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Loge23 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 11:16 AM
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107. Yet, corporations continue to ignore this reality.
Growth is the only real agenda for most businesses - damn customer satisfaction. They blithely ignore the realities of their own markets and product limitations in continuing to insist on absurdly defined percentages year after year after year.
Eventually, like during recessions for example, these projections become impossible to meet. Even in a growth cycle, the projections often become physically impossible due to demand, competition, or just plain old saturation. So, they fire their Sales & Marketing force, bring in yet another republican-type ass#^! BS artist to "lead" the charge and start all over again. And we wonder what has happened to American business!
On a much broader scale, the "growth cancer" as TG aptly noted, has invaded all sectors of our "free enterprise" economy effectively strangling the life and spirit out of any semblance of democracy that this system once supported. One year's salary - one - that most CEO's of F500 firms makes is enough for many of us to live quite comfortably for years if not decades or the rest of our lives! But it's not enough - they have to make even more the next year.
The $50K/yr or less salesperson is left to wander the wasteland as a failure because he/she alone was not able to stem the tide of normal economic activity.
I live and work in FL and I assure you, you can go into any company down here - large or small - and they will have ridiculous growth percentages penciled in for 2012. Based on what?? ...and they drug-test!! Hell, you need drugs just to buy in!
But, the market's up 400 pts. today. Yikes!
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