February 15, 2006  ::  Wednesday

11:12 AM
Rants & Whines pith

I have a headache...

February 09, 2006  ::  Thursday

10:16 AM
Observatorium Tempest in a cartoon

aefen pointed out this article at Slate which ends with this:

...civil society means that free expression trumps the emotions of anyone to whom free expression might be inconvenient. It is depressing to have to restate these obvious precepts, and it is positively outrageous that the administration should have discarded them at the very first sign of a fight.

'nuff said.

January 26, 2006  ::  Thursday

08:53 AM
Observatorium :-(

What's really sad is that most of the people I know in real life would not appreciate this, some might find it mildy amusing but would be upset or even horrified that I would want to buy their wall calender so I can enjoy it all year long because they take it far too seriously.

My brother's the only person who could appreciate it, he wouldn't buy it because he doesn't buy calendars or notecards, but he would appreciate it. That's surprising because for most of my life, my mother has been the cool one, she burned her bra in the 70's and smoked pot and dated a man 17 years younger than her but she's changed quite a bit over the last ten years. At least she still votes Democrat...

My boss *groan* is one of those who lives by those stupid motivational posters, he'll hate this thing. *evil grin*

(What led me to the site is a news article at Techdirt about Despair.com jokingly trademarking the :-( emoticon. They have a sense of humor!)

January 24, 2006  ::  Tuesday

11:13 AM
Working for a Living Gotta get out of this job

It's amazing how quickly this job has gone bad, less than a year and I absolutely dread coming to work each day. I like everyone here except for the PHB who runs this office. I've worked for a bunch of different bosses over the years but this guy is amazingly bad. He obsesses over tiny things (like vacuuming the carpets), he says stuff that he later vigorously denies (to the point of making up something else that must have been what he said) and he is really good at transferring blame to others (and if you don't willingly accept the blame, then you have an attitude problem).

Last week I was late with a daily report and he got upset about that, okay fine, I can understand that, I was late because of our broken accounting software that makes everything take three or four times as long as it should but it was late nevertheless. Yesterday, I got the report out on time and he got upset at me. Why? Because he made changes last week to some of the info that goes in the report and never gave me the updated info.

He rarely does give his revisions and updates tho, I always find out from someone else that he's made changes when I hand out the report and someone says, "oh this is all wrong, PHB changed all that several days ago". Monday morning, someone told me that when I handed out Friday's report so when I did Monday's report, I removed the bad info, figuring better to have nothing than erroneous info. A blank column would cause people to look for the right data elsewhere (like in the emailed reports he sends to everyone but me) while a column of erroneous data would lead people to think the wrong thing. But noooooo, apparently PHB would much rather I issue the report with the wrong data.

Sheesh. And I'm still waiting on him to give me the correct data for today's report.

Jason [January 24, 2006 11:30 AM]

Sheesh.. Maybe someone should anonymously send him that resignation letter I posted in your LJ..

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