Sunday, March 27, 2016

I'm offended that you're offended

So, the mom failed to follow the rules when erecting a headstone for her son. Another person brought it to the attention of the cemetery, yet they are being portrayed as the bad guys for "complaining".

Maybe people should learn to follow the rules and then they won't be inconvenienced by having to do things over the right way.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Feeling misled

In my attempts to further my career here, I've posted for the same job 3 times. I have been past over all 3 times by someone that has less experience and job knowledge. The last time, I was told that I had been recommended for the same position in a different group if it should come up, so I had some hopes that I might have a chance. 2 weeks later, the first person they chose over me stepped down...and they offered the job to someone else. Again, less qualified.

A week and a half ago, I received a call from a manager in another department that asked if I was aware that she'd posted a job for her group. Since I'd applied in July for the same job and never heard a word about it, I assumed they didn't think I was qualified and didn't try again. After speaking with the manager I felt more hopeful and I applied. 2 days ago the job posting came down and I still haven't heard a word about my application.

Why would she call and specifically ask me about it if she didn't intend to even give me an interview? This is so frustrating and discouraging to deal with. You can only take so many rejections before you start to believe you're just a worthless employee and give up. I'm not to that point yet but I have gone from denial to pissed off! :)

Monday, March 21, 2016

Double standards & hypocrisy

A college professor nearly lost her job when several students claimed she made racial statements during class. It took 4 months for a decision to be made that her use of a racial slur was not racially motivated.

This article doesn't include the actual word she used but, based on the rest of the statement, I can only conclude it was "the n-word". The word was used in response to a question from a student and was not directed at anyone. It was used to reiterate that she hadn't seen the word nigger spray painted on campus like some universities had.

How anyone in their right mind could take this as her using that slur against someone else, I'll never know. Actually, we do know. It's more evidence of that entitled generation that needs a safe place because words hurt.

Funny how black people call each other "nigga" all the time yet it's taboo for any one else to utter it, even when in the course of teaching. It's such a double standard. Yes, the word has very negative connotations. Yes, we should all stop using it. But until the black community stops using it, I don't want to hear any more bitching when other people say it.

Not to mention the fact that it's just a word. Our freedom of speech allows us to say what we want. Unfortunately, some folks have hate in their hearts and don't take other people's feelings into consideration. It's still their right to speak and if they aren't physically harming someone, it doesn't matter if you're offended. Get over it. Suck it up! Stop being a baby.

There will always be someone that doesn't like you for one reason or another. That's life. Stop whining!

Saturday, March 19, 2016

It's all on you

Democrats are blaming Donald Trump for the violence that protesters have displayed in an effort to stop his rallys. What they refuse to acknowledge is that the protesters are Anti-Trump folks, which means there's a good chance they are Democrats. How about you school your own party on what a peaceful protest includes?

And why do I never see stories about violent protests at Democratic rallys? Is it because Republicans aren't the vile, hateful people Democrats would have you believe? Or maybe Republicans just don't feel the need to show their beliefs with violence.

Someone actually told me it was because none of the Democratic candidates needed to be stopped at all costs. Are you freaking kidding me? I'm seriously thinking about unfriending anyone in my life that would choose Bernie or Hillary.

Regardless of your political affiliation, your actions are your responsibility. Your choice. Nobody is forcing you to do something you don't want. Stop blaming others for your bad choices & actions. If you choose to protest violently and get dealt with violently...that's all on you!

Black man kills cop, then self, people still blame cops

So, a 17 year old gang member, that had recently been charged as an adult for other offenses ran from a cop, killed the cop, then killed himself...and there are folks that still insinuate this is the cops fault.

I guess if the cop had just let the criminal go this wouldn't have happened, until the next time he gets stopped and a different cop gets the same treatment. At least in this case, this jackass had the good sense to off himself in the process.

This "advocate" claims they have been trying to talk to police about the way young black men are treated. Maybe they should talk to the young black men about how they treat other people.

Monday, March 14, 2016

Lost in translation

"When you're accustomed to privilege, equality seems oppressive"

No, what's oppressive is being constantly told you're a racist just because you're white. White privilege is a myth. Most of the folks I know, white & black, worked hard for what they have. There wasn't any privilege involved.

This guy thinks that people are pissed about muslims, black lives matter and gay rights because they don't want to give up any of their "privilege".  I say people are pissed because they are bashed for wanting the same courtesy that all these folks are demanding. Taking away my rights won't make it any better for those that feel they are being slighted.

I shouldn't have to give up my rights so that someone else can exercise theirs. We have the right to free speech and I'm tired of being told I have to shut up so that these other groups don't feel left out or upset. 

This "privilege" that people keep forcing on us white folks is ridiculous. If I'm offered a promotion, should I say "No thanks! Can you give it to any other candidate that's not white or straight? I don't want them to think I have privilege." F-ing insane!

Stop blaming me for the bias of other people. If an employer treats me differently because of their beliefs...that's not my fault. Am I supposed to turn down benefits offered to me? Hell No! I'm sorry but life isn't fair. Suck it up and get over it.

If we were talking about these folks being enslaved because of their color, sexual orientation or religion... That would be different. We're talking about people being inconvenienced or refused service due to these situations. Nobody is being physically harmed...get over yourselves.

Thursday, March 10, 2016

When it's time to give up

I've worked my whole life in some sort of customer service position. I've been a rep, a specialist, a supervisor. I've done the grunt work, training, hiring, firing. You name it, I've done it. I've always prided myself in doing a good job in each position and I'm constantly looking for ways to improve how things are done.

At my last employer, new ideas and thinking outside the box were welcomed and even rewarded. At my current employer, they seem to be discouraged. The changes that are implemented are most often not something that makes sense & do nothing to improve how the company works.

If you dare to suggest changing a process to improve efficiency or fill a hole where a process should be, you're seen as a rebel that doesn't take pride in your job. Mediocrity is rewarded and those that work the hardest get the most dumped on them with no reward or thanks for the hard work. Those that have a handle on their workloads are taken for granted. Processing 5 times more transactions a month than any of your peers means nothing.

Experience and drive mean nothing. Sheep (followers) are promoted. One little faux pas will be held against you forever. It's discouraging and the constant reminders that promotions are based on office politics and not true talent make me want to give up all the extras & stop trying to prove I'm worthy of a position that they don't want qualified people for.

If this is common in other companies across the US, it's no wonder employees don't care about how they perform in their jobs.