So I get to go to work today... for a full 8 hours. Son of a bitch. Work is not my favorite place to be spending my time, it does, however, provide some benefits. The large orange retailer I work for hands out bonus checks twice a year. They call it Success Sharing. Full time associates get bigger checks, part-timers? Nice but not great. Being a part-timers, I was expecting one of the 'nice' checks. That is not the case. You see, the old HR person chose not to change my status to part-time until the beginning of January. Four months of my Success Sharing was calculated using the full time %, so my net is about 4 times what your average part-timer gets.
The estimate my car repair was emailed to me yesterday. I have $250 deductible. Can you guess where some of that Success Sharing is going to go?
And, of course, yesterday was another shit show at the confirmation hearing for Kitanji Jackson Brown. Even though I was expecting those white, conservative Republicans to vilely demean this quite qualified candidate, seeing their desperation in action was infuriating. They are being threatened by change, being backed into a corner by change, and instead of trying to understand what and why this change is happening, they are lashing out against it. Their futility is embarrassing. They let their pettiness over ride decency. Their future will be defined by these moments when they scratched and clawed in desperation to prove their superiority. They will be remembered for their failure.
On a brighter note, has anyone heard if Clarence Thomas is still in the hospital for his flu-like symptoms that are not Covid? No one is saying anything. Silence has never boded well.
I wrote today about a certain Orange Retailer. It was trending yesterday.
And of course the confirmation hearings are a shitshow of fuckery. All provided by the Repugs. Did you see that Ted Cruz was caught checking to see if his reverse virtual signaling was getting traction on Twitter? It's all for show and to rile up the base.
And let's all hope that Clarence finds... peace.
So, my employer was trending... shows you how much I care. I'm sure Clarence is resting peacefully.Delete
It great that the orange retailer does that. Most worker in retail deserve that and it's rare retail companies these days do thing like that. Bloomies did that as well, but it was done quarterly. It added a nice chuck of change in the check each season.ReplyDelete
Judge Jackson....she got this. I'm sure she met bigger bullies, and she is still her.
She represents such a threat to those white conservatives.Delete
It seems like a few people are getting unsuspected money. I am still waiting for mine.ReplyDelete
Mine was caused by a mistake and the check was expected, only not this large.Delete
The KJB hearings are a shame and it is just to look good for their supporters. So sad. Glad you got a good bonus but sorry that you have to share with mechanic.ReplyDelete
The hearings were an embarrassment. I have a funny feeling the mechanic is not that sorry.Delete
Congratulations on the "success sharing"! Pity some of it has to go on the car but them's the breaks, I guess!ReplyDelete
Yes, I'm spending money that is not coming out of my savings.Delete
Let's get KBJ on the Court and then, you know, if, Clarence kicks it, let's get another liberal judge ion there.ReplyDelete
And that's just ONE MORE REASON to CAST A GODDAMNED BLUE VOTE!!!!!!!
Clarence doesn't need to kick off, just be diagnosed incompetent. I see nothing with him drooling around for a few years.Delete
What Bob said... It was disgraceful to watch what such a competent Woman had to endure! Let's just get her on the Court and replace Clarence quickly too. The fact so many of those Lunatic Fringe sorts are infiltrating into Politics is disturbing and dangerous... and it shows how much of Society is as disturbed as they are and could upend Democracy if we aren't vigilant... Stupidity and Cult Devotion knows no bounds.ReplyDelete
America is changing and they're getting desperate. They don't understand that as time marches on, it will stomp all over them.Delete