Oregon: The Triumph Of Rhetoric Over Reason

Oregon: The Triumph of Rhetoric Over Reason

Dear Readers:

I read yesterday that local bakery Sweet Cakes by Melissa has paid off their debt to the lesbian couple who wanted to purchase their wedding cake from the business but were refused.

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Confrontation v. Conversation

Dear Robin:

I have worked with “Blaire” for nearly six months since she arrived at my company where I’ve worked since 2005.  In that short time she has done several sneaky things to undermine me with my boss and co-workers.

Her efforts tend to be clumsy and fail but she has yet to be fired and I’m worried one of these days she may succeed in making me look bad.  Clearly she is angling for my job but she’s much younger and does not have the requisite experience.

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Burning Bridges and Building Boobies

Dear Readers:

I’ve had a fire lit under me by people up the blog food chain and Chapter 3 (now written) must be edited and finalized by the end of the day.  

Chapter 3 is titled “You’ve Hired Your Attorney, Now Do Your Job: Managing your Attorney Fees.”  In it I’ll show you how the dirty divorce sausage is made and how to avoid becoming grist for the mill.

Do not stop reading!  Please continue below!

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Sick of Customers on the Phone!

Dear Robin:

I am a checker at a grocery store in Portland that abuts two expensive neighborhoods. I don’t know if that explains the phenomenon I am writing you about but it seems like pertinent information. For the most part I really enjoy my job and interacting with customers (including you!) but this issue is driving me crazy:

WTF is wrong with people who insist upon either talking on or in other ways using their phone when they are paying for groceries? Not only does it slow down the entire transaction because they are completely distracted, but it is insulting to me personally. I feel ignored and invisible while I am simultaneously charged with giving them a good customer service experience.

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