Tuesday, October 16, 2007

On the Pygmy Goat Show at the Fairfield County Fair....

Well, when I was a kid (kid, get it?) we didn't show goats, we showed real Pygmies, damn it.

Yeah, and we didn't buy 'em at auction, either; we went to South America, rounded up our own damn Pygmies, took their little blowguns away, and then trudged through the Rainforest, loaded 'em on boats and brought 'em back to the farm!

Then we put 'em in a pen, fed 'em real good and then put 'em in the pickup, took 'em to the Fairfield County Fair, and showed 'em. Then, of course, we were sad, 'cause dad had'ta kill 'em. But that's what they're for!

Heck, one time, I showed my Pygmies at the Ohio State Fair! Yeah, and Governor Gilligan slept overnight with MY Pygmies!** He said that MaryAnn and Ginger couldn't make it, so in their honor; I renamed two of my Pygmies "MaryAnn" and "Ginger".

They tasted good.

** It's a long-standing tradition in Ohio that the Governor sleeps over in a stall at the stockbarns one night during the run of the State Fair.

Monday, October 15, 2007

Angry middle-aged man, Neighborhood Vigilante, or....

Or both?

I don't know.

I use'ta think I didn't have anger issues that went past the norm, but....

I just got back from walking over to Krogers East and back to my house on East Chestnut, and every time I see a young jerk in a beater, driving too fast thru my neighborhood, revving it up and pealing out at corners, all-the-while polluting the air with hip-hop junk, I just wanna grab the nearest 2x4, tear the crap outta his car and him too, if he dares get out.

Now, am I reasonable, or do I have issues?

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Firing By Lackey. The Without Honor Management Style....

Somebody asked me the other day if I thought I was a "glass-half-full" or "glass-half-empty" guy. They didn't know me like you know me.

Off the top of my head I replied, "Every glass with anything in it at all eventually gets drunk, spilled, or thrown away. So what do you think?"

So the company I work for is getting rid of "dead wood".

And, it's not that they are doing it, it is the chickens**t way they are doing it.

When your company fires one of the original seven employees and the boss tells his lackey to do it by phone, it just brings to light the reality of how firing is usually done by the wrong person.

I think the person making the decision should do the firing. What do you think?

I've had to fire people before, and I've done it face to face, every time.

Most owners or final arbiters talk a good game of "fair", but don't play it....

3 Steps to Lowering the Salary Burden at Your Company....

From my new book, "Management by Lackey, The Chickenshit Way To Success".

Three steps to lowering the salary burden at your company.

-Change the job requirements by adding things that your salaried employee has no experience doing.

-Track their performance and then renegotiate their salary down when the new expectations are not met.

-If they refuse to accept a lower salary for more work – fire them for incompetence and fight their unemployment.

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Monday, October 1, 2007

Mark my words....

I think I'm going to start a new feature called "Mark My Words".

Here's the first pronouncement:

The Neo-Cons will start a war (Yes, I said "start".) with Iran before the 2008 Election. Probably by next June-July, if not earlier.

That is, if Our Lord does not come first.

It's all setting up, folks....