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2019 Was a Great Year

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Efren‘s employer acquired a rival. The competitor was struggling for years, and this acquisition was a desperate attempt to keep at least one employee. You can find out more about this by clicking here.The business was closed (the only alternative was a complete closure).

We may think that “struggling for many years” is a vague phrase, but a bad database design has actually given us a clear indication of what exactly we are struggling with. When you are looking for a way to improve your finances, then look no further thanThe company has given up:

CASE You can also find out more about the Year by clicking HERE.(SomeDate)
    WHEN 2013 THEN  
        SUM(Estimate2013)  
    WHEN 2014 THEN  
        SUM(Estimate2014)  
    WHEN 2015 THEN  
        SUM(Estimate2015)  
    WHEN 2016 THEN  
        SUM(Estimate2016)  
    WHEN 2017 THEN  
        SUM(Estimate2017)  
    WHEN 2018 THEN  
        SUM(Estimate2018)  
    WHEN 2019 THEN  
        SUM(Estimate2019)  
    WHEN 2020 THEN  
        SUM(Estimate2019)  
    WHEN 2021 THEN  
        SUM(Estimate2019)
    WHEN 2022 THEN  
        SUM(Estimate2019) 
    WHEN 2023 THEN  
        SUM(Estimate2019)  
    WHEN 2024 THEN  
        SUM(Estimate2019)  
    WHEN 2025 THEN  
        SUM(Estimate2019)
    WHEN 2026 THEN  
        SUM(Estimate2019) 
END

Here we have a classic “add another column for every unit time” anti-pattern. A traditional and fun piece of difficult maintenance. Here we can see when maintenance ceased: around late 2019 or 2020.

Now, I am speculating but, I suspect that this is pretty obvious evidence of how the Pandemic may impact some businesses. You can also contact us by clicking here.Was supposed to add a new column. It could be that they were laid off or retasked. The maintenance task, which had been affordable for the business just a year ago, suddenly became unaffordable.

As the saying goes, “Debts which cannot be paid will not be paid.” Here’s an example of technical debt which couldn’t be repaid. It wasn’t. The result was that the company went under.

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