I don't think losing me as a customer will hurt their bottom line. I think losing a lot of people like me will though.
That would probably be true, but I highly doubt that's going to be the case. Even now, on ground zero/these forums, the number of posts in this threads are slowing down considerably. Whether or not you find Paizo's response/lack-there-of acceptable/unacceptable, I would imagine they've said/done all they're going to say/do about it.
Cori Marie wrote:
I might be a fraction of their customer base but I spend on average $500 a year on their product. I did the math over the weekend, I've made $6000 of purchases just through this website. That's not even counting the Paizo products I've bought at FLGS.
The lowest estimate of Paizo's annual revenue of $9,500,000.
500/9,500,000 = 0.00005263157 -> x100 = ~%0.0053
I'm not - I don't believe any of my posts have been geared toward saying her firing was/wasn't justified.
So injustice only exists when it is done to people with world-wide name recognition? Is that your argument here?
No, just that I don't think a corporation is going to expend a lot of resources/time/energy to placate a fraction of their user base.
I guess I differ here fundamentally from most posters because I'm just completely uninterested in discussing the morality of her firing.
Either it was legal, in which case this is a non-issue for me; or it was illegal, in which case it just becomes a curiosity.
Paizo did in fact fire Sara Marie, that is not up for discussion.
There is no disagreement about whether or not she was fired. The question, if there even needs to be one, is why she was fired.
Ultimately, it's almost certainly a non-issue. It's impossible to know with any precision but I doubt that even .5% of Paizo's total user/customer base has any idea who this woman is.
I'll be interested to see how everything has shaken out after the dust settles in a few months.