Me, me, meeeeeee.
One of those posts.
Just a short note to my 37.4 blog readers that I have picked up a new contract. As a consultant, it’s important for me to make sure I engage the client properly and the project is off to a good start.
This means I feel tired when I come home. The poor blog suffers as a consequence.
Now, behold! I ramble!
The general rule with consultants in any given field where businesses hires one to make improvements or fix problems, is that you make money when the economy is good, and you make money when the economy goes bad.
Right now, the economy is bad. When I engage clients, it is important for me that the end result is the client is not only happy, but they can get a breather because things are better.
When things don’t get better, bad things happen.
Someone loses their job. Sometimes it’s more than one person.
Let’s say that person used to buy coffee every day at the coffee shop down stairs.
He’s not the first to go, and the coffee shop feels the pinch.
They let a barista go. It was her only source of income while going to school. She loved that new job, and now it’s gone.
She goes home. She’s never been “laid off.” To her, the boss fired her. It sinks in that she’s going to have to go and live with her parents.
She sits on her loveseat and cries.
The laid off man has technical skills, and he probably can find a job even in this economy.
At a 20% pay cut.
When he is all alone, the wife playing Bunko, the kids are asleep upstairs, he feels like crying, too.
Where am I going with this? Other than being a major downer, that is.
I’m tired when I come home from putting the brain in overdrive. The blog falls off to the side.
And that, my 37.4 blog readers, is a good thing.