d doing the mail order stuff in 2009.
My first car - a lovely 1975 Comet (bright yellow, hole in exhaust) had an 8-track player. I managed to scrounge up Queen's Jazz album and 1 other that I can't remember. I improvised and put a HUGE boombox w/cassette player in the back seat. People fought over who got to be the D.J., my car was the party car! I still have about 100 cassettes, 100's of CD's, but we have not gone to MP 3 yet in any real way. I do play some "cloud" music on my Kindle Fire. But I really don't listen much to music on a regular basis any more, although our car trips to FL and GA are full of singalongs to a wide variety of music - mostly classic rock/pop.
Thanks for the memories, Will!
ears it all day and it irritates her that as an atheist she hears about Jesus all day. Ok, you move Mildred to another cube and Clyde next to Bertha. Clyde plays rap all day not too loud but Bertha thinks rap is an instrument of the devil so she turns hers up just one decibel. In the meantime Mildred complains her new cube is right under the ac vent, she now believes she was moved to an uncomfortable location because she is an atheist so she was targeted.
Bertha is called in and told she has to turn her music down. She does but now Bertha complains that she is being forced to hear music that has offensive words so she is targeted because she is a Christian.
Clyde is like the Honeybadger, he don't give a s%#t. He kind of thinks it's funny that Bertha is throwing a fit so he plays some really raunchy rap with the N word. Bertha is major league offended so she tells Keisha. Keisha makes it a point to walk into Clyde's cube to check it out. Sure enough the N word ,ho and biatch are keeping ole Cylde working at a fever pitch. Keisha is on her way to HR to complain that Clyde is playing racially offense music that she heard when she went to pick up a report. She demands that something be done.
Ok some people work better with music. Mildred is mad, Bertha is mad, Keisha is furious and Clyde is about to be counseled that racially offensive rap is inappropriate so he will know that Keisha complained. Now the Honeybadger is hot. How's that workin for you so far?
Let's do this. Anybody who wants to listen to music while they work use earphones. Great idea until none of them can hear their phone buzz, supervisor goes loooking for somebody because they aren't answering and finds five zombies plugged in working away who can't be reached by phone.
Supervisor heads to HR and says, " enough of this, we don't pay people to zone out to music all day. Everybody is irritated, earphones , they don't answer their phones. No more music in my group. Done. Now they all blame each other and the supervisor for a stupid rule.
But it doesn't stop there. Everybody in the legal dept happens to like classical so legal and Beethoven are humming along nicely until Bertha, Mildred, Keisha and the Honeybadger find out ( which takes at most two days) that legal doesn't have a no music rule ,off they go to HR.
Legal is told since purchasing has a no music rule they have to send Ludwig to the showers.
Head of legal is not happy when told that the head of purchasing insisted on the rule because of problems in his dept. so it goes to the executive committee where it takes about five minutes for someone to say. This is ridiculous we have a business to run. We are not paying people listen to music, if they can't work without music they aren't the type of employees we need. No music at work we have wasted enough time with this. It is difficult enough for people to work together without making music at work an issue.
And if you think this is a ridiculous story. That is exactly what happened at a medical services corp. in Dallas with 400 employees. Sometimes what appears to be a stupid rule is the only rule that can be made because all people are different so rules have to apply to everyone to keep differences from becoming a problem for everyone on some level.…
lay music, cooking. When i get free time i spend it with my family and friends.
This is great website, and great forum to discuss on career, jobs and education.
I glad to be here and expecting to make new connections.
ace the other 45 and retire. Passion without qualification and experience is called delusion. If the delusional pass Pam and by, we are good with that. I think what you are talking about here can be compared with fraternity rush parties to see who has the best bullshit to get pledged.
A resume is just a ticket to the play. Don't think the metropolitan opera will let someone in just because they are passionate about music. Buy a ticket - Get a good resume.…