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Personal | Pessoal

Am I Being Silly?

I sure have been over confident. I am making two digital wallpapers a day and quite certainly no one will ever buy them. I do make research on selling online, but something escapes me. Visits to my Etsy shop raised astonishingly and sales keep being sporadic. Taking the feedback into account, people seem to really like my designs. My prices are average, I guess. I wonder if my designs are nice to look at but too bold to wear. That might be applied to clothing, but not to mugs and stationery. Truth be told, I’ve been selling products from almost all the sections of my shop. But the pace is excruciating slow and the timing random, as far as I can perceive.

One motivation for creating my own business is having control. I make the decisions. I would really like to know which are the right ones to selling regularly and substantially. I hate competition but only competitive businesses thrive. Quality is not enough. Marketing is the decisive factor here. I’ve already written on that. I must learn the ways to make people feel the urge to buy from me.

NunoNevesStore must become essential on people’s lives. Buying from me should be a moment of happiness. This is so silly!

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Opinion | Opinião

Pandeconomics

People are dying. People are fired. People are broke. People are numbers.

The first sentence refers to the pandemic. The other three are day-to-day economics, now stressed by the first one.

I am neither an economist, a capitalist, a communist, a business manager or an union delegate. Therefore I cherished the dream of this intensification of the last three sentences forcing a change to the paradigm of global economy. Reality has another agenda.

On TV the other day an expert said businesses must be competitive or fall. Small and big business managers said there is no margin for a raise on minimum wages. Sacking is mainstream and governments shrug beatifically while giving sermons on not having illusions. The vision on unemployment keeps the same. Are jobs lacking? Too bad. Life goes on to the employed. The others are cast to get in line for social welfare whilst business managers refuse to both paying taxes and keeping jobs. The reason? Businesses must be competitive.

How many businesses are based on offshores and export their job vacancies? How many business headquarters are nothing but post office boxes? How many workers are enslaved on countries with no human rights? Why are these numbers seldom told or not told at all?

Politicians and business managers make haste to discredit such questions by labeling them as extremist, radical and demagogical. The pandemic will not end this. When catastrophe occurs, people in power do not come to their senses. They will only increase their efforts to maintain power.

Pandeconomics means the stressing of people being fired and getting blamed for not working. They will continue to be labelled as parasites by the ones who fired them so that taxes for social welfare are cut. Social classes become only three. Bosses, workers and unemployed. In other words, extremely rich, survivors and extremely poor.

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Personal | Pessoal

The Most Stupid Question

“WHY DID YOU CHOOSE TO WORK WITH US?”

Because I’m unemployed, for Christ’s sake! I applied for this job and dozens of others! I need the money! I am capable of managing the bloody tasks you’re offering! I have the God damn hard and soft skills! I am clean and look good! I have the freaking initiative and the all sunshine smile on my face! I’m a badass! I am fast, competent, rigorous, eclectic and whatever the trending skills are! I am sincere and don’t kiss ass! I am the king of both competition and cooperation, choose the one that suits you best for each occasion! I am a moderately radical traditional innovative modern conservative liberal!

I did not choose. Behind propaganda, the choice is all yours.