Sunday, October 23, 2011
Thursday, October 13, 2011
Things happen and then they don't. There is no telling how or when.
I hope you are all happy and not broke.
Olive didn't make the GSP Rescue calendar this year, her tests from the vet however were great for a 10 year old Pointer.
New Job at HealthCo is great. I passed the ninety day mark!
I could do without the drive but otherwise I really like it.
It's just so nice to be working with a company that cares about its people. After six years working for an employer that was a true Republican, I was suffering from PTSD and now I see just how crappy it was. I say Republican only because he is one. As it seems, Republicans hold the attitude that the owner is the only one who adds value to the business. The other associated staff are expendable - there is no desire to treat them with respect or allow their sense of self worth to flourish, much less, even poke its head out to see what contributions are being made allowing a person such as General Electric to function.
Now don't get me wrong, I am not bashing G. E. at all here, just using them as an example of a corporate person.
So it is nice to have hope and recognition for playing a part in making the whole show go on and on. There may even be room for a promotion in my future, we'll see.
Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Gov. Sanford is a pillar of Republican virtue
or a philanderer depending on your interpretation of the facts.
With family values like this how much longer can the repubs claim to be concerned about the sanctity of marriage? Seems to me that having sex with a person you are not married to is more of a threat than 2 guys being allowed to get married.
Of course I am on the fringe with my thinking. It is gays not a violation of marriage vows that is the real threat to marriage. Yeah . Right.
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Nancy Pelosi scares me
I think she is the scariest person I have ever seen. She makes me want to invite a serial killer over for a quiet dinner. She makes me feel hopeless. Why couldn't she be a force for good instead of being a total hack? Such a hypocrite. I know it may seem odd as I am the Liberal Treehugger and all but I would really like to see her out of office. She makes Tom Delay look like a Golden Retriever.
Oh well, at least we still have Hillary!
Wednesday, April 08, 2009
Trees, kittens, panda bears. I love the way the new shoots leave the barren landscape all defensive. One thing I don't love is pirates. There is something to be said about having guns with all the pirates running around. Go ahead (click) we are just a food aid ship (click click) yup, no arms on this ship. Too bad it was a Dutch ship and they don't have the 2nd amendment.
Thursday, February 05, 2009
$500,000 is the limit to executive pay
“One of the big questions is whether it will make it more difficult to recruit and retain executives at these companies,” said Claudia Allen, chair of corporate governance at the Chicago-based law firm of Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg.
Since when does leading a company into finincial ruin establish criteria that make one valueable to a company? It would seem to me that if an executive fails to make a company profitable (after all that is the ONLY consideration in a capitalist economy) they should either get maybe a cost-of-living increase or nothing or simply loose their job.
I don't know about you but I would be thrilled to make half a million a year with NO bonus. I think it is fair to say that nearly anyone who lives in America would consider a salary of half a million to be a big increase. Maybe as high as %90 of Americans would make a substantial ammount more if that was the pay they received.
These executives are not a hundred time more important than the person who sits in a cubicle or works in the mail room. It is time that we recognize that we as a working society have been screwed for so long that cutting someones pay to half a million dollars a year is considered a serious move. How about we cut their pay to ten percent of the lowest paid employee? Then if the company is profitable we can discuss a bonus for everyone not just the executives.
Friday, January 16, 2009
So with the recent jetliner crash I had to wonder if I were the only one who's first reaction was not "oh my god those poor people" or "oh goodness I hope everyone was okay" but rather, my first thought after hearing about the cause of the crash was "Those poor geese". I just wish that we would think of the animals for a change.