"Can't MegaCorp just drop their prices? They might earn more money if the price were lower and more people bought it," Bob said.
"I guess they could … but pricing is a tricky thing. They might make more by lowering the price; they might make less. Seriously! It's not so straightforward. Besides, if they drop their prices, then so will their competitors. They could end up starting a price war, which no one except the consumer wants."
Bob nodded. The folk at MegaCorp were good businesspeople. He was sure they had thought about these options. At the end of the day, it wasn't up to a bunch of computer programmers to suggest to well-seasoned business people how to run their businesses.
"So, MegaCorp reckon they can't make enough money from the FBU project, and therefore we will probably lose our jobs," he said.
Sam said, "Yeah," and wandered off. She had a Gantt chart to polish.
Find out if MegaCorp dropped its prices and if Bob and Sam lost their jobs in Part 2.