Having a rough time finding work? or keeping work. Could it be da Ganja? da Weed? da marijuana?


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The US unemployment rate is currently 4.2 percent.  It a very good time for those looking for work?

Are you filling out applications, sending resumes and not getting a call after the interview?

Do you smoke? 

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You may have an Epic resume with stellar references and a Oscar winning smile.  .  An oder can undo the best resume, even with an Oscar winning smile.  That oder could be too much perfume, and over powering body spray and Hygiene.

Occasionally an  interviewer MIGHT suggest the applicant use  less or no cologne or a body spray.  However an applicant smelling of alcohol or marijuana will likely hear, “thank you for applying, we are reviewing several applicants “

Heartbreak: You got the job.  You’ve been working there for several weeks  You love every one there and seem to  get along with everyone and one day without warning or discussion, your let go.

The Nose knows.  You smoked a little weed on the way to work.   Marijuana isn’t any different then any other smoke.  It gets in your hair, your clothes, and perminates your skin.  Like a person who smokes tobacco, the smoker doesn’t smell a thing however non smokers can.  That tobacco or ganja may be front and center during your interview.  Front and center in the workplace.

If you the new guy,  and if you seem to be smiling more than normal your supervisor may walk by or start a random conversation.   If they detect  ganja or alcohol after the first meeting you may be subject to further scrutiny.  If your task include driving, customer service or working with machinery may be viewed as a liability particularly if the Oder is brought to the attention of a manager or supervisors.

 After a few passes within the your first few weeks with the company , a drug test isn’t needed . The company can simply let you go . In most states, your not eligible for unemployment insurance if you have worked less than 90 to 120 days.

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Recreational Marijuana is Legal in my State!

Lets’s dispel with some of the myths.  While it is legal in many states to smoke ganja. Employer can legally fire you for using at work or before work. Not any different from anyone  who drinks on the jobs or coming to work impaired from a Sunday of beer.   They can demand a drug test and terminate you for having it in your system.

What if? 

You were using it for Medical purposes?  

If you think the card you bought at the dispensary will do it? Slap yourself  hard three times.

In 2016, a federal district court in California reaffirmed that an employer, in this case Kohl’s department store, maintains the right to discipline employees even where the marijuana use is recommended by a physician: “It does not violate [California’s laws against workplace discrimination] to terminate an employee based on their use of marijuana, regardless of why they use it,” the ruling said.

I’m not stupid, I would never smoke at work, can they still test me?  

The simple answer is yes: An employer can fire you if weed is found in your system. Doesn’t matter if its in Colorado or Oregon

In 2010, Brandon Coats, a quadriplegic.,was fired from Dish in Colorado after a random drug test. He worked for Dish for three years and smoked at home to help control seizures. In 2015, the Colorado Supreme court says the employee was not protected under the state’s “lawful activities statute.”

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There are a few thing happening here.  Marijuana does impair people from doing many functions.   You may have had a bud an hour before work, and while you may think your in control others around you may not.  A salesman lost a million dollar account because the client said he entered his office smelling like pot and acting funny (smiling).    Yes attitudes toward weed has changed, and at one point small amounts will be legal in all 50 states.

Many professional progressives who support legal marijuana ,are against marijuana in the workplace.  No more that someone smelling of alcohol. 

Showing up smelling of marijuana at an interview with a non smoker can almost guarantee you will not get a follow up interview.

Showing up at the workplace, smelling of marijuana could lead to a random drug test and termination.

Be Smart

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Don’t smoke weed, ganja, marijuana, in your car.  Its get into your headliner, carpet, seats and on to your clothes.   If you have smoked in your car have it deep cleaned and from that day forward make it a non smoking car. 

Don’t smoke in the same room as your clothes.

If you normally smoke before work, smoke before taking a shower.

Don’t smoke on your lunch break

If your communing with a smoker, consider alternative transportation.  Your not a criminal, your simply trying not to bring undue attention to yourself by way of smell and demeanor  and keep your job.

Remember just because no one has asked you to do a random drug test, doesn’t mean it wont happen one day so be smart.

 

CityFella

 

 

 

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For the love of Maury


Depending which side of the Sofa your setting on 1991 was the high point or low point for Television.

     September 9th, the Maury Povich Show Premiered

September 16th The Jenny Jones Show

                       September 30th The Jerry Springer Show

Talk shows were on fire. 

Oprah Winfrey had passed Donahue in the ratings.   By the late eighties Ms Winfrey’s show wasn’t as high brow as Phil’s and the audience ate it up. 

Maury, Jenny and Jerry Initially were lower quality copies of Oprah. Problem was they weren’t Oprah!

Over time each of the shows host found their niche.

By 95, Maury Povich was simply Maury and while the show covered many topics, by 2008,it came together with paternity testing being the central theme.

There are no surprises, the mother is convinced that the man she brought to the show is the child’s father.  Look at the forehead, the dimples, the little crinkle in the lip she pleads.   If the families are involved there will be loud denials  (That ain’t my child!) or the all purpose,it could be anybodies, shes a ho! 

The audience is caught up in the drama.   Finally, the results are brought to the stage and read by Maury, who learns the paternity when everyone else does. 

When it comes to Baby Alice, “You are NOT the father”   The mother is off, she runs up the stairs in complete shock and makes the (Connecticut Curve) and runs down the ramp or falls down the ramp on the floor where she is a heaping pile of tears.

I particularly  like when they don’t make the curve and bounce off the wall (yes, I have a sick twisted sadistic side) .   Maury often invites the women back to locate Baby Alice’s papa. 

I’ve always questioned where they find these people to completely humiliate themselves on National TV.  There was one women who was on nearly a dozen times trying to locate the father of her child.  

These people aren’t paid.  They are flown out for the taping, put into a hotel for one night and fed.         On a flight to Chicago, I met two young people from Auburn California on route to Ricki Lake show. It was their first time on a plane.  I asked if their parents knew? and their faces turned red. 

 

“Fast Fact”

For the first 18 seasons Maury was taped in the Hotel Pennsylvania in New York, where he show shared the facility with the Sally Jessie Rapheal Show and the Peoples Court.

In 2009. the show moved to Stamford Connecticut  where they now share a faculty with The Jerry Springer Show and the Steve Wilkos Show.

There are many people, who poo poo reality shows and shows like Maury. Springer and Maury have been on for 26 years.  So someone is watching  and if its you, we wont tell too many people.

CityFella

 

 

Jeff Bezos CEO of Amazon and other Business Leaders could change U.S Gun Control Laws


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Contrary to popular opinion, the majority of Republicans support tightening gun laws.

In an Oct 2017 Quinnipiac poll ,conducted after the Las Vegas Massacre. Sixty percent of Americans supported tightening of Gun Laws. 36 percent opposed.  73 percent supported a ban of devices that allow owners of semi-automatic rifles to mimic fully Automatic rifles.(Bump Stops)  

A majority of voters who identify as Republican — 62 percent — said that such gun modifications should be banned. An even greater percentage of voters who live in households where there is a gun favor outlawing the devices.

Background checks have wide support among Americans at 94 percent, the Quinnipiac poll found. Even among those in gun-owning households, 93 percent are in favor of background checks.

Nearly two-thirds of respondents say they support a ban on the sale of assault weapons, as well as a prohibition on the sale of high-capacity magazines that hold more than 10 rounds. *

Not much has changed since the Sandy Hook Massacre in 2012, where 20 six year old students were killed by a lone gunman with an automatic rifle.  Before 2012,  the majority of Americans supported Gun Control.

After Sandy Hook, many states have weakened gun control laws.  Reducing or eliminating background checks. In some states, individuals with mental conditions and have used a firearms in a domestic dispute are legally allowed to purchase a firearm.

A block of Senators (56) from states were gun ownership is high, have routinely voted against every piece of gun control legislation proposed.

There have been several massacres since Sandy Hook, involving Automatic Rifles.

Those opposed to gun control believe limiting one gun,opens the door for the eventual elimination of all guns. 

“Based on the inaction’s of our elected, nothing is likely to change”

With one exception Business

Amazon is looking to open a second Headquarters.  Amazon has promised to invest $5 billion into the local economy and will eventually will create as many as 50,000 jobs.  Cities from Coast to Coast are clamoring to get this prize of the largest Internet Retailer in the World.

It would be a boon to Mega Cities like New York and Los Angeles and a game changer for cities like Des Moines and Sacramento.   Cities from coast to coast are competing for Amazon’s attention.

What would get the attention of states with liberal gun control laws is Business publicly avoiding those cities.   Business effectively changed Transgender Bathroom Laws in North Carolina, many companies have avoid states who are unfriend to the LGBT community including the NBA who moved relocated the coveted all star weekend from Charlotte to New Orleans.  Losing the weekend  resulted in a 60 million dollar loss to Charlotte and surrounding area.

It isn’t a perfect world, in California, the weapons used in San Bernardino Massacre  in 2015, were legal when they were purchase. however, the modification made to the firearms were illegal .

In California if you are convicted of possessing an Assault style firearm you can receive one to three years in Jail and a fine from $1000, to 10,000.  If you are accused of using the assault weapon or .50 BMG rifle, you face an additional and consecutive three to ten-year state prison sentence.

The reality is, the public and their employees are in danger in a state that has virtually no gun control law and allows the sale of firearms who only purpose is mass destruction.  It may be problematic attracting talent  and intimidating to Amazon employees who have transferred to state like Texas where open carry is permitted.

Business could effectively change gun laws and save lives.  The issue is not to take guns away, from hunters. homeowners, and gun fans.  It is simply to remove one type of gun, a gun that’s not used for hunting in Montana or Vermont.

Jeff Bezos and other business leaders would join the majority of Americans who want gun control and the removal of Assault weapons. The impact of Amazon and other major companies rejecting cities in states without waiting periods and sufficient background checks gun control would have a major impact.  Mr Bezos, are you listening?

CityFe

*The survey polled 1,482 voters and has a margin or error of 3 percentage points.

Amazon Corporate Headquarters 535 Terry Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109

 

 

 

Is Nene Leakes over?


It very possible Nene Leakes career ended last Saturday Night at the Paramount Theater in Oakland, California after Nene told a heckler

I ain’t even gonna tell you about the goddamn Uber driver. I hope he rape yo’ ass tonight when he take you home, bitch,”And steal yo’ funky Hello Kitty, bitch.”

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The Boo’s came from Nene’s fans.  “

Nene Leakes is one of Reality Television’s biggest stars.  Most of her loyal fans know  her  her from Bravo’s Real Housewife of Atlanta.  RHOA’s superfan TV Producer Ryan Murphy cast her on Glee and the New Normal.  Leakes has appeared on Broadway in Cinderella and in Chicago. After leaving RHOA for a couple seasons she has returned for 10th Season.

Nene Leakes popularity made economic sense for Xscape Reunion Tour and her firing made economic sense for the group as they did so today.

Nene’s fate rests in the hands of public opinion.  Like many newscaster, actors and other public figures, she and her career may fade into the sunset.   Like many of these public figures she said she had a breakdown.  This will not matter to millions of rape victims who have seen the videos on social media.

Nene’s friends and colleagues have told her to be quiet. 

Last year “The Real Housewife’s of Auckland was pulled after a cast member called another cast member Nigger.

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A few bloggers have reported Bravo executives are concerned  as the tenth season of the Real Housewives of Atlanta premieres next month.

News At 11

CityFella

 

 

Puerto Rico Relief: “Here’s my card”


Puerto Rico, Hurricane, Maria, aftermath

 

In a recent poll, 55% of Americans believe our Tweeter in Chief is not fit for the Job.

This morning 3.49 am (TIC)took swipes at Puerto Rico.  The death toll is now at 45 and will continue to rise as desperate Americans drink water from contaminated creeks.

 

As of Wednesday 89% of the island was without electricity and almost 47% had no phone service, over 40% the island’s 313 bank branches is closed.

Some overwhelmed FEMA employees have told desperate Americans in Puerto Rico who are without sufficient amounts of food ,water and shelter, to call them and check FEMA’s Web Site.  “Here’s my card,you can call me”

Megyn Kelly: Epic Failure for NBC


Megyn Kelly's new show debuting in the 9am Today show slot to be dubbed Megyn Kelly Today

 

For nearly thirteen years she was a shining star at Fox News.  A well respected journalist, political commentator and attorney.   Kelly received worldwide attention after a series of attacks by Presidential Candidate Donald Trump after she asked him about his attacks on women during Republican Presidential Debate where she was the moderator.

With her contract ending at Fox News, Kelly signed with NBC.

By  appearances, Kelly was being developed to be NBC’s Barbara Walters, where she would host an evening news show, a daytime show and take part in major interviews and be involved with the networks major news event coverage.

“Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly” Premiered in June.  Sunday Night started strong, with 6 million viewers, against CBS’s mighty 60 Minutes and ABC’s America’s Funniest Home Videos.  It lost nearly half its audience the following week.  She show ended after 8 episodes.  It is unclear if the show will return in the spring.

NBC’s Today Show has been on the air for more than sixty years.  Today began as a two hours show in 2000 the show was expanded to four hours.

Sept 25,2017 ” Megyn Kelly Today” premiered The shows 3rd hour. Replacing Al Rokur and Tamron Hall.   Kelly has received poor notices and is noticeably struggling in this format.

Page Six says, Kelly’s hour of Today is down 32 percent.  Her rating are also affecting the fourth hour of  Today’s Kathie Lee and Hoda down 26 percent.

CityFella

 

While waiting for the Bus……


 

What do you do during the 6pm evening commute waiting for the bus on a busy six lane highway? A lot of us read to pass the time. Some of us write. Most of us are interacting with our cell phones.   If your 31 year old Cameron Peterson of Clearwater Florida, you sit down on a grassy area near the bus stop and orally pleasure the woman your with.

Everybody’s talking at me
I don’t hear a word they’re saying

Only the echoes of my mind

People stopping, staring
I can’t see their faces

Only the shadows of their eyes…Harry Nilsson

According to the Smoking Gun.  The woman, 37 year old Veronica Hutchinson was sitting down on the ground with her shorts below her knees while receiving oral pleasures from Mr Peterson WHEN Officer Joseph Mazzella arrived , he observed Hutchison “being digital penetrated” by Peterson.

The two were arrested on a misdemeanor count of an unnatural and lascivious act.

A unnatural and lascivious act? oh Florida. In Cailfornia, this would be long time no see……. 

Well there’s a rose in a fisted glove
And the eagle flies with the dove

And if you can’t be with the one you love, honey

Love the one you’re with…..Stephen Sills