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I am royally pissed off right now. I mean seriously pissed. Back in 2008 I came out as an atheist. I fully expected some friends or family to have a hissy-fit, but the idea that there would be workplace ramifications never entered my mind. In my place of employment, that kind of crap is kept outside. All that matters is what kind of code I write and how I manage my team. Apparently that’s not the case for everyone.
My very good friend, who I shall call “Fucked by Jesus” or FBJ for short, was recently outed at work as being an atheist. Her place of employment is rather saturated with love of the lord, but it’s a huge organization with lots of public scrutiny, so while I expected to hear about some discomfort from the petty whisperings of narrow-minded theistic co-workers, I didn’t expect to hear about a full-blown attack being perpetrated against FBJ by the organization itself. Her internet access has been cut off, TweetDeck and iTunes uninstalled from her PC, her shit rifled through and they moved her to a new cubicle. No idea if that was to bring her closer to Jesus or what.
In the interest of fairness, if there is a policy against having applications like TweetDeck or iTunes installed, then they are legally within their rights to remove them. But I’ll bet you the price of a new bible that there are other, god-loving employees there with those applications installed who haven’t been touched.
This whole thing is fucking bullshit. I suspect that it is even illegal. She is being subjected to an extremely hostile work environment due solely to her religions preferences (or lack thereof). I think the ACLU needs to get involved. This kind of shit shouldn’t be happening in the 21st century. I thought the Inquisitions became passe after the Dark Ages. WTF?
Hang tough, girl! You’ve got the entire atheist community behind you on this one. No one fucks with the CyberLizard’s friends. I’ve got a whole pack of chupacabras just waiting to be unleashed on their asses. Just say the word.
It’s a good thing I’m not a teacher in Seminole County, because they would fire the hell out of me if they caught wind of my blog. I mean, if all it took for John Wolfe to get fired is to drop the f-bomb a few times and sound a little depressed on his LiveJournal, they’d probably stone me to fucking death.
Allow me to summarize the situation: Boy graduates from college. Boy has crappy job as waiter that he bitches a little about on blog. Boy gets job as teacher. School fires boy after 5 days for aforementioned blog.
WTF? I could understand it if he were talking about wanting to get it on with students or fantasizing about burning down the school, but unless there is a whole lot more shit on his blog than what is featured here, I can’t imagine how they can legally fire him. I know Florida is a right-to-work state and all, but c’mon!
From the article on the local Fox affiliate web site:
But district leaders say its really quite simple. They said that he crossed an ethical line, and for that, he must be terminated.
Wolfe has never had his own classroom. He has been a substitute teacher in Orange and Alachua Counties up until Lake Mary High School hired him this summer as a Television and Film teacher.
Just five days into the job, a few of his students stumbled across his personal online blog.
After reading it, they told another teacher who reported it to district leaders who decided that Wolfe’s language and thoughts were inappropriate behavior for a teacher.
Let’s see, what horrific things did Wolfe talk about?
- The lack of morality in major corporations and how they screw people
- A tongue-in-cheek letter to Jesus asking for help with a job application
- Some punk rock lyrics
- How he had classes with some dude who later went psycho on campus and got arrested
- His feelings of depression and his efforts to thwart it
- An apology for being rude to someone earlier in the day
- Oh, and he used the word fuck and shit like that
Yeah, it seems simple to me, now, too. It would be completely unethical to let this guy teach our children Film and Television. Fucktards.
I hate the fucking United States Postal Service. I know, I said I don’t include “hate” in my personal ideology, but I hate the fucking United States Postal Service.
First off, we’ve got those stupid community mailboxes in my neighborhood. Not an apartment complex, but free standing houses. Maybe I’m old-fashioned, but I thought the purpose of the Post Office was to deliver my mail to me. Not make me go fetch it. If I wanted to drive somewhere to get my mail, I’d just get a post office box.
Secondly, our entire life is handled online. We don’t receive a single paper bill anymore. Magazines only come once a week. Birthday cards come once a year. Damn near everything else is either trying to get me to buy something or trying to get me to apply for their credit cards (side rant: I thought we were in a credit crunch? Why the hell am I still getting these ridiculous offers? I even get home equity offers! Can’t they read the damn headlines?)
In other words, we don’t get our mail on a daily basis. Sometimes it’s more than a couple of days. Occasionally we’ve gotten a note from the letter carrier saying that our mailbox was full and that we had to go to the post office to pick it up. Fine, whatever. But not this time. We got a note that said we hadn’t picked up our mail so they were returning it to the senders. WTF?!?
So I call the number given for my local post office. After navigating their mindless automated system, I get to speak to an actual human almost immediately. Apparently they’re able to get someone to answer the phone promptly, but they can’t be bothered to actually deliver my mail to my house.
Anyway, the end result is that I’ve got to go physically to the Post Office and see if my mail is still there. They can’t even tell me over the phone if my fucking mail is actually there or not. Security reasons, they tell me. Yeah, ’cause al Queada could call and find out if my coupons and magazines are waiting at the post office for me and could use that information to infiltrate the government network and destroy the world!
So I hate the fucking United States Postal Service. And this image pretty much sums up my day:
Thanks to the Rev. BigDumbChimp for the pic. I’m right there with you, bro.