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      CommentAuthorfly
    • CommentTimeJun 21st 2008
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    Why Do I Listen  
     
     
    Damn, O Damn, why do I listen,  
     
    To stupid people, why do I listen.  
     
     
     
    I had an idea that I thought was great,  
     
    So off I went to tell my friend Nate,  
     
     
     
    As I told him my plan, he seemed perplexed,  
     
    He didn’t like my idea, rejected at best,  
     
     
     
    "How can I improve it?", I asked with fear,  
     
    Doubting my own abilities and wanting to hear,  
     
     
     
    Change this, change that and it'll be fine,  
     
    Add this, take away that, it’ll save you time,  
     
     
     
    Now he said, “Your plan is ready,  
     
    Take each step and just be steady”,  
     
     
     
    I did what he said and I started to try,  
     
    But three months later my plan had died,  
     
     
     
    I went to my friend who’s advice I thought true,  
     
    He looked and said, “What do you want me to do?”  
     
     
     
    No help, no support, only ridicule it seemed,  
     
    A heavy blow to my self-esteem,  
     
     
     
    Damn, O Damn, why do I listen,  
     
    To stupid people, why do I listen.  
     
     
     
    Now all alone, after a failed attempt,  
     
    My mind now vexed, I felt contempt,  
     
     
     
    Some contempt for my friend who gave me advice,  
     
    But more for myself, now I’m paying the price,  
     
     
     
    When I changed my idea, to accommodate my friend,  
     
    It was no longer mine, I was trying to pretend,  
     
     
     
    I sold myself out, when I listened to those,  
     
    Now I feel bad, why do you suppose?,  
     
     
     
    Then a voice inside responded...  
     
     
     
    The answer is easy, you failed with your wares,  
     
    Not because it wasn’t good, because the idea was theirs,  
     
     
     
    You stopped listening to yourself because you didn’t believe,  
     
    That your idea, on it merits you could achieve,  
     
     
     
    A level of success, unimaginable to you,  
     
    You doubted your talents, and now you’re blue,  
     
     
     
    But it gets worse,...  
     
     
     
    Now your afraid to try something new,  
     
    Because you past failure is haunting you,  
     
     
     
    But it was never your idea, don’t you understand,  
     
    It stopped being yours when you changed your plan,  
     
     
     
    You listened to others, that’s what went wrong,  
     
    You doubted yourself, you just went along  
     
     
     
    Damn, O Damn, why do I listen,  
     
    To stupid people, why do I listen.  
     
     
     
    So go back again, this time stay true,  
     
    To the idea you hatch, you planned within you.  
     
     
     
    And if it doesn’t work, you have no one to blame,  
     
    But at least you'll know you tried your game,  
     
     
     
    Plan again, keep adjusting, it will turn,  
     
    In your favor, and you won’t get burned,  
     
     
     
    Success isn’t easy, you need time to build,  
     
    But in the end, your pockets will be filled,  
     
     
     
    With money of course, but happiness to the letter,  
     
    Cause when you do it your way, oooh, it feels so much better.  
     
     
    Victor Gonzalez, October, 2004
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      CommentAuthorfly
    • CommentTimeJun 21st 2008
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    Your Customer  
    There are organisations that talk a lot about the customer and  
    then completely neglect the people that deal with the customer  
    - the employees. Always treat your employees exactly as you  
    want them to treat your best customers.  
     
    You can buy a person�s hand, but you cannot buy their heart.  
    The heart is where the enthusiasm, and loyalty is. You can  
    buy their back, but you can�t buy their brain. That�s where  
    a person's creativity, ingenuity and resourcefulness is.  
     
    Work is treating employees as volunteers just as you treat  
    customers as volunteers, because that�s what they are. They  
    volunteer the best part - their hearts and minds.  
     
    author unknown
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      CommentAuthorSasquatch
    • CommentTimeJun 21st 2008
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    CAPS LOCK: CRUISE CONTROL FOR TEH AWESOME.  
     
    -SASQUATCH
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      CommentAuthorAyaHu
    • CommentTimeJun 21st 2008
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    Im feelin' that. It's deep.Superhero!
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      CommentAuthoradam
    • CommentTimeJun 22nd 2008
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    in case you didnt know gnome=greg

    greg=moderator

    this post = will be deleted...over and over again, by greg.

    (greg this is a bot btw if you haven't realized it yet...checks every 10 seconds to see if this post is here.)
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      CommentAuthorLiana Mei
    • CommentTimeOct 19th 2010
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    So true, thanks for posting...need to put Fry's behind me. Its sad, I have a job I love now but my "failures" at Fry's have decimated my confidence and it shows at my new job sometimes but my new boss gave me a hug today and told me that he wasn't being critical...he was trying to help me be successful and would I let him? I said "Yes" and gave him a hug back. It makes all the difference in the world to have a place that treats employees as the customers equals. We had a very vocal and rude customer a few days ago and I was taking the abuse like I use to at Frys, but my boss called me into his office (some of my associates had reported the customer to him). By this time the customer had left and my boss said, "You're better than that. Don't let anyone treat you like that. Next time a customer treats you like that, you come and get me and I'll screw their head on straight. No one talks to my employees like that!" Did I mention that I love my new job?
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    Liana Mei: So true, thanks for posting...need to put Fry's behind me. Its sad, I have a job I love now but my "failures" at Fry's have decimated my confidence and it shows at my new job sometimes but my new boss gave me a hug today and told me that he wasn't being critical...he was trying to help me be successful and would I let him? I said "Yes" and gave him a hug back. It makes all the difference in the world to have a place that treats employees as the customers equals. We had a very vocal and rude customer a few days ago and I was taking the abuse like I use to at Frys, but my boss called me into his office (some of my associates had reported the customer to him). By this time the customer had left and my boss said, "You're better than that. Don't let anyone treat you like that. Next time a customer treats you like that, you come and get me and I'll screw their head on straight. No one talks to my employees like that!" Did I mention that I love my new job?
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    Did you finally get that job as a jizz mopper at the local adult video store?
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      CommentAuthorasdf
    • CommentTimeOct 20th 2010
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    I know someone who works at a porn shop. Offers great pay and benefits.
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      CommentAuthorLiana Mei
    • CommentTimeOct 20th 2010
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    SDCherryPicker:  
     
    Did you finally get that job as a jizz mopper at the local adult video store?
     
     
    No, no retail. Retail is history. :)
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    Liana Mei:
    SDCherryPicker:  
     
    Did you finally get that job as a jizz mopper at the local adult video store?
     
     
    No, no retail. Retail is history. :)
     
     
    So your a stripper?
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      CommentAuthorLiana Mei
    • CommentTimeOct 21st 2010
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    SDCherryPicker:
    Liana Mei:
    SDCherryPicker:  
     
    Did you finally get that job as a jizz mopper at the local adult video store?
     
     
    No, no retail. Retail is history. :)
     
     
    So your a stripper?
     
     
    Hahaha, keep guessing. You're not even in the right ball park. This is fun. :)
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    Liana Mei:
    SDCherryPicker:
    Liana Mei:
    SDCherryPicker:  
     
    Did you finally get that job as a jizz mopper at the local adult video store?
     
     
    No, no retail. Retail is history. :)
     
     
    So your a stripper?
     
     
    Hahaha, keep guessing. You're not even in the right ball park. This is fun. :)
     
     
    You don't seem too bright so maybe your a low priced call girl.
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      CommentAuthorGuest 7428
    • CommentTimeOct 22nd 2010
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    This is silly. Many of the biggest and richest companies take poor care of their employees. I'm not going to name names, but I'm sure you guys can think of a few. If your labor costs goes down, and your revenues are the same, then your margins will improve.