Supply and Demand and Bitterness

i got canned. flat out axed. right after hurricane sandy. as soon as our lights finally came back on i was relieved of my job. ouch.

this was my first firing. it was kinda like breaking up. awkward and slow. bitter afterward. lingering longing. still lingering. i wish i still had my job. i really was good at it. i really did work hard at it. it had been a struggle recently to get the traffic numbers up. but that wasn't really the job i signed up for. i was a web designer. i did the pages and the shopping carts and the graphics. i did a lot. and still they wanted me to do more. and i tried. and more often than not i succeeded. but seo really is a separate job. and i don't understand why i got fired because the internet changed. i didn't make it change. obviously i would've stopped it if i could. and i did my best to do those two jobs even though i am only one person. actually it was more like three different jobs. because i had to cover spreadsheets and data manipulation too.

all this while some folks sat around on their asses doing pretty much nothing. chatting on the phone with their fiances and planning their nuptials with co-workers. running daycare in the office for screaming children and whining, always whining about how hard their job of answering emails was. purchasing waaay too much products. always buying merchandise to sell to imaginary customers.

we wouldn't even have been in that predicaments if everyone didn't have it backward to begin with. you don't grow a business by renting a bigger warehouse and buying more product and then hoping you'll get more orders.

capitalism is not a complex system. you first get more orders and then adjust your inventory from there. i didn't go to college or anything, but this is basic economics. you add demand first. then you add supply to fulfill that demand.

you don't add supply first and then hope for demand. that's just a crazy suicide plan.

and i for one am quite irritated that i lost my job because my former boss, after over 25 years in business, still doesn't possess enough business savvy to pass a high school economics class.