Labor Woes: II

hare_2074103iWell, I figured the best way to handle the labor problems was to call them all into the office so that we could come to a meeting of the minds. That is the reason why I am posting this today because they have all just left the office, some for good, despite my best efforts to accommodate their grievances. As you might expect, none were happy that I had them coming in during their vacation which was probably a reason for some of their reactions.

I brought them into our conference room and we sat around the long oval table. Not wanting to be seen as other than one who sought to bring peace to the group I did not sit at the head of the table but among them. I said I regretted not nipping the discussion of the raise to $70,000 in the bud but seeing the speculation rise to $135,000 I felt compelled to have them in to avoid any further misunderstandings. I explained that there would be no hike in wages other than what has been occurring in the past.

There was stunned silence; or if you want it another way, you could hear a pin drop. I broke the silence by turning to Shiabelle and saying: “Is there anything you want to say?”

Shiabelle said: “No, I’m fine. I thought you were raising our pay but it that is a misunderstanding I have no problem with that. The only reason I mentioned the $135,000 was I thought it would be unfair for those others to receive the same amount as I would be receiving. So as long as those laggards don’t get raises I’m fine.”

She nodded at Sid and Dexter who were sitting next to each other. Neither man reacted verbally but their faces showed their ire.

I asked Luluisiana how she felt. She answered: “To be blunt I feel cheated. You let us believe we were going to get those raises and now you are backing out. I don’t know how you could do this.”  

I said I never said you were going to get the raises. She replied, “you all but did when you did not respond which seemed to me you thought it a good idea. Anyway, I feel cheated and I’m not coming back after vacation.”

And you,” I asked my legal expert Doramosa who replied, “I know you never promised the raise but that is beside the point. I dreamed of getting the hundred thirty-five thousand dollars. I’d be able to pay off some of my law school loan and have a few extra dollars to do something with. You stole my dream away. I don’t know of anything worse than destroying a girl’s dream and every time I see you I will see you as a thief so I’m also not coming back.”

” What about you, Sid?”

He stood up with an angry look. He said: “I’m not going to sit here and be called a laggard by Shiabelle. She should apologize to me.” I noticed Dexter also stood up standing next to him shaking his head in agreement with him.

Shiabelle voice quickly came back at him. “Apologize! That would be the day I’d apologize to a dumb Irish mick.”  She turned to Dexter: “Or, to you, a lazy bloody limey.” She stood up, started to walk to the door and as she did she pushed both men out of her way.

Hate Crime!” Sid shouted. She just assaulted me and did so because I’m Irish. Dexter repeated she pushed him because he was British. I tried to calm them down suggesting it was much ado about nothing but they stomped out saying something about going to the FBI.

I had one member of my staff left. It was Freddie. (Perhaps two if Shiabelle still planned to return.)

“Well, Freddie?” I said, “What say you?”

He said he was discouraged he wasn’t going to get the raise; that he would look around for another job; and that he would be back after Labor Day if he didn’t find one. He got up and said: “I wish you had not interrupted my vacation” and walked out the door.

I got up to leave. As I left the conference room I saw that Dexter was still there. He said: “I hope we are still going to get our vacation pay even if we’re not coming back.” I nodded.

That’s how it stands. We’ll see what the fall brings.

18 thoughts on “Labor Woes: II

  1. ugh!

    Activists working to live broadcast police actions

    http://www.bostonherald.com/news_opinion/local_coverage/2015/08/activists_working_to_live_broadcast_police_actions

    Tuesday, August 11, 2015

    A national cop-watching website with New England roots says it’s working on a new app that would broadcast citizen cellphone videos of police encounters as they happen — a new platform experts say could expand, and complicate, how the public records officers at crime scenes.

    “There have been too many times a cop (sees a phone recording video and) says, ‘That’s evidence, I’m going to take it.’ And then they hold it while you jump through legal hoops. … That isn’t possible with live streaming,” said Ademo Freeman, 33, a New Hampshire resident and founder of CopBlock.org.

    “You can see these things evolving in the private sector. You can see new media producing that content, adapting it and utilizing it,” Freeman said. “That’s the benefit of live streaming. You can get the information out really quickly.”

    Freeman, whose legal name is Adam Mueller, said he’s working on an app that could take so-called live-streamed video, plug it into a server at CopBlock.org and blast it out on blogs and elsewhere throughout his site, which draws more than 3 million page views a month.

    Freeman said he believes it adds a new dimension to the growing debate on private citizens filming police actions. For one thing, he said, the specter of live streaming changes the dynamic on the scene. There have been times, for instance, when officers question whether he’s recording, he said.

    “ ‘No, I’m live streaming, and 358 people are watching you right now.’ I found that has changed their demeanor,” Freeman said, adding that the options for live streaming have exploded to include apps such as LiveStream, ­UStream and Bambuser.

  2. Matt,
    “legal expert,” Doramosa saying… “I know you never promised the raise but that is beside the point.”
    Beside the point?
    I submit that is exactly the point. Logically, nothing else can follow. Legally speaking, similar to the “fruit from the forbidden tree,” right?
    Let’s meet at Vaughan’s at 6:00 for a highball before dinner, to discuss. Lol.

  3. Author Larry Kessler, FIRST FAMILY DETAILS, tells us Hil sadistically humiliated a chronically depressed Vince Foster @ a Staff ( Heil Hillary) Meeting, full face to his peers by calling him “‘nothing but a small-town hick lawyer who would never make it in Washington .” Hil is a rough deal. She is abusive and demeaning to her Secret Service Details. She has no Character, but is nonetheless a ” Character. ” So the FBI will just have to get in line behind the Secret Service and innumerable individuals she treats like shit. And yet I can still see she has … qualities. : BLM has excluded its rabid white devotees from.strategy meetings ; apparently they’re not ” Black ” enough : The vulgar harassment of the Police with dicellphone recording and such like by overexcited mob inebriated individuals with daddy issues is disgusting. Police body cams are a reasonable and constructive alternative. ANARCHY ….ANARCHY ….ANARCHY …Where and to whom will your devotees flee when like an oroburus, BLACK LIVES MATTER, gorges on its deluded white members ??? …. Those ” F&%&*** COPS ” I little doubt .

  4. If you are going to use Kessler’s name get his first name correct.
    He is the official head of the FBI propaganda bureau, eh?

    “when you are the death squad posing as a law enforcement
    agency, investigating the crime you just committed, it
    allows you to cover up the crime”

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    Three federal judges attached evidence of the murder to Independent Counsel Kenneth Starr’s Report on Foster’s death. Starr’s lead investigator, Assistant U.S. Attorney Miquel Rodriguez, admits in taped telephone conversations that Robert Fiske and Kenneth Starr’s office covered-up the murder. The media was informed and remains silent.

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  5. Is this a passive aggressive blog about how attempting to solve income inequality won’t work? The CEO who promised everyone $70K a year in hindsight probably realizes that was unrealistic, but if you are able bodied, everyone should be paid at rate that would allow the ability to live off the income they earn. Places like Walmart have the cost of paying their employees subsidized by the taxpayers. They pay their employees very low wages, to the point where the employees weekly pay is not enough to survive. Those employees then in turn must rely on food stamps and other forms of government assistance. Rather than allow huge, multi-national corporations to pay people at next to nothing wages, control the market a little bit, increase the minimum wage to something that people can at least live on, and relieve some of the burden off of the taxpayers. Less taxes equals more disposable income for the taxpayer, which can be used to purchase goods at the stores who have increased the wages of their employees. A vicious cycle of low wages turning into the forced utilization of government assistance, turns into a self-sustaining cycle of increased living standards for all.

  6. down in the Flying Pond Whisper Stream Connolly’s
    blog Wall of Wailing is pejoratively referred to as
    the Savin Hill Stations of the Cross

    in other news

    see link for full story
    http://www.homelandsecurityus.com/archives/10644

    CIA Whistleblower faces the ire of an angry Justice Department over Benghazi questions
    By Director on May 2, 2014

    Friday, May 2, 2014: Longtime former CIA field operative turned whistleblower Robert “Tosh” Plumlee is currently in the crosshairs of a very angry Holder Justice Department for publicly posting 11 “questions” about Benghazi and the illegal weapons running operations being conducted by criminal elements within the U.S. government. Mr. Plumlee is no ordinary CIA whistleblower, however. Because of his extensive history and knowledge of the criminal infiltration into the U.S. government, their methods and operations, Mr. Plumlee has become one of the most dangerous men to the criminal cabal operating at the highest levels of the U.S. government. The Holder Justice Department and the criminal “gatekeepers” within the CIA and other government agencies desperately want him silenced—and they absolutely intend to do just that.

    Against the advice of many people, from his own attorney to those who care about his welfare in the face of direct and subtle threats, and under the reported threat of subpoena by U.S. Attorney General Holder himself, Mr. Plumlee laid it all out in stunning detail on the Wednesday, April 30, 2014 edition of The Hagmann & Hagmann Report. Based on information from his deep cover sources, the questions Mr. Plumlee formulated about Benghazi leave no doubt that criminal elements that exist within the highest levels of the U.S. government were engaged in a massive weapons smuggling operation based out of Benghazi and other locations in Libya.

    His disclosures, in the form of 11 questions, validate the information I provided in nearly four dozen separate reports since the 2012 attacks. They expose that the operations of the criminal cabal that were operating under diplomatic cover are in direct violation of U.S. and international law. They are, in large part, responsible for the quarter-of-a-million deaths of men, women and children in Syria and the millions of refugees. Those numbers are still climbing, and the path being laid is taking us and the world to World War III.

    Through their “gatekeepers,” a cover-up of unprecedented magnitude about what the takeover of Libya and the attack in Benghazi is really about continues. Under the direction and with the imprimatur of the highest levels of government, facilitated by the infiltrated and fully captured corporate media, the American people are being lied to, misinformed and misdirected about criminal actions that have global implications that are orchestrating a war to which we did not sign on.

    The disclosures by Mr. Plumlee represent a very serious threat to the plans of the globalist war machine, and this criminal cabal is actively trying to cover it up and keep it secret from the American public and the world. This operation is, by orders of magnitude far greater than anything we have seen to date, including the operations known as Iran-Contra. Mr. Plumlee should know, for he admits and has testified before congress to transporting some 40 tons of cocaine into the U.S., while transporting tons of weapons, including automatic weapons and grenade launchers out of the U.S. into the hands of “rebels” during the Iran-Contra era.

    At that time, Mr. Plumlee was told that the drug shipments coming into the U.S. were part of a drug interdiction program in the government’s war on drugs. When he learned that he was being used as a pawn in a much larger game of criminal geopolitical chess, he did what our laws required him to do; he testified about his actions and knowledge before a Congressional committee, and turned over his log books, maps and other supporting documentation so that the criminal enterprise could be exposed and stopped.

    Once he provided his testimony, much of the information was immediately classified and he as gagged from talking about what he knew. Incredibly, his own testimony exceeded his security classification, which denied him access to his own records and testimony. That is one of the ways they are able to silence and bury the truth of a world that few Americans know exist.

    The current plight of whistleblower Robert “Tosh” Plumlee began last October, when he posted 11 “questions” about Benghazi and the illegal arms running operations on Facebook. As quickly as they appeared in the social media stream, the CIA and the Department of Justice instructed him to remove those questions from the public domain and remain forever silent about the covert and highly illegal weapons running operations being conducted. Despite his classification as a photojournalist with Salem-News that provided him the legitimacy to report on Benghazi, he complied.

    When certain revelations about Benghazi were recently made public, Mr. Plumlee knew that remaining silent was not an option. The deaths of four Americans weighed heavily on his conscience, and his own character and integrity would not allow him to be silenced, regardless of the threats to him. Accordingly, Mr. Plumlee decided to republish the 11 questions that provide insight into the activities being covertly performed by the U.S. government. His actions quickly caught the attention of the government “gatekeepers,” who are now reportedly coming at him with a vengeance to silence him and all further discussion about Benghazi.

    Earlier this week, Mr. Plumlee was told by two high-level sources that a subpoena was being prepared by the Holder Justice Department, and would be soon served upon him. The purpose of such a subpoena is twofold. First, the government needs to legally silence him, which becomes automatic once he is under subpoena. Secondly, the government is desperately seeking the identity of his source(s) who provided him specific information about Benghazi. Mr. Plumlee knows what to expect as he has traveled this road during Iran-Contra. Unlike Iran-Contra, however, the stakes today are much greater, the crimes much more egregious, the death toll exponentially higher, and the political ramifications exceedingly greater than at any other time in history.

    It is the sole objective of Mr. Plumlee to tell Americans, and the world, what he knows without any political spin. He wants us to know exactly what is going on under the direction of the criminal elements that exist within our government and a rogue element within the CIA operating under their authority. Before he could be served with a subpoena that is reportedly being prepared that would make it impossible for him to talk without facing prison, for this is how the government now treats whistleblowers, he laid it all out in his 90-minute interview.

    For his candor and hours after the interview, he confided to me that he was informed by at least one highly placed government source that his public interview on our show was heard and documented by the Department of Justice. He was informed, as I was, that his disclosures angered the Department of Justice as well as some in the CIA hierarchy and other government offices, and that he had no “right” to discuss such matters. This, despite the inconvenient fact that he would be guilty of a felony by not disclosing illegal government operations to authorities. But when the authorities, or those we have elected to oversee and stop such egregiously illegal actions fail to do anything other than respond by asking for campaign contributions via form letters, he felt he had to go public. And so he did, with a clear conscious and without regard to the peril he now faces.

    The corporate media, from MSNBC to Fox, have treated the issue of Benghazi as the “third rail” of subjects. They call it a scandal, but it’s not. It’s a crime, as is its cover-up. They have failed the American people by not hold

  7. Don’t get persnickety now Ms.Freeh. Your quibble abiut Kessler’s first name is pedantic gibberish : it allows you the dubious conceit of sloughing off ehat AUTHOR KESSLER 🙂 had to say . This is a typically sophomoric lefty debarting dodge. It is tiresome. It it is tediously high strung. It is nonsensical. Try to ” dummy” it all doen for us plebes wouldja? …. Right 🙂

  8. Kessler was persona non-grata with thr FBI for many many years because hr filleted and served cold William Sessions. So … just more Ms.Freeh propaganda … eh ?

    ( PLEASE INTERPOLATE REAMS AND GLEAMS AND DUSTY DUSTY INFO/COINTEL FERVID IMAGINING MS.FREEH MOONBEAMS OF SPAM ..
    SPAM …. SPAM…. SPAM … ( Well we plebes, we ” uneducated and uneducable” get Hillary’s Er’ Ms.Freehs prolix points) HERE ) .

  9. Ms. Freeh is of course more concerned with carping about getting an honest and greatly respected journalist’s ” first name right ” than she is about openly slandering him as a FBI propagandist in the next post. I despise disingenuous lefty sensitivity regarding their favorite ” Pigs” being maltreated ; this while they are busily stuffing a juicy apple in its mouth for succulent roasting. Hypocrisy . PERIOD 🙂 .

    1. John,
      Did you eat a bowl of Wheaties or a few cans of spinach for lunch yesterday?
      What a comeback…..and……….in three parts.
      Exquisite
      Brilliant
      Virtuoso
      ROTFLMAO

  10. White FBI agents let Black FBI agent Donald Rochon know
    they were unhappy with him marrying a white woman

    They sent him an anonymous insurance policy for death
    by decapitation.
    They pasted pictures of babions over his family pictures.
    No white agents were charged with any crimes.

    2 stories

    1.

    see link for full story

    http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/feds-man-retaliated-fbi-agent-craigslist-sex-ad-33038346

    Feds: Man Retaliated Against FBI Agent Via Craigslist
    Aug 12, 2015,
    A man has been charged with stalking and harassing an FBI agent who had investigated him by posting a fake Craigslist sex ad that included the agent’s phone number and address.

    The interstate stalking charge against 47-year-old Frederick Banks, of Pittsburgh, was unsealed this week. A federal magistrate on Tuesday ordered Banks jailed until trial.

    The agent isn’t named in the indictment and is identified only by his initials, T.P. He has since transferred to the Tampa, Florida area, where the Craigslist ad was posted June 25, according to a printout of it filed with the court.

    The ad identifies the poster as a “married white boy” who is seeking a male sexual partner for himself and his wife, described as a “blond

    2.
    F.B.I. AGENT ADMITS HARASSING BLACK – NYTimes.com
    http://www.nytimes.com/1988/07/05/us/fbi-agent-admits-harassing-black.html
    Jul 5, 1988 – Newly released F.B.I. documents also show that the white agent, Gary W. Miller, has conceded that in 1985 he forged Mr. Rochon’s signature …

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