Remember, a smile is part of your uniform!!!

January 28th, 2013 · 89 comments

“On its face, this note details a bunch of common-sense rhetoric about being a good employee,” our submitter says. “What’s hilarious and sad is how our ‘Service Ambassador’ thinks that a thinly-veiled threat like this is supposed to inspire fervent company loyalty and ‘outstanding service.’ Come prepared to kiss ass or we’ll kick yours?”

Food For Thought:  What if last night you got a call from corporate saying you were no longer needed to come to work? Your employment with the company has ended.  HOW WOULD THAT IMPACT YOUR LIFE?????  So, how about having respect for your job by:  1. Coming to work on time 2. Being in the company provided (clean) uniform 3. Wearing your smile 4. Valuing each and every customer you encounter & giving them outstanding service  IT'S A NEW YEAR...... HOW ABOUT SOME NEW ATTITUDES???????? YOU ARE FORTUNATE TO WORK FOR AN OUTSTANDING COMPANY - (redacted)  (redacted) - Service Ambassador

related: Motivational posters for a down economy

FILED UNDER: confusion??? · not-so-veiled threats · now that's management · office cop


89 responses so far ↓

  • #1   H for Toy

    I cannot respect a threat printed on polka dot paper.

    Jan 28, 2013 at 2:50 pm   rating: 108  small thumbs up

    • #1.1   FeRD bang

      Perhaps he/she’s the Service Ambassador to Clownsylvania?

      Jan 28, 2013 at 3:26 pm   rating: 24  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.2   bmack

      I cannot respect a threat printed in ALL CAPITAL LETTERS

      Jan 28, 2013 at 4:01 pm   rating: 30  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.3   The Elf

      I’m just grateful that the numbered list wasn’t centered.

      Jan 28, 2013 at 6:49 pm   rating: 19  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.4   Jami

      I’ve been waiting a proper amount of time to say this so it wouldn’t get old too fast.

      What if each polka dot had a different picture of Rufus Sewell in the center? Would you respect the note then? *grins*

      Jan 30, 2013 at 8:03 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.5   H for Toy

      I wouldn’t realize it was asking for respect, because I wouldn’t have even read the note. I’d be too busy looking at the polka dots ;)

      Jan 30, 2013 at 8:32 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.6   Jami

      Ladies and gentlemen, I think we found a way to make it so no one ever gets upset over a PAN again.

      From now on, every PAN must contain a picture of Rufus Sewell!

      Someone who’s good at photoshop get on that. Maybe if we’re lucky we can have one that’s good enough it’ll cross over from PAN into Winning At Everything. (Lord knows I’ve seen some comments on PAN that, while WAE tends to be more about losers than winners when you get to the heart of the matter, are awesome enough they should be posted over there for all to love and admire.)

      Jan 30, 2013 at 10:23 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #2   bob loblaw

    My guess is if the employee got a call last night from CORPORATE SAYING YOU WERE NO LONGER NEEDED TO COME TO WORK, they would not be at work today to read this post.

    So it’s kinda fucking stupid if you ask me.

    Jan 28, 2013 at 2:56 pm   rating: 118  small thumbs up

    • #2.1   FeRD bang

      Aack! Accidental upvote. Please, disregard that +1. :-P

      What I meant to do (once I re-learn how to work the mouse), was reply to say:

      …Whaa? I mean, no disagreement that the note’s stupid, but is the concept of a thought experiment really lost on you?

      Look at it this way: Imagine you’re lying on a warm, tropical beach, enjoying the breeze coming off the ocean… but oh, wait, if you were on a beach then you wouldn’t be reading this reply, so I guess that’s impossible? :-?

      Jan 28, 2013 at 3:24 pm   rating: 18  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.2   H for Toy

      Yeah huh, Ferd. Cuz, smartphones.

      Even on a warm, tropical beach, you have to check PAN.

      Jan 28, 2013 at 5:40 pm   rating: 8  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.3   jenkins

      I think the funny part is that it specifies “last” night instead of “tonight,” or “tomorrow”, or something like that. It’s a less effective threat if, instead of making you think about the future, it’s like, “What if you were already fired? That would suck, huh?”

      Jan 29, 2013 at 10:18 am   rating: 38  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #3   f2point8

    The beatings will end as soon as the morale improves.

    Jan 28, 2013 at 2:56 pm   rating: 138  small thumbs up

    • #3.1   Poltergeist

      Why so serious?????? Wear your smile to work, or I’ll carve you a permanent one.

      Signed,
      The Joker
      Service Ambassador

      Jan 29, 2013 at 11:49 pm   rating: 26  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #4   Leifster

    The use of extra question marks makes it WAY more meaningful.

    Jan 28, 2013 at 3:24 pm   rating: 21  small thumbs up

    • #4.1   Sorcha

      The “service ambassador”" has already used up his or her quota of question marks for the next three months.

      Jan 28, 2013 at 11:58 pm   rating: 9  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #5   Nat

    I bet the company was Mecca bingo, it looks like their notepaper. Sounds like their service ambassador is an idiot.

    Jan 28, 2013 at 3:29 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

     
  • #6   Ace of Space

    The note writer really puts the “ass” in Ambassador.

    Jan 28, 2013 at 3:34 pm   rating: 47  small thumbs up

     
  • #7   Rob H.

    Um… I can’t really tell if those are questions or not. Maybe they should use a few more question marks.

    Jan 28, 2013 at 3:39 pm   rating: 23  small thumbs up

     
  • #8   H for Toy

    Food for thought: What if last night I got a call from corporate saying that the position of “Service Ambassador” was being eliminated? That would put a smile on my face!

    Jan 28, 2013 at 3:40 pm   rating: 52  small thumbs up

     
  • #9   Roto13

    You can’t trust any company that uses the word “outstanding” so often. And by “so often” I mean “ever.”

    Jan 28, 2013 at 3:44 pm   rating: 18  small thumbs up

     
  • #10   Kristi

    Why don’t people with crappy jobs with insulting “service ambassadors” go get useful college degrees or technical training and stop bitching about their crappy jobs/bosses? Both my husband and I busted our respectives fannies to get very demanding degrees so we wouldn’t have to put up with jackass bosses…well, I take that back..sometimes the bosses are jackasses, but they are SMART jackasses and we make a crapload of money, have killer benefits and great vacation time, so we don’t care!

    Jan 28, 2013 at 4:24 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

    • #10.1   sockpuppet

      good for you…the problem is, MOST of the world is ruled by crappy bosses. Instead of criticizing everyone else for having to live with shit jobs, why don’t you just be thankful for yours? Not everyone even has ability to obtain “very demanding degrees”

      Jan 28, 2013 at 4:29 pm   rating: 112  small thumbs up

       
    • #10.2   pooham

      That would be awesome. I’m imagining a country where everyone has a college degree.

      Jan 28, 2013 at 4:32 pm   rating: 40  small thumbs up

       
    • #10.3   Rattus

      So, Kristi….eh, I can’t be bothered. You and your husband would appear to be loathsome twats. For what it’s worth, the world would notice the disappearance of the “lower echelon” workers before it would notice the disappearance of your lot, so give them the respect due them. The world needs those people who are actually doing the work.

      Jan 28, 2013 at 4:35 pm   rating: 147  small thumbs up

       
    • #10.4   Jami

      With the economy as crappy as it is, even a PhD can’t get a good job anymore. My dad had to take a job at half his usual pay because no one wanted a PhD chemist when they could pay someone with just a bachelor’s degree so much less.

      Jan 28, 2013 at 4:36 pm   rating: 56  small thumbs up

       
    • #10.5   ally

      Did you just post to broadcast your ignorance of the world, or to brag about your hardworking attitude and crapload of money? Wait, are you a service ambassador by any chance?

      Jan 28, 2013 at 4:37 pm   rating: 143  small thumbs up

       
    • #10.6   H for Toy

      Kristi is lucky there is no “downvote” button.

      Jan 28, 2013 at 4:39 pm   rating: 82  small thumbs up

       
    • #10.7   pc load letter

      Except… there is no “bitching about crappy their jobs/bosses” here. None. In fact, who’s to say this wasn’t sent in by the service ambassador’s peer, or superior.
      no, no bitching here, just passing on a lil opportunity to let an obviously crappy leader mock him/herself. it’s just the tiniest flicker of justice, but for now it’ll have to do.

      Jan 28, 2013 at 4:48 pm   rating: 29  small thumbs up

       
    • #10.8   Mil

      Those demanding degrees won’t be in demand forever.

      Jan 28, 2013 at 5:08 pm   rating: 42  small thumbs up

       
    • #10.9   unfriendly ghost

      because somebody’s got to flip the burgers!

      Jan 28, 2013 at 5:23 pm   rating: 16  small thumbs up

       
    • #10.10   Matty-Wat

      My darned demanding degree! It insists that I call every day, remember its birthday, our anniversary and bring it flowers sometimes “just because”. I realized only too late that what I wanted was a degree in high demand.
      By the way, why can’t people hyphenate properly? e.g. company-provided

      Jan 28, 2013 at 5:46 pm   rating: 82  small thumbs up

       
    • #10.11   The Elf

      ….. and this is why I think everyone needs a mandatory year of crappy job work.

      I did my share of crappy jobs WHILE getting that high falutin’ degree. And then I did one for a year afterwards, because it took me a while to find a job to make use of that degree. We all have to eat, you know. Some of us aren’t lucky enough to be completely supported by others while getting college educations.

      Jan 28, 2013 at 6:44 pm   rating: 93  small thumbs up

       
    • #10.12   Roto13

      So do you just live sealed off from the rest of the world, in your own private coccoon, nestled deep inside of your own ass? Because I don’t know how else someone could be so out of touch. As though a degree is something you can just walk down to the corner store and buy for a few dollars.

      Jan 28, 2013 at 8:25 pm   rating: 55  small thumbs up

       
    • #10.13   Sheri

      1. Not everyone can afford a degree. A four year degree costs on average $18,000 per year. Eliminate room and board, approx $12,000.
      2. Not everyone has the aptitude to be successful in college.
      3. People’s post-secondary experiences are dramatically diverse, and many were not academically prepared in high school for college, and simply can’t get into college level classes.
      4. Not everyone has people in their life to support them while they set aside their lives and study.
      5. Degrees more often than not do not elevate you above a position with lack of work choice.
      I’ve got more.
      Signed,
      A college professor

      Jan 28, 2013 at 9:07 pm   rating: 97  small thumbs up

       
    • #10.14   lee

      Kristi dear, you and your husband sound like you must be assets to your community. I applaud you for your hard work, and your compassion for others.

      Just kidding, asshole.

      Jan 28, 2013 at 9:42 pm   rating: 96  small thumbs up

       
    • #10.15   SeeYouInTea

      I’m in college currently, with a shitty retail/ restaurant job. What the fuck can I do so you will approve of my shitty job? Most people I know in retail jobs are college students. Please check your privilege.

      Jan 28, 2013 at 9:46 pm   rating: 48  small thumbs up

       
    • #10.16   Who passed out the Haterade?

      7/10. Low-quality trolling, but a well-fed troll nonetheless.

      Jan 28, 2013 at 10:08 pm   rating: 26  small thumbs up

       
    • #10.17   Jessi

      @Haterade, I truly hope she’s trolling, but her’s is not an uncommon attitude. I work in retail and the majority of my co-workers have at least some college (and most of the “some college” folks are currently in college), if not full blown degrees. Some have several.

      That doesn’t stop customers from treating us like uneducated morons every chance they get.

      Jan 29, 2013 at 3:39 am   rating: 37  small thumbs up

       
    • #10.18   Jami

      Judging from the number of “if you had went to college” stories on sites like Not Always Right it’s pretty much a common attitude everywhere. Everyone thinks a college degree fixes everything. Which is utter bull spit.

      Jan 29, 2013 at 8:20 am   rating: 32  small thumbs up

       
    • #10.19   Omnivore

      “Our respectives fannies” “Very demanding degree”. This whole comment reads like a Nigerian email scam.

      Jan 29, 2013 at 9:55 am   rating: 42  small thumbs up

       
    • #10.20   AP

      I worked hard to get a very demanding degree from a prestigious university. Then the economy crashed, and no one cared.

      Jan 29, 2013 at 10:10 am   rating: 40  small thumbs up

       
    • #10.21   Wait..what?

      No one cared before the economy crashed either.

      Jan 29, 2013 at 11:08 am   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
    • #10.22   Foxy J

      It’s very lucky that you and your husband found each other.

      Jan 29, 2013 at 12:45 pm   rating: 14  small thumbs up

       
    • #10.23   Bee Good

      Hey, bum itch, how come with your education, money and ample time off you cannot figure out an answer to your own question?

      It is going to take cancer, a paralyzing accident, or dose of reality to complete Kristi’s education.

      Jan 29, 2013 at 2:35 pm   rating: 13  small thumbs up

       
    • #10.24   Rene

      GOSH! I WISH I COULD HAVE AFFORDED TO GO TO COLLEGE OR GOT A SCHOLARSHIP OR QUALIFIED FOR FINANCIAL AID!! I can’t even afford fucking online college WHILE I WORK AT MY SHITTY JOB! (because it’s not really cheaper)

      Jan 29, 2013 at 5:39 pm   rating: 10  small thumbs up

       
    • #10.25   Poltergeist

      Sorry to tell you Kristi, but you wasted your money. You don’t need a demanding degree to be a full-time bitch.

      Jan 29, 2013 at 11:39 pm   rating: 20  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #11   Wendy

    We can crush you at any moment. So smiles, everyone, smiles!!!

    Jan 28, 2013 at 4:26 pm   rating: 45  small thumbs up

    • #11.1   Pit Pat

      and may the odds be ever in your favor!

      Jan 28, 2013 at 9:42 pm   rating: 31  small thumbs up

       
    • #11.2   The Elf

      Tappa-tappa-tappa!

      Jan 29, 2013 at 8:54 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #12   Brattus Rattus

    If this sign was posted at my job at 0700 it would be taken down and thrown out by 0703.

    Everyone would brag that they took it down, too.

    Jan 28, 2013 at 4:35 pm   rating: 40  small thumbs up

    • #12.1   The Elf

      But would they wear their smiles as they took it down?

      Jan 28, 2013 at 6:46 pm   rating: 16  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #13   Smokey

    I thank god everyday I am not forced to smile at work1

    Jan 28, 2013 at 6:02 pm   rating: 7  small thumbs up

     
  • #14   The Elf

    “You are fortunate to work for an outstanding company.”

    At least one part of that statement is deeply mistaken.

    Jan 28, 2013 at 6:45 pm   rating: 19  small thumbs up

     
  • #15   Val

    Few things kill morale like being reminded that you’re completely replaceable.

    Jan 28, 2013 at 8:29 pm   rating: 60  small thumbs up

     
  • #16   Aries

    I come from a country where damn near everyone has a “demanding degree”. Guess what? We’re all bloody useless because there’s a market flood of university educated young people, no jobs, an extremely constricted economy, and you need a Masters, to know fifteen people in good positions, ten years experience and a driving license just to get an interview.

    Jan 28, 2013 at 9:14 pm   rating: 48  small thumbs up

    • #16.1   notolaf

      I’ve got a driver’s license. I am 25% of the way there!

      Jan 28, 2013 at 9:50 pm   rating: 18  small thumbs up

       
    • #16.2   Who passed out the Haterade?

      Except for the percentage of degree-holders, that’s not too far from describing the US as well. Pretty damn sad when the economy has been raided so thoroughly that it can’t even support a modest percentage of middle-class.

      Jan 28, 2013 at 10:10 pm   rating: 10  small thumbs up

       
    • #16.3   pooham

      Hey noto, you know that 1 out of 4 = 25%. That can be considered equivalent to a Masters.

      Jan 29, 2013 at 2:19 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #17   notolaf

    All crappy bosses who use the phrase “each and every” in any context shall be first against the wall when the revolution comes.

    Jan 28, 2013 at 9:48 pm   rating: 22  small thumbs up

    • #17.1   Who passed out the Haterade?

      That’s gotta be one pretty big wall if that many useless gits can be first at the same time.

      Jan 28, 2013 at 10:12 pm   rating: 13  small thumbs up

       
    • #17.2   wright1

      I would fight for the privilege of just VOLUNTEERING to build that wall.

      Jan 29, 2013 at 2:48 am   rating: 14  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #18   Macca

    Looks like the notewriter has never heard of something called “respecting your employees” as a method of raising employee morale.

    I mean, treating them like valued workers is just too hard, right?

    Jan 28, 2013 at 11:36 pm   rating: 35  small thumbs up

    • #18.1   pooham

      Yep, it sucks working for Kristi.

      Jan 29, 2013 at 2:21 pm   rating: 25  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #19   kermit

    I could sympathize with the angry douche who wrote the note if they just said what they’re actually complaining about.

    There are shift workers who don’t show up for their shift and/or show up really really late, especially at fast food places that have “service ambassadors”. This isn’t unpleasant for management as the poor schmucks who gets talked into working double shifts. That’s not really fair to those people.

    But pulling out the “you should be honoured to work here!!!” card is a really good way to get everyone to stop coming to work and making the manager work the entire store.

    Jan 29, 2013 at 4:51 am   rating: 21  small thumbs up

    • #19.1   The Elf

      Exactly. Threaten the specific employees causing the problem, and if the problem is widespread then hold a meeting about it. Don’t write a freakin’ PAN and whip out the “honored to work here” bs. That’s right up there with “Everyone has to learn to do more with less”, which is just a fancy way of saying “we fired half the staff, your pay is cut, but the workload is staying the same”

      Jan 29, 2013 at 10:40 am   rating: 13  small thumbs up

       
    • #19.2   H for Toy

      Sounds like my husband’s boss, Elf. He added 3 more “positions” to his job title, and literally told him, “No, they don’t come with a raise, but you’re our best worker, so I’m giving you the honor of doing these extra tasks.” If it weren’t for the fact that it’s difficult to find a job around here, and my husband has a loyalty to his team, he’d have started singing “Take This Job and Shove It” on the spot.

      Jan 29, 2013 at 12:54 pm   rating: 10  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #20   anotherfool

    omg, I just figured out why Corporate fired me! I did everything except #2, thus wearing only a smile into work.

    Jan 29, 2013 at 8:14 am   rating: 21  small thumbs up

    • #20.1   The Elf

      I bet you gave some outstanding “service” too.

      Jan 29, 2013 at 10:41 am   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #21   Nope

    Meh. Smiles are overrated. When I go to a store I’m there to get my stuff and leave. I don’t want to socialize with the clerk about random BS. Leave me alone. No one likes their minimum wage job that much to smile all the freaking time. They’re either ridiculously boring, stupid, lame, or require work which should have double the pay.

    Jan 29, 2013 at 11:41 am   rating: 7  small thumbs up

    • #21.1   SilentPsycho

      Guess I must not exist then, since I have a minimum wage job that I love working at.

      Jan 29, 2013 at 1:36 pm   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
    • #21.2   pooham

      Mr Nope, is Mrs Nope perhaps named Kristi?

      Jan 29, 2013 at 2:27 pm   rating: 9  small thumbs up

       
    • #21.3   Jessi

      Dude, I love my job. Some customers are major assholes, but our regulars are, for the most part, pretty awesome people. I even had one customer who would bring me Easter dinner every year (I didn’t have the heart to tell her I wasn’t religious) because she and her wife always did a huge Texas BBQ on Easter, and she knew I missed home.

      My job is both irritating and fulfilling. I don’t make as much money as I would like, but I also think I’m where I’m supposed to be. I love the company I work for and the work I do.

      Plus, on really bad days, I can always count on someone coming in with a ridiculously cute puppy or kitten for me to play with. You can’t be mad and play with a puppy at the same time. It’s just not possible. :-)

      Jan 30, 2013 at 1:53 am   rating: 12  small thumbs up

       
    • #21.4   kermit

      I can’t speak for Nope, but customer service people that are cheery and smiley all the time kinda creep me out. Everybody has bad days, and I don’t think people should be forced to smile all the damn time like they’re a Stepford wife.

      Besides, unless you’re really good at faking it, artificial cheer can come across as really patronizing and condescending.

      Jan 30, 2013 at 2:01 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #22   Brian

    This is one of those times where the form destroyed the function.

    It’s legitimate to expect your service employees to show up, on time, in uniform, and pretend to give a rat’s ass about your customers. That’s what you’re paying them for.

    It’s not legitimate to put up a bitchy note that insults your employees, implies that they are irrelevant as individuals, and as a group suck.

    Jan 29, 2013 at 1:16 pm   rating: 36  small thumbs up

     
  • #23   Sir Puke

    This sign shows that management is shitty. Make that, SHITTY. It gives the impression that they sit in their office dreaming up memos instead of getting on the floor to see what’s going on in the place they are supposed to manage.
    Management are supposed to be the smartest people in the company, but I have found that at their worst they are the most clueless.

    Jan 29, 2013 at 5:06 pm   rating: 15  small thumbs up

    • #23.1   Brian

      Actually I see it as just the opposite. Clearly nobody took any time thinking about how to write the memo. (And I’d be suprised if a “Service Ambassador” could actually be defined as management. It sounds like a made up title to push more work onto someone without giving them a raise.)

      If management truly spent any time on this kind of thing, they’d come up with some plan better than “Do your damned job or do without it.” As someone said before this reads like “The beatings will continue until morale improves.”

      Jan 31, 2013 at 8:48 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #24   Rene

    God I hate the phrase “wear a smile”.

    Jan 29, 2013 at 5:40 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

    • #24.1   wright1

      I’m picturing Rene coming out of the Service Ambassador’s office wearing the latter’s freshly-severed, upturned lips…

      Jan 30, 2013 at 2:35 am   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #25   Kristi

    sockpuppet-I am aware not everyone “even has ability to obtain ‘very demanding degrees’”. That’s why I mentioned technical training. Rattus- “Lower echelon workers” is your expression, not mine. I don’t disrepect them. I’m saying that people who have jobs that they hate should do something about it. You would miss the jobs that my husband and I do, you would, really. Jami- Sorry to hear your dad can’t a get a job in his field. Perhaps if he were willing to re-locate.. Ally- I’m just letting miserable people know that it is possible to change their lives. Sorry if that usually does involve sacrifice and hard work. I’m not bragging. I don’t think “the world” reads the comments on this website. Mil- Spend some time studying “The Occupational Outlook Handbook”. One can certainly improve the odds of being employable for a very long time. Matty-Wat- “demanding – task: difficult, challenging” Check out a great book known as a “dictionary”. Some words have more than one meaning. It’s quite magical. TheElf- I too had my share of crappy jobs before improving my situation. I wasn’t completely supported while I did that. I worked and took out loans, which I re-paid on time, with interest. Roto13- I know college degrees are expensive. That’s why I mentioned technical training. Sheesh, ya’ll need to read more carefully! Sheri- I know college degrees are expensive. That’s why I mentioned technical training. I know not everyone is prepared for college (poor reading skills, probably), that’s why I mentioned technical training. I wasn’t supported emotionally or financially. I did it myself. If one chooses a degree/training carefully, one can greatly increase one’s chances of employment. Lee- What a laugh-riot you are! We are assets to our community. We pay a great deal in taxes and give a great deal (in time and money) to charity. Perhaps I am an a-hole, but I’m not a name caller. SeeYouInTee- You are in the process of improving yourself. Congratulations. I don’t disapprove of lousy jobs. I simply think that if people are going to complain about their jobs, they should do something to improve themselves so they have something to offer. Perhaps starting with bettering their reading skills would be a good idea. Jessi- Surely you mean to write “hers”, not “her’s”. I don’t treat retail workers like “uneducated morons”. I am kind in my dealings with workers. I had several unpleasant jobs in retail. That’s why I gave up eating out, cable tv, new clothes, new cars and a social life for a few years so I could get a better job. Jami- Getting advanced training (college or technical) doesn’t fix everything, nor does money buy happiness, but life is much easier if you like your job and you have disposable income, really it is. Omnivore- My English grammar and spelling skills (please forgive the occasional typo) are far superior to those of most Nigerians and I’m not asking you for any money. I’m encouraging you to work towards earning some of your own. AP- Sorry to hear things haven’t worked out for you. Don’t give up, however it’s not the duty of comapnies “to care”. They are not your mommies. Companies run to make a profit, not to make you happy. Your duty is to have something to offer so you can get paid by the company, or go into business for yourself and become a boss. FoxyJ- Thank you. We are very happy together, having both worked very hard all our lives and looking forward to a secure, relaxing retirement. Hope you all have great success so you can pay for our Social Security, as we paid for those who preceded us. BeeGood- I figured out the answer. That’s why I have a great job and plenty of money. I have had cancer- two different kinds. If either ever comes back, you’ll be the first to know. Anything to help make you less miserable. Rene- Loans. Poltergeist-I didn’t major in bitchiness. It just appears that way to people who can’t stand the truth. Funny though, back when I was sad and poor, I also was bitter about those who had more than I. I hung out with happy successful people and learned a few things. I am no longer sad and poor. Aries- Why not move to the U.S.? We need scientists, engineers and health care workers. Too bad the economy in the U.S. isn’t better. Maybe a change in the economic policies of the gov’t would help… pooham- I’m not a boss, I have a boss. It’s just that I am not angry at my boss, b/c he doesn’t criticize me. I show up on time, smiling, work hard, treat my co-workers courteously and contribute. You should try it sometime. Adios to everyone from your favorite troll.

    Jan 31, 2013 at 5:30 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

    • #25.1   Yeargh

      tl;dr

      Jan 31, 2013 at 10:03 pm   rating: 10  small thumbs up

       
    • #25.2   Jessi

      Kristi, surely you meant “y’all” and not “ya’ll”.

      Don’t harp on someone’s grammar unless you’re sure yours is perfect.

      Feb 1, 2013 at 5:16 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #25.3   The Elf

      If you’ve done your share of crappy jobs before getting out of that cycle, why assume that the employees here aren’t in the same situation?

      Feb 1, 2013 at 7:08 am   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
    • #25.4   kermit

      Er, pardon me for doubting the “demanding” degree of somebody who clearly has no notion of paragraphs.

      Feb 1, 2013 at 7:52 am   rating: 17  small thumbs up

       
    • #25.5   H for Toy

      I’m a little sad that I wasn’t addressed in this second rant.

      For the record, a technical degree doesn’t get you any further than a high school diploma and a little bit of intelligence, and really isn’t worth the the cost.

      Matty-Wat didn’t need to be corrected. That comment was hilarious!

      Feb 1, 2013 at 8:25 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #25.6   Jami

      I only read the part about me. Girl, you need to learn to use the return key.

      The only place dad might be able to get a job is in Texas. He specializes in making fuels more environmentally sound and the laws aren’t as strict there as they are in California, so fuel companies do better there.

      But there’s no way he and mom would move to Texas. And even then it’s not a sure shot that he could get a job there because, once again, people with bachelors degrees can be paid way less than PhDs like dad. So they’re more desirable.

      Feb 1, 2013 at 10:30 am   rating: 8  small thumbs up

       
    • #25.7   Rene

      Oh my God, you are just CLUELESS. They don’t really just hand out loans either, especially if you’ve never had a loan & nobody will co-sign with you. I exhausted all my options, trust me! Some of us just get fucked. Congratulations on not being one of those people. But shut up.

      Feb 2, 2013 at 12:36 pm   rating: 12  small thumbs up

       
    • #25.8   Poltergeist

      You’ve got an answer to everything, don’t you?

      “I’m not a bitch; I just speak the truth!”
      That’s what all bitches say.

      Not everybody who has money actually deserves it. I would be tearfully happy to hear of you ending up like so many people who work hard their entire lives and end up with so little, and then even that is taken away from them for one reason or another.
      If you really were sad and poor at some point, it’s a shame that your success has clouded your vision of reality and turned you into another egotistical moneybag who thinks they have all the answers to life. Why don’t you write one of those “Secrets to Success” books so that you can take advantage of those less fortunate than yourself by feeding them bullshit.

      Was that truthful enough for you?

      Feb 2, 2013 at 4:24 pm   rating: 9  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #26   trina

    I worked for a while at a gas station at night, in a pretty high income area of town. I had a new baby and did not want to leave her in daycare, so did that at night while she stayed with my husband . I have two Associate degrees.
    Someone actually brought their son into the store, pointed at me, and said ” This is where you end up, when you do not go to college.” Wow. I guess college does not teach you any kind of respect for fellow human beings.

    Feb 1, 2013 at 2:22 pm   rating: 13  small thumbs up

     
  • #27   redheadwglasses

    I think this note was written by Jennifer Aniston’s restaurant boss in “Office Space.”

    Feb 4, 2013 at 11:28 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     

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