Protests Accomplish Nothing

Protests Accomplish Nothing

It appears that protesting has become a career choice in this country so I thought I would rerun this one from late last year.

This is a follow up post to all you millennials who decided to throw a tantrum over not getting your way in this year’s election.

Here is another tidbit of information you may learn someday after you leave your “safe space” and experience the harsh realities of earning a living.

Protests don’t work!

Plain and simple they accomplish nothing other than boosting media ratings, which increases advertising revenues, which makes more money for big business. Continue reading

The LOVE Of Money

The LOVE Of Money

1 Timothy 6:10

For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evils. It is through this craving that some have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many pangs.

I think this verse is one of the most misquoted verses of the Bible.

I know as a child and a teenager I often misquoted this verse and I remember my grandmother correcting me.

Most people paraphrase this verse especially when trying to make a compelling case against corporations, profits and capitalism.

They will leave out the one key word.  They will say “Money is the root of all evil”.  But if you read above, you will notice they omitted “love”. Continue reading

You Don’t See The “BIG” Picture

You Don’t See The “BIG” Picture

I wrote about how I don’t like the term “reach out” has been hijacked.

Well here’s another phrase that’s been hijacked and used mainly as an excuse.

“You don’t see the big picture.”

It’s usually a statement you hear right after you just explained to the boss why his suggestion or edict is not going to work or why a customer’s order might not be good business.

You’ve been in the trenches, you understand the process.  You’ve experienced the pitfalls of what you’re now being told to do.

You’ve taken the time to lay out your case and thoroughly explain the issues with what is being done.

And as you finish laying out in great detail the error in what is being proposed they look down at you and say, “Well, you just don’t see the big picture.” Continue reading

Easy Come, Easy Go, Easy BS

Easy Come, Easy Go, Easy BS

Easy come, easy go.  You heard that saying a thousand times.

You lose something or an unexpected expense pops up and you say to yourself or someone else says to you, “Oh well easy come, easy go.”

One day I really thought about that saying.  I think it was right after a large unexpected auto repair bill.

What I thought about was how the repair bill was more than two weeks of my take home pay.

That money sure didn’t come too easily.  I put up with a lot of bullshit in those two weeks.  I came home mentally and physically exhausted almost every day.

But with one phone call from the dealer’s service shop two week worth of pay was gone. Continue reading

Wasted Words, Wasted Time

Wasted Words, Wasted Time

The other day while I was at my real job, the one that pays the bills, I was listening to one of the younger employees talking on the telephone with a supplier.

All that he was trying to accomplish was to simply verify that the supplier had received a copy of a purchase order and insure there were no issues with the purchase order.

As he makes first contact with the supplier he gives his name and the company name which is the professional thing to do.  But then he begins to tell the person on the other end of the line the saga of how this purchase order came to be. Continue reading

The Most Precious Thing

The Most Precious Thing

Timesky1When someone passes away, especially someone you know and who is your age or even younger, it brings to the forefront just how precious time is.

Every week I go down to my office and review my budget and assets.  I have been budgeting my money every since I moved out of my parents house when I was nineteen.

At first I wasn’t very good at it but over the years I have become extremely detailed and precise in this practice.

I value my assets and see them as being very important to the well being of my family and myself.

After learning of the passing of an acquaintance that was younger than me I started thinking how I never seem to have enough time to do what I want to accomplish.

If I has substituted the word money for the word time in the above paragraph what is the first thing I would do? Continue reading