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STAFF CONFLICT AND WORKPLACE INCIVILITY (repost) ...

Consider these telling statistics from a handful of recent studies and surveys:
(My comments are in italics)

Managers said they spend, on average, 18 percent of the time dealing with staff conflict.
(Isn't that part of their job description? MANAGING STAFF?)

Forty-three percent of employees said they've experienced incivility at work, according to the "Civility in America 2011" poll conducted by Weber Shandwick. A Baylor University study found office incivility not only stresses people out during their working hours but also serves as a significant source of strain and strife at home. Now more than ever, it's critical to find ways to effectively deal with stress and conflict at work. Following are some tips: Take rudeness for what it's worth.
Being on the receiving end of an unnecessarily sharp barb or inconsiderate brush-off can ruin your day. Why let it? Constructive criticism merits reflection; rudeness does not. So, don't overthink the situa…

YOU MIGHT BE MARRIED TO A TIGHTWAD ...

IF, when you have your regularly scheduled hair appointment your husband says ..."BUT YOU JUST CUT YOUR HAIR!" ... YOU MIGHT BE MARRIED TO A TIGHTWAD.

IF, when you return from Cost Co. and your husband asks you how much you spent and you say $46.00 because I needed paper plates and they had a great set of towels for $21.00 but you don't tell him about the $9.00 paperback you also bought ... YOU MIGHT BE MARRIED TO A TIGHTWAD. 

IF, when you tell your husband you're going to Macy's after work to buy Father's Day gifts for your father, your brother and HIM and he asks you ... "how much do you think you're gonna spend?" ... YOU MIGHT BE MARRIED TO A TIGHTWAD.

Yes.  I am married to a tightwad.  His favorite saying?  Count your pennies and the dollars will take care of themselves.  How dorky  is that?  He heard it from Dave Ramsey.    

What I find quite comical is that he is usually more concerned with MY spending habits than HIS spending habits.  So I g…

POST SCRIPT TO PREVIOUS POST ...

I SWEAR TO GOD!!!  In my last post where I talk about J-Lo and Casper the Friendly Ghost breaking up I WAS going to say that J-lo will be dating someone new ... like yesterday.  Then I thought ... nah ... be nice.  Then I see this on MSN Wonderwall ...

Is J.Lo dating 'DWTS' pro Maksim Chmerkovskiy?
Let me answer this ... YEAH.  She probably is.  And if she isn't "dating" him, she's dating someone else because J-Lo CANNOT BE ALONE FOR ONE  SECOND.  It's incredible to me ... don't these women grieve?  Mourn?  MISS someone?  She's got to be missing a gene or something because that is just not normal.  When I think of all the nights I cried over some jerk who broke up with me.  Or fretted over breaking someone's heart ... I just don't get it.  That's all.  I have no advice, nothing to say.  No snarky comments.  If you, however, do have a comment, FEEL FREE.

IT'S OVER ...

Don't they look too done with each other?  WOW.  Eighteen years.  Truthfully, I never knew what he saw in her.  However, I like Melanie and I LOVED her in Working Girl.  I can only guess at why they're separating, but if the tabloids are any indication, Melanie has been in and out of rehab countless times and seems to have an addiction to prescription drugs AND plastic surgery ... which, in all honesty, has really fucked up her face.  I'll tell you one thing ... when they first hooked up I was SO JEALOUS.  Antonio was the new hot thing and she got him!  (This was of course WAY before my Viggo obsession) ... with all that said, I always feel bad when a couple divorces ... especially after making a good run of it.  Good luck you two.
And just to be evil... 

Melanie Before ...











Isn't she pretty


Melanie After ...


Ay pobrecita.  p.s.  I always thought that STUPID Antonio in the heart tattoo was SO DUMB.
NEXT ...


Jennifer and Casper the friendly Ghost are separating as well.  He&…