One of the good things about having published my drivel for five years is that since I’ve pretty much covered it all already I can safely take a detour now and then and take up on more important topics later and no one has missed anything. Okay, sure, the letter to Santa the other day was about nothing at all except perhaps a slight jab at Yuppie Survivalists. And today you might even say that this somewhat ties in with the economy, cultural mores, etc., but even I’ll admit this is a stretch. But don’t worry. This isn’t going to be an everyday affair. Despite this being a blog, this isn’t about my life other than how it exemplifies how to be frugal or how to avoid being a dumbass. The scary thing is, as much as I personally do dumbass things, I’m still smarter than the average bear ( okay, just wiser, not smarter ). Anyway, I was reading somebody online and they recommended an article by Smith at Of Two Minds blog on this being the last debt fueled Christmas. It really was one of his more exceptional articles, on par with the economy being The Titanic ( which I believe was from about two years ago but I’m not positive- time flies when the vultures are circling the stewpot ). It was the December 20th article ( I’m trying to cut back on links to postpone the inevitable Thought Crime Police shutdown as long as possible ). That article got me thinking on how you should really think about selling all your worthless crap now for junk land and prep money before it is all rendered worthless ( a good example that sticks in my mind was when I was a nineteen year old idiot and bought a used Mustang. You could literally see the gas gauge drop doing sixty on the freeway. Being as this was Hawaii still in a recession in the early 80’s, the demand for a V-8 was at zero. Dealers wouldn’t even consider them for a trade in. I had to drop it off at the bank for a repo ). It doesn’t matter what you paid for something but what you can sell it for. Before everyone else figures this out, you should beat the rush. High electric, expensive or non-existent gasoline, a spike in unemployment. A lot of different things can suddenly turn your crap in the garage worthless.
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But I didn’t want to talk about that after I came across a sentence in his article which essentially wondered why today’s worker serfs were such poorly customer service orientated. Why, he wondered, would anyone have a bad attitude when they could so easily lose their job and never find another one? He sees this as a puzzling paradox ( the worse the job situation, the worse the attitude ). But never fear, Charlie, I’m here as the resident know it all. Okay, you scoff. But who is still living in California and who was smart enough to get the crap out of that petulant horrid toxic waste dump straight out of Dante’s illustration of Hell twenty years ago? Thank you. With that settled, let’s easily answer the question. I know it quite easily eludes managers. And if someone has been self-employed for awhile it might seem strange. Managers, after all, pay up to an easy hundred grand to go to college. They come out with proof which claims to represent a business education but what is in actuality a bill for a medical procedure called a lobotomy. I have had the displeasure of meeting a large number of stupid mother humpers in my day, and inevitably they are managers ( military officers included- the military seems to have an inferiority complex in relation to the private sector and tries to outdo them in idiocy in such things as managers, political correctness, waste of resources, etc. ). So, managers are basic clueless bitches. If it wasn’t an abstract theory that would never survive the sunlight of reality, they don’t acknowledge its existence. The self-employed are no stranger to hard work or pleasing their customers, but they whole heartedly drunk on the Kool-Aid of perpetual growth. They could never believe that we are in a collapse ( I think even most of the survivalist suppliers are not truly convinced anything truly earth shattering is going to happen- just your run of the mill natural disaster ).
Now, don’t you believe for a second that minimum wage peon serfs are too much smarter. In fact, I think if we go with the theory that a mega- catastrophe happened in pre-history which wiped out most of humanity and only left a few score breeding females surviving ( brought up by Ringo in “The Last Centurion” which I’ve only just started but which has really impressed me with its massive data dump of free association rambling which I’m enjoying immensely ) , we can safely conclude that mankind is a bunch of inbred retard banjo playing morons and that the occasional bright bulb is far more the exception rather than the rule and our worker bees aren’t any smarter than the average dumbass but at least has a bit of street smarts due to being subjected to the cruel mistress’ Reality barbs. The worker drones are still idiots, but at least they have a slight grasp of logic. And while I hate to give them any credit, I think we can say that these people know exactly what their future holds. Corporations, which nowadays means almost all jobs, are disloyal, lying, heartless and no smarter than consequences through the end of the present quarter. Workers know that they can be perfect workers, perfect ambassadors to customers, work harder than anyone else, and still get canned at will when the office idiots need to cut expenses. They know that corporate will hump their customers to save a dime and let the workers take the heat for it. They know that no matter what they do, they will be punished rather than be rewarded. So why try hard at customer service? The companies that treat their employees right get good customer service without demanding it. It is built in to the compensation. The companies ( 99% of them ) that hump their workers get what they pay for. Simple.
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