Sunday, November 23, 2014

Why should we care about them, they work in retail don't they?

They're not real people anyway. I have been in retail for 35 plus years or so. We are real people. We have homes, families and we we work hard for our paycheck like anyone else.

We are not to be compared to policeman, fireman, hospital workers, essential people who work year round ensuring our health and welfare.

We are not to be looked down upon for wanting to celebrate a holiday with loved ones. I have seen the comments from people who dislike and look down upon them as lowly people. All so that you can wait with thousands of others to buy, yes buy that unbelievably priced doll, game or TV. Limit 5 per store.

For whatever reason, Thanksgiving is the last day of the year that means a lot and means nothing, No presents are expected, guests may or may not attend, If you are lucky the table will be filled with edible goodies, the TV on with the sounds of football playing, belts being loosened.
A day of joy and relaxation, a day away from the daily grind. Save money, don't buy anything.

We may not work in an office, have a cubicle, wear a suit and tie but in our own way we are essential.

Please don't Scrooge up another day. Thank us instead. Without us you would not be able to buy that Tap dancing Elmo!

Happy Thanksgiving

ray

Friday, November 21, 2014

What you see when the company has a party

Last Sunday our company had a little party after work. Most employees attended. I almost skipped it as it was a long work day. I was glad I went, some close work friends were there and it was a fun couple of hours.

We do have a diverse work place with people from 19 to 72 years old. What surprised me was how people dressed for the occasion. If you think you are up on the current fashion trends and styles, let me tell you, you have no clue. I certainly don't.

It was hip hop heaven. I was totally surprised by the fashion statements, not that it was bad, but I was blown away.

As I looked around I felt very old.

But now for the funny part. You would not believe how many guys in their forties and fifties were trying to blend in. It was funny and yet a bit sad. I understand we wear shirts and ties all day long and this is a chance to look different, but still.

I still wish I had thought to bring my new Led Zeppelin or Pink Floyd t-shirt.

Now that would be age appropriate!

old Ray

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Jon Stewart Interview


A very interesting man.


http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2014/10/jon-stewart-rosewater-in-conversation.html?wpsrc=nymag

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