Now is not the time to be ungrateful

My husband and I were having a conversation about how ungrateful some people can be and I told him about a conversation that I overheard between a couple of employees at my job. Everyone was given a $50 gift card to Publix with their paychecks yesterday , but I guess that wasn't enough for some peopleevil. Here's a sketch of a conversation I overheard:

Employee 1: "Oh, another Publix gift card. Couldn't they have given us something different this year, like a bonus on our check"?

Employee 2
: "Yeah right. Do you really think they're going to give us a bonus? What am I going to do with a $50 gift card to Publix?[what can't you do with a $50 gift card to Publix?- Cheap Chica] I don't even shop at Publix."[give it to me, asshole, i'll take it.- Cheap Chica]

Employee 1: Cheap muthaf**kas.

Really? You gotta be fucking kidding me. Since I've been working at my current place of employment, we've always received a gift card from Publix every year for Christmas, and every year, someone has something negative to say about it. You're upset because your place of employment thought enough about your punk ass to get you something for Christmas? They didn't have to give you anything. The way this economy is going, be thankful that you have a job for crying out loud. Some people don't have a job right about now. They would love to be in your shoes right now. Hell, they would love to have that $50 gift card that you're complaining about just to put food in their house. That's money for grocery that you don't have to come out of pocket for and you're complaining? What is the world coming to? Geeeeezzzzzz.


Days like These! said...

Ungrateful bah-studs!!!!!!!!!!!!

I wish an employer WOULD give me a gift card ANYWHERE! I would appreciate it and SMILE that I still have a job ;)

I'm sure if those ungrateful people STOPPED receiving the cards, they would piss a fit too!

The Cheap Chica said...

^^^ oh hell to the yeah. if the company didn't give us a damn thing, then they would be complaining about the company not giving us anything. you just can't win with some people.

TeeThymeDiva said...

Some people don't appreciate the little things. They need to be reminded that it could have been a pink slip along w/ their check. Co-sign w/ Days Like These, a gift card anywhere would be most appreciated!!!

Anonymous said...

For Christmas, my company is TAKING AWAY our water cooler, cheap sodas, and the coffee machine. And giving us nothing. Tell your coworkers that one :)

Jeni said...

I have to jump in here. I work in the Wine/Spirits industry and we're blessed to have an market that is almost recession proof. In my view, our employees should be thankful they've got a job, and one that is relatively secure! Despite all this, people were complaining about the Publix gift cards we received. Unreal. Florida leads the country in job losses, people need perspective.

C.C.H said...

UNGRATEFULNESS..I HATE IT!They're cutting hours like you want believe at my job..we don't get nothin'....I barely have enough 4 groceries for my family and i wish i had a $50 publix giftcard.it would help.People really need to count their blessings.

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