Friday, April 21, 2017

Because I'm The Boss, Damnit

Looking for a good cheese to go with my whine about my part time job. Any recommendations?

My part time employer operates a fleet of Toyota Prius (Prius’?). Our satellite operation is out of a warehouse/industrial park complex with overhead doors at each end of our bay. With judicial positioning, six, possibly seven cars can be parked inside our locked building.

Every car is parked outside because it isn’t “convenient” to work around them as we spend ten minutes or so loading or unloading them.

Much easier to leave them outside in an area well known for hail storms. Our remote unpatrolled location is sooo convenient for thieves with just enough nighttime lighting to make car stripping easier. Gah!

Drivers can’t be trusted to see maintenance is done. Just the daily checks. My notation on my daily driver log that it had 12,000 miles since the last oil change wasn’t appreciated. Seems my ‘boss’ hadn’t read it until after her boss read it.

Must have been a good reason IBM booted her.


Since my mouth has never had a filter, it is very hard to keep quiet. My motivation is to do so is keeping the big shots from making me the manager. No, no, not happening. I’m done herding cats.

16 comments:

  1. It happened in the Army, and it is likely to happen again here. You will be elevated and now YOU will be hated by all of your former colleagues as you implement positive change. Knowing all of the scams and angles will make you a wonderful boss... WSF for Boss!!

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    1. It was tried about a year ago. Took the job to pay off the deductible/co-pay for my pacemaker. That is done. Keep the job because the extra money is nice.

      When I die the devil will make me the boss of an inbound call center staffed with red dots, and located in Wamsutter, Wy.

      As for being hated by my former colleagues, DILLSWGAF?

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    2. DILLSWGAF: Does it look like ...give a fig. The rest, I dunno. And I spent 10 years as an enlisted guy in the army, I should know this stuff

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    3. Do I look like someone who gives_________.

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    4. Oh. Boy did I have it wrong....

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    5. Could have added another F for flying.

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    6. The acceptable acronym back in my day was DILLIGAF. Does it look like I give a fig. FUBAR - Fouled up beyond all recognition. FOAD - Fade off and die.

      I may have cleaned up the above lingo a bit beyond recognition myself. Those were the days. I think I added the F bomb to every sentence and thought nothing of it. I was an uncivilized pig back in the day. Of course, no women were around to scold or nag me into polite discourse.

      F that.

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    7. My youngest was a plumber before he joined the Army at age 30. He was able to shock nearly everyone, including his father.

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  2. Yep, you need to be the head cat leader. Just throw out some catnip. Distract. Run.

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    1. I would rather mastrubate goats in an artificial semenation operation.

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    2. WOW! Me too. Where do you sign up????

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    3. In my case, a figure of speech. You? The jury is out.

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  3. You would be a good boss. Remember BOSS spelled backward is Double SOB. You could do that easily... with your gift of gab and all.

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    1. When I was supervising car lots and offsite sales, much more colorful language described me.

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  4. If the shoe fits... LOL and no, they don't want grumpy old farts like us running things...

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    1. Amusing when some of the young female drivers ask (respectfully) us old farts for help and it is given unstintingly. When they see you can walk the walk, they are eager to hear the talk. Not all mellinimums are buttheads.

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