UC system are crooks – Stresser of the Day

Mark Yudof, president of the University of Cal...

Insensitive Ruler

So I just got word today that the UC system is changing all non-exempt employees to bi-weekly pay periods. This means a few things. First of it puts me right back into the deep stress that I worked hard to get out of. Second it means that measly pathetic 3% increase means absolutely shit and Third it means I will have at least $400 less per month to live off of. Not that UC President Mark G. Yudof gives a rat ass, he is making his millions along with the 6 useless deans and lawyers that just got an average of %15 raises; all in the name of keeping the “high quality staff” on board.

Hey Mr. Yudof, how about the true high quality staff that actually makes the UC system work on the day-to-day basis. If the UC system is receiving and going to receive less monetary backing from the state why on earth are you giving high staff positions (which are not necessary) massive raises? the UC system cannot afford it. Now we know why this state is so fucked up and going down the toilet. That is because we have incompetent and insensitive people in power and running things who have no idea what they are doing. In my field we are getting paid at minimum $30,000 less than the median salary in the Los Angeles county in the IT field. President Yudof, do you really think a 3% raise is going to keep your staff from leaving? If you think that is true, then you are as blind and foolish as the snobby UC Regents are.

On top of all that the UC system now wants to ban smoking on all of its campuses, real smart, you will have under paid, over stressed employees with no way to release that stress on a daily basis; for those that smoke. I sense alot of jumping ship happening soon, lucky this is the US Postal service, we all know how crazy those individuals are.

Funny thing is though, technically the location I work within the UC system, we do not even get paid by the state of California, we get paid by the federal government. When asking for a raise or re-class from the over-paid, severely under worked superiors, it’s always the same, oh we can’t afford it. BULLSHIT you can’t afford it. You don’t need those 6 figure salaries, why do you think you deserve those types of salaries. Just because you have a PhD, big deal, it’s a piece of paper. You do not know how to run a business, let alone care about your employees.

So I am giving my employer a choice, either give me a raise, re-classify my position or I am quitting. I wont be able to afford to go into work everyday, with a minimum of $400 less per month out of my living expenses. They say they want to keep high-quality staff on board, well they are going to lose one if they don’t do something soon. And yes I consider myself a high-quality staff member, because no one in my department knows how to do what I do.

Hurry up and wait – Laugh of the Day

You see the signs in other countries that translate to English something strange or funny. You get a good chuckle or a quick scratch of the head to try to comprehend if it is even possible. But what happens when a sign written in plain English is written so absurdly that you have to snap a picture and show it off to everyone.

I frequent a local gas station many times on my way home from work throughout the year. The employees are friendly and great and know me by name. They offer everything you can think of in a convenience store, even fresh fruit. Most of the foods and drink there you can purchase, open and enjoy immediately. Now take a look at the photo and tell me what is wrong with the photo.

Just look outside for a change – Irony of the Day

English: Photo of a sunset on the Beach in Ven...

So yesterday morning I was listening to the ol’ faithful (loud throat clearing moment) Dallas Raines. He proceed to tell the viewing audience that it was currently sunny and warm with a slight chance of rain in the evening. I just happened to be stepping outside while I heard this “fortune-teller” like forecaster ramble on about the sunny days of Southern California, when I look up and what do I see. Not a single speck of blue sky anywhere. It was kind of hard to keep my head up from the raindrops that kept hitting my face. I looked left, then to the right, spun around jumped up and down, looked north and proceeded south, I couldn’t believe the lies that were coming out of his mouth.

For once I would like to see these weather forecasters with their multi-million dollar forecasting systems admit that they have absolutely no clue what it looks like outside. How hard is it to go out side look up and look at a thermometer and say “Good Morning, Southern California I am standing outside right now and as you can see on this thermometer, that it is a cold 51 degrees and there are numerous grey clouds out this morning. Be prepared for the possibility of rain.” This would make it seem more real that they actually know what they are talking about.

Hell, give me $100,000 a year and I will look outside and tell Southern California what the real weather is. And I bet I would get it right more often then the weather forecasters do.

Run and catch – Thought of the Day

If we can catch a cold, why can’t we just cut a hole in the net so the cold slips right on by or better yet fumble it like so many high-priced pro football players do with the football.  And I heard of walking the dog, but running a fever, come on now. Wont running a fever make it stronger, lets just sit on the cough and make the fever fat and lazy .