Friday, April 21, 2017

Sexual harassment in the workplace

Sexual harassment in the workplace.

Accusations are not proof of guilt, nor are denials proof of innocence.  But the saying, "there's no smoke without fire," is true more often then not.

The present news cycle notwithstanding, sexual harassment in the work place is just a passing fad I'm sure.  It probably is just a result of changing mores of our current times and I'm confident it will pass by the way just like drinking, eating, breathing, swearing, cheating, stealing, lying, gossiping and fornicating have had their day and are only remnants of past cultures.

That's not to say that sexual harassment should be acceptable.  Especially when exhibited by a superior ; leaving the victim feeling they have no recourse but to tolerate it or lose ones employment.

If we apply enough publicity and/or punishment we will for sure change human nature and eliminate this behavior. Then we can apply the same principles to eliminating workplace violence, terrorism, nuclear arms proliferation, and global warming.

Or maybe we should eliminate the human race and start over?

Saturday, April 01, 2017

Where have you been Bobby boy?

The simple answer is, "I've been in Florida."

"Only one post since December 2016, and a paltry one, of 2 short paragraphs, at that."

I could say I've grown tired of blogging, Facebook is quicker and easier and my audience much larger, or that I just lost the writing mojo. All would be true to one extent or another. One other niggling reason is that I leave my laptop in Dansville (where I work as an anesthetist) and it's easier to do a blog post from my laptop rather than my iPad. there are two main reasons for this it's next to impossible, no wait, I have been unable to find a way to download photos from my iPad to my blog. And secondly, if my post is of any length, I have to complete it in HTML.. Not a big deal you say? Perhaps, but old habits make tasks easier to accomplish. The adage, you can't teach an old dog new tricks actually means, old dogs prefer to not learn new tricks when the old ones suffice.

Three years ago we spent 3 weeks of December at our home in Florida. Two years ago we spent 3 months there and I cut my work week back to 3 days. This year we spent from December to April in Florida, with a 12 day interruption to celebrate Christmas and New Years in Niagara Falls with our youngest grand children. I return to work ( still just Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday) day after tomorrow.

"So nothing to write about in those 4months?"

"Oh yes, plenty."

Time is limited this morning; the garage's tow truck will be here in 30 minutes to take my car to their facility to remedy my DEAD battery situation that greeted me upon my return yesterday. If they can't make my chariot usable today I'll be forced to try to find a rental; bah, bah, bah, or oh fuck, for short!

I'll leave you with this thought for now; for the last 3 years we've been met with a dead battery in our car when we arrive in Florida. (The heat is harder on car batteries than the cold "they" said.) well, my 3 year old car was kept in a heated garage (50 degrees) and it was deader than the proverbial door nail.

The saga may or may not continue"................😢