The rant thread...

Discussion in 'The Water Cooler' started by buckeye, Feb 3, 2013.

  1. Sota

    Sota Legendary Woodsman

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2014
    Posts:
    28,434
    Likes Received:
    18,186
    Dislikes Received:
    121
    Location:
    Minnesota
    So started my day yesterday with a 7 am breakfast meeting, conference wound down I drive the 2-1/2 hours to St Louis wait for my flight. I get back to MSP at 7:30 get my luggage and get in the truck, it is 8:00 and I have a 95 mile drive home. I go to pay my parking bill and the machine eats my credit card. I hit the help button and after 5 minutes a woman who I can barely understand comes out and says that she can not help me and come back tomorrow. I told her to go back in the building and get her boss. 5 minutes later her boss was out there and had my card out of the machine in under 30 seconds.

    I try not to have racist thoughts but damn that woman was either stupid or lazy.
     
    oldnotdead likes this.
  2. oldnotdead

    oldnotdead Grizzled Veteran

    Joined:
    Feb 13, 2019
    Posts:
    7,126
    Likes Received:
    8,818
    Dislikes Received:
    16
    I was a fast pitch softball pitcher, I grew up playing base ball with the neighbourhood guys all summer. Football all fall ,soccer goalie for 4 years in high school....I hate commercial sports.

    Bucksnbears go to a local schools ball game ,basketball, soccer, football game...you'll see a great game at any of them.
     
  3. oldnotdead

    oldnotdead Grizzled Veteran

    Joined:
    Feb 13, 2019
    Posts:
    7,126
    Likes Received:
    8,818
    Dislikes Received:
    16
    Your sunglasses indoors....JC! Drives me nuts.. I wear Sun glasses indoors in fact I wore them in the museum yesterday until we went into a dark areas. Some people are light sensitive that includes artificial light. Some also, like me, tend to loose glasses so avoid taking them off . , none the less life is too short to be riled by a person wearing sunglasses indoors unless they are verbally or physically bothering others....the spurs well that's just head shaking funny really.
    P.S.
    Now I hit the slow person in left lane on expressway that had both lanes piled up doing 75. Clear road in front of lead car....I get it....
     
  4. Sota

    Sota Legendary Woodsman

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2014
    Posts:
    28,434
    Likes Received:
    18,186
    Dislikes Received:
    121
    Location:
    Minnesota
    Sorry only 2 kinds of people. I don't get spooled at all but I am constantly scanning a crowd it is good to identify the a holes in a crowd.
     
  5. oldnotdead

    oldnotdead Grizzled Veteran

    Joined:
    Feb 13, 2019
    Posts:
    7,126
    Likes Received:
    8,818
    Dislikes Received:
    16
    Ok ..well sorry I'm not an a hole.
     
    Sota likes this.
  6. cls74

    cls74 Legendary Woodsman

    Joined:
    Dec 11, 2008
    Posts:
    19,514
    Likes Received:
    29,061
    Dislikes Received:
    34
    Location:
    Springfield, IL

    And when you can't find one..... :lol:
     
    Last edited: Jul 13, 2022
    TJF, cantexian and Sota like this.
  7. Sota

    Sota Legendary Woodsman

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2014
    Posts:
    28,434
    Likes Received:
    18,186
    Dislikes Received:
    121
    Location:
    Minnesota
    I know I am an a-hole, difference I am self aware and do not make my a-holeness another's problem.
     
    TJF likes this.
  8. Sota

    Sota Legendary Woodsman

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2014
    Posts:
    28,434
    Likes Received:
    18,186
    Dislikes Received:
    121
    Location:
    Minnesota
    I think I am going to start locking the doors here at work at 8:01. If you can not show up on time don't bother.
     
    Birdswacker, JeffC, picman and 3 others like this.
  9. oldnotdead

    oldnotdead Grizzled Veteran

    Joined:
    Feb 13, 2019
    Posts:
    7,126
    Likes Received:
    8,818
    Dislikes Received:
    16
    Years literally years and no one wanted big family gatherings...we are spread out over the state and country....
    Well until gas went to 5 dollars a gallon and this year's everyone on both sides decided it's time to get together...WTH. a hundred dollars a pop....
     
    TJF likes this.
  10. The Old Man

    The Old Man Die Hard Bowhunter

    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2012
    Posts:
    2,838
    Likes Received:
    4,673
    Dislikes Received:
    5
    Location:
    North Dakota
    I don’t know what your vacation policy is but we used to have a PTO program. If someone showed up late we sent them back out the door and made them use an hour of PTO and come back an hour later. They were seldom late again.
     
    gltomp, cantexian and Sota like this.
  11. wl704

    wl704 Legendary Woodsman

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2012
    Posts:
    21,135
    Likes Received:
    53,248
    Dislikes Received:
    56
    Location:
    greater-Charlotte NC
    It's a double edged sword...and may bite your butt if you have exempt employees or others stocking around that extra minute or two (or 30) at the end of the day.

    If they're hourly (non exempt), the floggings should be public to serve as a warning...
     
    cantexian likes this.
  12. Sota

    Sota Legendary Woodsman

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2014
    Posts:
    28,434
    Likes Received:
    18,186
    Dislikes Received:
    121
    Location:
    Minnesota
    I don't give a crap if they work an extra half hour, be on time. Thing that sucks can't afford to lose employees.
     
  13. picman

    picman Grizzled Veteran

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2013
    Posts:
    4,595
    Likes Received:
    9,117
    Dislikes Received:
    10
    Location:
    NE WI

    Nice thought but that wouldn't work in my town. The employee would just quit, go down the street and get hired in an hour with a $1500 to $3000 sign on bonus to boot.
     
  14. wl704

    wl704 Legendary Woodsman

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2012
    Posts:
    21,135
    Likes Received:
    53,248
    Dislikes Received:
    56
    Location:
    greater-Charlotte NC
    Hourly worker getting a sign on bonus? Desparate. For exempts and many white collar jobs you exactly right.

    My boss was complaining yesterday she had to pass on a prospect because he wanted to only work remote...not like most at our company and many other white collar workers globally haven't been doing that for the past 2 years...smh
     
  15. cantexian

    cantexian Grizzled Veteran

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2013
    Posts:
    7,440
    Likes Received:
    11,512
    Dislikes Received:
    5
    If you want to make an appointment with my limited availability and I give you a couple of options without receiving any kind of response, do not randomly show up at my office three days later, without making any communication attempt and expect me to be available. You are an adult, communicate efficiently and manage your time like one.
     
    Last edited: Jul 14, 2022
    picman, outdoorjoe, TJF and 1 other person like this.
  16. TJF

    TJF Grizzled Veteran

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2008
    Posts:
    4,667
    Likes Received:
    856
    Dislikes Received:
    0
    Location:
    ND
    Or we arrange our schedule to work you in, just to have you call 15 minutes before and cancel. Biggest pet peeve was the late boss's father-in- law. Never failed that he would show up during my diner break to either have something welded or fixed because I was just " sitting around " and he didn't want to bother Steve. While I really miss Steve now that he is gone... I don't miss his father-in-law screwing up my dinners.
     
    cantexian and Sota like this.
  17. Sota

    Sota Legendary Woodsman

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2014
    Posts:
    28,434
    Likes Received:
    18,186
    Dislikes Received:
    121
    Location:
    Minnesota
    This weekend is going to be trying at times. My little sister and her husband and 3 boys and my Dad are coming up to water ski. City folk who don't eat pork, and weigh out their yogurt and fruit mix with protein powder for breakfast. With this group I do have to have the pre party briefing, we allow no drama at the lake, no yelling, no meltdowns, no bickering, and no soccer on my TV, no sitting in the house during daylight.
     
    cantexian, wl704 and oldnotdead like this.
  18. oldnotdead

    oldnotdead Grizzled Veteran

    Joined:
    Feb 13, 2019
    Posts:
    7,126
    Likes Received:
    8,818
    Dislikes Received:
    16
    Hahaha...Good Luck! I assume either your beer fridge is full and or your bourbon supply is ready...lol
     
    Sota likes this.
  19. Sota

    Sota Legendary Woodsman

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2014
    Posts:
    28,434
    Likes Received:
    18,186
    Dislikes Received:
    121
    Location:
    Minnesota
    I will be stocking up this afternoon. I also need to tell them that the first 25 gallons of boat gas are free after that go get some. Liberals thru and thru I am going to lose my mind when they count to three to give the kids time to make a good choice or face consequences.
     
  20. oldnotdead

    oldnotdead Grizzled Veteran

    Joined:
    Feb 13, 2019
    Posts:
    7,126
    Likes Received:
    8,818
    Dislikes Received:
    16
    Well dear God make sure they and you know what they are putting in the tank! We lost a boat motor that way. Tank was filled and tried to be used by nimrods when we were not around. That was a blow up moment when we got back....
     
  21. picman

    picman Grizzled Veteran

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2013
    Posts:
    4,595
    Likes Received:
    9,117
    Dislikes Received:
    10
    Location:
    NE WI

    Not only that but insurance day one and a week (at least) of vacation....for hourly workers.

    Consequences of a shrinking population in an already low population density area.

    When the recession hits, some people are in for a big surprise!
     

Share This Page