Yes, I Play Favorites

It’s funny. The people I work for want me to stay. The people that work for me can’t wait for me to leave.

Ok, that’s not fair to myself. Some of them want me to stay, but some of them can’t wait for me to leave. Generally, the people that are happy I’m leaving are the people that had bad attitudes and bad work performance. It can’t be a coincidence.

And as I thought about it more, I have decided to admit the discrimination I have perpetrated for the past 5 years. I discriminate against people that do a bad job and have bad attitudes. It’s true, I can’t deny it. The people that have good attitudes, work hard, and do a good job are my favorites. Yes, I said “favorites.”

That really transfers to all aspects of my life. I do discriminate. But not on race, sex, age, or any of the rest of the Title 7 protected classes. I like people that are nice, smart, and ambitious. I don’t like people that are mean, dumb, or lazy.

The irony of the situation is that the people that don’t do a good job and have bad attitudes accuse me of “playing favorites.” Well, they’re right. I am playing favorites. And if they’d stop being nasty and performing poorly, they’d be one of my favorites, too. But the problem is, people like that can never admit that they could have anything to do with the problem.

It must be because I hate old people, hate women, whatever. It couldn’t be that they’re just a nasty person that does a lousy job. No one likes those people… it’s not just me. Their only friends are other people that are nasty and do a lousy job, or people that pretend to be their friends to avoid getting on their bad side.

I used to think I was a bad person if I thought more highly of a particular employee, for instance one that was positive and upbeat, learned fast, was flexible, and was a high performer. I finally realized that those people actually deserve better treatment. If the better perks are because the employee is a better employee, then it’s not “favoritism” it’s “reward and recognition.” Anyone could get the better treatment if they displayed the same charisma. That’s what makes it right.

It’s just like opportunity in America. It’s available to anyone with enough motivation, ambition, and the right attitude. People call it luck when someone is successful. It’s just like when someone claims “favoritism.” Well, if someone works harder, they deserve to get the kudos. It’s as it should be. Luck has nothing to do with it. Instead of complaining that everyone else is “lucky” maybe people should try to figure out how to be successful themself. I’m just saying.

  20 comments for “Yes, I Play Favorites

  1. November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    AUTHOR: Thibor Bah reminds me of the time I wroye a guy up in the navy, he claims it was racial and I claimed it was cuase he was a waste. In the end he proved himself to be a waste so dont worry it all washes in the end. Those who dont miss you prolly arent worth the worry 🙂

  2. November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    AUTHOR: Incredipete I don’t think that people that discriminate should have any rights.

  3. November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    AUTHOR: Andyt It’s funny how the word “Discriminate” has become pejuritive over the past few years. Being able to discriminate let’s you tell shit from shinola, and is a judgement, which in my book, is a desirable quality.

  4. November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    AUTHOR: Walker Just popping in to say “hello”…. So, “Hello!!” I’ll be catching up ASAP. Have a great week!

  5. November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    AUTHOR: incredime Yes, some of us will miss you. Thats all I gots to say about that.

  6. November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    AUTHOR: Kathy More pics of the girls!

  7. Wen
    November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    AUTHOR: Wen I can’t wait until your former bad employees get a new boss. What’s that saying? “The grass is always greener…”

  8. November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    AUTHOR: Wendy My favorites for today are thea and warcry becasue it’s y’all’s birthday!

  9. HRT
    November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    AUTHOR: HRT Happy b’day thea.

  10. November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    AUTHOR: thea There’s nothing like a good spankin’ to top of lots of smooches… happy birthday warcrymamma!!

  11. November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    AUTHOR: Incredipete Work Ethnics… nice. I’ll have to save that one for a rainy day.

  12. November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    AUTHOR: warcrygirl Incredipete, I totally agree with you.

  13. November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    AUTHOR: Plop Phizz Er…work “ethnics” should have been work “ethics” heh. Nice, I use the work ethnic in a post about discrimination. Holy self-defeating arguments, Batman — P.P.

  14. November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    AUTHOR: Plop Phizz I don’t think favoring people who have good attitudes and work ethnics is called “discrimination”, it’s called “common sense”. And you are correct about certain people always looking for an excuse for their misfortunates when the source is right under their noses. Well, actually, it *is* their noses…and the rest of their bodies. The sad part is, those types of people never grow, they just stagnate and get more bitter as time goes by. I feel bad for them. — P.P.

  15. November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    AUTHOR: Incredipete Happy Birthday, Original thea with a little “t”!!!

  16. November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    AUTHOR: thea Hey cookie. I say as long as people make an effort to better themselves and work for a main goal which is to improve the conditions around them and the company they work for, then that is a good place to be. If you’re surrounded by those who are just there for a paycheck and somewhere to be other than their sofa, then get the fuck out. BTW… it’s my 29th birthday today, so everyone may now blow me kisses.

  17. November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    AUTHOR: Kamasue Incredipeter there are lots more peeps who like you and are going to miss you. The buttholes that treat you like crap are everyone elses problem too. I am going to miss you like crazy.

  18. November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    AUTHOR: Sloppy Seconds I think playing favorites is an important part of every breakfast. Perfect way to start the day.

  19. Mr.
    November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    AUTHOR: Mr. Firsts Then again, favortism for hard working individuals shouldn’t be reserved only for people with whom you are unrelated. I’m not sayin’, I’m just saying ya know, ya heard. Aiight son, peace I’m out.

  20. Mr.
    November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    AUTHOR: Mr. Firsts As long as your favoritism doesn’t turn to neopotism I think you’re aiight.

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