If The Shoe Fits...

Fri, 2008-02-08 20:53

I don't really expect anyone that I know in real life to read this. Anyone else who happens to read it probably won't know what I am talking about. That is fine with me because I read a lot of things on various blogs that I don't understand. The thing is that if you do know what I am talking about, and think that maybe I am talking about you, then I probably am. I don't really see much point in telling you any of this to your face, and I don't think any less of you for holding your opinions, but if you came here expecting to see my personal opinion you will not be disappointed this time.

Change is to be resisted.

I know things were not like this when you started 30 years ago. Some things are better and some are worse. The hard truth is that certain changes will put us all right out of business if we do not anticipate them and adjust. This point actually touches on a previous rant I made here. The new idea I would like to add is that a business cannot expect past successes to insure any future dealings. People will not support you simply because they enjoyed trading with you in the past. They will go wherever the deals are, with convenience being a major factor as well. The customers may miss you when you are gone, but they will not even begin to blame themselves.

Godwin's Law

I get this a lot. Surprisingly enough, I don't really remember being called any of the other objectionable terms that may spring readily to mind. Thank you for that. If I more closely resemble a certain individual who was highly successful at motivating large groups of people than I do an animal of female persuasion who is considered food in some cultures and property in all others, then I guess I can live with that. Do remember that I have not gassed anybody recently.

I am nothing but a henchman.

Well duh-huh. How could you possibly read my job description and expect anything different? I knew I would have to do some unpleasant tasks when I took the job. That is the main reason I waited two years to take the job. I actually disagree with a lot of the things I do, and I do voice my objections, but I am very happy not to be among the group that makes the hard decisions. At least I get paid. The elected officials volunteer their time to try and solve some of these problems and end up being despised for it. In my opinion it would bring better results to become part of of the decision process than it would just to stand around and complain. If you can't get elected you might want to think about why.

I get paid too much.

Doesn't everybody? Actually, I am highly qualified to fill a position in either the food service or housekeeping industry. The pay is better and there is less stress. Just let me know. I am not going to kid myself into thinking I cannot be replaced.

I need more power.

Hard to believe that this comes from the same person. This is the one thing that I will not tolerate. Being judge, jury and executioner is too much for one person. I like to think I treat people fairly, but the temptation to rid myself of annoyances might become too much for me. Funny too that they would have brought it on themselves.

People with college degrees actually know something.

If that were true they would be able to hold a conversation without resorting to insults.

The only thing about the coming season that really bothers me is that I have been spending my energy on a very real and scary problem that nobody else sees. I try but I can't get anybody to admit it exists. The best use of my time might just be to ignore the problem. I know that is wrong but I am pretty low on options right now.

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