[thee wey it iz]: This song deals with the Civil Rights Movement in the United States. The line in the lyrics that mentions “The law passed in ’64” is the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The law was supposed to prohibit discrimination in public places, the government and employment.
The House God Has Forgotten part 78: Elvis has left the building.
I looked at my e-mail at work on Sunday morning. A real “mic drop” an “Elvis has left the building” moment.
He walked out of The House God Has Forgotten with his head held high I am sure.
I watched him go into security checks and said, “This is the last time he will walk into The House God Has Forgotten.”
It makes me sad, to be honest, not only did this person start working at The House God Has Forgotten the same time I did (one of the few left since it opened), but he also taught me (and many others) how to work in the intake.
It is as part of The House God Has Forgotten will have lost a piece of it. A big hole that can never be filled again.
I have seen a lot of holes in The House God Has Forgotten. Some of them made me jump for joy, others took a piece of my heart with them.
Those are the people like I said before, you give a tight hug to, and you know you will never see them in reality.
To me the thought of not seeing this person in the cameras makes it hurt a little extra. I will miss how they sound on the RAKEL (believe it or not, but you have a special way of answering the radio where I always know it is you answering).
Now I will never hear it again.
To me, the thought of watching you in the corridors of The House God Has Forgotten talking to the biggest pain in the ass inmates and getting them to calm down makes me know that they will push on that little button and the call will come down to me instead of the people on the floor.
Now I will never see it again.
To me the thought of never seeing you walk down the hallowed corridors with that paper mug filled with disgusting government coffee, and that crossword you had when things got slow.
Now I will never see it again.
What a waste. This person who cared about their work. Who became famous at The House God Has Forgotten was forced out the door. A victim of bad bosses and their ability to see that someone who is naturally talented and cares about what they do is sent away.
What a loss for us.
What a gift to where they are going.
I for the life of me cannot understand how they can first take this person away from their home on the 5th floor, and then put him somewhere else and he still works like a dog. Pounding countless steps on the floor.
Gets thrown away like yesterdays trash.
It is a problem in The House That God Has Forgotten. When they feel threatened by someone saying their mind (what am I going to do when I get into trouble again? Because you know I will).
Why are the bosses so afraid?
Because they know they are doing something wrong!
One of my colleagues took up a page on the local internet with a quote from a boss about leadership. I do not remember what it said exactly, but it was nothing they do.
Simple things like a discussion by my colleagues trying to get information and have a discussion with the warden about a way to be proactive in Corona spreading was met with no response.
But when the HR representative writes about food machines and how excited they are coming here something with “Yippeee!” in the text get a response with 🙂 from the warden.
Yet when it comes to my colleagues asking a simple question about something, the discussion led to “I do not trust people will take out their keys”.
Where is the support and backing of their employees? Why would they NOT take their keys out?
My head explodes with every turn.
When this person got deported, it made me think of someone else.
This person tends to camp out on the administration part of The House God Has Forgotten, waiting for a boss to come by.
This person refuses to do all of the parts of their job. (something about the operation and having to watch their calories)
Yet, this other person is shown out the door. And not lightly either. It is a rumour that the warden was explicit that they should leave.
What is the warden so scared of? This person is just saying what they think, just like I do. Should I be worried? Or maybe they are too afraid of my “bipolar card” oh! I could scream discrimination so easy!
That this blog sets me into manic behaviour and that I do not know what I am doing when I sit here and write.
Will this set a precedent for us? Like that if we say what we think we will be sent away like a political prisoner.
Welcome to The House God Has Forgotten.
Built with pride in Belarus.
They (the bosses) are looking for sheep. People to follow in line and never say what they think. And it is obvious with all the ass-kissing going around.
We live in fear of losing our jobs. We live in fear of being sent somewhere we do not want to be. Like different floors, different jails, or being almost kicked out totally.
This is our version of bosses setting examples on how we should have the feeling they “have our back”.
When instead it has become a dictatorship where we are defined by how much we “bribe” our keepers.
Maybe I should start baking Fridays Fika to them so I do not have to worry about my job.
I am tired, to be honest, to see good people leaving holes in The House God Has Forgotten.
It gets blamed on the personal crisis, the thought of leaving the building, or just sick and tired of being treated like a mindless slave.
After 5 years in the Army in the USA, I never thought I would ever be involved in an environment that was more dictatorship than The House God Has Forgotten.
Free speech is not allowed or tolerated. If you have to speak your mind, you will get deportation out of here!
Sound a bit familiar? Look at the political climate in most dictatorships and you have it.
Another thing…Who is this new HR person? I am about to puke every time I read their mails with the clip art at the end.
Slamming everyone for signatures in their e-mail? Writing about their good night’s sleep and then bombing how we should give each other compliments.
Try losing your mind every day. You don’t have time for a compliment. They already know if they are worth it or not.
An enforcer of the dictators?
I never thought I would say it, but I miss the old person!
On a final note, saying good-bye. I gave them a tight hug and they said to not stop writing.
Cheers to you my friend. I will keep going on. Using my keyboard to let you know what is going on.
I am sorry my friend. You deserve better. We deserve better, but as long as we live in a dictatorship.
That’s just the way it is, somethings things will never change until…well…they never will change.
Just new henchmen.
And us, with our heads down, shaking our heads and being able to do nothing.
Even less now that you are gone. Even less.
Elvis has now left the building.
Goodbye. We love you.
1 kap. Yttrandefriheten enligt denna grundlag
Syfte och grunder
1 § Var och en är gentemot det allmänna tillförsäkrad rätt enligt denna grundlag att i ljudradio, tv och vissa liknande överföringar, offentliga uppspelningar ur en databas samt filmer, videogram, ljudupptagningar och andra tekniska upptagningar offentligen uttrycka tankar, åsikter och känslor och i övrigt lämna uppgifter i vilket ämne som helst.
Yttrandefriheten enligt denna grundlag har till ändamål att säkra ett fritt meningsutbyte, en fri och allsidig upplysning och ett fritt konstnärligt skapande. I den får inga andra begränsningar göras än de som följer av denna grundlag. Lag (2018:1802).