So, you’re sick of working and you’re in desperate need of a vacation, I have the remedy for you. So you’re sick and tired of not getting a vacation and when you do get he vaca, the boss calls you and says, “I need you back” , only two days into it. I got a remedy for you. Say you’re fed up with getting up for work in the morning, tired of the constant applications of makeup, tired of the heels and hard bottoms, sick of your nosey coworkers and really need to get away from a bitchy boss, I have what you need.
Have you been wanting to quit and don’t know how, and then you think, “WAIT IF I QUIT, I CANNOT GET UNEMPLOYMENT!”, I GOT what you need. Ok, enoughs enough, but I was having tons of fun rehashing some of my feelings and sentiments about work and that horrible 15 mile commute everyday in downtown traffic on I-4 and ending up behind a huge semi who refuses to let you by even though you know they see you trying to merge to get off for the exit! Sorry, I did it again, here are your ways to get fired. Good luck in your endeavors.
Writer from Careerbuildeer, Anthony Balderrama (funny name)
Mistakes help us grow as individuals and make us better people, or so we’re told. At work that’s definitely true. Call the CEO by the wrong name once and you’ll never do it again. For this reason, level-headed bosses aren’t looking to fire anyone for the occasional gaffe.
Still, even the nicest of bosses will reach a limit. Oversleeping one morning probably won’t get you fired; doing it three times a week probably will.
In the spirit of keeping you in your supervisor’s good graces (and employed), here are nine moves that will get you fired.
1. Being sorta punctual
Each company has its own culture, which might mean stumbling into work 10 minutes late is no biggie to the boss. When it comes to deadlines, however, punctuality is non-negotiable. When other people — and consequently their reputations — depend on you to complete work in a timely manner, excuses don’t work. Arriving late to a meeting or not at all is a high-profile way to show you don’t respect other people’s time, too.
2. Hang on, I’ll tell you after I update my Facebook profile
Jobs that rely on the Internet provide ample distractions for employees who would rather play online Texas Hold ‘Em than work. Many employers allow workers to spend some time checking personal e-mail accounts and catching up on celebrity gossip. A reasonable amount of time. When your duties take a back seat to updating your Facebook status, the boss won’t have a problem giving you a pink slip for neglecting your duties.
3. Not knowing what your job is
When bosses hire people, they want them to fulfill their job duties so that the team can run smoothly. You’re allowed a few growing pains when you’re new, but if six months (or years) into the job, you’re still asking people what you should be doing or how to perform an elemental task essential to your job, something isn’t right. One of the quickest ways to lose your job is to be deemed unreliable.
4. Needing the spotlight
Children have the honor roll to recognize their outstanding work; adults have paychecks. The employee who demands praise for every bright idea or successful quarter he has will gain a reputation for being needy and distracting. Of course we all like to have a pat on the back now and then, but making sure every person in the meeting knows the boss just pitched your idea shows that you’re more concerned with yourself than with the team.
5. Being too honest
Your parents and teachers probably taught you that the truth is always better than lying, and they were right. Nevertheless, remember to keep some thoughts to yourself, especially when those thoughts are that the boss has no clue what she’s doing or that you could do her job better with your eyes closed. Having an honest exchange of ideas with a boss is one thing; insulting him or her, albeit with good intentions, is another.
6. Going on vacation when you’re needed most
Although you have every right to use your vacation days, a quick way to damage your reputation is to be in the Bahamas during crunch time. If you have to take some personal days at your department’s busiest time, plan ahead so you don’t inconvenience your team. If you’re gone every time a major deadline approaches, however, your reputation will suffer.
7. Proving you can’t be trusted
When a co-worker or boss shares private information with you, the quickest way to risk your job is to tell everybody what you know. Not only do you betray that person’s trust, but you also make that person look foolish for having confided in you in the first place. Employers have no trouble cutting ties with someone who blabs secrets.
8. Not respecting the boss in front of his or her boss
Remember: Your supervisor has to answer to someone, too. Although you should be respectful every day of the week, make sure to be on your best behavior when your boss’s boss is around. If you’re undermining authority or even just not doing your job well, your boss looks incompetent. The boss might not say anything when the head honcho is around, but you’ll probably have to answer for your mistake soon enough.
9. Thinking you’re the exception to the rule
Your parents always said you were special, but your boss doesn’t have to agree with them. That’s why you shouldn’t expect to be exempt from the company policies, like vacation day guidelines, the dress code and other department rules. Asking for some flexibility when your children are sick is reasonable, but expecting to always leave early because you have to pick them up from school crosses a line. Your boss expects you to follow the same rules as everyone else.
Why would any teen need to be tanned? Now I do understand that too light a skin might be less attractive in someones opinion, but do we really need a ban?
Isn’t that for parents to decide? Well, apparently not. Most parents are so controlled. We are forbade to take our kids to school without them being vaccinated. If you try to, you will find out soon enough, the doctors will win. It’s on commercials, and if you’re on any kind of healthcare plan, notices come out reminding you to get your shots. Get your kids shots for their teen years and much more. Commercials now tell you to get Vaccines for teen girls now that weren’t even thought about when I was a teen. We made it ok.
When it comes to this, what’s the nature behind the ban? Control? Is it really a health issue? Those same teens can go to any beach, sunscren or not and lay in the sun for hours, and noone stops them. I don’t necessarily agree to tanning, but there are bigger issues that a doctor can find to gripe about and this isn’t one of them. Maybe this is an attempt to complain about something that can be changed with minimal work, versus the big pink elephant in the room. story below…
The American Academy of Pediatrics wants teenagers banned from tanning salons to reduce their risk of skin cancer.
More than 30 states regulate indoor tanning by minors, with some banning children younger than 14 or requiring parental permission. Illinois and New York are among states considering bills barring anyone under 18 from indoor tanning.
I’m not even touching this story, http://www.nydailynews.com says it better than I can right now. This is disgusting.
He may be the creepiest quack in Brooklyn – a bogus cancer doctor charged with a crime so heinous it earned him the highest bail in state history.
Michail Sorodsky, 63, not only failed to heal the gravely ill women who forked over wads of cash for his holistic therapies, he sexually molested them and even raped at least one sedated patient, prosecutors say.
Jury selection in the skin-crawling case begins in Brooklyn Supreme Court this week while Sorodsky continues to be held on an eye-popping $11 million cash bail or $33 million bond a figure higher – more than even Bernie Madoff faced.
Authorities say Sorodsky slathered his victims in a probiotic yogurt, inserting the concoction into their genitalia, claiming they would be healed.
“He tells people he can cure them, and nobody gets better,” said prosecutor Thomas Schellhammer, of the state’s Attorney General’s office. Sorodsky, who isn’t licensed to practice medicine, is facing 102 counts ranging from rape to fraud.
All the charges stem from just eight victims, but prosecutors say he treated hundreds of people – mainly Russian immigrants in Brooklyn who paid as much as $1,000 per visit.
The late Malka Klots was a patient. When her daughter Rimma heard of Sorodsky’s unorthodox treatment for liver cancer, she sensed something was fishy. So she posed as a patient and was horrified by what she found at Sorodsky’s Sheepshead Bay office.
“What he was doing was, he was giving a gynecological exam, and he was giving a breast exam. It wasn’t necessary. It didn’t feel like a doctor’s examination,” the 46-year-old teacher recalled. “He did say inappropriate things. Something like, ‘Your breasts look good.’”
She filed a complaint with the Division of Licensing, which led to an investigation that ended with Sorodsky’s 2007 arrest.
It was too late for her mother, who died in 2001 after her cancer spread to her spine.
“She put everything into this treatment, all her hope,” Rimma Klots said.
In court, Sorodsky cuts a bizarre spectacle. Wearing a crumpled yarmulke atop gray frizzy hair, he relies heavily on a Russian translator, but is prone to frequent outbursts in English.
“It is inquisition,” he blurted out during a hearing. “I am somebody, pioneer. I am a scientist.”
He claims to be unable to see and sports big black shades in court, but sources described him as “conveniently blind.”
He also goes through lawyers like tissues and is currently on his 13th.
The accused quack is being tried alongside his 62-year-old wife, Beverly Sorodsky, who’s acting as her own lawyer. She faces nine, mostly larceny, counts, but is still being held in lieu of $1 million cash or $3 million bond.
Sorodsky’s current attorney, Aaron Mysliwiec, said the high bail was “punitive and unfair.”
“He’s denying the charges against him and looking forward to trial,” Mysliwiec said.
The defense is expected to argue that Sorodsky never presented himself as a doctor, but as a holistic healer – which requires no license – and that his patients returned voluntarily even after supposedly being abused.
Prosecutors claim otherwise, saying Sorodsky instructed clients to stay away from mainstream medicine.
Wayyyy back in the day, there was once a group called GUY. Now just to give a hint on my age, I was in Middle/Highschool when this group came into my life. They blew me away then, and this video took me back to them. It would be good to see them again. Singing “Groove Me”. We also have a performance from Tank as he serenades the crowd to a Jaime Foxx gold nugget, “Comfortable”.
This is by far the worst performance ever! I am not a fan, never have been, and this is a testament of why. I watched this performance at the BET HONORS 2011, AND my goodness, it was horrific. Is this what music has come to? The founding fathers of music would roll over in their graves if they heard this nonsense. Trey Songz is being said to sound like a “Dying Cow” in this video and the commenter isn’t far off. Why? Because someone else said he sounds like a “Dying Goat”. You choose.
People please, listen to Trey Songz with your ears, not your eyes. He might be a decent looking boy, but he is far from a singer, but very close to an entertainer. How? Well, with the faces he makes and the impossible notes that he doesn’t hit makes for some serious comedy at best.
The Dashing head turner Whitney Houston. Dominates the spotlight. The crowd of photographers cheer for her, Encore! They want more and she gives them more.
BET HONORS…Jaime Foxx, Cicely Tyson, Supermodel Iman and Herbie Hancock.
So why is it different for a black man to dye his hair blonde than for a black woman? Double standard perhaps? Well it’s associated that most women are more interested in pleasing everyone, meanwhile a man might just be doing it because he thinks he looks good with it. Most black women who dye their hair blonde could possibly be attempting to blend in better with society, meanwhile most black men, do not care one way or another.
What has Chris Brown done? Apparently whatever he wants. He’s an adult of course, so why not? There doesn’t seem to be an underlying reason why he’d go blonde. Does he look nice? Well that all depends on the eyes staring at him. Some say that Chris may be attempting to be more likeable, but that can’t be right. Chris Brown is highly celebrated for his craft. His fans enjoy his singing and truly enjoy watching him on the stage perform. He could perform anywhere for that matter and draw massive crowds. He is surely an awesome entertainer.
What’s wrong with this story? Does it seem racist? Does it seem biased? Does it seem prejudiced? Well, when I was a writer who enjoyed political topics, I used to get this reader who was quite adamant about fairness and equality in America towards whites. His argument was, blacks have BET AND OBAMA. He also mentioned that blacks had UNICEF and other organizations that would pave the way for the low income black kid to attend college. He was highly upset. Perhaps it’s the same commenter. Regardless, it’s the same attitude and it’s becoming quite catchy.
He is right though in his summations, right? Why wouldn’t anyone feel like it was a positive thing to encourage others to attend college? What’s wrong with this man who says, “Whites Only”? Well he doesn’t necessarily say, “Whites Only”, but everyone knows that the NAACP stands for, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. It says it right there in the title, so can that be taken as “prejudiced”? Of course, so what’s the big deal? What will people feel when they read this statement from the “Founder” of this organization, if you will? Blacks may feel that he is ostricizing others by being so bold in his statements. Women of all races will say, How dare he discriminate against us? All other races will say, who cares? That seems to be the norm in this country. Everyone moves here, and then they get their own. Latinos opened a bank called Banco Popular, grocery stores called Sedanos. In downtown Orlando there are centers that help provide assistance for Haitians, formed and organized by Haitians, who migrate here. There are Jewish community centers and the like. That’s the normal here in America. It’s been called a Melting Pot. I could go all day with the breakdown of how many white television shows vs how many black television shows. I could go on all day with why blacks have BET, but really, what would that matter?
It wouldn’t change a thing in his mind. He feels that he is doing something vital, we should give him his moment.
A new Texas non-profit plans to extend scholarship support to those they say are undersupported in higher education: white men.
The group, called the Former Majority Association for Equality, was formed by Texas State University student Colby Bohannan and others and hopes to provide four $500 scholarships to white men by July (donations are being accepted via the group’s website).
The group’s mission statement says that it wants to “provide monetary aid to those that have found the scholarship application process difficult because they do not fit into certain categories or any ethnic group.”
Bohannan told Reuters that the group’s goal “is actually just to help students.”
“We are not trying to jump on any political agenda or bandwagon,” he said.
According to the Austin American-Statesman, Bohannan is in fact in the minority in Texas, where non-Hispanic whites compose less than half the populace.
Bohannan told the Statesman that he felt “excluded” when applying for college scholarships, many of which target minorities.
“If everyone else can find scholarships, why are we left out?” he said.
As of press time, the group has received $581 in donations