Monday, September 2, 2013

Workplace bullying...

It's kinda funny that while I had this idea of reporting here how employers take advantage of everyone under them, I live in the country where this is the norm.

Especially when the unemployment is so high and when the government favors only the big companies your boss feels like a God. Are you a professional in some field? Get ready to go buy him coffee, pay his bills or even clean his car. And this is just physical punishment. Many people report verbal abuse and even racism is the workplace.

Not to mention that you get paid once per 2-3 months half of what you were supposed to be earn in a month. If you don't like it? Well with an unemployment rate up to 27% (and that's people that have an unemployment card... many people don't even bother getting one, so that means the % is much much bigger...) someone is already out the door and about to steal your job for opening your ungrateful mouth! Of course what happens most of the time is when the company owes you a lot of money in the end it will just file for bankruptcy and there goes your money and compensation...


Another new trend is where you go for an interview and they tell you they at last hire you! You are so happy that after so many interviews and resumes you got the job... And then the boss comes and tells you that you need to be trained! Why you might ask? You already have work experience... "Yes, but not in our company". So you agree... you put your signature down and the boss tells you that the training will last 1-3 months with no pay... You are dumbfounded but hey... At least you got the job right? So the training period starts and he tells you to go to his office to talk. He isn't really happy with your performance so he fires you... Congratulations! You got psyched... You did his job for 3 months and he paid nothing for it... His fault? Hardly...

Another problem is being a woman in the workplace... Some women take advantage of it and they can climb the ladder very very fast... And as much as I might make you mad women do have it easy... Most of the time... If you are fed up with the dumb ass boss you have, you can say "fuck that I am just gonna get married and sit home (and get fat)". Men can't do that. Truth be said, man can't also wear a mini skirt or a V neck (no men, you can't wear a V neck... you know who you are!) and have their way... So the problem is mostly to other men...

As for men, of course you are creating problems for everyone. You ain't on high school anymore, pranks and bullying have no place in the office. Backstabbing and snatching promotions on the other hand... Weeeeell... In regards to men and women, while laws exist so men can't harass the woman out there, let's not forget the huge percentage of people engaging in sex in the workplace... So it's so complicated... Lawsuits after the romance breaks and also imagine how many men or women do this with that in mind. Sometimes these people are already married... So the single one wins... Yes it's called blackmail...


In all seriousness the problem starts in high school and then in college. They teach you everything except on how to not be an employee... Don't get me wrong, you need to find a job to get experience but at some point you need to do something about yourself. No one got rich by being someone else's right hand (at best). Find what you like and just start a business yourself. And don't be an ass in the end of the day. Even if you don't start something don't make other people's life miserable... I have this friend where his supervisor makes the schedule and always he never has to work in weekends while everybody else has... 

Also don't ever agree to work with JUST commission... most of these sales jobs are a scam. Especially the MLM pyramid schemes. Have some dignity and stop bothering me with the "opportunity of a lifetime". There are no shortcuts to success. You either work your ass off or you beg people to join your scam. Better be a con artist... I 'll have more respect for you.


Also no one cares if you are in your period, your girlfriend cheated on you or your sex life sucks. Don't bring these to the workplace. It's very easy to spot the person that is butt hurt all the time. And in the end minimum wage is based on what people are OK with to work for. If they pay you too little don't work. And also if everyone did that the minimum wage would skyrocket. I don't care how you will live, pay a month or two with your credit card. Again if EVERYONE did it then the pay would depend on the people and not the bosses.

OK, now that I am done with my ideological crap and knowing how stupid people are I know this is never gonna happen but hey! till then make sure to complain your ass off from your couch on how the "system" is choking you while you sit in your sofa in front of the PC and you ask everyone to do a revolution for you...


And if you have actually ever worked anywhere you 'd recognize the following scene:


Friday, June 21, 2013

They take advantage of you in the workplace?

So for my next post, I will need your help. I want to first say R-E-S-P-E-C-T to the people in Brazil and Turkey for going against the oppression of their government. Makes me proud to be a human being. On the other hand Greece... let's not even go there.
 
So what I want is for you to post in comments on in my Facebook page or message me your stories of you being take advantage in the workplace. Like unpaid extra hours, being forced to do stuff you aren't supposed to and so on. I will post them unanimously and I will only include position (law, waiting and so on) and country. So if you are up for it please let me know.
 
This is something that needs to get out there so people don't think all is fair and fun when you finally find a job in today's economy.
 
So my next post will be for all of you as a tribute for being fans for so long even when I was absent. Thank you!

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

BBC Documentary about stupidity


I haven't watched this yet but it seems interesting. I 'll leave this here for your viewing pleasure! Seems like people realize at last the dangers of this evolutionary defect and made a documentary about it. Have fun watching it!

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Atheist Census - Be counted!

I haven't posted in a while because of personal reasons and lack of time but I wanted to share this:
 
 
Since for me the biggest stupidity is to believe in something you can't prove and then believing that it cares for you I want everyone that is an atheist to be counted. Religion is in its final days for the best of humanity. I will post more later about it.
 
Be smart,
Be counted,
Be the best you can be.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Comebacks to stupid people

Although I have been busy I enjoy one thing the most: Amazing come backs to stupid people. I found some from the social networks and I give them to you here:













Monday, April 30, 2012

Ad placement fail

Have you ever thought of synergy? I mean you can take 2 totally different elements and combine them and the result will be greater than the sum of those. Something like 1+1=3. Take the following ads for example. By themselves alone they are just some boring ads hardly worth looking at (sorry advertisers... I love you... I really do!). But put them together or in the right article... and you get this:

 Take the following example:

 I bet the girl that took the photo for the ad didn't sign up for this! Carrot does look like an aphrodisiac now huh? OK, stay away from the carrots till the post is over and then do whatever you want! Come back here!!!

 I do like his music but still this is hilarious...

"Do it yourself, smoke and become an ad above a cigar ad!"

 Two things here... How can you take obesity lightly? Pun intended... and how come on all the junk food ads you see the person in it being slimmer than everyone you have ever seen?

I will take the kitteh church any day over any other church... "The kitteh will save you!"

Black humor but I thought it was appropriate after the church joke... In case you still didn't get it. "One toddler dead, another critical after house fire" reads the title and the ad above says: "burn baby burn..." Black humor but still!

I will give you a hint: Coffee is the word you are looking for here! "Coffee might trigger first heart attack in some... here enjoy a second cup". That's something Hugh Heffner might be listening to from his bunnies haha!


No comments here... Just to avoid censorship...

Well at least in the street you see ads that are relevant with the product... In TV if you lose the punch line of the ad you don't even know what the hell they are advertising... Soon I will get a good selection of those too!

Thursday, April 26, 2012

LiveScience: Incompetent people too ignorant to know it

This is a study I found on the LiveScience website and it's really interesting. I will copy paste the content here but I think you should also visit their webpage.

"A growing body of psychology research shows that incompetence deprives people of the ability to recognize their own incompetence. To put it bluntly, dumb people are too dumb to know it. Similarly, unfunny people don't have a good enough sense of humor to tell.
This disconnect may be responsible for many of society's problems.

With more than a decade's worth of research, David Dunning, a psychologist at Cornell University, has demonstrated that humans find it "intrinsically difficult to get a sense of what we don't know." Whether an individual lacks competence in logical reasoning, emotional intelligence, humor or even chess abilities, the person still tends to rate his or her skills in that area as being above average.

Dunning and his colleague, Justin Kruger, formerly of Cornell and now at New York University, "have done a number of studies where we will give people a test of some area of knowledge like logical reasoning, knowledge about STDs and how to avoid them, emotional intelligence, etc. Then we determine their scores, and basically just ask them how well they think they've done," Dunning said. "We ask, 'what percentile will your performance fall in?'" 

The results are uniform across all the knowledge domains: People who actually did well on the test tend to feel more confident about their performance than people who didn't do well, but only slightly. Almost everyone thinks they did better than average. "For people at the bottom who are really doing badly — those in the bottom 10th or 15th percentile — they think their work falls in the 60th or 55th percentile, so, above average," Dunning told Life's Little Mysteries. The same pattern emerges in tests of people's ability to rate the funniness of jokes, the correctness of grammar, or even their own performance in a game of chess. "People at the bottom still think they're outperforming other people. 

It's not merely optimism, but rather that their total lack of expertise renders them unable to recognize their deficiency. Even when Dunning and his colleagues offer study participants a $100 reward if they can rate themselves accurately, they cannot. "They're really trying to be honest and impartial," he said.

If only we knew ourselves better. Dunning believes people's inability to assess their own knowledge is the cause of many of society's ills, including climate change denialism. "Many people don't have training in science, and so they may very well misunderstand the science. But because they don't have the knowledge to evaluate it, they don't realize how off their evaluations might be," he said.

Moreover, even if a person has come to a very logical conclusion about whether climate change is real or not based on their evaluation of the science, "they're really not in a position to evaluate the science."

Along the same lines, people who aren't talented in a given area tend not to be able to recognize the talents or good ideas of others, from co-workers to politicians. This may impede the democratic process, which relies on citizens having the capacity to identify and support the best candidate or policy.
The ultimate takeaway of the research is the reminder that you really may not be as great as you think you are. And you might not be right about the things you believe you're right about. And if you try to joke about all this, you might not come off as funny as you think."

I think it kinda states the obvious but still LiveScience is one of the great websites you should visit.