At the risk of launching our own in-house CT …
Sun-Times doesn’t really know this place exists. Yes, it’s on their books and some clerk writes the A/P checks every month, but as folks suggested above, the bigger business isn’t aware this place exists.
Ed knows it exists and knows it loses buttloads of money and has for years; the accumulated hole is truly huge. Even the current operating expenses are more than can reasonably be recovered without an unrealistically big per capita fee given our current small numbers or massive growth in headcount that will take a long time to manifest.
He/they can’t figure out how to start a revenue stream at all without raising the corporation’s awareness. IOW, somebody is going to start asking awkward questions when Ed brings them a Paypal vendor agreement to sign. Or later when they start receiving the whopping $500 checks every month or so. And once they can lay revenues alongside costs, they will, then see the losses laid bare and the jig will be up.
In other words, we’re like a lizard hiding under a rock from a circling bird overhead. We’re 100% safe until noticed then 100% screwed. Meanwhile we’re starving under here. The difference with the lizard is that birds eventually fly elsewhere. Sun-Times management is up there circling all day every day.
Why do I think that? Whenever a business does something that’s economic nonsense, it has to be due to internal organizational behavioral issues, AKA “office politics”.
That’s my crazy / tongue-in-cheek théorie du jour, and worth every penny you paid to read it. Which of course is zero since there’s no way to pay here. Catch-22!