Just a few years ago they compared the cost of American labor against the cost of Mexican labor, plus the added cost of transporting the materials both to Mexico and back to America, and realized that they would have a huge cost savings by moving the plant to Mexico. That is a shame that we have lost so many jobs to Mexico. Hundreds of people who worked hard and sacrificed to remain loyal to their employer were cast aside by the company executives and left to fend for themselves.
It is also a shame that the people in Mexico are willing to work for such a reduced wage and endure such a substandard quality of life that they go to work for these piece of shit companies. I don’t fucking understand why a Mexican company can’t see this business opportunity and build their own plants and make their own companies instead of bringing American companies into Mexico. Even worse is that our greedy asshole American corporations are willing to take advantage of these people who work hard yet remain living in poverty and sometimes horrific working conditions by exploiting the workers in other countries for the sake of making the profits that line their own pockets. World economics is changing and not one bit for the better. It’s turned into a very complicated political mess. I was talking to a friend of mine on Facebook who lives in Wisconsin and says that a big company up there in Freeport Ill is up and moving to fucking China of all places.
In the course of my long ass days at work I interact with literally dozens of customers. Many of which are total assholes, people that I normally would not have anything to do with on a personal level. Part of my job function is to provide customer service and the phone call and onsite visits are a great way for me to provide them a superior level of customer service, although I admit that I cannot always solve all of the shit that they come up with. But I do solicit and listen to their concerns and offer suggestions or take the necessary action with the home office to resolve as many issues as I can.
One or the things this portion of the job has taught me is that there is an actual art to complaining and getting your way. You can effectively complain to someone without becoming a whiner or a cocksucker or creating a lot of hostility between the parties. That is with the assumption that both parties want to fucking build and maintain a working relationship based on mutual respect and trust. Without that, every contact has the potential to be an unpleasant and less fruitful experience and that just won’t cut the mustard when you are in today’s dog-eat-dog and so fucking competitive business world.
My sister just recently told me that she had read some where that if you use 100% white distilled vinegar in place of your liquid fabric softener that it does the same thing as what those expensive liquid softeners and dryer sheets do, and at a much lower cost. She also told me that those smelly ass dryer sheets can really fuck up your dryer, which is something I had never heard before, but not willing to chance any of that shit if there is another way around it.
At my last trip to the grocery store I picked up a bottle of this 100% white distilled vinegar, it wasn’t but a couple of bucks. And last night when I stripped my bed linens I washed them and used the vinegar and I have to say that I was impressed. I was sure that they were going to come out smelling like vinegar (actually they did but the smell goes away in the dryer cycle) and that I would have to smell vinegar all night long or wash them all over again. I was not looking forward to either options. I’m glad it worked out and I am spreading the word, playing it forward as they say. Go ahead and try it, I double dog dare ya!
I fucking love mah phone. No seriously. I have a great smart phone and I love it. Everyone complains about their touch screen phones crashing and shit, but I never have that problem. I had better knock on wood now so I don’t jinks myself. It took me forever to get one of these because they were so expensive, but I was patient and eventually the price came down as other companies made their own versions of them. My Android is amazing and there are so many free apps for it online.
I even have and app that when I turn it on and point the camera on the phone towards the night sky, it shows the lines between the constellations. That is so totally cool. Of course I am also hooked on Angry Birds like everyone else.This game is just too funny and great to pass the time when I am in the waiting room at the doctors office and such. Anyway, I am happy now with my phone and really glad I bought it. I am even happier that I haven’t had the problems everyone else seems to have with them. Time to get my ass off of this laptop and go to work now. Have a good one.
Oh how I love my fucking coffee. So sweet and creamy, just the way I like it. Bah to hell with a damned ode, just gimme my damned coffee and shut the fuck up this morning. I guess we can all tell that I am not a morning person and this morning is even worse, because I absolutely do not want to go to work today. There is a project we are working on that I absolutely hate, mostly because I have to do the majority of the work while everyone else sits on their ass and pretends to contribute. There for if I don’t have my coffee, I am likely to rip someones head off and stuff it clean up their narrow ass for them.
I know what I am going to do though just to get even. Since they never bring lunch for themselves at times like these and I intend to eat, I am going to order Chinese and not ask if anyone wants any. That way I can sit there and eat my food while someone else has to get off of their ass and help for at least an hour. It’s the only way I can get them to do anything.