Cheap bitches get the jobs.

I’ve been learning the hard way that, in the world of business, money does talk.

I’ve always been the sort of person who likes to believe that, ultimately, the right will be right, and the wrong will be punished.

Now, I realized, it doesn’t matter if you’re a bitch, or you suck at your job. As long as you’re cheaper than your competitors, you will still get business.

What happened to righteousness? What happened to sticking with the right, proper and nice, even if it means paying a bit more?

It’s the same concept as me trying to go to Circle K as much as I can instead of 7-11 coz the people at Circle K are much more nicer, polite, smiley, and friendly.

But in the world of business, it doesn’t matter.

It doesn’t matter if you don’t reply emails.

It doesn’t matter if our projects got delayed because you won’t reply emails.

It doesn’t matter if your reasons for not replying emails are that you’re busy going to seminars, you’re going to visit your son in the U.S. or you think we send too many emails (and we keep sending them because you won’t reply to them!).

It doesn’t matter if we try to schedule a teleconference with you and you can’t be bothered to reply.

It doesn’t matter if we decide to FLY over to see you in person coz you won’t reply and then you tell us not to come coz you’re busy.

It certainly does not matter when our project fail to take off, you blame us for not being able to supply the right documents and then send an email out to the whole world to say just that.

It also doesn’t matter that we’re paying you to service us.

I asked my boss, “Why don’t we just switch consultants? If we’re getting such bad service, why don’t we just use someone else?”

Like going to Circle-K instead of 7-11.

Solemnly, the boss said, “It’s not our decision. It’s Commercial’s decision. They pick providers not based on service, but based on cost.”

And so. Money talks.

And I have to deal with the consequences.

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