Thursday, March 9, 2017

What the ... mix?!?!?

I like booze. Good booze paired with a good cigar or mix. Nice. For the last year plus I have been on a bourbon kick, trying different ones. and often trying the ones I liked.

I was talking about scotch, whiskey, and bourbon with a co-worker when he got so fucking angry. He started ranting about people who add ice or water to their booze. He thought they should be flogged or pilloried. The look of anger on his face was so strong that it was ... not scary ... revolting.

Why the fuck would you care how people like to drink their booze? I have seen people drink beer with ice in it to keep it cold. Scotch with ice for the same reason. Or with water to take a bit of the burn out. Why the fuck would you let it make you that angry?

I like my booze the way it tastes. Which usually means no mix. A few fingers at a time. Do I care how other people drink it to the point I want to cause them bodily harm? No.

What the ... Job Hater?!?!?

HR at my workplace started a new policy January 1st related to injury and accommodations. When you hand in a Dr.'s note for missed time, or to get accommodations, they want to know the diagnosis not just the treatment.

This is causing a shit storm among some employees, recently injured ones (not injured in the workplace). They feel their right to Doctor Patient confidentiality is being infringed on. It is none of works business.

It has also led to a spate of anti-work comments. You know the typical ones. I hate this place. They treat us like shit. They don't care about us. Wah wah wah! Some of them remind me of Glimmer from my last job.

What makes it funny is how many people on one hand complain about people scamming the company about an injury to get accommodations and on the other can't believe the company would want the diagnosis of what is wrong with you as well as the recovery recommendation.

It reminds me of another co-worker from the last job. Bat, because she was bat shit crazy, "hurt" herself. She tripped over a rope between 2 stanchions, caught herself, and finished her shift without complaining. She never fell to the floor. It was more of a little jerking motion like catching yourself on a patch of ice. The next day she called out of work sick. And teh next. On day 3 she went to HR with a Dr. note putting her on medical leave. She managed to get a Doctor to say she had a whiplash concussion and couldn't work. The last job had both short and long term disability unlike my current one. Bat's mom is a nurse and managed to get a Doctor to sign off on this diagnosis. Bat forgot that a few co-workers live in teh same area as her. See her running around, literally at times, every week. Yet she couldn't work because of her whiplash concussion. It never stopped her from partying. But she couldn't work. Finally, after a couple of months, HR decided to call shenanigans and have her see a doctor of their choosing for a diagnosis. Bat quit that day.

There are a lot of people at the new job on accommodations that seem very suspect. One guy can't perform several duties because of his shoulder. Yet that doesn't stop him from hunting, and that is the shoulder his rifle slams into. Nor does it stop him spending his days off speeding around on an ATV or skidoo. But he has to be accommodated.

Personally, I do think HR is wrong to ask for the diagnosis. They should have a doctor they send people to for a second opinion. A lot of these scammers would be caught if they did.

If people really hate the workplace as much as they say then they need to find another job and quit!

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Suicide Squad

I am watching Suicide Squad again. It got panned by a lot of people but I just don't see what their problem is. Maybe they expect an Oscar style movie?

The action is great. The graphics are great. The characters are great. The story is good. The acting is from ok to great. What isn't to like?

Jared Leto should have had more of a role! Fuck you. He was fantastic in the movie but the focus is supposed to be the Squad and not The Joker.

WTF is up with Enchantress and the dancing? Who the fuck really cares? Does it make the movie suck? No.  While it is kind of stupid it doesn't detract that much from the movie.

Ok, I do agree, Captain Boomerang and the pink unicorn was pretty fucked up but it does have some comedic value.

Will Smith is FANTASTIC as Deadshot.

Margot Robbie is an awesome Harley Quinn....

... and ...

Joker should not have been the focus of the 1st Suicide Squad  movies. A big Fuck You to all the whiners that say that. He should be the main villain in the next one. :)  I feel like they have played all of us. Yes, he was a main focus in this one but god damn he would be a great main focus in the next one. :)

Jack Reacher: Never Go Back

I am watching it as I type. Same problem I had with the 1st Jack Reacher movie, Tom Cruise isn't 6'6+ and built like a brick shit house. But he still does a good job.

I have to go back and reread the book. I am not saying the movie deviated a lot from it. I just don't remember because it has been so long.

The movie has been damn good so far.

From what I recall it deviates from the book ... but ... it is good. :)

"Never underestimate the charm of a seedy motel." Bwahahahaha

It would be more believable if he was a 6'6" brick shit house ... but ... it
is believable. :)

Yeah ... believable is the right word. Cruise really pulls it off. Damn I hate to say that but he does.

I sort of saw the ending coming but didn't. Well played!!!

Choke the mother fucker out!!!

This movie isn't even over and I want to see the next one.

Ok. I figured that would show up ... but didn't expect it when it did. Well played! :)

Holy shit! Cruise does a great Reacher. :)

It makes the books mean a whole lot more. Which means reread. And it is great on its own. :)

I don't say this a lot but ... watch this movie!!!

No he isn't relieved. He was hoping. DAMN!

Great ending!

and I am ho,lding back so many creepy scientology jokes right now!!!!

Good movie ... so many ... good movie ... damn.

Yes, he does. DAMN!

What the ... negotiation?!?!?

This is the 3rd time the Government and NSTU negotiators have come up with a contract for the membership to vote on. The membership voted no the other 2 times. If the answer is no again what should happen?

It seems as though the NSTU negotiators aren't speaking for the membership and have no idea what they want. There have been 3 contract offers NSTU approved of. and reccomended the membership accept. If the 3rd is rejected why should the government have to go back to the table?

NS is not a rich Province and we are already highly taxed. If there is no more money to invest why the hell should we have to have our taxes raised? Because that is where the new money will come from. Enough is enough. If this contract is rejected the Premier needs to take a page from Ronald Regean's book. Come the end of the school year your contract is done. Your job is done. Time to rehire. Kiss your seniority good bye. This actually could be a good thing for the younger teachers who get crowded out by those who have seniority. Don\t force a contract on them. Start over.

Of course, the Government forced a contract on them. I understand it. It will lead to legal battles that will cost too much. They should have fired them.