Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Taking the Kids to School

You have to wonder what they teach in school these days.

From reading blogs and checking out the news on the Internet (I don't watch TV, haven't for years), it never ceases to amaze me. Did anyone learn anything or are you all robots?

Here's the short course:

Corporations and the government lie to you.

They do this in their best interest.

They don't care what you do, as long as you continue to believe them.

Please continue to watch TV, do your job (if you're lucky enough to have one) and pay those taxes.

Otherwise, stay stoned, drunk and stupid. We don't need anyone complaining about how things are screwed up.

Those of you who are unemployed, don't worry. You'll be back at work in about a year or so.

Expect lower wages, less benefits and probably less hours.

Shut up and be happy that you have a job.

I'll go into the probabilities of getting rehired later.

It won't be pretty.

As for you 'kids' out there, experiencing your first or second lay-off/termination/whatever term you use for being fired...

You have a lot to learn.

Stick around, school's about to begin.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

The Squeaky Wheel

Gets the grease.

Old adage, new times. I've found a blog that's written by some of the newly unemployed. It's hilarious for those of us who have had to deal with unemployment and economic downturns in the past. The angst is underwhelming. Other than that, it's a very good blog.

They do a great job with their blog layout, very professional. All the graphics, videos, links, etc. Their marketing efforts have paid off.

Tania Khadder was on NPR (National Public Radio, for those of you who only listen to whatever it is you listen to) on Monday, 16 March. According to their blog, they have been interviewed by one of the local (San Francisco) TV stations. After doing all of this, Tania got the job she was worrying over in her NPR commentary. After 4, that's right 4 grueling months of being unemployed!

John Henion, well, he's still doing the blog thing.

I made some comments on their blog. Probably sound a bit rude to many of you.

Tough shit.

These are much tougher times than these two can imagine.

You won't have to worry about me changing this blog anytime soon.

I don't have the hours to spare, doing graphics, etc. There are other issues, such as lack of broadband out here in the sticks.

I won't be changing my tone either.

You want politically correct, there are plenty of other blogs that will play nice.

So, enjoy Tania and John's blog:

It always gives me some laughs.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Unemployment As HOT TOPIC


Being unemployed is now a really big deal in the good ole USA!

It's everywhere, on the radio, TV, Internet, your local street corner...HEY! Maybe even in your house!

If you're not unemployed, you must be either management, a politician, a crook/drug dealer or a wage slave. Hey, one out of four ain't bad. Just think you could be a crooked politician who used to be in management or maybe a crooked manager who used to be a politician! The possibilities are endless! Of course, as a wage slave, we will read you your rights, if and when you are caught doing something you aren't supposed to be doing. Which we will be sure to insure by writing the rules and regulations in such a manner that you can't possibly do your job and not break one.

I got my eye on you, boy/girl!

Just remember, just 'cause you got a job today, don't mean I'm gonna pay you tomorrow.