I’m still getting an overwhelmingly positive response to this blog! Thousands of hits a day. MANY of you brought to my attention patient zero for stupidity’s photo being taken down from my prior employer’s site. This isn’t the first time they’ve done this, as I’m sure this isn’t the first time he has embarrassed the company. Once this blows over (which, I suppose, depends, to an extent, whether you, the readers, allow it to), he will likely be placed back on the site. I also got several hearty laughs out of the photoshopped pictures you all have sent me, using his photo. For legal reasons, I cannot post these to the blog. And to be perfectly honest, I’m not sure I would lower myself in that respect. After all, isn’t posting a doctored photo of someone in questionable situations just as bad as insinuating that I engage in bestiality (that’s street slang for “animal sex”)?
Without naming names, I cannot count, on my fingers and toes (and I have all 20), the number of employees (in varying departments and positions) who are still working at this establishment, who have expressed their gratitude in my writing of this blog. I am glad I could serve as a voice for you, as I know you do not have one in your position. Please be careful, though; I do not want this blog to compromise your career in any way. That’s definitely not its intention.
I don’t know how long I can stretch this blog out, as I really don’t feel like kicking a dead horse, but there are a few things I would like to say, both to employees of my former employer who may be reading this, and to the many others who may stumble upon this blog:
1) If you are unsatisfied with your job, and don’t have the means to express it, I invite you to share your story, or stories, on this blog. You can leave your submission in the form of a comment on any of the posts on this blog, and I will gladly post them as blog entries on your behalf. As I did with my own posts, I will ensure that no personal information, or real names are used (as long as you don’t use them yourself). I want this to be a safe place where people are allowed to express their grievances. THE SAME GOES FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO ARE STILL WORKING FOR MY PRIOR EMPLOYER.
2) Another powerful means of communicating to the outside world your work plights is through anonymous employer review sites. Two that come to mind, for me, are http://www.jobbite.com and http://www.glassdoor.com . These can be incredibly useful in raising awareness about companies that misbehave.
3) I would like to clarify that, while this blog was primarily reserved for grievances, I am a humble person and have never been ungrateful for having a job, ESPECIALLY in this economy.
I have at least one more entry planned. I’m just sleepy this evening, so it will have to wait. 🙂