My husband works a demanding job as a maintenance supervisor at a food manufacturing company. There has been issues with an emloyee who thought he knew everything but as you can guess, did not! He was a royal pain in the butt and always had excuses for not being able to work and others in the deartment were getting tired of his not working the hours they do. In fact one of the last examples, he was supposed to work on a Sat. but he said of he had to work on Sat. he couldn’t work on Fri. Now this confuses me a little because my husband tends to work almost every Sat. and has gone in and worked (like this last) on Sundays alone. This idiot has wasted time, money and arts on things that have had to be pulled out because they were not realistic.
We had gone to the Xmas party for the company and he was there and he proceeded to drink, alot, and opened his mouth with stupid comments but later he went to far and grabbed another employees wife and made demeaning comments towards her and several other female emloyees.
We thought that was bad but it turns out last week that he was reported by someone that he was making racial,sexual and demeaning comments about people and he initially was suspened for three days by the maintenance head until the higher ups got involved. On Fri. when this guy came in to “work” he was met by not only the immediate boss but the company head and another upper management (this is a family owned business and the latter two are brothers) came into the shop and fired him on the spot because they will not tolerate this type of behavior at all. They made it very clear that his mouth is what got him fired and he will never be able to come back! Thank goodness and I am happy to know that the company my husband works for will not tolerate that tye of behavior.
This is a perfect example of why you should Pause and Think before speaking and showing how ignorant you really are!
Today I have seen that George Clooney was arrested during a protest and also that Lady Gaga will not do any interviews anytime soon! This is considered newsworthy? Come on, wake up some real journalists somewhere with actual news! I don’t care that The Bachelor is seen with the spoiled brat he chose finally in public! You seem to have to wade through alot of crap before you actually see something worth reading anymore and that to me is sad. I do not care what the Kardashians are doing or not doing nor do I care about the vacations celebs and the well to do take!
I know those are just a couple of examples but there are literally hundreds out there daily! Why does the media think we really need to know this stuff? I know there are those that will say “if you don’t want to know, don’t pay attention to it” and that is great and all but it is at times hard to not see all the crap before you get to things that are worth it! It is because of this that some of these so-called reality celebrities make what they do, and why kids now think they can get whatever they want if they go on reality TV or make fools of themselves to bring in money. They don’t have to work for it and no schooling is needed except sitting in front of the TV or computer and watching how it is done!
Even our home media is adding more entertaining pieces versus informative stuff! I love a good article that bring on intelligent comments (not always of course) and you can discuss these things with different viewpoints but when you look at the “entertaining articles” you see more of the ignorant comments being made. Yes, they may be sarcastic but I have seen people get into arguments over stupid things like liking a dress or movie and that is just not worth the effort put into the argument!
Sometimes I think that the news media has resorted to ratings and shock value versus actual news! Yeah I know ratings come into play but really is that what we really want from our news media? I really would prefer news more than entertainment. If you want entertainment, there are alot of ways to get that, but if you are supposed to be presenting news I expect actual news not what happened with Lohan last night after a party!
Give me facts not assumptions and things that are important in our lives. This is all I ask, and I would not think it was that hard but alas I guess it is and I only see it getting worse! Unfortunate!
They seem to be surprised that government is not transparent and that there is risk for corruption! DUH! You are talking about politicians, who for the most part believe that we the taxpayers need to be told what to do and that we should never question them because they know what is best! Alot of deals and additional ammendments to bills are done behind closed doors so we only see what they want us to.
If a bill looks good on the face of it people will vote for it but then you find out what was way at the end in the fine print which changes the initial bill to not doing pretty much anything! I live in a very, very conservative republican state and they failed miserably and I can understand that. Just recently one of the state legislators was found to have not paid her taxes for several years and blamed her husband and is asking to be re-elected, yeah right! If you don’t know what is going on in your own finances I sure do not want you to be deciding how to spend my taxes!
The state says they are transparent but it takes alot of time and trouble to get the information you want especially if they do not want you to find it. They also do alot of doubletalk in the info so that it looks like they are doing something but really they aren’t doing anything at all but wasting time and money.
I know our state did not have the financial problems that most everywhere else did but I wonder how the government feels about failing this and being not as transparent as they like to put forward.