Friday, April 20, 2007
FAMED HASHSLINGER ROZ-UPDATE!
This is so exciting, I can scarcely take it. Honestly, I am grinning like a buffoon as my stubby fingers clack away on this keyboard.
A CNN Atlanta spy sent me an e-mail that simply stated:
"Someone was kind enough to load this into Read-Me again today."
Within that e-mail was the unadulterated version of a 1998 classic known as...
The Roz Files.
Previously, I only had the condensed version. I must have printed it out before it reached its full, delicious fruition.
This spy also told me (and I fucking LOVE this) that whenever there is a "Read-Me bitch session" now, someone always adds:
"What would Roz do?"
Now, brace yourselves. This version of The Roz Files is messy, wild and wooly. People just randomly inserted various comments into different paragraphs, and the grammar is willy nilly.
It's not for the faint of heart.
And I'm only cleaning it up a bit. Just enough to make it legible for any non-CNNers who read this blog. I took out some of the entries that had been published in the previous Roz Files too. And to anyone who doesn't know about Roz, let's just say she was a Hard News Cafe legend. All tales of Roz should be cherished, preserved and passed down to the next generation.
So here it is--The ROZ FILES, part 2--ready for your enjoyment:
A PETITION HAS BEEN STARTED - IF YOU WANT TO SIGN, MESSAGE...
*** BUT DON'T MESSAGE IF you are going to be mean***
Thanks to all who support our fellow employee.
Roz was a nice person. She had a different sense of humor and she will be missed.
All we have now is employees who sit at the food tables and ask us what we want from there...they like an invitation to the food line so they can serve!!! Never seen anything like it...I feel like I am disturbing their fun!
The food is terrible, prices are getting worse. And the Marriott staff act like they are doing us a favor. They all have an attitude with a mean streak, and can't wait to charge us for utensils and empty cups...
If this is what you like then this is a chat room...
BUT IT IS NOT A JOKE YOU GUYS...I WOULDN'T MIND SEEING THE OLD HARD NEWS BACK...it is truly an unpleasant trip to the cafe when I have to go!
Whatever happend to Stony & his 40 Watt hotdogs @ the old SideDish @ Techwood? Now *there* was a petition worthy dude!
WHO BROUGHT THE COOL GUY??????....
---This File was Started because a few people "Cared." Many people put childish comments in here and that in itself is "UNPROFESSIOnAL."
You should keep your negative comments to yourself. YOU are not the Professionals I thought I worked with.
YOU are such a professional that you have time to start a petition about someone that no one cares about ever seeing again in their life.
No--this file was started because one person was so self-righteous, out of touch, & sanctimonius as to be unable to accept a simple, inconsequential fact of life, & instead try to overblow it into some pseudo cause we should all rally 'round.
Give it a rest, Evita...
LIGHTEN UP....THIS IS FUNNY!!!!!!
WE DONT WANT ANYONE TO HAVE FUN HERE.
IF THERE IS ANYONE OUT THERE WHO FEELS AS I DO, THAT THIS IS UNFAIR TREATMENT OF A LONG-TERM, DEDICATED, HARDWORKING EMPLOYEE, MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD. THEY SENT THE SURVEYS BECAUSE THEY WANT FEEDBACK. WELL I SAY GIVE THEM FEEDBACK, AND GIVE IT OUT LOUD!
Where does one get a survey to complain about this? who is the manager of Hard News so i can complain directly?!
I WAS TOLD TO WRITE A LETTER TO ALEX FRASER OR ROBERT FLINN WITH TURNER PROPERTIES- THEY ARE THE ONES WHO ARE IN CHARGE OF THE MARRIOT AND HARD NEWS.
AND LETTERS ARE USUALLY THE MOST EFFECTIVE.
I THINK A PETITION MIGHT BE EFFECTIVE, AND MAYBE EASIER THAN INDIVIDUAL LETTERS.
do we have a little too much time on our hands?????????
FUNNY, THAT WHEN SOMEONE TAKES A SECOND TO NOTE WHEN AN EMPLOYEE AND FRIEND OF LONG STANDING DEPARTS, PARTICULARY IF IT IS AGAINST HER WILL, THERE ARE THOSE WHO COMPLAIN ABOUT IT (AS JUST ABOVE). ROZ WAS AN ECLECTIC AND WARMHEARTED FREIND OF MANY OF US AND HER REMOVAL IS JUST ONE MORE EXAMPLE OF THE RAW DEAL WE EMPLOYEES GOT FROM THE NEW MANAGEMENT AT THE CAFE. SHE WILL BE MISSED; THEY WILL NOT.
I agree with the above statement. Rosalyn is always friendly and funny. I hear her greet almost every Hard News Cafe patron by name each day and she is always genuinely interested in how they are doing.
-----NO ONE spit in the food with more style!----
All I ever heard out of her was when she would sarcastically read back what you bought and how much it cost! I'm sure she received SEVERAL complaints against her for THAT.
You know, I've heard a lot of complaints about the attitudes of the workers in the Hard News, but I personally have never had a problem.
I suspect the workers reflect back to the patrons the attitudes the patrons bring in.
And I suspect the State Department is chock fulla COMMUNISTS!
WELL, HERE'S AN ALIEN CONCEPT... HOW ABOUT MAINTAINING A PROFESSIONAL ATTITUDE DESPITE WHAT KIND OF ATTITUDE YOU GET FROM YOUR CUSTOMERS? AFTER ALL, IT'S A BIG OLD WORLD OUT THERE WITH ALL KINDS OF PEOPLE IN IT, WHICH MEANS THERE ARE ALWAYS GOING TO BE A FEW HUMANS WHO ARE GOING TO WALK INTO YOUR LIFE WITH BAD ATTITUDES. WELCOME TO LIFE ON PLANET EARTH. DO YOU REALLY BELIEVE THAT GIVES EMPLOYEES OF ANY ESTABLISHMENT THE RIGHT (READ THAT: EXCUSE) TO MIRROR SUCH BAD BEHAVIOR?
I have seen her be very nice to some people, but overall my experience with her was not. I personally won't miss her. Bring Albert to days.
God, Albert? Please.
I second the above, I saw her ignore people all the time, and make a big deal if she had to get up out of one of those chairs to do her job. I say she should stay over where they put her. Management finally got it right.
I heard she shot a man in Reno --just to watch him die --
Yeah! I heard she liked to beat little children too!
Well then I guess you should feel vindicated then. She was always nice to people who were nice to her, and was one of the few people in that place who actually had personality. Those jobs arent glorious ones and if you ever took the time to be nice to her you might have found out just how kind she really was. but true , anyone who gave attitude got attitude back. everyone deserves respect, even food service employees....
...but not newsroom employess
...yeah, especially those writers!!
Respect here? Now that is truly funny.
I'VE GOT NEWS FOR YOU... FOOD SERVICE EMPLOYEES DO NOT HAVE THE OPTION OF "GIVING ATTITUDE BACK." RATHER, THEY HAVE THE OBLIGATION TO CONDUCT THEMSELVES PROFESSIONALLY AT ALL TIMES. THOSE WITH SELF-RESPECT (WHO DO NOT DEPEND UPONTHE RESPECT OF OTHERS BUT MAINTAIN THEIR OWN SELF-ESTEEM DESPITE WHATEVER ATTITUDE THEY GET FROM OTHERS) OPERATE BY SUCH RULES, AND I FOR ONE SALUTE THEM FOR THAT. THE OTHERS WHO CANNOT MANAGE TO DO THAT ARE INVITED TO WORK ELSEWHERE.
Reno... I'm thinking of heading there myself later this year. Can anybody recommend a place to stay?
Try Roz's Renoforum: "High prices, low quality--and the 'attitude' is always free!"
That is SO not the subject here. Let's get back to what's important: Fighting This Move!
I NEVER MET ROSE, BUT WITH A NAME LIKE HERS...I CAN'T UNDERSTAND WHY SHE'D GET THE BOOT. LORDY.
OH PLEASE. WHEN'S THE LAST TIME WE GOT ANYTHING FOR FREE
Well, there's the Braves coupons and the Hawks coupons and the choice of gifts at holiday time and the $500 bonus .......
FREE????? I USED TO THINK THE JELLY IN THE HARDNEWS WAS FREE, BASED ON THE FACT THAT NO ONE EVER CHARGED ME FOR IT...BUT THEN ONE DAY ROZ TURNED ON ME, AND NEARLY ATTACKED ME FOR NOT PAYING FOR MY CONDIMENTS....AND SHE POINTED OUT TO ME THAT "NOTHING IN THE WORLD IS FREE, BABY! DONTCHA FORGET DAT! WE DON'T OWE YOU NOTHIN'!" PERHAPS SOMEONE SHOULD REMIND HER OF THIS....
ROSE? WHO'S ROSE?
Now that we've all had our little fun and gotten completely off the subject, I think we need to do something about this situation. There is something bigger here than whether or not you felt she was nice enough. How would you
feel if your boss came to you and told you that you were going to be transferred and there was nothing you could do outside of quitting.....
ACTUALLY, THE STANDARD CNN EMPLOYMENT CONTRACT GIVES THE COMPANY THE RIGHT TO DO EXACTLY THAT. (HOLD ON....I WOULD REALIZE THAT I HAD NOT PERFORMED MY JOB TO THE EXPECTATIONS OF MY SUPERIORS AND MY CUSTOMERS, AND BE THANKFUL THAT I WAS NOT FIRED. I WOULD ALSO REALIZE THAT I AM NOT OWED A JOB, THAT JOBS ARE EARNED, AND JOBS ARE NOT ALWAYS EASY TO KEEP...)
Marriott has quietly gotten rid of almost all of the employees that worked n the old Hard News Cafe. There are only 3 left. Is this ironic or what.
(WHAT IS IRONIC IS THAT YOU THINK THERE IS SOMETHING COVERT GOING ON HERE...THE SIMPLE FACT IS THAT ROZ AND THE OTHERS WHO HAVE BEEN LET GO OR TRANSFERED WERE NOT DOING WHAT WAS EXPECTED OF THEM. QUIT EXCUSING POOR PERFORMANCE TO THE FACT THAT THE JOBS SUCK! SO WHAT? NO ONE MADE THEM TAKE THE JOB....OUR "BOOMING" ECONOMY CLINTON KEEPS CONGRATULATING HIMSELF FOR SURELY HAS A BETTER PLACE FOR THEM!)
Did you ever notice the republicans in congress always take credit for the booming economy, until a negative aspect comes up. Then it's all Clinton 's fault.
How many of you can say that the new employees in the cafe have any personality or know you be name or let you come back if you are short with your money ???
If anyone noticed, the morning shift in the cafe seems to be the worst as far as not greeting you as well as not even asking "may I help you?" when you are standing in front of the line to order your food. They look at you like you're
crazy until you speak and let them know what you want......
(ON THE OTHER HAND, ROZ SPOKE TO YOU LIKE YOU WERE AN IDIOT, OR A BOTHER...NO MATTER IF YOU SPOKE TO HER OR NOT.)
It's time we stop being silly and start being serious, otherwise we are going to be laughing while the marriott continue to do as they please and we have no recourse but to take it or brown bag it, and if this happen, don't even think about bringing anything that needs to be warmed in the microwave, that may be the next victim..... and having cold sandwiches or even donuts.
ROZ... IS THAT THE ONE WHO ALWAYS SAID "MMMMMM HMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM" ???
Was she the real loud one?????????????
Are we talking about Rose the weather lady that "left"?!
That Rose went back to Rhodesia ...
I heard that HardNews was gonna start charging for AIR--The voices in your head told me so!
The voices of the millennium?
People get transferred in their jobs all the time.
YEAH, LIKE MONICA!
Wait a minute, that Kaufman anchor @ 'SB got TRANSFERRED!?
Surely you aren't suggesting Rose was having some sort of Monica problem?
ROZ... NOT ROSE!!! THERE IS NO ROSE...PLEASE TAKE THIS SERIOUSLY!!! [as if]
Okay, but not TOOOOOO seriously... all right, Cha-cha?
This is funny, but I thought the people who worked here would be a little more mature than this.
How immature of you to think that, punk.
You're the one reading it, cool cat.
-I just love this chatroom... Hey age/sex/location check?
-19. Female, CNN newsroom, Blond, Blue eyes, Looking for an older man that likes to take walks in the park, and cook.
HEY WHO'S THE 19 YEAR OLD? TELL US MORE!!!
-42. Female, Hard News, unemployed, bitter, and ready to quote prices back to customers sarcastically. Recently been moved against my will.
Wasn't there a Brady Bunch episode about a petition?
My favorite Brady Bunch episode was when the boys and girls were trying to scare each other out of using the attic for a bedroom! What a riot!!
I like the one where Alice elopes with Sam the butcher!!!! Or when the dog runs away.
REMEMBER WHEN JAN GOT THE JOB AT THE ICE CREAM PARLOR? WAS THAT PARLOR RUN BY MARRIOTT, TOO? I ASK CAUSE SHE DID NOT LAST LONG AT THE JOB....
OW!! MY NOSE!!!!!!!!!!
NO, that's Rose!
Maybe Roz or Rose for that matter can work for the Bradys? Alice has retired.
I think the Brady's retired!
Once, Roz said to me "Oh don't you look nice today for a change... all dressed up with a shirt and tie." I wear a shirt and tie every day. It really hurt my feelings. But I will miss her accent as she sarcastically quotes prices to me.
FOR SOME REASON SHE ALWAYS CALLED ME "TROUBLE-MAKA", BUT I NEVER FIGURED OUT WHY I WAS ONE.
The truth is, YOU all can't accept the truth. The truth hurts my feelings too! Maybe Roz got you confused with a guy who looked like you who didn't wear a suit and tie...
YOU CAN'T HANDLE THE TRUTH!!!
Well, I hardly spent time in hard news, but her name is Roz and she was the only one who would say hello and not charge me for a knife and fork.
--I hear Roz is taking the CNN Audio test on tuesday, She has a good shot too.
Now who was this chick?? And no more of that wacky talk about moving Albert to days!
YEAH! I heard that guy is so mean, he beats his mother for fun.
You people are sick. You must have eaten @ the HardNews! Roz is a real human being.
SHE IS NOT--SHE's a FREAKIN SAINT!!!
--St. ROZini of HardiusNauseum!
...And she has Braves vouchers for trade.
--I guess Roz isn't a candidate for one of those, "I'm Watching You CNN" promos.
PROBABLY NOT..... sounds like she wasn't watching anything.
--Maybe we could have just dashed out with our food while she was insulting someone else.
I hear she is seeing an anchor at CNNI and is in line to become one herself...