Friday, February 25, 2011

Friday Fuckwit



Not feeling very fuckwittery this week since I lost my job on Wednesday. Poor profits, non revenue raising member of the workforce. Yep dream job is down the toilet but hey, I get to go in Monday and eat cake and get presented with a pen. Awesome. A post on how to be made redundant 4 times is pending.  No I'm not a hopeless case, I am extremely employable I just have bad luck. KJ read those cards and soon . . .


A gang in Ireland on Monday and forced him to eat part of his own ear, police say.
The man, 21, is recovering in hospital.
The attack occurred in Newbridge. Police said the gang dragged the man down a lane and beat him with a hammer and a metal bar.
The suspects cut off part of the man's ear and forced him to eat it, police said.
He also suffered injuries to his head, jaw and leg.
No arrests have been made.


Er hello? No arrests? Only in Ireland.


Have a good weekend everyone.  Thank God for Wine Club and no, can't talk about Wine Club. I will survive.



26 comments:

nick said...

The man wasn't called Van Gogh by any chance?

nick said...

Sorry to hear about your lost job btw. What incredibly bad luck. But as you say, you're highly employable and there's another job for you somewhere. Back to the job-hunting treadmill....

River said...

They're going to present you with a pen? Hmm, wouldn't you rather have a big fat cheque?
Well, at least you get cake.
Hopefully you also get a glowing reference, to kick start your new job search.
Good luck.

Sandy Kessler said...

downsizing again??Oh crap!!

This week the 3rd policeman was killed by a 15 yr old with an automatic weapon.25 years on the force.

KAZZ said...

HMMM, SAID THE BLURKER...guess what??? NOT HAVING A 'JOB' DOESN'T MAKE YOU ANY LESS VALUABLE.

Mim said...

I think the universe is telling you to get a writing job.
Good luck girlfriend....

Brian Miller said...

jobs come and go...so whats the next stepping stone?

Betsy said...

Best of luck in finding a new job. Yes, you ARE very employable as well as clever and witty ...any place would be better for having you there. :)

The ear...Ew.

kj said...

honey, you will more than survive. it's in your DNA to THRIVE. just look at your kids and you can see that. damn that this has happened and damn who knows why, but my money is always on you.

fyi: i believe there is a factual basis that i was right last time and i believe i will be right again. plans await you.

LOVE
kj

Carolina said...

Oh shit, that's bad luck indeed. Ah well, things happen for a reason. I'm sure your actual dream job (and you thought this one was, ha!) is lurking around a corner somewhere. (Hopefully not in Ireland near a gang of very disturbed criminals.)

Big hug and enjoy the wine and the cake and you could use that pen to write the addresses of publishers on the envelopes with your manuscripts in it. Or a catering service? Isn't that an idea?

Roy said...

Major OUCH on losing the job! With your skills, though, a new job should be just around the corner.

Janice said...

Oh no...more job hunting. I am so sorry to hear about your lay-off. Darn. Here's hoping the next job is even better than this one. Could be, ya know.

Jill said...

So, maybe this is the cue to write full time? WAIT, I know, I know...one must have MONEY to live in the meantime!
So sorry about the job. REALLY STINKS.

Kate said...

Oh Helen - but what everyone is saying is right - there are many sites where you can bid for writing jobs - and some of the pay quite well - it can't hurt to join..... i'm going to......

Keep safe and keep your chin up lady!!!!

Cinnamon said...

Sorry to hear about the job. You were in a similar position around this time last year wasn't it? Good luck with finding a BETTER job.

*secret* our book club is really a wine club, ssshhh..

Tom said...

but cake is good!

errr...what was the point of that ticket writing electric truck video. I did like how he let the crooks the goods--hey, he probably would have been fired if he tried to intervene.

Isabella Golightly said...

That is really crap. I'm sure there's something out there for you which doesn't involve sitting in an office... rots of ruck.

Kathy G said...

OH NO!

Vagabonde said...

I was reading all your fun posts of the last month and enjoying them. Then I came to the last one. I am sorry about your job – that really sucks. Economy there must be like in California. My daughter has lost her last 2 jobs like that too. I hope you'll find something you like – in not too long.

fifthelephant said...

um, it would really suck to be forced to eat human, especially yourself!

Betty said...

Oh bugger! Really sorry about the job. Hope the cake is good and that it's not long before you find a great place to work.

laughingwolf said...

christ!

blackwatertown said...

Crumbs - sorry to hear it.
If it's not too late, try to arrange to have something enjoyable to do later in the day after the pen presentation. If you're like me, it heads off a potential brooding session.

PattiKen said...

So sorry about the job. They didn't know what they had. But as you said, you are highly employable, and a better job is no doubt just around the corner, one where they will value your talents and pay you handsomely for them.

Jay at The Depp Effect said...

Oh no! You lost your job? Hugs, sweetie.

The Irish fuckwits are very fuckwitty, I think. You can't get more fuckwitty or moronic that to do something like that.

unstranger said...

Just so's you know; arresting people in Ireland costs money. Money we apparently are giving to bankers instead of shooting the fuckers; billions of euro in fact. So being a crazed fucked-up criminal in Ireland is not so bad now.
At least some are doing good from the fuck-ups of our governments.
Best of luck on the job front. But don't rush it if you can afford not to.