Greetings Me Droogs N Droogettes!
Had brunch yesterday with Spawn and his woman. Was a -really- nice mid-morning time. Appeared to be a nice place that they’d picked to go. The price was aight… I had a Western Omelet. After that, it all went down hill.
Sick as a dog. Again. Puking and Destruction of Internal Organs. Finally was done with the Purge around 1am this AM. Couldn’t do -anything- at all. So, sorry for missing yesterday, not that anything changed all that much. I was Miserable… and when I called, the fuckwit at the place just did. not. care. Oh well… that’s what the Health Department is for then I suppose.
It seems to be a pattern with me right now.
Back in February of 2020 I placed an order online with BassPro for some small rifle primers and a pound of CFE223 powder. This was -right- as the “Great Powder/Primer/Ammo Shortage of 20/21” was really kicking into gear. Paid for it, and then was like totally out of mind as there just ain’t no primers or powder available anywhere for any price that I can tell. Until yesterday evening. Got this in the email:
HUZZAH!Oh hells yeah.
“Things I thought I wouldn’t See again in 2021 for $500 Alex”
Figured I got til the 16th. No ish. Wait til I can stop being sick, then pick up some shewting stuff.
Even better, it’s all already paid for. NICE!
Until then, 2 hours later I get another email:
Again, Wait… Whut?So… I attempted a couple of phone calls. But it being Sunday, no luck/No dice.
Called this morning and after a loooooong drawn out phone call, I get the standard runaround. The store said that I had picked them up (I hadn’t) They insisted. I asked (with the corporate rep on the phone as well) what proof did they have… “Uhhhh well we check ID”
No you didn’t
I finally just gave the fuck up. I know what probably happened was that -someone- took the shit, said I signed for it, and I’ll bet dollars to donuts tonight that if I look on gunbroker, the 3 packs of Remington Small Arms Primers and my CFE223 will be on there as a lot for about $250. I mean right now primers, last time I looked were $40 per 100. I told both parties involved that they were full of shit. The only thing they could do was offer a refund as, of course, both items are out-of-stock AGAIN. Go figure.
Told ’em no prob. Refund it, but be aware, I’m calling the AFT next. Let them investigate the store and it’s shady shit practices. THAT caught them up short…
Let the BATF Glowniggers loose on them.
Then, today as well, the interview I did for that work from home gig? Yeah, no word yet. I called and left a VM Friday, and didn’t hear, and today I talked to someone who said “they’re still evaluating candidates.”
That right there.
You want to know how to get people back to work after this COVID Crap? Allllllll them jobs places are ‘supposedly dying to fill’? Fucking tell ya whut, fire 1/2 the HR department. Cut ’em dead. Cast them out. THEN get the motivated can-do no-fucking around people to start doing the hiring.
Too many lackwits and fuckall morons who’re dragging out the job hiring process to justify their own existence. Not enough “Is he breathing? Can he do the job? Is he honest?” These days, it takes all of 30 minutes to run a full scope background on someone. You can vet a motherfucker so quick it’s not even funny.
If they’re good to go, get the offer letter out, fire up a training class and have at it.
Not this Holy Fucking Gawd it takes 3 months to even hear back from a fucking job.
Did I mention right after I got canned that I heard back from a job I had applied to like BEFORE I got hired for that one? Yeah, no shit…. Applied in like April of 2020. Heard back July of 2021 that I was ‘no longer under consideration for the position.’
Well, really glad I wasn’t counting on that gig to see me through a rough patch Aye?
Yeah, so there’s that. Problem is the bureaucracy IS the problem. Both politically speaking AND economically. We’ve created a new “Mandarin Class” who’s arcane abilities in HR-Fu really don’t carry any real time use to an organization, except as a ‘jobs program’ for those who’d otherwise be the truly worthless eaters.
Hiring and Firing? That’s the bosses job
Anything else is strictly a legal-ass-coverage
Post Revolutionary ‘Murica, first order of biddness?
Shoot all the lawyers.
Then the media.
(Any who survive the initial go-around that is)
So, More Later I Remain The Intrepid Reporter