What A Tuesday.............  

HeartlessBitch69 46F
6876 posts
6/13/2006 9:58 pm

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What A Tuesday.............

Got to work today, and was called in for a meeting with the big boss lady. Well all us girls off my shift.

It seems the guy at work who had been drinking at work is now in REHAB.

I guess from what his mom (who called her) said he had wrecked another car while drunk, just a few days ago. His mom called and saved his job!

His job is being held for him until he gets out. If he gets his act together.

So now we have to find people to cover for him for however long it takes.

I may be a heartless bitch about this, but why do our residents and us have to suffer for his bullshit?

Our big boss man had told us all that he didn't care what personal problems we had, this is a business! But I guess it is different now with this guy!

I am sure if it would have been one of us girls we would have been out the door!

I have seen it all before. This is a primarly female profession, and for some reason they think we have to do whatever it takes to have and keep men! I have seen so many men get away with shit at work that us women could never get away with.

It's all about who has the penis! It always has been and always will be!

ME


skyking412004 53M
5363 posts
6/14/2006 12:30 am

_____I have a penis! I have a penis! What can I get away with? (Men have said the same thing about favoritism towards women in traditionally non-male jobs for years. Do you think the woman driving the bulldozer at the highway construction sight got the job because she was the most qualified candidate, or was it perhaps because of gender quotas? The same could be said for your fellow male employees.) We could always just go back to pre-WWII when women stayed home and raised the family and a single working man could make enough money to provide for his family. What? No? ///////////////////
_____I was just thinking...since the guys where you work get favorable treatment, you could hook up with one of them and do naughty thinks at work and get away with it on his "coat tail".//////
_____If Mr. Boozalot would have gotten fired for coming to work drunk BEFORE he went to treatment, he could have been fired and had no legal recourse. It should be interesting to see what he does AFTER treatment. I've been sober nineteen years and have seen a lot of people get the gift of sobriety and throw it away like it has no value. Some people just don't give enough of a shit to stay sober. (Oh, the wife's a bitch, I'll drink/ My mom died, I'll drink/ I lost my job, I'll drink/ Life is too painful, I'll drink...Sheesh!!!)


rm_4wolfsr 57M

6/14/2006 3:06 am

Unfortunately, if it is a drug free work place and subject to those guidelines then the company is obligated to hold his job as he is in rehab since alcoholism is considered a disease. The best approach would have been to terminate for job abandonment when he missed three days as no call no show. PLus, PLUS.........his mother called in?? I hope the powers that be requested documentation to validate that he was ina treatment center and not just getting a line of bullshit. As I said in the other post on this topic........CYA.

As far as men getting away with shit women can't get away with.........regardless of what it may be tolerance which draws standards based on gender is in its self sexual harassment.


readytolay_3
(What the fuck is this shit..?? *rolls eyes*)
105F

6/14/2006 3:08 am

It's the truth in ANY line of work, I worked twenty plus tears as a Aero-Space Weldor and I did nothing but EAT SHIT because I DIDN'T have a DICK end of fucking story....Ready

Ready


Sailor376 62M
2288 posts
6/14/2006 5:54 am

I am a fortunate man. I grew up the second sib in the midst of three sisters. Three powerful and determined people. A mother and later step mother, both no BS type people. These are the people that I am most comfortable around. I may have physical attributes that will favor particular jobs or advancements. Such as six five and strong as an ox. (Blessfully some small amount smarter than) So stone work and roofing are two obvious choices. But theatre seats and aircraft aisles,automobile passenger doors and just about all clothing are built for others. Ballet class was sometimes a joke and landing even a bit part in the opera has proved futile.

You suffer the effects of sexism and I heightism. I suspect that there is an asshole awaiting each of our various isms.

Take your victories in the usually small doses alloted each of us and find your surcease (sp?) in friends, arts, sports, and knowing within.

Fair? No. But neither is wind or water.

Dean


angelofmercy5 58F
17881 posts
6/14/2006 6:14 am

I'm in the same profession as you....and I have to agree. And I also agree that alcoholism is a problem that we have to support people's effort to get out from under it. But unlike some diseases that invade our bodies like cancer....alcoholism is a "choice" that people make. Still needs treatment.....but slightly different from other illnesses!


readytolay_3
(What the fuck is this shit..?? *rolls eyes*)
105F

6/14/2006 7:10 am

Fair? No. But neither is wind or water....Amen to that Brother...Ready

Ready


firestarter665 42M/39F

6/14/2006 8:39 am

It is truly amazing that in this day and age that women are still treated differently. You get your men with the old fashion thinking. Of course I am a stereotype. I don't work, I stay home with the kids, I am the primary caregiver and do all of the housework.


HeartlessBitch69 46F

6/14/2006 10:02 am

skyking412004--I am NOT, and I repeat NOT going to screw a co-worker! Like thier ass maybe!

4wolfsr--Yea, 21 and mom called and saved his job!

readytolay_3--I hear ya!

CentNJBlondeCpl--His life and his family are of no concern to me when it comes to the 50+ humanbeings we care for daily.

Sailor376--I know, But darnit!

angelofmercy5--My thoughts exactly!

firestarter665--And ya know what? They still get paid more!


secret_eyespy 54M
488 posts
6/14/2006 5:03 pm

    Quoting rm_naughtynjcpl:
    As someone that knows an alcoholic I think the word 'choice' is incorrect. Would you call someone with breast cancer or heart disease someone that had a 'choice'?? They could have eaten better or exercised. Maybe lived in a area where there isn't pollution... Alcoholism is generic... More then likly if you have a history of alcoholism in your family, someone in your family might be effected by it.
    I just think the guy deserves support.
You are way the fuck off in your thinking. Alcoholism is a CHOICE! You choose to consume and you assume the risk of consumption. My father was an alcoholic and he chose to drink. That genetic trait ended with him. I choose NOT to drink and that is my choice. Genetics.....I'm calling BULLSHIT on that one.

Get a life and stop feeling sorry for those who choose to throw away their lives for self-gratification.


rollingrock61 55M

6/14/2006 8:57 pm

Everyone seems to have covered the alcoholism, disease, have to hold the job by law because he's in rehab bullshit.
Try talking to your supervisor about using a temp.
A friend's mother is a temp and she makes more money than just working in one place. She makes double and triple time because she does weekends and holidays.


HeartlessBitch69 46F

6/14/2006 8:58 pm

secret_eyespy-- I was gonna say that, but I told everyone I was turning over a new leaf!

MariGrrl--We won't see it change in our life time!


rm_cru1972 44M
4407 posts
6/15/2006 3:53 pm

Quoting CentNJBlondeCpl:
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As someone that knows an alcoholic I think the word 'choice' is incorrect. Would you call someone with breast cancer or heart disease someone that had a 'choice'?? They could have eaten better or exercised. Maybe lived in a area where there isn't pollution... Alcoholism is generic... More then likly if you have a history of alcoholism in your family, someone in your family might be effected by it.
I just think the guy deserves support.
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Secret eyespy responds

You are way the fuck off in your thinking. Alcoholism is a CHOICE! You choose to consume and you assume the risk of consumption. My father was an alcoholic and he chose to drink. That genetic trait ended with him. I choose NOT to drink and that is my choice. Genetics.....I'm calling BULLSHIT on that one.

Get a life and stop feeling sorry for those who choose to throw away their lives for self-gratification.

Being an Alcoholic I am far more qualified to talk on a subject you apparently know very little about

An alcoholic does NOT have a choice, nor a desire to drink. It is a need. A physical illnes. It is something that MUST be done. It is the exact same to an alcoholic as food is to you. Smoking, now that is a choice. So unless you know what you are talking about, from FIRST-HAND experience, not from living with one then you do not understand what you are talking about.

Now for you M I know what you are saying is not right. I would say he should have been let go long ago. However, with the way the world turns now it is unavoidable to not deal with these situations in any workplace. Being it male dominated, woman worker, or vice versa. It is the way the cookie crumbles. It is sad and unfortunate, but... it will only get worse from here on out.

sorry M


HeartlessBitch69 46F

6/15/2006 10:30 pm

CentNJBlondeCpl--Who the Fuck said I wanted revenge? Who the fuck said I wanted him to fail? I grew the fuck up in a family full of fucking drunks! So get off the soap box!


HeartlessBitch69 46F

6/16/2006 12:35 am

    Quoting rm_naughtynjcpl:
    As someone that knows an alcoholic I think the word 'choice' is incorrect. Would you call someone with breast cancer or heart disease someone that had a 'choice'?? They could have eaten better or exercised. Maybe lived in a area where there isn't pollution... Alcoholism is generic... More then likly if you have a history of alcoholism in your family, someone in your family might be effected by it.
    I just think the guy deserves support.
I don't know if you have been on this site or blogging very long, but my friend angelofmercy5 just got over a battle with cancer. Cancer cannot be battled with diet or avoiding pollution. And to even compare it to cancer is bullshit! Maybe you just picked your words wrong here.


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