A lot of talented writers for shows go on to write for sitcoms or get their own shows eventually. Clearly nobody in Hollywood wants to hire Jackie, and Hollywood producers are adamant about never hiring Benji (even though Howard claims he "does a good job".) We all know Howard hires help on the cheap. You should want people to steal your talent, that means you are doing something right. I don't know how Howard can consider the people he hires to be "funny." None of them will have careers after the show is over.