elbales: (Please please please!Nine)
So this was me on Facebook about four hours ago:

OH MY GOD I CANNOT EVEN TELL YOU HOW BAD GOOGLE SITES IS PISSING ME OFF RIGHT NOW, I AM STABBIER THAN THE STABBIEST STABBER WHO EVER STABBED, GODDAMN.

Seriously? If you want people to use your tools, those tools have to 1. do what you say they're supposed to do and 2. not suck.

I DON'T HAVE TIME FOR THIS, I'M ON A SHORT TIMETABLE AND MY MATERIALS ARE ALREADY COPIED AND I CANNOT CHANGE THE URL NOW BECAUSE, HELLO, ALREADY COPIED. My presentation is *tomorrow morning*, Google, and only my deep commitment to nonviolence is saving your offices from an actual firebombing. (No, I'd never actually, Mr. FBI Guy.)


And then I commented (on my own entry, yes) to add:

(Like, it is ABSOLUTELY HILARIOUS, GOOGLE, that deleted tabs STILL APPEAR ON THE SITE even though if you click them you get a message that says PAGE WAS DELETED N00B LOL and you actually have to go to Manage Site > Deleted items and click the ticky box and choose Delete Permanently and then click FUCK YES WHAT DID I JUST TELL YOU, AGAIN, and THEN the item is finally gone. Even though you would think that if you have the chance to undo a deletion that the item would at least not, you know, APPEAR PUBLICLY, because you, you know, DELETED IT.)


So... yeah. But I made some people laugh, so, you know, all good. Or something like that.
elbales: (Squee!Ten)
Who works for the adult school voted the best in the Bay Area? WHO?

YEAH, THAT'S RIGHT.
 
elbales: (Oak leaf and frost)
This is quite depressing. I've just read a blog post by a man who says he was not only bullied at work so badly that he developed PTSD but also retaliated against by his former employer when he told his former coworkers why he had to resign his job.

I was employed for 30 years as a respiratory therapist at St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise, Idaho. St. Alphonsus is a part of the Trinity Health care system headquartered in Novi, Michigan. In Jan. 2004, I became the target of a psychologically abusive co-worker, a workplace “bully” who tried to get me fired or force me to resign, apparently because she did not approve of my religious and political beliefs.

Her behavior consistently jeopardized patient care. By Dec, 2004 I was diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) as a result of the bullying. I reported the bullying and the danger to patient care to management many times without any relevant or responsible response. I also reported the diagnosis of PTSD to management numerous times. Again nothing was done. This was true in spite of the fact that the diagnosis of PTSD was made by a St. Alphonsus professional as occuring on the job at St. Alphonsus!

Management repsonded to my reports by claiming that the PTSD injury was “petty,” or “self-generated.” The employee relations manager threatened to fire me for reporting the PTSD to him and also, with the department manager and a vice-president ordered me to not talk about the abuse and injury to my co-workers.

I don't call it "self generated" when a coworker endangers patients by refusing to communicate important information about cases. I call it criminal negligence. It makes me sad and angry to read about how common workplace bullying is. Why are people so awful to one another?

You can read about his experience in detail at his blog if you're interested.
elbales: (Mouse wheel)
AUGH.

Anyone need a tutor? I don't make enough. ;_;



Must go pick up package at UPS. I am 36 years old and I think since I became an adult I have had maybe one delivery through UPS that went smoothly. AFAIAC, their drivers are incompetent idiots who don't bother doing anything but the bare minimum to get my packages to me. Packages I PAID TO HAVE DELIVERED TO MY HOME.

Usually if a business won't ship to me via USPS, I tell them they just lost a sale.

Feh.
 
elbales: (Mouse wheel)
Managing to keep my head above water so far. In fact, I'm doing a lot better than last semester. My school principal is mentoring me. God, it makes such a difference.

Anyway, must run and get lunch.


Oh! Obligatory Whovian note, all other may ignore as it won't mean a thing to you. ;)
I finally saw The Christmas Invasion. David Tennant makes an adorable Doctor, but I'll probably always miss Christopher Eccleston. The new suit is very natty, as seen in all those publicity shots on the BBC website.

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