I Need Some Therapy!

I guess I can now tell my wife I am going to therapy! Don’t think she will buy it  but it’s worth a try!

It’s not uncommon for companies to try to finesse their way out of a hefty tax bill, but one Manhattan strip club tried a unique excuse when attempting to skirt $3.1 million in state taxes: Its dancers were providing therapy to customers, and not just entertainment. The New York Daily News reports that the owners of the…

via Strip Club Claimed Dancers Were Therapists To Skirt $3.1M In State Taxes — Consumerist

What about my needs?

From WATE ABC: Italy is considering offering paid ‘menstrual leave’ to women who experience painful periods, according to reports. The lower house of Italy’s Parliament has started discussing a draft law that, if approved, will mandate companies to grant three days of paid leave each month to female employees. If passed, Italy would become the […]

via Italy Could Soon Offer Women Paid ‘Menstrual Leave’ — Fellowship of the Minds

What’s wrong with NYC? Here’s a clue!

Claro que si. From NY Post: Federal immigration authorities have made 109 requests to the NYPD to detain people since Jan. 1 — and the city hasn’t helped out on any of them. Larry Byrne, the NYPD’s deputy commissioner on legal matters, revealed the figure Monday. “We’ve honored zero of them so far, none,” he […]

via NYPD has refused all ICE detainer requests this year — Fellowship of the Minds


Marines don’t play the victim card. Hooah! From Fox News: A Long Island man who served in the Marines and lost both legs below the knees after stepping on a bomb in Afghanistan was sworn in Friday as possibly the first fully active duty double amputee police officer in the country. Matias Ferreira, 28, graduated […]

via Marine veteran who lost both legs in Afghanistan sworn in as NY police officer — Fellowship of the Minds

Poke the Tiger with a stick


And see if there is a reaction!

I have really had my fill of a manager at O’Reilly. The store manager to be exact! He has a long history of running at the mouth to the wrong people and vocalizing things that are better NOT vocalized. Unfortunately it has now progressed to a full blown adult temper-tantrum over a simple miscommunication that did not need to include knocking a POS station off the counter!  Now, if he was working for me I would have fired him on the spot. But because he is a player in the vast O’Reilly mega structure I am hoping that there is some sort of reaction and response to my complaint to the highest level.

Nag! Nag! Nag!

You can only complain about the same issues so many times then it gets tedious and numbing and you need to step it up to the next level. It also draws into view the actions of the next higher levels of managements that predictably give the usual concerned platitudes but  choose to not react. Or the deference to a call that should not warrant an ” I’m very busy! I will talk to you on Monday!” response. Really!? I don’t call on a weekend to check and see how your BBQ is going! Asshat! You are part of the problem. Especially when the same issues are reiterated by other members of the same team. But, that is all on them. Their choice. Their responsibility. They can feel free to explain the lack of response to the higher authorities when the questions come down. Let the dancing begin!

Why Doest Though Bother Me?

I am hoping that by going right to the top and annoying the “overlords of the corporation” it may just trigger a trickle-down effect that will hopefully generate questions as to why they couldn’t / didn’t handle it and why  I was bothering them with such a trivial local issue. That’s the plan at least. I have decided not to hold my breath on that. Only looking  forward hopefully.

Unfortunately Predictable

Sadly O’Reilly has a well documented history of “do nothing” responses to complaints of this type. [ Glass Door ] I am up for a tiff! And to make sure my issue does not go totally unnoticed and gets railroaded into the ether I will be following my phone call with an e-mail and a hard copy. They will not be able to say that they didn’t get it!

My Cloak of Invincibility

With that said I am a casual worker. Working because I choose to do so not because I have to. This gives me a bit more leeway to react to responses a whole lot differently than those that work for a living. I am not saying I am invincible but that I am in a much better position to weather any silliness that they come up with. And retaliation will not be tolerated! And it is against the law!

Waiting for a response! Hopefully not one of a jackass! Stay Tuned!


We’ll see if it happens!

Millions of consumers could soon see their FICO credit scores increase as the three credit reporting agencies — Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion — take another step to overhaul their systems by excluding certain negative information related to tax liens and civil judgments from credit reports. The Wall Street Journal reports that starting July 1 the…

via Credit Reports Soon Won’t Include Some Tax Lien, Civil Judgment Data — Consumerist

Well, Capt Morgan could be antifreeze! Right?!

Instead of slathering yourself with messy sunscreen, wouldn’t it be a lot easier if you could just drink a magic potion that would protect you from harmful UV rays? One product says it can do just that, but the state of Iowa alleges that such claims are not only unproven, but dangerous. Iowa Attorney General…

via State Says “Drinkable Sunscreen” Is “Flat-Out Dangerous” — Consumerist