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Who put these people in charge?

Today is the first day back to work after the Memorial Day weekend. There is a distinct lack of work.

I was assigned to cleaning a room because there were no work orders to do. Other people were working but this nutty company will not put more than an "X" number of workers on a job because they claim it puts a higher cost on the product. Yet, don't they understand that the company still has to pay

I jinx the companies I work for - they go out of business

Almost all of the companies I have worked for have gone out of business or have been absorbed into other companies. This has been going on for the last 30 years. I feel like I am a jinx.

The first little job I had was small variety store. I worked there for just one day and realized that retail was not my thing. Although the store was in business for many years after that one day, it finally went out of business.

The next job was working at a distribution center for a major clothing store. What the distribution center did was to receive in the shipments of clothes from China, India and other countries, repackage them into smaller shipments and send them out to the stores. I worked there for 6 months then was laid off with many others. The company went under about a year later.

The third company was a small solar company that made solar controllers. I worked there for a year and

A sure sign that you hate your job

Do you need any excuse not to go to work? Then you might just hate your job.

Yep I have been in those shoes. Hating my job or should I say, jobs. I have been through so many of those damn, useless jobs that went nowhere and treated you like a slave. You were not allowed to

Beware of the prima donna co-worker

Does your company have one of those "prima donna" employees? You know the type, a kiss ass to the boss and a back stabber to their co-workers.

Our resident one was on a roll today. Most of the morning he was announcing to anyone who would listen to him, the fact that today was

Good God!! The place I work in is haunted!!

This is not the first time that I have worked in a supposed haunted building and probably will not be my last.

A few years ago, one of the test techs that I worked with, swore he would never again work on his own on a Saturday again....ever.

What happened was that he heard toilets being flushed on their own in both of the company's restrooms. He also heard

All talk and not much else

Beware of co-workers that shoot the shit and themselves in the foot at the same time.

I started a new job just over 6 months ago. It is an established company that went through a massive layoff about 2.5 years ago. Just about a year ago it started hiring again. The assortment of people they hired was interesting to say the least.

Since I started here 6 months ago, 6 people have left. The company only has 28 people working there, so 6 people is HUGE. The 6 that have left were, lets say,

How companies love to control people

Why do we, as workers, let a company rule our lives?

I don't know about how you feel about earning a paycheck, but I work to pay my bills, eat and enjoy life. I do not work to enable the company I work for an endless supply of my talents and labor. So why do companies like to insist that you are working for THEM and not for YOU.

A case in point is

Too many bosses, enough to drive you nuts

Just like the old saying about too many cooks in the kitchen ruining the soup, the same can be said of bosses.

Why is it that upper management thinks that throwing a few managers at production will solve all of their problems? Just give me two managers and now you have chaos.

Just today I was put on three separate jobs by 2 different managers. None of which I managed to complete. The first one took over an hour of training by

Production schedules and why they are messed up

I wish I worked at a company that actually has a production scheduler. As it happens, the nut jobs where I work just don't have a clue.

Imagine you are a company that wants something made and you ask that it be delivered by a certain date. You give the company making your item at least 30 to 60 days notice thinking that the company can get your stuff to you on time. Not if you order the stuff from the place I work at.

I am constantly working on projects that were not even kitted

A sure sign you don't like working where you do

If you are not sure if you really like working where you do, here is a list that will help you make up your mind:
  • You call into work at least once a month, claiming you are sick when you are not
  • You are really beginning to hate it when the boss mentions that you have to stay for "mandatory" overtime, about one hour before the end of your shift
  • You have actually fantasized how you would quit your job
  • You are running out of excuses to call in with, the "sickness" was only good for one week and the car trouble for a few days, the death in the family might be next on the list
  • You have started to take up unhealthy habits like drinking at work to combat the stress of the stupid co-workers the company keeps hiring for you to train

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