Tuesday, July 24, 2012

A Little Lesson On Responsiblity In The Business World

People in certain positions need to start taking more responsibility for their choices and actions. I've spent most of my adult life looking for work, and I think this is one of the best lesson's I've learned.

I've recently had a job interview for a company that I have prior experience working for. During the interview, the employer was looking into my records and reviews that my previous boss for the same company left for me.

Now, when I worked there before, it was my first job and I had no idea how the world of employment actually worked so I think its pretty obvious that I wasn't the best of employees, so..the review was a little negative. One of the comments was that I didn't take initiative and because of that, they took it as me being unmotivated. The thing is though, I did my job..I did what I was told to do. That, in my mind, was my only requirement. I thought it made me a good worker...hell, I even worked more overtime then most people in my position!

Had my boss at the time told me any of this..I would have become a better person for it. I would have done better work..I mean, it really would help me in future endeavors. I just feel that since I was unaware of this, it was my boss's job to direct me. I'm not hard to talk to..I DO take advice so..if your my boss and you think I'm not doing something right...fucking tell me. that makes YOU bad at your job...not me. That's just how I feel about that.

I dont understand..what's hard about being honest with someone and taking responsibility? I would have taken responsibility for my actions..so why cant you, my direct supervisor? Do your job and direct me.

Here is another example:

I also hate it (and I've had plenty of experience with this), I hate when you apply somewhere and they tell you they'll call you...then that's it. You dont hear anything. Whenever I hear "we'll call you", I take it as a no for now on because they dont..they dont take responsibility and let you know that you didn't get the job. Instead they leave you hanging. Fuck..I mean, I've only had two places tell me that I didn't get the job..and I respect that a hell of a lot more. I'd rather hear that I didn't get the job, and not get my hopes up. I mean...it means more to me that you told me that I didn't get it. It means probably more to me then if I would have gotten the job anyway!

Anyway, the lesson that I've taken away from these experiences is that it is important to be honest with people from the beginning. Take responsibility for the choices you make. Even if you work for a large corporation...please, dont hide behind it. 

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Grammar Nazi's Are Annoying.

People overlook the actual point you are trying to make just because you make a typo. I've been told its for my benefit..it "helps" me...but look..if you go out of your way to correct me and not even listen to what I'm saying when I'm making a sincere point and I'm not willfully being ignorant; then your just an ass.

i have no problem admitting that my grammar isn't the best it can be, but in very many instances, yes...they are ignoring the point. prove that they dont and ill change my opinion.

hell, i can understand correcting misconceptions or misunderstandings when it comes to the way you actually express your view..but when it comes to simple mistakes...fixing it doesn't add anything to the conversation.

do you get some sort of ego boost when you correct others for such minor mistakes? it might seem helpful to you, but to others you just come off as a pretentious snob.

minor mistakes happen; if its from a simple typing error, or a misuse of a word, granted..you should know how to use words, but if its not something that you cant figure out form the context clues, or if i used the word effect instead of affect...then then is when i can see correcting someone.

for simple words that are so often misused, really it just means that you have a certain pet peeve that you feel obligates you to be pretentious.

If I thought most pages on the internet were the appropriate forum for perfect grammar then I'd be more careful about my writing.

Sexism In The Bible

First let me just say that these are only a few examples, there are other passages that command exactly the same thing.

For a man indeed ought not to cover his head, forasmuch as he is the image and glory of God: but the woman is the glory of the man. *1 Cor.11:7
(this is pretty self explanatory, woman have to cover their head because they are not as "glorious" as men.)

...If a woman have conceived seed, and born a man child: then she shall be unclean seven days.
But if she bear a maid child, then she shall be unclean two weeks. *Leviticus 12:2-5
(if a women gives birth to a girl she is considered to be unclean for a longer amount of time).

Doth not even nature itself teach you, that, if a man have long hair, it is a shame unto him?
But if a woman have long hair, it is a glory to her: for her hair is given her for a covering. *Corinthians 11:14-15
(men shouldn't have long hair because it is meant to cover the head of a women. covering, as shown by other passages is shameful.)

Let your women keep silence in the churches: for it is not permitted unto them to speak; but they are commanded to be under obedience as also saith the law.
And if they will learn any thing, let them ask their husbands at home: for it is a shame for women to speak in the church. *Corinthians 14:34-35
(women are not allowed to speak in church, therefor if they have any questions they must ask their husband afterwords)

For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church *Ephesians 5:23
(it seems the order of importance is christ, men, then women because women are to obey their husband, not the other way around because the husband is the head of the household)

Let the woman learn in silence with all subjection.
But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence.
For Adam was first formed, then Eve.
And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived was in the transgression. *Timothy 2:11-14
(women are not allowed to teach or have authority over man and must remain quiet. this is because Eve was deceived..not Adam. which is odd considering there are verses in the bible that say that children are not held accountable by God for the sins of their parents; for example Deuteronomy 24:16 and Ezekiel 18:20).

he shall pay the girl's father fifty shekels of silver. He must marry the girl, for he has violated her. He can never divorce her as long as he lives. *Deuteronomy 22:29
(this verse is about rap. If a man rapes a women he has to pay her father for her hand in marriage. not only does she have to marry her rapist, her father gets paid for it)

If her father absolutely refuses to give her to him, he must still pay the bride-price for virgins. *Exodus 22:17
(not only is a women her father's to give wither she agrees or not, she is bought. A few passages in the bible tell us how much a wife costs. if she is a rape victim its 50 sheckles of silver. There is also a reference to paying with animals if the male suitor can not afford 50 sheckles)

Genesis 4:19,Genesis 16:1-4,Genesis 25:6,Genesis 26:34,Genesis 28:9,Genesis 31:17,Genesis 32:22,Ex.21:10,Dt.21:15,Judges 8:30,1Sam.1:1-2,2 Sam.12:7-8,1 Kg.11:2-3,1 Chr.4:5,2 Chr.11:21,2 Chr.13:21,2 Chr.24:3,Mt.25:1,Titus 1:6-7 ALL of which men have more then one wife, however, NOWHERE is it mention that a women can have more then one husband.