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ON: The Suspension of Rights in the Workplace

Posted 06-26-2014 at 04:23 PM by Blondebaerde


The workplace is a dictatorship, not a democracy much less constitutional republic. Great documentary on Netflix about that, at this writing: I don't have the title handy. Due process, manners, etc. are tossed out the window by-fiat. There are marginal checks-and-balances, sometimes none: a dictator (manager) can make lives either lavish or a living hell, for any or no reason.

Story today (6/25) in one of the news sites, probably Fox, about retaliation against a whistleblower in the current VA scandal. My thought: of course there was, she bubbled up what a bunch of lazy, government flacks they all were (are, and always will-be). They don't follow rules for "performance" and "accountability" like the rest of us in private industry. I hope she sues their collective a$$ off and it stays in the news cycle awhile.

RE rude recruiters: no one is "losing their job" over anything. Job interviews don't follow Marquis of Queensbury rules, they just pretend to. There are some absolutes...no discriminatory practices, of course...but the rest is open season and usually occurs under the radar! Recruiters have as much cred with me as used car salesmen: none. They are to be toyed with as mercilessly as they toy with us, to my benefit. Not their's. Ever.

When I've gone for jobs, phone screens, they turn up when they do (recruiter, or client). The vast majority are on-time, thankfully. Once the person gave me a contact, neglecting to mention that the doors were locked four floors down, with limited contact info. I ironed it out. I cannot recall any other time a customer/client being late without an excuse. One time, I was 20 minutes late, which was quite rude. I smoothed it over, but did not get the job.

Be smooth as silk with the interviewer and recruiter, as long as it serves your purposes and no longer. This is the "dictatorship" part: they are in charge, not you. They'll run you out if even a hint of trouble. It isn't fair, but the only kinds of fair I know of in this world are "State" and "County".

Hate the game, not the player. Or as many do, start your own business.
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    Needed a Balance of Power

    What is needed is a balance of power in the work place, some sort of a workers union. Bosses and even company owners are not the only ones living in this world and they are usually not the ones actually making money for the company.
    In takes a 9 to 1 ratio or even a 100 to 1 ratio of workers to equal the power of management but when there is things go more fairly.
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    Posted 06-27-2014 at 11:39 AM by Fortoggie Fortoggie is offline
 

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