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Boomer’s rants (scapegoats)

I was at work today when I found out that one of the younger guys on swing shift had been suspended and he was filing a grievance to fight it.  Now if he had won they would have to wipe it from his record and back pay him for the week he was out.  Unfortunately for him, he lost.  Although I believed he was getting a bit railroaded,  the tapes from security did show him committing a grievous error.  He was ignoring a/some customer(s).   Knowing this, I do agree with the outcome the grievance committee came up with.  However, I do not believe that all guilty parties are being punished.  Is the kid a scapegoat, or is he just the first example.  Allow me to back this up a little bit.  It was discovered, through customer complaints, that quite a few wrong doings were taking place during this particular shift.   Do understand, this particular area has a manager, however, she cannot be there twenty-four hours a day.  She put her faith in a person she left in charge of the shift, and that faith seems to have been taken advantage of.  Apparently poor service and mismanagement of the shift have been going on for some time.  So in turn, security coupled with management have  been watching store tapes and cameras to make sure things are getting back on track.  This is when the worker in question got caught.   Granted these are grown adults and are ultimately responsible for their own actions.  Even if those actions are the direct result of someone else’s devil may care attitude.  Responsibility is responsibility and people need to adult up and get it right.  It is an unfortunate fact of life that, if there is no real leadership, there is no one that cares to be lead.  In other words ‘why should I do my job if the person in charge of the shift doesn’t do theirs’.   There are certain things we were taught when we were kids.  A:  Lead by example, no one is going to follow someone that is not willing to do the job themselves. B:  If your leadership breaks down, you step up and take the reins.  This is how you get ahead, right?  Doesn’t anyone want to get ahead anymore?  Is everyone satisfied with where they are at?  The lackadaisical attitude of today’s youth is simply amazing.  On that note, though, it seems to have spread to the older generations.  Getting a bit off track here.  All that being said, I do believe that there needs to be more action taken.  Leaving it at this would be a travesty of justice.

About Bigboomer

Hello, first of all I would like to thank you for visiting my blogsite. I am going to tell you a little about me. My name is Ray, I started writing back in high school. Every once in a while I would come up with a few ideas and would write them down. Most of which became poems others became short stories. Some of my inspirations are of the heart, some of them come from the thoughts of the day. You will see, as you browse threw my site my poetry is about as diverse as you can get. I hope that as you read them some will have you thinking of love, while others will make you feel sorrow. I would like some of them to set you off to an adventure. Finally, I have some poems that may make you hungry. I do have some inspirations that just plane turn into ramblings or rants as, if you read in here, you will see. I have managed to get two books published so far, the first one is titled Pathways, it may be found at xlibris.com/RayBohdan.html. there you can view a couple of excerpts form the book. The second book is Mingling Hues of My Mind it is at publish America A little bit more about me. I am fifty-one years old I have three children, Rainney, Elisa, and Anthony and two well, actually, three grandchildren Raeanne Marie, Graycee, and Amaya. I guess I could go on, but then I am afraid this will come out sounding like a dating profile. Part of my site will be dedicated to my poetry, I plan to break it down into different sections and organize it by type/style. Another section of this site will be dedicated to my blog it will be about my rants/thoughts of the day. These will vary from political, to personal, to comical. I will talk about most anything and everything that I feel may be of interest to someone. I also will devote a section to some of my favorite recipes with hints on how to capture his/her heart by winning their stomach. My favorite foods are Italian and Mexican, but this section will not be limited to those two types. I do believe however, that the most important part of my site will be the dedication pages. These will be to memorialize special loved ones and friends, as well as thank those that have made purchases of my afore-mentioned book. This is exactly what you think it is. A way for me to sell my self as a writer. Publicly get my words and thoughts out into the world. Please believe me when I say that this in no way demeans or diminishes my passions for the people and the love of which I have written, and will continue to write. I trust that once you read my poems you will feel the love i have felt, the pains I have been through, and the joys of life itself. Once again I thank you for stopping by please enjoy.


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