Thursday, February 10, 2011

Smile like your paycheck depends on it, which it does

Remember the three key words for any Slayer paranoiac awaiting the inevitable Sword of Austerity™ nip of the nape: preparation, preparation, preparation. Gold-plated advice to be sure, but concerning the (newest) Savior of Cleveland,
"If you don't go through formal training programs it will not exclude you from opportunities in the casino," he said. We want people with great attitudes who want to come in and deliver a great guest experience and customer service."
What a surprise, those of us with poor attitudes get the shaft.

I'm sick & tired of dealing with personalityism.


MRMacrum said...

Just walk in waving a flag. Maybe they won't notice that Head banging 'tude that is holding the flag pole.

We need bad attitudes. Someone has to set the bar somewhere. Or sit at the bar and whine. Take your pick.

okjimm said...

Iz dat casino run by the Cleveland Indians? They giving odds on the Browns in Duper Bowl XLVl?

Liberality said...

why you worry? you not nice? :) sure you are, you are so very nice so I say don't worry about personalityism because you have that in spades.

Jack Crow said...

New tribes of vengeance, methinks.

Doc said...

Somehow you don't strike me as someone who would want to work in a casino anyway. There just wouldn't be the peace and quiet that you are used to and no amount of free shrimp would make up for that.


ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Just tell me where the 'hot' machines are, and you get a tip.

Randal Graves said...

mrmacrum, a Cavs flag? I could do surly bartender as long as all I have to do is run the tap.

okjimm, 39 quadzipdipgazillion-to-1.

liberality, I'm only nice on the internets in order to have gained these millions of readers and thousands in ad revenue.

jack, if any Egyptians are looking for work, here they go. Bet they'll be übersmiling once Hosni Moobie irsays out of town like all good jackasses do.

doc, I'll apply for entertainment director. I'm sure my plans to get Slayer to be the house band will go over quite well.

if, a whole five dollars?

Anonymous said...

Is it Bill Bixby Month? Or are we mid-segue into Lou Ferrigno month? If you don't answer soon, I'm gonna hulk out!

Randal Graves said...

Tune in next week when the Magician makes a surprise visit to the set of The Courtship of Hulk's Father!

Laura said...

Liberality must have got her hands on some good Canadian weed... eh?!

Anyhoo... I think you should just keep the job you've got. I'm sure you've spent years upon years cultivating the "Mean/Weird librarian" persona. I'm betting you're last on the list of people the kids want to ask a question of. :P

And I'm TRES disappointed that you didn't make some sexual remark about "cheesecake" on my blog!
You're slipping Randal. :(


Susan Tiner said...

I hope you're right about Hosni Moobie.

Randal Graves said...

laura, at least, unlike certain coworkers who shall remain nameless, I'm an adequately competent neo-cubicle jockey. (I don't actually have a cubicle)

I did make a comment about cheesecake, and chocolate, and caramel. Pay attention, pothead!

susan t, as with all things, I'll believe it when I see the signed and notarized press release in triplicate. Admin types, should be trusted about as far as they can be thrown.

Tom Harper said...

First they came for the slackers with bad attitudes and no enthusiasm, and I did nothing...Then when they came for me...

Beach Bum said...

...Cuyahoga Community College may offer programs to train casino workers...

What? Course like:

Waitress 101

Theories and applications of pleasing the tired Chinese business man 202

Advanced Craps table operations 250

The future is freaking bright I need a welding helmet.

susan said...

Ev'rybody's talking about
Bagism, Madism, Dragism, Shagism, Ragism, Tagism

All we are saying is give crooks a chance
All we are saying is give greed a chance

S.W. Anderson said...

Wow, 16 acres of glitzy, wherewithal-draining goodness right in the heart of Cleveland. For the sake of completeness and patron friendliness, there should be a 24/7 bankruptcy court adjacent.

Randal, if you're contemplating a job search and can't muster the cheeriness casino work requires, become a repo guy. I expect there will be work aplenty in that field.

Randal Graves said...

tom, I'm comfortable, can't someone else type?

BB, don't forget a Hazmat suit, I'm sure suburbans'll load up on Taco Bell before crashing & burning with Lady Luck.

susan, doubting the awesome regional moneymaking power of Venture #7152-A? Spoken like a true Canuck.

SWA, not like the courthouse ain't just a block or two away.

Hmm, getting paid to be surly is nearly a dream job.

okjimm said...

ohohoh what Susan said....!!!!