Archive for July, 2009

Oh. My. God.

Posted in Uncategorized on July 29, 2009 by piousphonegirl

Okay this has nothing to do with the professional work environment, but it’s another huge peeve with me:  irresponsible parents with rotten children.  Restaurants are not play areas. Keep your little monsters seated and quiet. Airports are not play areas. Grocery stores are not play areas. Only play areas are play areas.

This morning I got a complete flabbergasting care of the Associated Press. These stupid poeple actually left their child in a cab.  How farking stupid and IRRESPONSIBLE can you be?

By BOB SALSBERG, Associated Press Writer Bob Salsberg, Associated Press Writer – Tue Jul 28, 4:40 pm ET

BOSTON – A family picked up by a taxi at the airport left a sleeping 5-year-old child behind in the back of the minivan — and the cabbie almost took the blame for it.

“They paid me, thank you very much, everything was nice, and I left,” Joseph Cohen, a taxi driver for 39 years said.

Minutes later, Cohen got a call from the cab pool at the airport. State police, who have jurisdiction over Logan, were looking for him.

He was told the family left a child in his cab.

“I said, ‘What?’ So I looked in the back and I see the baby sleeping. I said, ‘What should I do?’ So you know, I take the baby (back) to the family,” he said. “The father came out. He was very happy.”

He even gave him a $50 tip.

The following day, Cohen was ordered to report to the Hackney unit, where police told him his license was being suspended for three days because he didn’t do a thorough check of the van. He appealed the suspension and was allowed to keep his license pending a hearing. On Tuesday, he visited the police station with an attorney and learned he would only get a warning.

The cabbies’ union expressed outrage at the proposed suspension, saying the fault should lie with the child’s family, not the driver.

“I think the sad piece here is that the police are not recognizing the responsibility of the adults,” said Donna Blythe-Shaw, a staff representative for the United Steelworkers Boston Taxi Drivers Association, “and are now saying this driver also has to be responsible for passengers who forget their children…” 

SAY WHAT??????? 

You’ve got to be sh*tting me.

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Bad First Impressions. Don’t Make Them.

Posted in How not to be an unprofessional on July 15, 2009 by piousphonegirl

You’d think this would be simple. Advice I don’t need to give.

Again, I ask you: Is it the lackadaisical slovenliness of today’s spoiled “it’s all about me” youth? The brattiness of our recent generation of, “what do you mean I’m not perfect” and “spanking will harm his mental growth” offspring?

And again, I remind you that I wear two hats at this company, and I am the contact who deals with all issues company photocopier. So just because I’m sitting here at the front desk watching you be a jerk doesn’t mean it’s not going to have repercussions. And even if your commodity it isn’t my responsibility, be enough of an ass and I’m going to share it with the person whose it is. It will be my pleasure to share your assiness.

So back to the subject of todays flabbergasting of Pious Phone Girl: I sit here stunned as a copier salesman from Caltronics –yes, that’s me naming names– pull his car up ass-crooked across TWO of the three handicapped spots directly in front of our doors (and gigantic glass windows) leave his door standing wide open with rock music pouring out, and attempt to make a cold call.

I ask you, is this a good first impression?

He further makes himself look like an ass by explaining to me, as I’m standing in the door that I had to open for him because we have since locked our doors (you must have an appointment to set foot in here, folks) that he is in the neighborhood because of his account down the street at I’ve-already-forgotten the company name. Honestly, I don’t give a heaping pile of doody who your other customers are. I’m not impressed.

And he walks in with nothing: no brochure, no card, no pricing info. Nada. Has to dig like a goober to find a business card.

My only regret in chucking his business card STRAIGHT into the trash is for the tree that gave up its beauty to print the sucker.