Unskilled vs Untrained

Summer is here and that means a lot of high school and college students are out looking for a part time or summer job. Unfortunately, most of them don’t really have any marketable skills or training that will help them break into the job market. And, let’s face it, entry level jobs suck. The jobs are either boring, repetitive, demeaning or dirty tasks that no one else wants to do.

There is a difference between unskilled workers and untrained workers. An unskilled worker usually has little or no experience in the particular job, or they don’t even need any particular skills to do the job at hand. How hard is it to bale hay or to pick tomatoes? Or to stand in a little both with a microphone headset and cash register to take drive through orders and make change? You can show these people how to do those jobs in less than one hour and put them right to work.

But untrained workers are different and can actually cost a business money losses and disgruntled customers. That is why most companies who are serious about good customer service and their standing in the community will invest in their new hires by training them for all types of encounters and processes. They will want their employees to know the inventory, how to help customers solve their problems, and what the store policies are for a variety of situations.

Quit Yer Bitchin About ObamaCare

This constant bitching about Obamacare is really getting on my nerves. The LAW was passed over a year ago. It is the LAW. It dos no good to bitch about it and to threaten defunding it or impeaching anyone because of it.  I wish these asswipes would grow up and just shut up about it.

A lot of people need help getting insurance or getting medial care and prescriptions. It’s not too much to ask everyone to get insurance and to offer to help subsidize it if you can’t afford it. After all, if everyone is healthy we are a much stronger country. And I don’t want to know that I am the cause of anyone suffering needlessly. So, I’m all for the ACA and I’m done listening to the GOP bitching about it.

Today’s Customer Service Issues

Most of my grocery shopping is done at our local Food Lion Supermarket, they always seem to have better prices and good sales than the other fucking food stores here in this area. And I really do like the cashiers that work there in which I have come to know so well through out the years of living and shopping here. Most of them know me my name and are so very kind and genuinely sincere with their questions and/or concerns that they approach me with. A lot of times I will have walked out of there in much better spirits than when I had entered the store. I can’t tell you what a major difference that has made in my grocery shopping habits.

With customer service such a big issue these days, with the economy just fucking with every type of business out there, you would think that more stores would insist that their employees provide the best fucking possible customer service possible. If nothing else, just to look someone in the eyes, extend a greeting to them and last not certainly not least say thank you. I can’t tell you how many times some asshole cashier just takes my money and moves on to the next asshole in line which pisses me off to no end and has prompted me to go straight to management. At least say a fucking thank you for Christ sake!

 

Labor Day Rain

So here we sit at the beach, and it’s fucking raining. I can’t remember the last time that it rained over Labor Day weekend around here. Now Memorial Day, that’s a whole other story. I can’t remember a Memorial Day weekend that it didn’t fucking rain. I have several friends that take a ride up to D.C. for the Rolling Thunder events and each year they come home swearing that they will never again take that long hard and very wet ride. Of course they could always trailer their bikes up and back but none of my friends would even consider doing that, as that is part of the whole adventure.

It’s a damned good thing that I brought along my laptop, since the only other thing to do around here at this particular beach is to go to a bar and I’m sorry but drinking in the morning and early afternoon just isn’t my thing. I don’t mind tossing back a few in the evening, but not until at least 5:00pm. The weatherman is trying to be positive about the whole weekend, but since when did I ever believe or trust anything that ever came out of that cocksuckers mouth?

 

 

 

 

School Buses

This is the time of year that all the big yellow school buses are back out on the road during the morning rush hour. It can really fuck up your whole day getting stuck behind one of those, especially on a back road where you just can’t pass the bastards and go on about your way. And the smell of the exhaust coming out of those cocksuckers is about to you to death if you are driving with your windows down or have your vents open.

At least I don’t have to deal with them on the way back home in the evening. Usually they have already picked up and distributed all the little shits back home, safe and sound although a few stragglers are still on the road. I imagine they are the late buses for the kids who stayed after school for various reasons. Although the county that I live it had to do away with their late buses several years ago due to budget cut backs. That must really suck for kids and parents alike. I know that we used the late buses quite often when we attended school, both of our parents worked full time so they were not able to pick us up and it would have been a long ass walk home if not for those late buses.