Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Ethan Sherwood Strauss on looking for work

OK, enough with all the basketball posts. Let's move to the real world and look at what real people do.

Many of the people who read this blog are employed. And many of you have worked at several different jobs during your life. In fact, I was talking with someone last week who left her job at one company, and got a better paying job at another company.

I'm sure that you agree that this is terrible - for the first company. You see, if people keep on leaving this first company, they're going to have to pay more to get new employees - something that would adversely affect the profits of the first company. It's unfair that the second company pays more than the first company, so the obvious solution is to create a system in which the second company is restricted in its employee payments. This will ensure that all companies are profitable.

As some of you have probably guessed by now, I'm a liar.

Yes, this post is about basketball. But let's look at how Ethan Sherwood Strauss framed the issue.

Were you inspired by KG’s Minnesota futility? Does a mired Chris Paul bring a smile to your ears? Does your heart flutter at the thought of Blake Griffin piling up losses for a sneering Donald Sterling?


To the small marketeers, I say: If you build it, they will stay. Tim Duncan had little reason to leave San Antonio, and Kevin Durant likely won’t ditch OKC for a better nightlife. Loyalty is the reward for good stewardship.

This is only a small portion of what Strauss said. Read the rest here.

And if you want another example from another sport, look at everyone who is talking about a football team based in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Yes, Green Bay, Wisconsin. With the exception of one particular quarterback, people don't beg to leave Green Bay, Wisconsin. Shouldn't they, since it's a small market?
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