Wednesday, April 20, 2011

The Idiots Are Everywhere

In our rush to get through our daily lives, maybe make things better for someone, I personally completely missed "Steal Something From Work Day".  Srsly. 
Does your boss work less than you but take home a bigger paycheck? Is somebody zipping around in a private jet at your expense? If the corporation is making money at the end of the day, that means they’re not paying you the full value of your labor – that’s where corporate profit comes from! So if you need something in your workplace, take it. You earned it!
There's so much wrong here, I don't know where to start.  Could it be your boss knows things you don't know?  Could it be they have, you know, some training you don't have?  Could it be it was their money that they risked to start the company and maybe they should get a bigger reward for that gamble?  Could it be that the private jet is more cost effective than the scheduled airline, and it would be a dereliction of their duty as CEO to take the Greyhound?  All profit comes from stealing from your labor?  That sounds like famous Moron Bill Ayers' radio interview the other day with Larry Elder where he said all wealth comes from theft.  Not people agreeing to exchange things they value for mutual benefit, no, no, no.  Theft. 

Let's switch to the FAQ:


Stealing is immoral, yes. That’s why your employers should pay you the full value they obtain from your labor, rather than a fraction of it. If you take something from the workplace, you’re not stealing, but simply taking part of your fair earnings.
The sense of entitlement is dripping from it - it reeks of the "everyone gets a trophy", "you're so special" mindset.  As they said when my peeps were young: you're unique - just like everyone else.  With the implied "get over yourself".

Your boss shouldn't pay you what you've agreed to work for, but what you think the "full value they obtain from your labor" is, as if you - in your infinite wisdom - know.  What crap.  When you take a job, you agree to work for what they pay you.  If you didn't want to work for that pay, you shouldn't take the job, it's that simple.  You had to take it, but you didn't really like the offer?  Were you raised by jackals?  You made a deal; you agreed to work for that pay.  If your word isn't worth anything, you're not worth anything.

I was hoping this was some sort of bizarre satire that I just wasn't getting, but it doesn't look good.  Look at the links and participants.   

In other Moron news, here in Central Florida, the Orlando Sentinel reports the state spent $73,000 on a campaign to give capes to the unemployed.  That's right, capes. 
Dubbed the "Cape-A-Bility Challenge," a $73,000 public-relations campaign by Workforce Central Florida features a cartoon character named "Dr. Evil Unemployment" and includes handing out about 6,000 red superhero capes to jobless Central Floridians.
Maybe I'm way too old fashioned, but if somebody handed me a cape and told me I was "Cape-a-ble" I might have to hurt them.
The campaign, revealed Saturday in a report in the Orlando Sentinel, was met with derision by many unemployed who questioned spending more than $14,200 on capes and $2,300 on foam cutouts of "Dr. Evil Unemployment." They said the campaign's tone risked minimizing the severity of the region's labor problems.

On the other hand, $14,200 for 6000 capes  ($2.37 each) sounds like they got a pretty good deal on the capes.  Plus, they're red which is like the second best looking cape.  Plus they've got that whole "naughty librarian" vibe going on, although not as well as Sarah Palin pulls it off....maybe we shouldn't complain too much...

No, no, no.  We should complain as much as we can.  I want my part of that $73,000 back, please.