sabato 8 maggio 2010

How much shit is one disposed to swallow to see his dream come truth?

Big question.

Huge ammount of answers.

Why am I asking that?

Matter of practicity. I was in business for many years now, more than some have, to have the right to vote.

I loked at the world sorounding me and realised they are 4 types of people in this world, 2 of one side, to on the other.

Employees side, there we have the guy that gave up the dignity and sold his dreams for a bread for the family, and does whatever it takes, till the bell rings, like an automa, than he is outta there and starts to live, family, friends, internet, BBQ, self constructing his boat or airplane or custom bike. Or simply travel.

Than we have the kissuppers, they leack the bosses feet, turn in anybody, even if they didin't do a thing, just to get in front row, employers hate them, but hire them, they need them, they know those dudes are liars, and stupids, but they also know those employees are feard while dispised by the others, thus they rappresent a controll knob in the teams, and reach key posts not because capable (thay are little less than mediocres) but because they never live to seek greener grass, thus they gain seniority in the place.

And naturally the business under their command goes down the drain.

And the fault is always of the others.

But is not about the employees I want to talk now, they swallow the shit daily to survive, since they didn't had the guts yet, or the chance, to write their own checks (and nowdays this is less and less possible).

I wanna talk about the shit pumps.

Business owners and their kissuppers.

Buisiness owners split in 2 also, the smart ones that although receive from their market an enormous quantity of shit per day, try to find a way to dump it in the drains and let filter to the employees only the ammount that cannot be dumped, thus must be solved.

This category has two characteristics from the shit pumps point of view:
One, they never promote or keep to long the kissupers, mediocrities, and so on.

Mostly they have small companies where the employees make nice salaries and all the benefits, all are happy and hardworkers, excelent professionals, and hate mediocrityes.

They also have big prices, are fast in solving the clients problems, and are the firsts to loose markets in depression times like now.

This kind of companyes and bosses are a rarity in good times, and almost unexistent in bad times. Nobody pays in bad times, so nobody calls for their excellencies.

The other category, the majority, I include them in the shit pumps class.

Some of them are higly trained, many diplomas, shiny look, behaviour and talking, but still full of shit to deliever.

Overtrained mediocrityes with secret reciprocicating refferals of their pairs.

When deep in shit they call and pay the first category, but for the rest they are happy to enslave some employees and have them swallow shit.

When I say shit I am not talking about the jobs to be done, this is another thing, and sometimes yes is stinky, but mostly it is regular job.

The shit they pump is atitude, humiliations, abuses, moslty by denying your rights as employee, or making you do things that are if not illegal, at least on the edge, on your risk, to their benefit, or you can go look for another position.

If the shit comming from the clients is not enough (I talk of the useless one, to be ignored) they mange to invent new shit, out of nothing, and have fun humiliating their underpayd personel with it.

Weird working hours to keep (with no benefit for the company) people away from family or personal hobbies as much as possible.

Weird tasks, mostly nonsens, but that are humiliating.

Stupid jokes on: My way or the highway dude, I am the boss here.

Obviously his way is wrong, so you will do the job twice, once his way, than when the results are a disaster, redo it the regular way, and the boss and his leaches will never admit it was their fault, simply something went wrong.

Apart the case they can point the finger on the emplyee and say "It was you to do that" since no evidence is left on who gave the order.

I hate them, and try my best to do two things:

One is to buy nothing from them, ever, should they go bankrupt; better.

If by chance I have a contract with them, will individuate the key persons that deliever that product in their company before the contract ends (usually is some humble dude that is bossed by all the leaches, underpayd, and constantly threatened to loose the job) and never renew the contract again.

Number two, I invite the humble dude to a dinner with family, have him explain me how he does those product so good and with who, than tell him the truth.

And the truth is I want to keep buying that product, but from him and his colleagues, not from his boss and the leaches.

And offer them to settle down a new company, doing what tehy know best, at the same price as previously, where I am the first buyer for a looong therm.

If they need money, I will partner untill they are up and running smooth.

Than when they are in business with me I will help them find more clients and become indipendent, before I withdraw from that venture.

Mostly the ex employers goes bankrupt, but that's another story.

My aim is to create businesses of excellent quality, runned by those that know what they are doing, and that hate kissuppers as I do.

They swallowed too much shit in their lives to make a living, is time for them to start living, and believe me, this is something they will always cherrish.

Now we pass through deep depression, the mediocrityes that controll the banks, politics, indistries, are commiting suicide one after the other, you look for the humble guy behing the realisations of each company, and give them THE chance, it is worth all the effort it takes, and when the times will turn right again, we will be more on the markets than we are now:

Fight mediocrity in business, promote the humble dude that makes things happen.

1 commento:

  1. Emil,

    You’ve asked a key and fundamental question.

    First, I want to say that this is a type of magical thinking, where you make up a “something” to be responsible for something you don’t understand.

    This might make you feel better, but it doesn’t really solve the problem. And, some of these questions aren’t answerable, and never will be answered. The universe is one interconnected thing/event, flowing along like water in a river. But our mind divides this one thing/event into supposedly separate things and events.

    These separate things and events, however, are just ideas about reality. They don’t really exist other than in our minds.

    These ideas about reality are, however, absolutely necessary. Our nervous system creates them because they help us to survive and navigate our way through life. One aspect of dividing things into this and that is the creation of preferences–what Alan Watts called the Game of Black and White, where the main rule is that White Must Win.

    And though this game is the cause of suffering, we have to play in order to be here.

    So people must, and do, try to “control the game.” If you don’t try, you can’t survive (and, if you weren’t trying to “control the game” there wouldn’t be anything to do). Yet if you do try, you create suffering.

    Can you see how this is a double bind?

    Despite this, the human condition eventually hits this blissed out person over the head.

    Blissed out or not, they have to deal with several aspects of the human condition from which you can’t escape. These are:

    1) Cause and effect: We’re all caught in a giant matrix of cause and effect. Cause and effect is, in fact, one of the most significant aspects of that one thing/event that is flowing along like water. Cause and effect subjects us to physical forces beyond our control: gravity, weather, the sun, geological events, etc. What’s more, there are billions of other people (and animals) who have agendas different from ours :)

    This means that sometimes we don’t get what we want, or sometimes get what we don’t want.

    Though we learn to do what we can to mitigate this, ultimately cause and effect is beyond our control.

    Many of the consequences in the cause-and-effect matrix don’t depend at all on whether or not you give a shit.

    2) Impermanence: All things, including everything you have, want, or love, eventually ends. This includes the thing you’re most attached to: that which you think of as “me.” This dilemma of impermanence also creates suffering.

    There is no escape from cause and effect or impermanence.

    One way to look at this would be to say that someone knows that there is no escape from the human condition (i.e., cause and effect and impermanence).

    Zen master Genpo Roshi, for instance, has said that he CHOOSES to be attached to his wife, his children, his motorcycle, his dog, etc. He knows that these things are impermanent, and he knows that they may not always act in the way he would like them to. So he makes these distinctions and enters into these attachments with his eyes wide open, knowing the consequences of doing so.

    He doesn’t get to choose “no consequences,” but he can choose WHICH consequences.

    To be here, to be a human being, you have to play the Game of Black and White.

    The question is, will you play with awareness, by choice–or unconsciously and automatically, without choice?

    There’s nothing left to do but live.
    When it’s time to eat, eat. When it’s time to sleep, sleep, when it's time to party, party
    And when it’s time to fly, FLY.

    Wow :) I also did it again ))
    Be well my friend.