Friday, July 28, 2006

the flight and the plight

this literature is fictional, and any resemblances to real life people or events are purely accidental.

after some thought i finally am able to introduce the corporation. an institution that had a promising period, where she was almost able to buy a part of corporation IBN, a period of difficulties, a period of silence, and now a period of uncertainty.

the corporation’s economics 101 – “the lesser the supply, the greater the demand, the cheaper the supply”.

how come they have always taught us in college that the lesser the goods and the demand for those goods becomes greater, the goods become more expensive? crap.

let me explain how the corporation handles this phenomenon in two ways.

first. as modern IT shifts to higher grounds, nobody wants to play the old-school programming anymore, say DOS languages. but the shift doesn’t happen overnight, so there are still needs for these heroic and few (especially) classic players in the field. and since there are only a few left, and a multitude of income-generating projects to be maintained, you’d expect college economics as noted above would come to their rescue. wrong! the few classic players left to do the dirty work, the fast-becoming extinct supplies, or goods, do not, i repeat, do not, become expensive. but hey, at least, on the other hand, the corporation gives credit to her newly acquired techno-savvies who get one, or maybe two projects, which more or less get shelved.

second. the difficult times the corporation has gone through bore its fair share of casualties. and this takes us deeper into the flight and the plight incident. i may have lost count already, but i am sure the number of people leaving the corporation is still growing, and sometimes those who are left to take on the plight simply hope that the flight of her employees would just end, not because of the continuous deductions every payday for the despedida contributions, but for reasons more serious. whenever an employee walks out, his/her responsibilities or project scope are distributed to the remaining staff, again with the joint medication of the corporation’s economics 101 – the greater demand (workload) for the lesser supplies (employees), the cheaper the supplies (no increase or extra benefit for the additional responsibilities). now imagine a scenario of continuous flight, and one can tell the scenario of the worsening plight. no wonder they keep on filing their resignations. but hey, maybe the corporation would claim that every person leaving had been provided a replacement… i don’t think so, the corporation’s mortality rate outscores her birth rate, by a multiple of… shoot me.

“the corporation is not bad, an entity is just as good as those who pull her strings”

to the flight ones, good luck and let the world know how good the corporation’s products are.

to the plight ones, an excerpt from desiderata“with all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams, it’s still a beautiful world. be careful, strive to be happy.”

~ the faithful


Anonymous Anonymous ay nagwika na...

I couldnt agree MORE... especially the no additional Merit for being loyal (or for enduring)... But sue me if you like... there is life after the corporation (or entity)... and its a better and more rewarding life... being one of the EXs from the corporation is another feather in my cap...

1:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous ay nagwika na...

In this world there is always a Yin (Good) and Yang (Bad). Being in a really bad company also gives a lot of good things in a person. You learn a lot from all that happened and you become stronger and sharper. You learn to go beyond your limits; you become better even though you think of yourself as the best. I resigned from a company who had a lot of flaws I guess every company has but the truth is I did not resigned from a bad company only from a bad boss. People normally do not resign just because of a higher compensation, better trainings or better opportunity. People do resign because of a bad boss. If you had a boss who was more humanitarian, more understanding, a boss who gives a just compensation, a boss who becomes not only a boss but a friend. Would you still resign? -- C.E.D

2:00 PM  
Anonymous housemate ay nagwika na...

..the corporation can choose to cease being "just" a training ground, and stand tall as a stable, reliable, and truly life-long IT employer..

2:05 PM  
Blogger the_english_patient ay nagwika na...

to the people who are left to endure the hardships of extra also a matter of economics...they who finds themselves left to no other course of action but to remain maybe, is merely pondering that having a steady paycheck is better that gambling on other ventures, such as applying to other companies wherein the certainty of being 'regular' is close to nil...maybe in this regard the 'corporation' is assuming that the remaining personnel would not dare to go...but mind you sir/madam...that there is a borderline that which should not be crossed...people, no matter how patient, have a threshhold wherein 'you' should take into account...better working environs and other 'perks' could help ease this so called exodus of valuable resources...may the plight be heard...

2:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous ay nagwika na...


Yes, why not, even if you have a good working environment, good boss, but your career is suffering, you will consider to look for a more challenging entity.

2:43 PM  
Blogger denster ay nagwika na...

ayuz ah!

2:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous ay nagwika na...

To Anonymous,

Kanya nga UNDERSTANDING BOSS e,kasi bibigyan ka nya ng challenging task and better opportunities... -- C.E.D

3:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous ay nagwika na...


If your boss have a great understanding, he will not give you a challenge, but instead, an opportunity to reach your dream.


3:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous ay nagwika na...

If you believe in what you are doing, then let nothing hold you up in your work. Much of the best work of the world has been done against seeming impossibilities. The thing is to get the work done.

Work for something because it is good, not just because it stands a chance to succeed.

4:10 PM  
Anonymous robert frost ay nagwika na...

The world is full of willing people, some willing to work, the rest willing to let them.

4:48 PM  
Blogger denster ay nagwika na...

"Enjoy your job, make lots of money, work within the law. Choose any two."

4:51 PM  

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