aftermath

we dream, we create, we change, we love

Posts Tagged ‘work

On Whose Didn’t Sayso

leave a comment »

2014-11-25 09.49.34A colleague tells of a tax court case that cited a professional conference she attended, then pointed to indications that she had not objected to a position that had been presented by other attendees at the meeting. Apparently by her silence having the power of authority.

That, during a discussion of whether training materials constitute legitimate basis for taking a position in the absence of any other authoritative reference. It not being completely insignificant to the discussion that the position being promoted is not right, or reasonable, or good or whatever we choose to use as our guide for judgment. Without going into detail that should be left to future public pronouncements, let’s just say that if the position being promoted by some promoters were to prevail, it would be a very short matter of time before even Congress would step in to make things right, even given how bad Congress’ record is on taking concrete action on things that really matter.

Read the rest of this entry »

Advertisements

Written by macheide

25 November 2014 at 11:11 pm

Posted in deskjob

Tagged with , ,

These Questions Three

leave a comment »

  KEEPER:      Stop!  What is your name?
  GALAHAD:     Sir Galahad of Camelot.
  KEEPER:      What is your quest?
  GALAHAD:     I seek the Holy Grail.
  KEEPER:      What is your favorite color?
  GALAHAD:     Blue.  No yel--  Auuuuuuuugh!

One of these days a year or two from now, maybe I can come back and fill in some of the details on this one. Not today, not while I remain where I am. Even the hint of a whisper I give in this post is perhaps more than I should be saying out loud.

Read the rest of this entry »

Written by macheide

10 October 2014 at 8:30 pm

Posted in deskjob

Tagged with , ,

Smart ID

leave a comment »

So, I have me a new smart ID for work.

Smart IDs. Smart phones. Smart cars. Smart bombs.

Everything is going smart. Except me.

I’ve always said I was never all that smart from the getgo. As I understand it, I tested barely above what they used to call “retarded” on IQ tests given early in youth, and I’ve always had difficulty thinking things through. All along, the only way I was ever able to keep up was learning to use those strange loops and extra dimensions I found inside my head. Now, since my shananigans, those voices have fallen quiet and I haven’t been able to get them back. Leaving me with an identity not all that smart.

They tell you they don’t want you to smile when they photograph you for these smart IDs. Hard not to, given the irony of it all. Oh well, I only expect to wear it another year anyway.

bumper sticker [www.internetbumperstickers.com] - deskjob

Written by macheide

29 September 2014 at 2:26 pm

Posted in deskjob

Tagged with , ,