I am Promoted
It is almost impossible to avoid politics in business. Even working as a taxi driver or a hawker, you are subjected to the invisible hand of god. Your annual license renewal depends on it.
Most of the time, you would have no choice but to toe the line drawn by the government-of-the-day.
Just be a spineless dog and serve the government-of-the-day?
Herein lies the problem. To toe the line drawn by the government-of the-day means to employ their own kakis to do our work for us. The cost is extremely high and exorbitant, simply because these fuckens are the official flag-bearers. The rates they charged are beyond this world.
On the other hand, the non-sanctioned workers are cheap, affordable and extremely reliable. But, if you ever engage them, once the government-of-the-day gets the wind of it, you will lose the next year's license renewal.
Such is a heavy price and a bad dilemma.
I am still having headache over its choice. It is not funny if your business depended on it.
Play both sides? You die faster.
Play it right on the side of the government-of-the-day at the initial stages.
I noticed almost no god-of-the-day last very long. As a business, you would easily out-last the mini-gods. Build on the good-will. Once these mini-mes disappear, the newer mini-mes would not be so quick on the job profiling. You can then play a little bit further away from their sand-boxes.
Use time to win your contacts and business power. Once your business power is strong enough, the government-of-the-day can accept that you play both pro and con sand-boxes.