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Beware of Ranty Panties

I have been off sugar for exactly five days (not counting small amounts of fruit and honey). When does the high energy start?

So today they called us all together for a meeting, and it seems that "some people" are unable to self-police themselves, and have been extending their breaks and lunches exponentially, and committing a number of transgressions such as having their cell phones at their desks (this was verbotten from day one), coming in late, leaving early, blah blah blah... and so at the end, now everyone has to take OFFICIAL breaks and lunches at OFFICIAL times.

Urgh. There is nothing that pisses me off more than "punish the innocent" rules, such as the law which forces me to show my ID and sign my life away whenever I buy my perfectly legal OTC sinus medication. In other words, we can't catch the bad guys, so everyone has to suffer.

I'm someone who rarely leaves my desk during the day because to me, once I'm work, I'm there to WORK. I take my lunch because the law makes me (and I'm hungry), but I often skip my afternoon "official" break because, to me, fifteen minutes is not enough time to go find a quiet spot and read and then get back, and disrupt my trains of thought regarding WORK. Which is what I am there to do.

This whole thing is why they originally took away our cubicles -- because "some operators" used them to hide and not work. So because "some operators" did that, no one gets a nice cubicle wall (unless you're a tech specialist).

I cannot fathom why adult people cannot behave like adults.

Grumble, grumble, grouse.

And while I'm ranting, I might as well rant about the idiots who seem to feel we're "stealing" from them with the Supreme Court upholding of the Affordable Health Care Act. Ye gods, people. A guy I know put it this way: Of course, that means Obamacare is a tax. The right wingers are already starting to make hay of that. But I think they're missing something.

The only people being taxed under Obamacare are those with enough money to buy insurance but who choose not to do so. We have a term for people like that -- idiots. It's an idiot tax. Obama is taxing idiocy.

Also, this tweet, from Jay Lake: ‘Romney: “Obamacare puts the federal government between you and your doctor” Hey, Mitt, ever heard of the GOP position on women’s health? #fb

No, the freakin' health care act isn't perfect, and there is still a lot of room for improvement, but seriously, you morons? It's not socialism, and it's not going to kill anyone -- if anything, it may save a few lives.

Speaking of affordable health care, the hospital sent me a refund on some of the money I paid them for my emergency room trip. I bought many vegetables with it.

It was a very fast week. I'm not sure where the time went.

I pulled out one of my old NaNos and found that it's actually pretty good -- but it needs someone other than me to read it. It's definitely Young Adult, urban fantasy, set in my magic Earth. I like it. I needed some information on my main character for what I hope to be a short story, but I suck so pathetically at short stories, I don't know if it'll end up short enough. I also suck pathetically at titles, and even after re-reading the NaNo (it seems short for a novel, at about 51,000 words) and doing a lot of edits and re-writes on it I still don't know what to call it.


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Jun. 30th, 2012 04:55 am (UTC)
WORD to the rules punishing the innocent. I can't tell you how many times a policy at a workplace has changed because ONE person violates the rules (or the even worse: One person violates the rules but gets away with it and the rest of us are penalized anyway).

The healthcare law, as I'm sure you're aware, will affect me personally. I'll be able to get Medicaid if I'm not holding a job with insurance by 2014 (which is unlikely). Before, Medicaid was reserved for the elderly and women who had small children - which made me always feel like I was being punished for being responsible when having sex with a guy (or having sex with a woman, either). And trying to get private insurance with my pre-existing conditions meant a premium of almost $1500. And any preventative stuff I get will be free (and available at my local Planned Parenthood - screw you Conservative assholes!). I agree with the "idiot tax" definition of the mandate rule. Personally, I can't think of ANY reason why someone making over $200,000 a year WOULDN'T need to buy insurance. There's always going to be something that will need paying for medically. And, if not, then pay your 1% of your income and don't whine about being too healthy to need it.

Re: hospital bills. My sister, after her recent bout with pneumonia, just got a letter from a local attorney's office saying that the hospital that treated her is suing for the total bill which is about $56,000. Since she's unemployed, a student, and doesn't own anything (all of the cars, computers, etc, are in Mom's name) there's really nothing they can get out of her. Hopefully the hospital will realize soon that it'd be cheaper to drop it and write it off than to try and litigate .
Jul. 1st, 2012 12:35 am (UTC)
The cost of health care is totally out of control. The law is going to help some, but really, it's just treating a symptom.

I'm not someone affected directly, since I DO get coverage through work; but I support it for those who need it who otherwise could not get insurance or medical care.

I don't understand the callous unconcern for their fellow man that self-called "Christians" display in this country. *right wing assholes*
Jul. 1st, 2012 12:59 am (UTC)
I totally agree with the Christians comment. I've called out people in Starbucks before for wearing giant crosses but telling me that I don't get to love my girlfriend without going to hell.
Jun. 30th, 2012 09:58 am (UTC)
Good thoughts for dealing with idiots, cheers and hugs for everything else.
Jul. 1st, 2012 12:36 am (UTC)
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