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  •  Congratulations--great to hear (3+ / 0-)
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    Rosebuddear, PinHole, Maudlin

    you've beat the odds on age discrimination. And for the record, aside from the sexist aspect, I think the new boss is right about older workers having the advantage over younger in terms of reliability, being past the tumult of things like romance and running with a crowd that gets shitfaced every Saturday night.

    But this is the first time I've heard of cussing ability being a job qualification--or that being a veteran is the key to filling it.

    Actually, I'm a bit miffed. I have also been told that I look like someone who would be offended by swearing, which I guess is code for "white woman of a certain age." It's total bullshit, of course, probably based on reminding that person of  his mother somehow.

    "All governments lie, but disaster lies in wait for countries whose officials smoke the same hashish they give out." --I.F. Stone

    by Alice in Florida on Sat Dec 28, 2013 at 09:52:02 AM PST

    •  haha I hear ya (1+ / 0-)
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      As for the sexist/politically incorrect aspect of it, well, the guy is just a really plain-spoken guy with no bullshit. And that is actually a quality in a boss that I can appreciate.  I like to know just where I stand. And there was no meanness in him or anybody else there.  He strikes me as a guy that would totally have your back if you're doing a good job for him.

      I actually heard quite a bit of politically incorrect banter around the whole place. But none of it was the hateful-winger variety, you know what I mean? It may be a fine difference, but definitely a difference.

      Old Mamasan would certainly be glad to know that Ronnie's gotten past it. I'll tell her the next time I see her. Stephen King, Hearts in Atlantis

      by Rosebuddear on Sat Dec 28, 2013 at 11:54:21 AM PST

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