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employee # 26[Name removed] has got to be hands down the most inane waste of sperm this earth has ever encountered. he is an easy to anger, frustratingly ignorant, absurdly arrogant, lies through his freaking teeth, idea stealing son of a bitch. comfurtcompany is the worst company to work for and hands down the most backwards thinking place of employment that I have ever had the misfortune of working for. I hope it goes belly up if only for the very reason to save other poor souls from ever having the misery of employment there. Add a Reply
stop complaining to MEAs a female employee, this is going to sound sexist but I just don't care. I hate working for women. Women. All women. I work for a department full of women. It’s hormonal and it drives me insane. Estrogen battles are constant in this office. She did this, they did that, blah blah blah blah. Shut the hell up and just do your job.
You don’t like the program we’re using? Well, unless you can find a better software at the contracted price we have, I suggest you suck it up and LEARN THE SYSTEM. Not just half-ass learn it, but learn it inside out like the back of your hand. When you get frustrated about it not doing this, or that, or blah blah blah, your whining and complaining doesn’t do except adding to the mounting personnel problems we have here. I'm just the work minion okay? SO WHY THE AM I DOING ALL OF YOUR WORK THAT YOU ARE SUPPOSED TO BE DOING. Don't ask me to do MINUTE things that YOU have access to. Plus YOU'RE NOT MY BOSS. Oh, and you need to stop writing emotionally charged emails to everyone because no one APPRECIATES THAT CRAP.
You want to come to work impaired? That’s fine, but if you keep coming to work all MESSED up, someone’s bound to notice. WAIT A MINUTE. TOO LATE. Sauce it up AFTER you leave work, there’s plenty of time for you to get wasted when you get home.
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Posted by haterlover on 08/03/2013:
StuckHey Y'all.... It's me again. I know it's been a while.
I've been at my contractor office job for about three and a half years now. Granted, I'm treated reasonably, fairly compensated, and not harassed. You'd think it would be a virtual paradise, right? Nope.
See, I'm also an art student. I'm a thirty-something that didn't understand her talents until one day somebody suggested doing art for video games. I've been on a mission to do that ever since. So, I'm a little older than my classmates, and my resources are limited because I'm married and have a mortgage to pay.
Art is my existence. It is my BEING. I can't go long days of drudgery without doing it and progressing in some way. I've been an Admin assistant or in a similar position for probably 10+ years. I'm tired. I'm tired of doing this. Day in and day out. It's frustrating. I feel like I die a little every day because instead of doing art, I'm banging on my calculator and keyboard all day, pretending to be nice to people that walk into the office, and all that other general office stuff. I feel like a damned ornament sitting there up front. I feel like I'm not fulfilling my real value being there. Problem is, I'm stuck. I can't leave. It's a guaranteed paycheck. It helps me pay for school. I'm too comfortable, though. And my husband has come to rely on my steady income (as well as the benefits), as his has peaks and valleys season to season. He's a personal trainer with a steady client base, but even those die-hards sometimes have to take short breaks.
You'd think that in this economy I'd be grateful to have a job at all. I am, but I'm also miserable. It's hard to be grateful for misery. :P
Also, last year my boss quit and took another job, and her replacement is almost worse than she is. She's an absolute nutcase and she makes it really hard for me to be at work sometimes. I'll have to tell you guys stories about her later...
I did apply to an admin position at a nearby gaming company some weeks ago, but I haven't heard from them and there aren't many game companies around here. Moving isn't an option, so I have to be careful not to turn any of them off of me.
Also, all my teachers want me to apply to this super-awesome super-duper-expensive nearby art school and I'm not sure how I'll be able to afford it without already going into massive debt. I've already got a mortgage. I don't need more financial obligations.
To boot, the kinds of art jobs I wish to do don't necessarily require a degree, really, so to me going to an expensive school (which I would honestly LOVE to do), is sort of pointless. A positive AND a negative.
I have so many things weighing on me and it's making me crazy and depressed. I'm awful to be around as of late and it's making me feel like isolating myself and then hating myself for it, and then feeling sorry for myself because I'm lonely and depressed.
I feel like I'm strung up in a web of things I wasn't entirely on board with, and now I have to suffer so others don't have to. I feel like I'm dying. I don't like that feeling, and I don't like entertaining thoughts about driving my car off a bridge.
I don't belong at my job. I just don't belong there. I don't fit in with the general culture (I'm weird to them), I can't relate to anybody there, and when I try to join in on their sports conversations (one of the very few points I can relate on) they all run away or change the subject. I know they don't hate me, but I get the impression they're weirded out by my wanting to discuss sports with them, and that really bothers me.
I just want to get out. Somebody please just shoot me.
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Posted by econobiker on 06/19/2013:
CulturalI was hired for my years of experience in Human Resources...for a foreign based (start up)company.
Get this...final benefits for this company who hope to attract and retain skilled workers.
10 days vacation for first five years of employment no rollover from year to year.
no sick time at all
no bereavement at all
no jury duty recompense at all, in fact this should be addresed after hours....LOL. Tell that to the federal government.
you must call in and ASK permission to stay home if you are sick regardless of illness or contagious factor.
you must pay for all company travel and business expenses
When recruiting the applicant must be willing to start the next day without notice given to your previous employer. however they are trying to enforce a necessary two week notice when you leave their employment other wise they instruct me not to pay out thier vaction or final pay for hours worked.
When I explained legalities involved I was told "we worry about it if we get caught"
Needles to say...I am looking.....and on my way out...I am calling IRS...EEO...OSHA and Immigration, they have people working on visiting visas...
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John Worldpeace, perviously in Houston, now in Albuquerque, NM I thought people might like to know that the specimen named John Worldpeace, formerly of Houston, TX, is now in Albuquerque, NM advertising for positions with his web design company. After reading the stories here I did a little research, and came up with the following. This is all public-access information. If the links do not work, please add www. to them.
I hope you all find it informative.
Current phone: (713) 825-8665 (Houston, cellphone)
Previous phone: (713) 784-7618
Previous Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
aka John Ellis, Kenneth Edward Wolter
5901 Wyoming st Albuquerque, NM, 87109
1231 Heights Blvd., Houston, TX77008
Web Design Websites:
World Peace Advocacy Website:
Calling On the Governor
WorldPeace wages telemarketing terror in his quest for office
AAA Comments (0) By Mark Donald Thursday, Jan 3 2002
You've come home from work -- late as usual. Dinner is done; your wife is frustrated; the kids are out of control. It's time to get them to bed, but they haven't even been fed. The phone rings and you pick up, hoping for a pause in the disaster. Although the prospect of a pushy telemarketer seems oddly quieting, what you hear instead is downright disturbing.
The caller identifies himself as John WorldPeace, and you're thinking Hell, another charity solicitation. Then the voice says he is running for governor of Texas as a Democrat. You try to interrupt but realize it's an automated message. You start to hang up, but don't, drawn in by his Texas twang and the venom he suddenly spews.
"The Texas Democratic Party is in peril because 60 members of its executive committee have endorsed 'Don' Tony Sanchez as its gubernatorial candidate four months before the primary. This is the same Don Sanchez who laundered $25 million in drug money through his Tesoro Savings and Loan and then cost the taxpayers $139 million to clean up the mess after he sent Tesoro into bankruptcy." Talk about defamatory. "This is the same drug-using, Mafia-friendly, Vietnam-era draft dodger and Republican turncoat Tony Sanchez who gave Bush $350,000." Talk about your quick kill. "It is time to cut the Sanchez cancer from the Democratic Executive Committee…It is time to send the likes of Don Tony Sanchez to jail, not to the governor's office…God save the Democratic Party in Texas. Vote for WorldPeace."
Yeah, more like WorldWar.
You have just had your first exposure to the scorched-earth gubernatorial campaign of John WorldPeace, father of four, trial lawyer, spiritual seeker. Although the Sanchez campaign brands John WorldPeace "a crackpot" and his messages "fraudulent, misleading and complete lies," it should not mistake the man's resolve. But how can a candidate with no money, no name recognition, no party backing and no political experience have a chance of winning a contested statewide primary? Houstonian John WorldPeace is banking on two tactics that seem oddly incompatible: autodialed messages intended to savage his opposition and a funky name intended to convince voters to visualize WorldPeace -- at least for governor.
Texas politics has certainly had its anomalies, those unorthodox few who have defied the odds and become serious candidates. There was convicted perjurer Don Yarbrough, who claimed that God told him to run and who became a Texas Supreme Court justice because voters confused him with famed Senator Ralph Yarborough. There was unpopular Dallas Judge Charlie Ben Howell, who had a habit of suing his opponents and whose perennial candidacy finally numbed voters into electing him into office. And in more recent times, there was Victor Morales, the everyman candidate for U.S. Senate who captured the Democratic nomination by running a no-frills campaign out of his pickup truck.
Enter John WorldPeace (the lawyer formerly known as Kenneth Edward Wolter), whose name smacks of a publicity stunt but was legally changed 14 years ago, he says, after much spiritual soul-searching. "I determined that if I changed my name to WorldPeace, that when people said or read or heard my name, they would have to think about world peace for just a second, and that would increase peace on the planet."
World peace, however, is the last thing WorldPeace thinks about when he enters the courtroom. "I am extremely tenacious and aggressive and irritating," he says. "I am not a pacifist. I am willing to get down in the dirt and fight."
He did some legal work for Houston businessman Dan Kerr, who owns OneNet, one of the largest automated phone dialers in the country. Kerr has done "political dialing" for many successful candidates -- Kay Bailey Hutchison, Phil Gramm, Jeb Bush -- but mostly during "get out the vote" drives in the waning days of a campaign. Never had a campaign been run solely on autodialing until Kerr persuaded WorldPeace to run for governor.
"I told him, 'With a name like WorldPeace, people are not going to forget you,' " Kerr says. "I suggested the governor's race because Texans like to elect ordinary people -- not career politicians -- as their governor." And this political season would be anything but usual. "George Bush moved to Washington and took all the heavy hitters with him. And the Democrats have been in shambles for ten years."
With Kerr as his campaign manager, WorldPeace signed off on an unconventional race, one that would rely extensively on Kerr's sophisticated autodialing technology. "All political consultants believe that the only way to get elected statewide is to build your name ID by spending millions on radio and TV buys," Kerr says. "But I can call the entire state of Texas" -- five to seven million phones -- "every two weeks to get our message out."
Approximately half the prerecorded calls are answered by machine, and a high percentage of those answered in person result in hang-ups. "Even if they do hang up, the message is structured so they first hear my name and what I am running for," WorldPeace says. Since announcing his candidacy on his Web site in January, he has made 15 million "connects" with Texas households, incorporating nearly 30 blistering messages, which can be immediately changed to respond to the shifting political scene.
"Our strategy was to get his name out there," Kerr says. "And to take out any competitors in the primary by disabling them so heavily they become a walking shell."
Aside from the "loon" factor (any guy named WorldPeace has got to be an aging hippie, a head case or both), there is also the possibility of backlash by going for the jugular even before the January filing deadline. "It's the ultimate irony, a bomb-thrower named WorldPeace," says former Dallas County Democratic Party chairman Ken Molberg. "In Democratic circles, they don't speak about him much, and when they do, it's not favorable."
The Tony Sanchez campaign refuses to even acknowledge that WorldPeace is a legitimate candidate, dismissing his phone harangues against Sanchez as "so misleading they are laughable." Sanchez communications director Michelle Kucero maintains that her boss was cleared of any wrongdoing in the Tesoro Savings and Loan collapse by three governmental agencies years ago.
But that's just the kind of denial that WorldPeace will incorporate into his next prerecorded message to slam Sanchez at the rate of 200,000 calls a day. "If we are hitting an opponent correctly -- hitting them hard -- there is no way for them to respond to the dialers," Kerr says. "Traditional media take too long, and by then we have anticipated what their response will be and changed our message."
WorldPeace believes autodialing levels the playing field, enabling him to compete with Sanchez and his millions of dollars. It can also be irritating, and unless you put a face with the voice, it's far too impersonal to impart a good sense of the candidate.
At 53, WorldPeace, who calls himself a "blue-dog Democrat," knows he eventually will have to step out from behind his dialers. He feels confident the positive parts of his message -- peace-loving, drug-free, justice for all, regular guy -- will prevail. "When people see my name on the ballot, they will not be able to resist," he says. "I mean, psychologically, who can vote against WorldPeace?"
Disbarred lawyer found to be in contempt of court
DALE LEZON Staff
FRI 07/30/2004 Houston Chronicle, Section B, Page 2, 3 STAR Edition
John WorldPeace, a disbarred lawyer and occasional candidate for political office, was found in contempt of court this week for ignoring a state district judge's order to stop practicing law.
WorldPeace, who legally changed his name from Kenneth Wolter, appealed the verdict to the 14th Court of Appeals.
A jury sentenced him to three months in jail for each of seven instances of acting as an attorney after his disbarment and to six months for 10 other instances.
He also was fined $500 for each violation. If WorldPeace serves jail time, it probably won't be more than 18 months, the limit for contempt convictions, State Bar of Texas officials said.
WorldPeace refused to participate in the trial, saying he was not told of his legal rights, including his right to a lawyer.
He said he was not served notice of the trial until Monday, when he appeared in court after being subpoenaed as a witness.
WorldPeace was disbarred for accepting money from clients without performing legal services, said Jed Molleston, assistant disciplinary counsel for the state bar.
WorldPeace failed to comply with a judge's order last year that he turn in his attorney's license and State Bar membership card.
He also was accused of failing to inform courts in which he had cases pending that he had been disbarred and to return client files.
Texas Bar (Disbarred 2003):
• Bar Card Number: 21872800
• Work Address: 2620 Fountain View Dr Ste 106
• Work Phone Number: 713-784-7618
• Primary Practice Location: HOUSTON , Texas
Current Member Status
Not Eligible To Practice In Texas (click for detail)
• In cooperation with Justia
• Bar Card Number: 21872800
• Texas License Date: 05/10/1985
• Firm: John Worldpeace atty at Law
• Firm Size: Solo
• Occupation: Private Law Practice
• Practice Areas: Consumer
• Services Provided:
o Hearing impaired translation: Not Specified
o ADA-accessible client service: Not Specified
o Language translation: Not Specified
• Foreign Language Assistance:
None Reported By Attorney
Law School Graduation Date Degree Earned
University Of Houston 08/1984 Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)
Public Disciplinary History
State of Texas*
Sanction Date of Entry Sanction Date
Start - End Probation Date
Start – End
*NOTE: Only Texas disciplinary sanctions within the past 10 years are displayed. For sanction information beyond 10 years, information about a specific disciplinary sanction listed above or to request a copy of a disciplinary judgment, please contact the Office of the Chief Disciplinary Counsel at (877) 953-5535. There is a $15.00 fee for each disciplinary judgment copied.
Sanction State Sanction Date
Start - End
None Reported By Attorney
• Statutory Profile Last Certified On: 05/19/2003
Civil Suit (Trademark Infringement):
U.S. District Court
SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF TEXAS (Houston)
CIVIL DOCKET FOR CASE #: 4:04-cv-02094
Bill Heard Enterpris, et al v. Worldpeace
Assigned to: Judge Lee H Rosenthal
Cause: 15:1125 Trademark Infringement (Lanham Act)
Date Filed: 05/26/2004
Date Terminated: 07/22/2004
Jury Demand: Plaintiff
Nature of Suit: 840 Trademark
Jurisdiction: Federal Question
Bill Heard Enterprises Inc represented by Mark A Sanders
Attorney at Law
11451 Katy Fwy
Houston , TX 77079
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Bill Heard Chevrolet LTD represented by Mark A Sanders
(See above for address)
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Landmark Chevrolet LTD represented by Mark A Sanders
(See above for address)
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
John Worldpeace represented by John Worldpeace
1231 Heights Blvd
Houston, TX 77008
Date Filed # Docket Text
05/26/2004 1 COMPLAINT by Bill Heard Chev LTD, Landmark Chev LTD filed; FILING FEE $ 150.00 RECEIPT # 544803 (part 1 of instr. #1) (bchurchill) (Entered: 05/26/2004)
05/26/2004 1 MOTION for preliminary injunction , and for permanent injunction relief by Bill Heard Chev LTD, Landmark Chev LTD, Motion Docket Date 6/15/04 [1-1] motion, 6/15/04 [1-2] motion , filed. (part 2 of instr. #1) (bchurchill) (Entered: 05/26/2004)
05/26/2004 2 Order setting Initial Pretrial and Scheduling Conference on 8:45 8/27/04 before Judge Lee H. Rosenthal and Order to Disclose Interested Persons, filed. Parties notified. (bchurchill) (Entered: 05/26/2004)
05/26/2004 COMMISSIONER OF PATENTS AND TRADEMARKS, AO-120, ntfd. (bchurchill) (Entered: 05/26/2004)
ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE: Show Cause Hearing set for 4:00 6/11/04 , entered; Deft is Ordered to show cause why a preliminary injunction should not be granted, pending a final hearing hereon. Parties notified; ( signed by Judge Lee H. Rosenthal ) (khightower) (Entered: 05/27/2004)
06/07/2004 4 RETURN OF SERVICE executed as to John Worldpeace 5/27/04 filed. (khightower) (Entered: 06/09/2004)
06/08/2004 5 CERTIFICATE OF INTERESTED PARTIES by Bill Heard Enterpris, Bill Heard Chev LTD, Landmark Chev LTD , filed. (psmith) (Entered: 06/14/2004)
ORDER reset show cause hearing for 5:00 6/23/04 before Judge Lee H. Rosenthal , entered; Pltf mus tprovide a copy of this order to deft as no appearance has been entered. Parties notified. ( signed by Judge Lee H. Rosenthal ) (khightower) (Entered: 06/15/2004)
06/10/2004 7 MOTION for Rule 11 Sanctions by John Worldpeace, Motion Docket Date 6/30/04 [7-1] motion , filed. (part 1 of 2) (khightower) (Entered: 06/16/2004)
06/10/2004 7 RESPONSE by John Worldpeace to [1-1] motion for preliminary injunction, [1-2] motion for permanent injunction relief , filed. (part 2 of 2) (khightower) (Entered: 06/16/2004)
06/23/2004 8 MEMORANDUM by Bill Heard Enterpris, Bill Heard Chev LTD in support of [1-1] motion for preliminary injunction , filed (psmith) (Entered: 06/25/2004)
Minute entry: SHOW CAUSE HEARING held. Apps: M Sanders; J Worldpeace. The [1-1] motion for preliminary injunction is GRANTED. Motion hearing set for 9:00 6/29/04 for [1-2] motion for permanent injunction relief . Counsel will submit an order by 6/24/04 . The [7-1] motion for Rule 11 Sanctions is DENIED. terminated deadlines Ct Reporter: K Metzger . (psmith) (Entered: 06/25/2004)
06/23/2004 10 Exhibit list by Bill Heard Enterpris, Bill Heard Chev LTD , filed (psmith) (Entered: 06/25/2004)
06/24/2004 11 OBJECTION to [1-1] motion for preliminary injunction by John Worldpeace , filed. (khightower) (Entered: 06/25/2004)
06/25/2004 12 NOTICE of intent to offer declaration and business records into evidence by Bill Heard Enterpris, Bill Heard Chev LTD, Landmark Chev LTD , filed (khightower) (Entered: 06/28/2004)
06/28/2004 13 NOTICE of intent to offer declaration and business records into evidence by Bill Heard Enterpris, Bill Heard Chev LTD, Landmark Chev LTD , filed (khightower) (Entered: 06/28/2004)
Minute entry: Permanent Injunction hearing held. Apps: M Sanders, W Tribble f/pltfs; J Worldpeace, pro se. Counsel will submit a proposed order to the court. Exhibits are admitted, as stated on the record. Witnesses: D Fullen, L Gary, P Wright, M Ross, J Worldpeace, and M Donnelly. Ct Reporter: Kathy Metzger. (amaly) (Entered: 07/01/2004)
06/29/2004 15 Exhibit list by Bill Heard Enterpris, Bill Heard Chev LTD, Landmark Chev LTD , filed (amaly) (Entered: 07/01/2004)
06/29/2004 16 Exhibit list by John Worldpeace , filed (amaly) (Entered: 07/01/2004)
06/29/2004 17 MOTION for directed verdict by John Worldpeace, Motion Docket Date 7/19/04 [17-1] motion , filed. (amaly) (Entered: 07/01/2004)
06/29/2004 Deadline updated; denying [17-1] motion for directed verdict. (denied orally at the permanent injunction hearing held on 6/29/04, as stated on the record) (amaly) (Entered: 07/01/2004)
06/29/2004 Deadline updated; granting [1-2] motion for permanent injunction relief (as stated on the record at the hearing held on 6/29/04, order to issue) (amaly) (Entered: 07/01/2004)
07/01/2004 18 OBJECTIONS to pltf's proposed final judgment and order for permanent injunction by John Worldpeace , filed. (amaly) (Entered: 07/02/2004)
MEMORANDUM OPINION AND ORDER granting [1-2] motion for permanent injunction relief , entered. Parties notified. ( signed by Judge Lee H. Rosenthal ) (amaly) (Entered: 07/22/2004)
ORDER GRANTING PERMANENT INJUNCTION AND FINAL JUDGMENT , entered. Parties ntfd. ( signed by Judge Lee H. Rosenthal ) (amaly) (Entered: 07/22/2004)
07/22/2004 Case closed (amaly) (Entered: 07/22/2004)
07/29/2004 21 BOND FOR INJUNCTION $ 25,000.00 Texas Bonding Company by Bill Heard Enterpris, Bill Heard Chev LTD, Landmark Chev LTD , filed. (amaly) (Entered: 07/30/2004)
08/02/2004 22 MOTION for new trial by John Worldpeace, Motion Docket Date 8/22/04 [22-1] motion , filed. (ltien) (Entered: 08/04/2004)
ORDER denying 22 Motion for New Trial, terminating 22 Motion Docket Date .( Signed by Judge Lee H Rosenthal ) Parties notified.(leddins, ) (Entered: 09/07/2004)
Biography (from personal website johnworldpeace.com/biojwp.asp ):
1948 - Born Kenneth Edward Wolter: April 24, 1948, 9:55 PM, Houston, Texas
1966 - Graduated Waltrip High School June 1966
1969 - Married Sandra Lyn Morris - May 1969
1970 - Graduated with Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, University of Houston, August 1970.
1970 - Drafted US Army October 1970, trained as infantryman, promoted to rank of E-5 Sergeant 1971
1971 - First child born July 1971, Stephanie Anne Wolter, Houston, Texas
1971 - September 1971 stationed in Vicenza, Italy, SEATF.
1972 - May 1972 discharged from US Army Fort Dix, New Jersey.
1974 - March 1974, Second child born, Brian Edward Wolter, Houston, Texas
1975 - July 1975, Third child born, John Marshall Wolter, Houston, Texas
1976 - December 1976, Fourth child born, David Morris Wolter, Houston, Texas
1977 - July 1977 returned to college to study accounting.
1978 - Acquired Chartered Life Underwriter and Charter Property and Casualty Underwriter
1978 - Graduated with Bachelor of Accountancy, 5 year degree, University of Houston
1978 - August 1978, entered University of Houston College of Law.
1981 - January 1981, began Bookkeeping business.
1984 - August 1984, Graduated Law School.
1984 - November 1984 purchased 1200 client tax business.
1985 - Passed the Texas State Bar
1985- May 1985, opened Kenneth Edward Wolter Attorney at Law
1987 - February 1987 divorce final between Kenneth and Sandra Wolter
1988 - April 1, 1988, (April Fool's Day and Good Friday) Kenneth Edward Wolter makes a personal comittement to change his name to John WorldPeace and begin his WorldPeace Advocacy.
1988 - September 1988 Brian Wolter moved in with JWP, October 1988, Elizabeth Kay Goldman Long moved in with JWP as his wife, October 1988 John Wolter moved in with JWP,. December 1988, David Wolter moved in with JWP.
1989 - Stephanie Anne Wolter ran away from Sandra Wolter, got pregnant and then married and eventually divorced.
1990 - January 1, 1990, John WorldPeace marries Elizabeth Kay Long in private ceremony, Houston, Texas
1990 - John and Kay move with John, Brian and David to Olethe, Texas, 17 miles from Groesbeck to take care of Kay's ailing father.
1991 - June 1991, Charles Goldman, Kay's father dies.
1992 - June 1992, Kay sells her interest in the farm to her sisters and moves with John WorldPeace and his sons back to Houston.
1993 - January 1993, John and Kay WorldPeace and John and David Wolter, move to Broomfield, Colorado, to get away from harassment of Sandra Lyn Wolter.
1994 - John Wolter graduates from High School and joins U S Marine Corps.
1995 - Brian Wolter comes to Broomfield, lives with John and Kay for 2 months and joins U S Marine Corps.
1995 - David Wolter graduates from High School and joins U S Marine Corps.
1996 - John and Kay return to Houston and John reopen's his law practice
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Posted by motleymuse on 01/06/2013:
The free toilet paper saga...I knew someone who got toilet paper from an employer……
Welllllll, so I knew this guy, someone from my past, who once worked for a grocery store over the summer during college.
With each regular grocery truck shipment, the store also got "in store use" store supplies which were generic cleaning, register paper, grocery bags, and other items -not the consumer brands. One of the typical items was the cheapest toilet paper rolls known to mankind. This generic toilet paper was very rough but had far more feet per roll than the usual consumer brands sold by the store. Because of the extra length, this paper lasted a lot longer IF you could tolerate the feel on your nether regions.
Of course, none of the women in the store wanted to use the rough "in store use" toilet paper. And there were always rolls of much softer consumer brands toilet paper roll packages that had been damaged by customers or come open on the shelves due to defective packaging. The female assistant manager would write-off the packages of the much softer consumer paper rolls as “destroyed/discarded” and then put the good rolls from the packages in the ladies’ bathroom.
The “in store use“ store supply toilet paper rolls kept building up in the janitor closet since the company sent 4 to 6 rolls per week on the freight trucks with other items for "in store use". It never got used very much except to resupply the men’s bathroom which still didn’t have the same level of use as a ladies bathroom would have had due to obvious reasons. So this guy figured out about this nice, large, source of toilet paper rolls that were not counted in the store's regular grocery inventory. This meant that the rolls wouldn't be accounted for or missed during inventories. And the weasel-like and balding store manager never, ever went in the janitor closet since it was -below- him to do that.
So the guy started to bring about 8 rolls of "in store use" toilet paper out of the store in ~empty~ 2 liter cola cardboard boxes each time he got the "empty" boxes. He was getting the boxes in order to move his belonging to college for his 2nd year. By the time the summer had ended, he had exhausted much of the over flow of "in store use" toilet paper rolls from the janitors closet and this was even while using the "in store use" toilet paper in the men's bathroom all summer long. The weasely-bald manager, as a man, never ever knew that the ladies room had not gotten an "in store use" toilet paper roll put in it for months.
In fact, the guy had gotten 96 (!!!) rolls of the “in store use” store supply toilet paper for him and his 3 college apartment roommates to use. One roommate complained about the rough toilet paper just after moving in to the dorm apartment in September, at the start of the college year. This guy told that roommate to spend money to buy his own soft toilet paper or jump in a lake if he didn't like the free toilet paper. As the complaining roommate was also very cheap, he ended up quieting his complaints and never spent his money on soft toilet paper. The 96 rolls of toilet paper actually ended up lasting the entire college year in that dorm apartment (only with males using it, though) because the rolls were so much longer than regular consumer brand toilet paper. There were still about one or two rolls remaining plus what was in the bathroom when the college year finished in May of the next calendar year!
The guy took the extra rolls with him to his summer rental house down at the beach where he had a different and much cooler summer job than the grocery store job. The grocery store was torn down about 14 years later but the wrecking crew probably found more unused "in store use" toilet paper rolls in the rubble...
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Posted by econobiker on 07/22/2013:
Gas Station TVI worked for them for ONE day of training and knew it wasn't for me. The other folks (all men, BTW) who started with me that day are all gone, except for one.
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Posted by econobiker on 10/08/2012:
Library from HellDeerfield IL. Library has the highest turn over rate in the last five years . Why do we ask? The Head of the library is only concerned with herself and the construction of her new Domain. The board could care less . They dont give a crap if they lose some of the best educated employees and dedicated staff.
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Thank you for calling the psychiatric hotline.. oh wait...Friday, right before lunch a call came into me. I said my intro and then the voice on the other end just started speaking in tongues. I was getting ready to ask him if he would like a Spanish rep, (although I was not quite sure if that was his language) when he started speaking perfect English:
"There are people out here digging on my lawn all the way up to my house. They are not supposed to be here. They are not the same sewer trucks that were her yesterday. These are the same trucks that were reported stolen to the county. This is a conspiracy, I have written Washington DC about this and I am suing the county"
I got the attention of my teamleader who sits right in front of me. She logged in to my phone to listen. I broke in to his ramblings, trying to contain my laughter. "I'm sorry sir, you have the wrong number." I explained to him who were are and what we do. I then asked him if he took his meds this morning how I could help him.
He yelled, "I already told you how you can help me, you need to call in somebody rich to come get me. This is a conspiracy". I replied, "Sir if you feel like your life is in danger, you need to hang up with me and call 911"
"I told you this was a conspiracy, the cops are in on it too, that's why I can't call them. I explained again that there was nothing I could do to help him. He mumbled something in tongues and hung up the phone.
While I was at lunch, he called back. He got a male representative who reminds me of "The Stapler Guy" from Office Space
So "Milton" answers the phone, and the same guy just starts spewing weights of the trucks and numbers. Milton explained again who we are and what we do. The guy said, "Yes I know who you are I OWN this company." Then he hung up. Next, he calls back and gets the girl that sits right next to Milton. She, too explains that he has the wrong number. When he starts cussing her out, she said "Sir, you do not have to be so inappropriate" My team leader IM'd her and told her to transfer the call to her.
When she did, he starts cussing, my TL out as well. She copied down down his number before he hung up and had our tech guy block his number.
It is quite obvious the guy was mentally ill. I don't think THAT in of itself is funny. I am not making light of mental illness. But the conversation was too hilarious not to share.Add a Reply
WORKING AT BELKSJust wanted to share a story with you. I have a daughter who is employed by Belk's Department store. She has been employed there for many years. Belk just did reviews on their employees and most of them got a pay cut from 1.00 to their starting pay. The reason for this is they say that if you aren't selling 197.00 an hour or open charges thenit is a pay cut you get. I am totally pissed off with the company and think it is discusting the way they are treating their employees. Of course it is ok for them to have to be at the store at 12am during the holidays. I cannot understand why the employees don't stick together and tell corporate where to stick it. I know as a customer I will be writing a letter to Belk corporateAdd a Reply
Absolute IdiocyLadies and gentlemen, boy and girls of all ages..welcome to the idiocy that is employment. I've been in the workforce for thirty..count 'em...thirty years and it just keeps gettin' more and more rediculous. I recently went back to work for a company that I'd worked for about five years ago. You've heard that people learn from their mistakes,I'm the odd guy out,or maybe I'm just a masochist, or maybe I'm just an idiot, who knows. Getting back to the subject at hand, I'm back at work for a company that just loves to lie to you. NOOOO..A COMPANY THAT LIES...NO WAY..Yeah I know, good ole naive me. First clue..they hired me in at one rate..then said they'd made a mistake and lowered my pay...GREAT CEASAR'S GHOST. Yup..I took the job anyway. I thought that maybe with time they'd increase my pay. Guess not. Can somebody please slap me. Now I'm told that my little benefits, you know, like health-dental-personal days won't start for 6 months, instead of the usual three months. O.k., now you're thinking, "hey Mr. Dumass, you're just lucky to have a job in this economy!!!". Yeah..i guess you're right. I just wish that being employed by a giant company, that does pretty well on the stock exchange, would'nt come at the cost of your pride, self esteem, honour, happyness, sixty three percent of your intelligence, 2 pounds of flesh and 60 pieces of silver ( not the usual 30). It just SEARS my butt. Add a Reply
Changing a Light BulbSo how many people does it take to screw in a light bulb? Where I work it goes something like this. Names have been changed of course but the general business process here really is true at my workplace:
A light bulb expert tells only who he must that "There is a dead light bulb in the bathroom and I am going to change it with a 40W white florecent bulb because that’s what it has always had and there is plenty of light and it looks great.".
Bureaucrat #1 and Bureaucrat #2 find out third hard about this. #1 says to the light bulb expert "No dont do that, we need to have a meeting first and talk about this".
Bureaucrat #2 panics and says "Yeah I agree lets talk about this light bulb that needs changed. It’s gonna have to be a 100W because the brighter light will match the poreclend color of the toilets better. Check my calendar and schedule the meeting at a time I am free"
The light bulb expert checks everybody’s calendar and everybody is free Friday afternoon at 2:00pm.. He sends out a meeting request..
Bureaucrat #2 tells the light bulb expert that Friday afternoon is bad for her and never to schedule meetings on Friday afternoons. This particular Friday she will be leaving at noon to go home and wash her white elephant. The light bulb expert argues that her calendar was free but that doesn’t make a difference.
Time goes by trying to get this meeting scheduled. Meanwhile a person who Bureaucrat #2 thinks can fire her goes into the dark room with no light bulb, trips, and falls. The person who trips and falls is OK and not upset.
An URGENT meeting is held.
Bureaucrat #2 says " This is the first I have heard of this light bulb being out!!! I had no idea this bulb was out!! This is an urgent issue, why wasn't this light bulb changed before now!!? “
Bureaucrat #1 says "this needs to be a neon green light standard 60W bulb that goes in"
Light bulb expert says "ok, a neon green 60W bulb it is, I will replace it tomorrow"
Devil's advocate #1 says "you can't do it Thursday morning because what if there is an earthquake while you have it half screwed in and then the light bulb falls out of your hand and gets glass all over the floor. Someone might cut themselves on that glass".
Bureaucrat #2 says "yeah, and why are you putting in a neon green light bulb, it needs to be a pink one! And why only a 60W? It needs to be an 80W."
Bureaucrats #1 and #2 argue back and fourth a couple rounds on the color, neon green vs pink, standard vs florecent, 40W, 60W, 80W, 100W, and nothing is solved at this meeting.
Another meeting is scheduled.
Bureaucrat #1 says "I have this great idea, let's put in a 40W florescent white light bulb!!!".
By this time Bureaucrat #2 has found out that the person who slipped and fell can not fire her so she doesn't care about the light bulb anymore, and she knows that Bureaucrat #1 can fire her so she just agress with him now and says "yeah white florescent 40W is great!"
The light bulb expert says"OK I will do that today; 40W florescent white".
Devil's Advocate #2 says "well I am using the ladder you need for a priority light bulb change in the Presidents office so you can't replace it today".
Four more meetings are held. A date and time to replace the bulb and type of bulb is finally picked.
The light bulb expert finally replaces the light bulb; 40W, florescent, white.
Bureacrat #2 finds out and says "why is it white I thought it was going to be pink".. The light bulb expert reminds Bureaucrat #2 that pink was discussed but the final decision per the last meeting was white.
An Email was sent to Bureaucrat #1 for clarification. Devils Advocate #2 says he thinks the types of light bulbs that the light bulb experts are using are a bad kind. He writes a 10 page Email as to why he thinks that a new brand of light bulbs needs to be used. He explains how electricity is made at both coal and nuclear power plants and how the Nation's electric power grid works and how each type of light bulb effects the power grid 500 miles away.
Devil's Advocate #3 blames every toilet and plumbing problem on campus for the 6 months on the light bulb that the light bulb expert put in the restroom.
Devil’s Advocate #4 argues that the bulbs are not environmentally friendly .
Devil’s Advocate #5 who is responsible for cleaning the restroom says he can not see in there with the new light bulb and he passes the buck to the light bulb expert and says it will now be his job to clean the restroom.
Bureaucrat #1 tells his boss Bureaucrat #3 that they decided not to use light bulbs anymore because he wanted to save money on electrical bills and make himself look good and have something to put on his resume. This was a mistake as he meant to say they were using 40W florescent white bulbs but it came out as not using any light bulbs at all. #1 doesn’t know what a light bulb is so he is just saying what he thinks #3 and the people above him want to hear.
When Bureaucrat #1 finds out he made a mistake in what he told his boss, he will not admit it. Rather than tell #3 his boss he made a mistake about his statement about the bulbs he orders the light bulb expert to remove all light bulbs from their sockets in every room, not just the one originally discussed, but all of them all over. So no light bulbs anywhere now.
The light bulb expert removes the bulbs as ordered by crat #1.
Then the President slips in the restroom because it was dark. She falls and messes up her hair and is really pissed off. The light bulb expert says he was told by crat #1 to take all the light bulbs but none of the Bureaucrats back him up. They say "we never said that, we said all sockets should have a neon purple 120W standard light bulbs. That's what we have been saying all along.".
The President says she wants all restrooms all over to have 75 WATT standard black light bulbs in all restrooms and she wants them all installed on a Saturday in a two hour time span.
The President says she wants to make sure that nobody comes in to her restroom to change the bulb during that two hour timespan because she might happen to be in there and it is against her religion to lock a bathroom door. SO, she orders a Royal Flush Luxury Portable restroom to rent while the light bulbs are being installed for a price of $10,000. She orders a portable generator for the portable toilet just in case the power goes out in the two hours she might be inside using it.
She also orders that the restroom have wifi so she can check her Email while sitting on the toilet.
The President also orders the entire police department to stand outside the portable toilet and guard it.
The power does go out.
Looting and vandalism goes on while all of the police are guarding her toilet and there are no lights. The police tell the President they need to go take care of the crime but she does not allow them to leave.
The lights stay on in the portable toilet for the president because of her portable generator. She is able to get on wifi but she can not check her Email. That’s because the datacenter where the Email server is at does not have a generator and it looses power. The president is furious!!
Meanwhile the light bulb expert changes all of the bulbs to what the President wants; 75 WATT standard black light bulbs
Bureaucrats 1 and 2 tell the President “this is the first we have heard of the datacenter not having a generator, we thought it had one!!” The light bulb expert gets blamed because light bulbs require electricity and generators make electricity so that corilation is good enough to blame the light bulb expert.
Power comes back on. The black light the President asked for don’t laminate much light so the place is still dark even after the power comes back on.
Bureaucrat #2 and Devil's Advocate #2 both take 6 weeks off from all the stress they just went through.
People still can’t see in the restrooms but the President got the bulbs she wanted so nobody cares and dares to say anything about it.
The light bulb expert goes on a 3 month drinking binge.
The cycle repeats…
So how many people does it take to change the light bulb? A President, her 3 clueless Bureaucrats, 5 rambling Devil’s Advocates, and 1 tired ass stressed out light bulb changer.
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Ah, Texas workplaces' double standards!An awful place I worked for 2 1/2 years ago was a day hab for the disabled in San Antonio, Texas. The trainers/teachers in the classrooms were all non-Hispanic, hard working folks (like me) who LOVE and want to help the disabled. The admin/office people were 98% Hispanics. The Ops Manager was Anglo, non-Hispanic and allowed (as is typical in Texas workplaces), double standards. The non-Hispanics weren't allowed breaks to even ...use the bathroom, eat or even drink some water. We were chained to the classrooms, often having to control violent, very disturbed, mentally ill clients. BUT the admin/office Hispanic workers? They often weren't charged for their lunch breaks (2 hours normally in an 8 hour day) OR often not for their vacation time. I went to EEOC after leaving that awful place? Their response, "In Texas, you have no rights at the workplace and the people in charge can do what they please." So for this "boss"? I award her the brown nose award of the Century!!! Read 1 Replies | Add a ReplyUser Feedback:Close Replies
Posted by wageslave on 11/11/2011:
26 years and they said "you"ll not get UECMe wife worked for same health care provider (scheduling) for 26 years. Sometime in Feb. 2011 they told her one more mistake and your fired. Memorial Day Friday she made some mistakes. She new it. 10 days ago, Sept. 18, she was called into HR and told she was fired for the Memorial Day friday mistakes. Also was told that they will fight UEC. My wife has since applied for UEC (haven't heard yet). I say we should get a lawyer and make them pay severance or something. Think we have a case?Read 3 Replies | Add a ReplyUser Feedback:Close Replies
Posted by labtech on 10/01/2011:
Come on vacation, leave on probation, come back on violation!!!I came to the panhandle of Florida in 1996 and have regretted it ever since. In 1997 I had my wallet and check book stolen..I thought "no biggie" as I had noticed it immediately and reported it to the police, filed afadavits of forgery, filled out police reports, etc.. My better half and I actually did the detective work and gained the identities of the people who stole my property and turned them over to the police in Ft. Walton Beach, Florida. We thought that it was a done deal. WRONG!!! The policeman and detective on the case failed to send the paperwork through the correct channels so the theives go free. I turned the other cheek...wrong thing to do. In 2002 "I" was arrested for "felony stop payment" and spent two weeks in jail until I could get a family member to bail me out. I show up to court with a breifcase load of ammo to fire at the police department and the prosecuting attorney and was told when I walked through the door that my case had mysteriously been wiped off of the docket (evidently so the local police and prosecutor could save face). I get a letter from the prosecuting attys. office that says, and i quote "NOT ENOUGH EVIDENCE TO PROSECUTE". So..as you can guess by this time I want to tie someone to a tree and feed them 5 pounds of exlax. 9 years later the state of florida has added a grand felony charge to my arrest record (I WAS NEVER ARRESTED FOR ANYTHING ELSE IN MY LIFE) and has cost me another job. I over forty and looking for a job in this economy with an arrest record (trying to get it expunged). If you want justice DO NOT COME TO FLORIDA.
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Posted by econobiker on 09/08/2011:
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