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Red Means Stop! . . .and a personal victory.



  • NCFUBARNCFUBAR Senior Member Posts: 4,324 Senior Member
    O-man, all female staff (and most here know you're partial to attractive ladies anyway)? How can you get away with such sexist hiring practices? Oh yeah, that's right it's only wrong if you hire all males.
    “The further a society drifts from truth ... the more it will hate those who speak it."
    - George Orwell
  • CHIRO1989CHIRO1989 Senior Member Posts: 14,452 Senior Member
    Heh, heh. Not what you're thinking. . . .

    A few days ago we had our first "sensitivity" training meeting at work. Now, since I travel quite a bit, I had been lucky in the past and avoided such 'meetings' but now it seems the bastards have finally caught up with me.

    After company gifts of coffee and doughnuts to break the uneasy atmosphere that was clearly felt in the room, two company HR goons were brought in to discuss "hurt fweeings" and "butt-hurticitis." We knew the meeting was coming and everyone was uneasy when the two snowflakes walked in. Immediately, butt-hurticitis trinkets in the form of labeled bracelets, pens, lapel pins, including a fancy schmancy holographic playing card, all with the phrase "RED MEANS STOP!" stenciled on the front and back, began to be handed out around the table.

    When Nayshya came to me and started to place her 'Made in China' gifts in front of me, I simply and politely stated, "no thanks." Nayshya paused a bit. "Excuse me?," she asked. I repeated again - "no thanks." She asked if I was an employee and if I was on duty. I confirmed that I indeed was an employee and that "yes," I was in fact, 'on duty.' "Well, you have to take these" she stated, and then proceeded to 'invade my personal space' (ha!-the travesty) and place her trinkets in front of me on the table. I told her that I already have a pen, I don't wear jewelry or a hat, and I have a deck of playing cards at home. Nayshya simply ignored me and proceeded to go around the table placing the gifts. In one calm swoop of the hand I gathered up all the trinkets in front of me, stood up and calmly walked over to the trash bin and very slowly and deliberately opened my hand and let the items slip through my fingers into the trash and returned to my seat. After the muffled giggles and chuckles died down a few others followed suit and repeated my actions. The rest were busy looking over their new consolation prizes as if they had just won the state lottery. Nayshya's HR sidekick "Leonard" who sensed the growing mutiny, came to Nayshya's rescue. Leonard, who talked with a very pronounced lisp, tried to talk in a manly and stern manner brought in more giggles and chuckles. Leonard stated that after the meeting I was to talk to a manager about my actions. I stated that I was a manager. Leonard was tongue-tied. He regained his composure and asked what level I was.

    After things had calmed down a bit, Nayshya and Leonard spoke about hurt fweeings and butt-hurticitis for the next half hour. They also (no b.s.) said that if any of us are offended by our fellow employee's we are to take out our handy-dandy "red-card" - hold it out to the offensive employee - and say the word, "STOP!" My god!

    Long story short, I was called on the carpet along with Nayshya and Leonard to which they ratted me out to the big dog and said that my actions were disruptive and offensive. After the head honcho slapped my wrist a few times to Nayshya and Leonard's enjoyment, I promised to be a good boy in future meetings. After they left, Pete (the head honcho) and I laughed our asses off about the morning events and talked about fishing and my upcoming retirement.

    Four more months and I retire and move to Idaho for good this time. We as a nation are doomed.

    Nicely done Obi-wan, the young padawans received their training, but did not accept it.
    I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that they turn away from their ways and live. Eze 33:11
  • TugarTugar Senior Member Posts: 2,449 Senior Member
    Ha! It's all good.

    Btw, didn't even realize you are from Idaho. I live in Meridian but currently staying in Arizona until I retire. Should be back by September - just in time for snow-pocalypse II. I hear Eagle is underwater right now.

    Not quite. Parts of the Boise greenbelt are underwater though. Yes I live nearby.
    Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.
    Winston Churchill
  • Make_My_DayMake_My_Day Senior Member Posts: 7,917 Senior Member
    Whether they know it or not, the modus operandi of the people described in the OP is pure Marxist mind control in action. Keep that in mind while being exposed to that kind of nonsense.
  • CaliFFLCaliFFL Senior Member Posts: 5,486 Senior Member
    Tugar wrote: »
    Not quite. Parts of the Boise greenbelt are underwater though. Yes I live nearby.

    We still have flooding and mudslides. It was one helluva winter/spring.
    When our governing officials dismiss due process as mere semantics, when they exercise powers they don’t have and ignore duties they actually bear, and when we let them get away with it, we have ceased to be our own rulers.

    Adam J. McCleod

  • Cheetoh734Cheetoh734 Senior Member Posts: 714 Senior Member
    Yeah, I much prefer small business, I would have a hard time with that. The only people we have to put on a dog and pony for is the gov't. We comply, and get along but at the end of the day, put your big boy pants on, be a professional, and get to work. Everything revolves around happy customers and profitability for me.
  • coolgunguycoolgunguy Senior Member Posts: 6,634 Senior Member
    It's a different world we live in, for sure. Years ago in the auto shop I worked at, it was common practice to hurl insults across the shop, relate NSFW stories back and forth, joke, etc. Naturally, most off the shenanigans were sexual in nature. A young lube tech (there's a joke right there! ) from the Mopar dealer across the street applied to fill an opening (there's another! ) in our shop. First off, this guy had filed sexual harassment charges with HR at his current employer... Secondly, he was apparently easily flustered... Third, he was a ginger. The service manager told him during the interview "This probably isn't the shop for you". The fact is, his being there would have been looked at as a challenge. There would have been a pool and the goal would be to see how long it would take to make him quit and who would be the one to send him over the edge.

    I have little time for snowflakes.
    "Bipartisan" usually means that a bigger than normal deception is happening.
    George Carlin
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