The opposite of buy-in
. When a person or group cannot actually commit to something unless they are given something in return, usually for much greater that its actual value, and shamelessly at a ridiculous cost. The seller invests nothing, but lies about ownership
when he or she is actually bought at the expense of the organization
. There is no sense of pride, only personal gain.
The labor union
cannot commit to anything, but if you give them over time or comp time
, they will sell-in
to anything, just so they can say they have ownership without actually investing their effort or commitment.