization Recruiter or to send them your resume. There is no need for you to fill out any application or to sign any exclusive representation agreement with Virtual Organization Recruiter. There is no need for you to pay any fee to Virtual Organization Recruiter. And should the organization prefer to deal with you directly and make you an offer, Virtual Organization Recruiter (VOR) would not even know that you exist. VOR would become aware of your existence only after such organization has completely met our Virtual Organization Leadership Executive Search Assignment Requirements.