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BACK DOOR BOY IN A FRONT DOOR WORLD
OUTSIDE OF SOCIETY - THAT'S WHERE I WANT TO BE
R.B.F. 
20th-Mar-2009 10:13 am
RAT BASTARD FRIDAY


Who's the bane of YOUR existence? Surely there's someone who pisses you off in such a huge way that it merits flogging, at least. 'Round here, we call that person a RAT BASTARD. Who is the person you most want to rip a new asshole for whatever reason? Go ahead - now's your chance to put them on blast. Start commenting, and have fun gettin' your hate on - and out. IP logging is off and anonymous commenters WERE welcome, but I've had to disable it since I've gotten six tons of bullshit spam comments lately. Sorry about that.

Go on - vent your spleen...

Also, check out/participate in the Friday Confessional and the subsequent Sunday Stoning, brought to you by the fantastic city_of_dis.
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20th-Mar-2009 02:34 pm (UTC)
I'm pretty much pissed at everyone right now, myself included, for letting the state of the world go this far without aggressive attempts to fix this multitude of problems. I think we all know it's time for Revolution, but we're all so lazy and complacent that the prospect scares us and/or sounds like too much work.
20th-Mar-2009 02:38 pm (UTC)
THIS - 1,000 X THIS.
20th-Mar-2009 03:35 pm (UTC)
I'd like to nominate my boss for C*nt of the Year.
This is a woman who actively encourages people to tattle behind their backs, who plays favourites (and who is favourite shifts daily), who encourages gossip, even while saying she deplores it, who admonishes the innocent and allows the guilty to escape unscathed. She has no understanding of management skills, complains that there isn't any team work, but she actively does things to discourage people working as a team. This is some of the worst management I've ever seen. She's also very self important and is very serious about her hair (which is neither here not there, but irks the hell out of me). She's a foolish woman who has no business doing this job, and I'm not sure how she got it in the first place. The icon describes my feelings about coming here each morning.
20th-Mar-2009 11:54 pm (UTC) - A total dickhead reporter for a CBS affiliate in upstate NY
I'd definitely nominate the dickhead (not intended to insult one of my favourite body parts) television reporter who not only assembled a piece of s*** "investigative report" that slandered the company for which I work, but is also partly responsible for me having to work overtime this weekend to make up for the hours I had to spend doing research and assisting our senior PR manager in formulating a response.

Because I had to devote several hours this week to handling the fallout from a dumb TV news feature, I now have to pull hours from my weekend to handle the cases of people who actually have serious issues that need to be investigated and resolved.
I work in an industry that has some serious issues, and there is a real value to offering consumers solid education on managing energy costs and how determine the best strategy to do that.

But this guy simply stitched together a bunch of half-truths and flat-out lies, while refusing to give my employer a reasonable opportunity to respond.

The PR department is not taking it lying down, and we are pressing for the station to run a correction or allow a response. But between the crappy "research" and the ridiculous statements made by the idiot customer who was the centerpiece of the story, I can only say that some people need to seriously save up to buy a clue.

I deal with customer complaints and regulatory commission filings all day long, so I know all too well that mistakes get made and that there are some people in my industry who do bad things.

But it is unfair and irresponsible to portray my whole company or the whole energy industry as liars and cheaters based on a single example in which the details were almost all reported inaccurately.

I hope the jackass is forced to make a correction on-air.

As for the customer he interviewed, well, I spoke with her for half an hour today, and she is just dumber than a rock, and unlikely to ever be any different, so I just feel sorry for her and those who have to deal with her.

Oh, and thanks Jude for giving me an opportunity to vent.

Now I'm off to enjoy the portion of the weekend that still belongs to me.
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