You can put these guys in the corporate ash can. Â Like the ending of my favorite movie, where Matthew Broderick comes back after the credits and asks “Why are you still here?Â It’s over.Â Go home!”Â It’s over.Â I can’t tell you how furious I am with the corporate irresponsibility.Â How do you do this to people twelve days before Christmas?Â Then I have some other questions.Â Could you have not sold the corporate jet to keep this thing afloat?Â Yeah, the headline on thetitlereport.com today reads:
Aggressive recruiting dooms Alliance Title
Thursday, December 13, 2007
When Alliance Title entered the California market in 2000, it made no secrets about its plans to aggressively recruit and expand as quickly as it could. Â The gun slinging recruiting style embroiled Alliance Titleâ€™s parent company, Mercury Companies, in a contentious lawsuit…
LandAmerica Commonwealth took exception to Alliance’s recruiting style and filed a huge lawsuit.Â I guess Ted Chandler got the last laugh there.Â People went to work today only to find that their final check had been FedExed to their house.Â After picking up the checks, rumor has it, they’re bouncing.Â Ouch.Â Did you get to the bank in time with your check Mr. Harritt?Â Thought so.
Things that really make the Wine Dog happy
Nothing makes the Wine Dog happier than good old fashioned censureship.Â I guess pinkbunnyears.com got under somebody’s skin in Campbell.Â We are officially banned from Mercury Companies servers and I couldn’t be prouder.Â Even more curious is how quickly the removed Alliance Title Company from their list of Operating Companies.Â Maybe they should have taken a moment to balance the books first.
I would love for the legacy of Pink Bunny Ears to be the rallying of title company employees and the Unionization of a business that has long beenÂ short of conscience.Â I’m sick of our jobs being sent off to India and the Philipines.Â I’m sick of Jackie Speiers legislating against her own constituets.Â I’m tire of sweaty executives, getting theirs and then sending ours to some third world country to be done for $16 a day, versus a decent wage for Americans.Â It’s time.Â WHO’S WITH ME?
What the Wine Dog is drinking
Nothing better than a cheapo Shiraz on a Thursday night.Â Fat Bastard Shiraz to be exact.Â Big on maybe it’s blackberries, definitely licorice or anise, or ass.Â Tannic finish.Â For a cheapo Shiraz (spoken with a heavy Aussie accent, emphasis on the AZ) it’s decent.
Damn it’s cold out
It was 26 degree when I took Beau for his walk today.Â It’s been in the 30’s in the morning and that’s fine but that last 10 degrees was seriously noticeable. Â So I put on gloves and thermals and a sweatshirt, played the theme to Rocky in my head and took him for his morning run.Â He stopped to lift his leg on a mailbox post and I thought “Boy don’t get too close to that iron pole or you’re going to have a very bad dog day”.Â Â Nuff said.