Time for bad decisions! [NOT 3/1/23]

Hi, friends!

I hope your Tuesday is going well.

Make any bad decisions yet? About to make a decision you know will be bad? Seeing your bosses do something you know won’t end well?

This NOT brought to you by me getting to work today and being told one of the best people I’ve worked with for the past 4 years is no longer with the company. This is fine. Everything is fine.



  1. I’m shrugging my shoulders. In the past I would have interfered in my way to stopping stupid choices made by people who think they’re smarter than they really are. Lately, I realized that all I did was piss off and puncture the egos of (sort of) powerful people which they don’t forgive or forget.  Made a lot of enemies that way (shocking right?)

    Now, maybe it is age, experience or being sick and tired of being the “one” of many sane voices trying to save motherfucking fools from themselves. I’m just sitting back and watching the show.

    They don’t appreciate or want it so why the fuck should I? Because there is a small part of my psyche that loves to tilt windmills like Don Quixote. This Quixote realizes his Quixotic nature and now lets fools step into minefields.

    Right now, I’m watching a man I loathe swing and miss so bad on shit he claimed he is good at and he’s not. I don’t care if he climbs even higher which is how it goes around where I work, but it’s down right fucking karmic to watch a man who stole credit from others (including me) for things he doesn’t know shit about get exposed for his ignorance/lack of actual talent trip hard onto his smug face (the last time I saw him he aged 10-15 years from the stress so I know HE KNOWS HOW DEEP A SHIT PILE HE’S IN.)

      • I’m terrible at telling people I told you so.

        It’s not that I don’t do it, but more like how many times I rub their mistake into their face.

        It also depends on how personal it got. If it was a professional disagreement then I’m actually willing to let it go, but goddamn when someone insults me AND makes a concerted effort to shoot me down well… they’re gonna hear about it.

    • I have been there so many times. I have to slap myself and say nobody fucking cares what you think. They will NEVER care what you think. And being right, which I always am, counts for less than nothing.

        • Not remotely smarter; just older. I’ve banged my head against that wall over and over and over, and finally, after many years, I’ve learned to say “fuck it, nobody cares.” It’s still not easy, and I can get sucked into shooting off my mouth really easily, as my last firing demonstrated. Work in progress, I guess.

    • When I got “transitioned” from salary to hourly, they tried to low-ball me by basically paying me $2 an hour more than I made on salary. I countered several dollars/hour higher, and they accepted that.

      Basically: the worst they can say is “No.” Give them a higher figure – you are worth it.

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