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July 8, 2007

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Filed under: General — Xero @ 2:00 pm

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Liability, documentation, harassment, lawsuits
workplace training, security cameras, insurance premiums

I’ve come to the recent conclusion that such things offer nothing to the average person and simply serve to protect those in upper management. I did say I’d save this one for another time, didn’t I? It’s about that time.

A combination of events has lead me now to believe that the vast majority of corporate America is scum. Well, this isn’t really any different from views I’ve held in the past, capitalist pigdogs ruining our society. It’s a little bit more complicated this time.

Companies pretend to be afraid of lawsuits. While they may actually have some legitimate fear, for the most part, as long as they look as if they were afraid and took the appropriate pussy-out actions, then this is good enough. Taking actions to reduce insurance premiums and liability do nothing for the average worker. These actions serve only those who control the worker ants below them. However, all of these things are supposedly put in place to protect employees, meanwhile companies do the exact opposite, take all the necessary steps in order to nullify said protections by making up frivolous or exaggerated claims against employees or using past events out of context as grounds for action, whether it be termination or otherwise.

Basically whatever load of shit that a company can pull out of their ass in order to bypass such protection laws and serve their purposes. The funny thing is, you could still fight this in court, even if they did have a legitimate excuse. However, only the upper management would actually have enough money to defend themselves in court. This is not typically what happens anyway. It’s the average worker who gets screwed in the end.

As much as I hate the people who make frivolous lawsuits, I hate the companies who treat their employees like they’re stupid in order to show their insurance or HR that they took the right actions. I feel that there’s absolutely no point of even having such protections if it means that companies are just going to pull this shit, as in the end it’s just going to waste everyones time.

When it comes down to it, if a company doesn’t want you there, they will find some way to make you go away, regardless of whether or not this is just. And that’s just how it is. These protection laws do nothing in this case other than provide a layer of bureaucratic bullshit which has to be surpassed in order to serve the exact same means.

I recently read an article, 10 politically incorrect truths about human nature, here:

Number 10 on this list was “men sexually harass women because they are not sexist” and while this sounds absolutely absurd, what the article actually states is that most men do joke around sexually and that it actually would be sexist in and of itself to change this behavior just because they were around a woman. A true bra-burning feminist would probably agree, however most femi-nazis would probably shit a brick and claim they are being disrespected or something. However they also outline two types of sexual harassment, one being, “sleep with me and I’ll give you a raise”, which is definitely wrong, and the second type is more of a “feeling uncomfortable in the workplace” type. It’s this latter type which is a load of shit. Basically what I took of this, is that some people want it both ways, they want to be treated equal, but they also want to be sheltered from what they dislike. However, this is bullshit, if you don’t like something, then just walk away, unless someone is trying to force you into something (as is the first type of harassment) or is pestering you specifically, otherwise you are simply being a pussy.

The law shouldn’t protect pussies.

And to be honest, I just don’t understand why some people are such pussies over “bad language” or other stupid shit like this anyway. This is the 21st century, wake the fuck up. A curse word doesn’t actually imply a curse, we know this now, get over yourself. If you don’t like this, go hang out with your corporate drone friends whose conversations include the insightful topics such as “How’s the weather?” and talking about how good your kids grades are in school. Fuck this watered down bullshit. This just isn’t how people are.

I’ve talked about prestige and social class a bit before. What I’ve really come to understand is that sometimes, it will seem like these prestigious types always are polite and use the proper social mannerisms for someone of their class. However, I’ve also seen prestigious types who are basically the exact opposite. And I’ve seen the two types intermingle with no issues at all. You know why? They are both on the same class. So if you’re rich and you say some naughty words and joke around with another rich person, all is well. If you’re the worker ant and do the same with these same people, you may be hearing some load of shit about manners. It’s a double standard.

I’ve stated before that in the end social class is something which you display and you yourself define. If you have no class, this has nothing to do with your manners or language, but rather you as a person. Take a white-trash Jerry Springer contestant and line then up with some upper-middle-class americans, you’ll see what I’m saying. Words aren’t necessary to describe everything. Words can be misused, taken out of context, misunderstood, or even taken as “harassment” however in the end, how such words are taken is also highly dependent on how someone perceives you as a person.

The law shouldn’t care about words. As the old saying goes, actions speak louder than words.

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