So I was, shall we say ‘bitching’ about how the week was going yesterday…
Yesterday afternoon I get a call from an old friend, down from Indiana. So we agree to meet for dinner.
At dinner we’re catching up and I ask why he didn’t come by the office. His answer floored me…
He said, “F… it, I retired two months ago.”
My jaw hit the table at that. Last year he’d been very proud of the fact he was promoted to a branch head, and a good chance to move further up the food chain this year. After I picked up my jaw, I asked him WTF? Family or?
His comment, “Hostile work environment.”
Uhhh. Say whut?
He told me, “I told an individual to go do his job, and he filed a complaint against me for promoting a hostile work environment! HR told me I had to apologize and that I couldn’t supervise the individual anymore, even though he was on our ‘team’. I told HR it would be a cold day in hell, and I put my papers in the next day. That was three months ago.”
I just shook my head. This PC crap IS killing us, and not slowly either…
And did anybody else catch BO’s ‘response’ to the mid-terms today?
He was commenting on the election results and said (paraphrase) To everyone that voted I hear you, to the 2/3 that did not participate I also hear you.
Soooo… In his extended remarks he implied that the 2/3 that did not vote were essentially supporting his existing policies so he need not reconsider anything new nor take any credit for the trouncing.
However just prior to the election on Meet the Press he stated that elections mean things and every vote counts. But the context of that thought was associated with saying if the voters reject the Republican takeover of the Senate then it meant for Republicans to sit down and shut up and for him to press on.
So using his logic, no matter what the vote it supports his conviction to change nothing because that is what the people are telling him by voting or not voting.
Or am I just totally screwed up???