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