Monday, June 24, 2013

Who the hell am I?

It's been 7 months since I left the restaurant business.

I've never been more depressed with my life than I am right now. Once again things are not working out at all liked I planned.

I used to be someone else. Someone I admired. Someone I thought would amount to something in life. But I don't know who I am anymore. I hate the person I've become.

I'm so depressed. It's slowly killing me. I can't remember the last time a day when be when I didn't think I'd be better off dead.

Today I thought I was having a heart attack. Or maybe I was hoping it was a heart attack. I don't know.

This shit sucks.

Monday, January 14, 2013

At some point it will run out... right?

Will the United States Government ever just run out of money? Nah... They can just keep printing more right?

It's crazy to me how the government just keeps spending and spending and spending. No business and no person could be so far in debt and continue to spend but somehow the government manages to keep spending.

What's frustrating is they can't work together to find a way to at least slow down the spending.

I know when my money is running out my wife and I find lots of ways to cut back and make sure we have enough money to last until the next check.

It's not that hard folks... really. 

Just suck it up a little.

I don't mind paying a little more in taxes so long as the people handling the money are a lot more responsible with it.

I don' agree very often with the political views of the President Obama very often. However, I do agree with him on this statement:

"The fact that we are here today to debate raising America’s debt limit is a sign of leadership failure. It is a sign that the U.S. Government can’t pay its own bills. It is a sign that we now depend on ongoing financial assistance from foreign countries to finance our Government’s reckless fiscal policies. … Increasing America’s debt weakens us domestically and internationally. Leadership means that ‘the buck stops here. Instead, Washington is shifting the burden of bad choices today onto the backs of our children and grandchildren. America has a debt problem and a failure of leadership. Americans deserve better."

Too bad that's from 2006....

He's not even close to singing the same tune today....

Flip Flopper.

Friday, January 11, 2013

Unable to make the connection

Gun Control seems to be the top news story and talk show topic these days. One side wants to keep all their guns and the other side wants to ban them. 

Personally, I believe in the Bill Of Rights. I believe in the 2nd Amendment. It's fundamental to our freedom. That's my belief.

However, I'm a rational person. I love debate. I am willing to listen to people I disagree with and hear them out on their point of view. So when it comes to those who want to ban guns, namely semi-automatic weapons, I'm listening for a good argument as to why we should allow such a law.

The one area where I can't seem to make a connection nor has anyone helped me to do so is this: 

How is banning assault weapons or placing extremely restrictive laws on purchasing a gun going to stop criminals from killing people with guns? You cannot not legislate morality. 

Drugs are illegal yet people use them every day. Even legal drugs are abused by people who shouldn't have them.

Please help me to understand how making it more restrictive and difficult for law abiding citizens to purchase guns is going to keep us safe from those who have a complete disregard for the law and will purchase weapons on the soon to emerge, weapons black market, should any such ban be put in place.

Like I said I can't make the connection... so what am I missing?

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Who do you think you are?

Love the new job! Weekends off. Night off. Yes, I believe I can get used to this.

So one of the people I work with actually worked for the chain I manged for. They also worked for several of the managers I worked with. Their biggest complaint, and one of the thing I never understood, is how the managers always look down on the staff. Like some how being the manager made them better than everyone else. 

That was a complaint I heard a lot from the staff. The hated the way the manager treated them and made them feel so lowly. 

I suppose there are a lot of reason why managers do this. I just never could put myself above them. The main reason was I never held my job as a restaurant manager in very high esteem. I always looked at it liked the job I took because I failed in trying to get a "real job."

Now don't get me wrong, doing any type of work is admirable. If you are able to work and choose to do so as opposed to leaching off the government and tax payers than I give you mad props. I don't look down on anyone for any job they are doing. They are working and have my full respect.

However, in my own personal situation I felt like I was failing professionally. I felt like I was wasting the talents I had. Therefore, who was I to treat the staff like I was better than them? Like some how I was superior because I was in management. 

I've never really be the type of manager to who looked down on his staff. I've always tried to treat them with respect, build into them professionally and show a genuine concern for them. It's worked well for me thus far. I still keep in touch with many of the people that have worked for me through various management jobs and they all say "You are one of the best managers I've ever worked for." That makes me happy. It let's me know I'm doing it right.

Luckily my new boss seems to hold to the same management style as me so work is actually enjoyable these days.