I would definitely give someone 300 grand to take Piggot off our hands. Realistically though, he's crap and probably on quite high wages for the division. Unless it's by loan where we pick up some of his salary, we're probably lumbered with him.
The key thing there is 'can be'. It shouldn't be 'can'. That's the thing we get wrong in both the US AND the UK. Service jobs are viewed as menial and low end, rather than skilled and valued, as they are in the continent.