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Thursday, September 3, 2015
GAS STATION ATTENDANTS
GAS STATION ATTENDANTS
there is a shortage of gas station attendants in New Jersey.There isn’t a shortage in the rest of the
country except maybe Oregon, because all the other states allow
self-service.Personally I prefer having
an attendant fill my tank, so I don’t want the New Jersey law changed.Unfortunately we have a shortage of
In order to
fill the need for gas station attendants in New Jersey the state brings in
immigrants from Mid-eastern countries.I don’t know why they all come from the middle-east; you would think immigrants
from other countries could do the job; apparently we need attendants from
countries that have a lot of oil.I
guess if you come from a country that has a lot of oil you will be very good at
am surprised that in a state with over 6% unemployment, we could not fill the
gas station attendant shortage locally.Apparently that is not the case.
As long as
we have to import labor to fill our tanks in New Jersey, I wish we could demand
several skills from these imported attendants before issuing them a visa.
1.Demonstrate the ability to put all
the gas from the pump into a tank.If
this means learning how to deal with pennies when making change, applicants
should have to demonstrate that as well.Applicants who insist on overflowing gas all over a cars body in order
to reach an easy exact change amount will be denied.Applicants who insist on overflowing gas all
over a cars body in order to reach an easy exact change amount even thought the
customer is paying with a charge card should be sent to Guantanamo.
2.Learn to say “Cash or charge?”“Cach o chach?” is not acceptable.
3.Learn to say “regular or premium.” “reguum
o pemuum?” is not acceptable. (Raising your voice and getting angry because people from New Jersey have no idea what you are asking is also unacceptable.) 4. Understand the term “Fillerup.”
5.Be able to say “Thank you” when
6.Be able to say “You’re welcome” when
a customer says, “thank you.”
7.Actually use the ability to say “Thank
you” and “You’re welcome” when appropriate.
There was a
time when citizens of this country could easily perform all 7 of these
requirements.In addition they could
clean your windows and check your engine fluids.Maybe since we have no self-service in New
Jersey, none of the residents ever learned how to work a pump
Jersey schools could add “Gas Station Attendant” to their curriculum.This would reduce our unemployment rate, and
also reduce the need to seek talented individuals from outside the country to
fill this important position.
recruit people from Pennsylvania to teach the course.