This business with e-cigs being treated the same as good old-fashioned cigarettes has got me more than a little annoyed. Part of it is no doubt a crusade against anything anybody enjoys; the rest is most likely that they haven’t figured out how to tax the hell out of the things yet. Not to mention a generous sprinkle of superstitious nonsense…
I wish I’d had this post the first time I got stuck managing passive-aggressive, sabotaging little shits
Hell, I probably could have used it when I got into my last management job and made the mistake of figuring folks would do their jobs, though the reasons for the crappy behavior there were a bit different. In any case, #549 is some damned good advice.
So this interested me: Know When to Walk Away. I’m fascinated by the concept of intermittent reinforcement anyway, so seeing it mentioned in this context definitely made me think. I was recently in a miserable situation where things did go well sometimes. I wonder how big an impact that had in my reluctance to get out?
The life, it is ridiculous.
Spent Monday trying to document my existence for multiple federal agencies and at least one state one, Tuesday with multiple appointments and a big grocery shop, today with household odds and ends and trying to duck a nervous breakdown, tomorrow a friend is having surgery and I’m his ride and support, and Friday we’ve got a court hearing.
Next week I’m not leaving the house, I swear to Bob.
Because life has been kicking my butt the last couple of days.
I probably link Cracked too much but here’s 5 Things I Didn’t Know About Health Care (Until I Got Sick).