Sunday, March 16, 2014
The youngsters have been given a good life lesson.
I am still off doing my thing with my union. It had become increasingly frustrating on my part. I had been trying to do what I was asked to do, and kept getting resistance and condensation from these Millennials.
I really do not like pulling rank, as I can usually get things done with my "personality" LOL. But things had deteriorated to the point of why am I even here? My union is paying out a lot of money for my skill sets in this area and I did not think it was being put to good use.
So I went directly to the BIG guns, the Chief of staff, He and I had a sit down. He and I have been at this for over 25 years together and I consider him a trusted good friend..... Well when I told him what has been going, that I was even asked to "read" the training manual, so I would "know" what to do! He was not HAPPY! My reputation speaks for itself. They know I am not one to stir up $hit. If that were the case, I would not keep being asked to do these special assignments all the time.
Well that conversation lead to another conversation with the young peoples direct directors. I also had an in depth conversation with their director, and he and I are also on the same page and have been at this for over 25 years, and another good friend. He also knows my history.
So when I showed up on Monday morning, the person I normally talk to when I get there ...... looked at me and said what did you say to the director??!?!? He was PI$$ED and had everyone in meetings for over 5 hours and he was yelling!!
When I went down into the room the WHOLE atmosphere was very different.
They were polite and respectful, even quiet. My political ideology is no secret within this union (conservative, I know an oxymoron!), but in Union life the members are the bosses, they are the ones that pay the bills! I am also an officer of the local. which makes me doubly a hardass! LOL
Just the fact that they were not respectful alone was bad. Imagine if any regular member had showed up and was treated so disrespectfully. This member would leave with a very bad taste in their mouth, also thinking they have no recourse. Union life is about respect on the Job, so how can staff treat it's members with so little respect. We can agree to disagree, and still have common goals in what we need to accomplish. This was NOT happening.
They have now been given a good life lesson, and I can now go about doing what I was asked to do to help run this campaign.
Lesson learned, do not PI$$ me off!
Sunday, February 23, 2014
Well they survived me so far!
I did have to pull rank to get some things taken care of that needed to get done.... they now look at me with a little more respect an an uh oh look, they are not sure who I will talk to or what I will do to get things taken care of! Sort of liking the "mystique"
During one of our "debriefs" I had talked about what I saw as needing to get done before we did something else, during another "debrief" the "hippy chick liberal" mentioned that .... I just looked at her say if to say "good you were paying attention" now can we move on........ good thing they have not paired me with her, I might have to eat her for breakfast!
It has been rather fun to help educate this group. As I'm in a car with them for upwards of 6 hours. I ask rather pointed questions. We have had some rather stimulating conversations, and when it is my turn to speak and they interrupt, I stop, look at them and say, I listened to your opinion now it is my turn to talk. I then give them some of those facts that they are not familiar with.
They are all rather surprised at the knowledge and scope of things I'm aware of. Which has caused them to get off their "talking points' mentality. They all now look at me with a little more "fear" in their eyes as they do not know what I will do next!
I even enlightened one of the black men in the group to ZONATION! We listened to some of Alphonzo from ZONATION'S video rants, that even this guy had to agree with!
So I'm looking at this as more of an educating the younger crowd to some of the reasons why this greatest generation thinks the way we do and forcing them to at least "look" at the kool-aid they might be drinking!
I alos might be off work a little longer than planned ..... this could get real fun!
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