Volunteers REALLY suck

(Random Aside: I am reasonably sure that the Featured Image for this post refers to the name of a Football team. There is a football team names ‘The Volunteers’. Really, they should put me on a fucking naming board or some shit.) I am starting to feel like I am beating a dead horse. I…

History repeats itself

Cliches are funny. I don’t hate them as much as some people do (I often like to tell people that we speak in cliches, but that is a discussion for a different day), but I am rather weary of them. I think I just don’t trust them. The one I am particularly skeptical of is…

It could be worse.

It is April 20th. I have been closed in my house for 38 days now. The word quarantine comes from the Venetian word ‘quarantena’, which referred to a 40 day period. Will this end after forty days? I don’t know. I don’t know if there is an end in sight. An end at some point?…

We Kant keep doing this

This blog post is a continuation from this previous post, and then this one after that. It would make sense to read them if you haven’t, but for the lazy here are the important points: I consider a lie to be the intent to deceive someone. This is to contrast the opinion of some people…

Message from the future, which is really the present

I sometimes wish I could do more for the audience of this blog – all three of you. Particularly for those of you who have never actually met me, and have stumbled upon this blog and actually kept reading it. Really, big up to you guys. You make this worth it. So, my dirty little…

Staylimination

Come the end of August I burned through all my reasons to stay in the city of Richmond. There was largely a feeling of ‘good riddance to bad rubbish’ about leaving. It wasn’t the worse place I ever lived, but not much good came out of it, and in the last few months there I…

Happy New Year…

I picked the image for this blog post well before I wrote any of this post. I was torn between a picture of fire works or a picture of a swollen red hung-over eye. The fireworks won over in an attempt to be a little more optimistic about the coming future. That’s hard to do….

A final bit of workplace nonsense

I’ve long since abandoned the last shitty job I had at the hotel. By the time I got out of there I was massively glad to be out of there. The signs were all pretty clear that it was a horrific work environment. But the proof that it was awful kept on trickling in even…

Dick Move

When you are in a shitty work environment, the signs show up everywhere. Most of those signs come from employees jumping ship as quickly as possible. I mentioned in a previous post that my former place of employment seems to be mysteriously killing off relatives of employees, like some kind of a monkey’s paw. I…

Work Here at Your Family’s Peril

As of my writing this, I have been working at the hotel for three months. I am working towards the fourth. I have outlasted a couple other people who started working here around the same time as me. This place is just really that fucked. And in that time, I only saw one person kind…

And now, a decent human being

Nothing makes you question the intelligence of your fellow man like the words “Hey, we oversold the hotel.” In three months of working here, I have heard those words far too much. Enough so that they have become normalized in my mind, and I know they shouldn’t have. There have been several solutions to this…