Saturday, 16 December 2017


.... and the end of the Confederacy.  

There appears to be dissension in the ranks of THE BASS BAGGING CONFEDERATION.

See: HERE and read the comments trail.

Many of the confederates are past members who have been too quickly reactivated and brought into the confederation in order to try and challenge the phenomenal success of CURMUDGEONS INC.ⓒ. The rush has put stress on both these new players and the existing old ones and arguments if not outright fighting has been the result.

This is no real surprise as we at CURMUDGEONS INC.ⓒ saw this coming due to the fact that
THE BASS BAGGING CONFEDERATION is a cobbled-together entity that has no support mechanisms for its staff. CURMUDGEONS INC.ⓒ has just such mechanisms and its master leader
spokesperson THE CURMUDGEON recognised that the flurry of posting activity pre-Christmas could cause stress and so granted all members holiday leave while generously offering to cover the individuals blogging commitments.

Employment New Zealand has this to say on the subject:

Stress in the workplace

Workplace stress is not defined by law. It can be caused by a number of things, including:

  • an unreasonable workload
  • lack of health and safety precautions against hazards
  • workplace bullying
  • workplace restructuring
  • a toxic work environment.

An employer must make sure, as reasonably possible, that health and safety risks in the workplace are identified and managed properly. This includes workplace stress and fatigue.
Employers are obliged to monitor employees for potential workplace stress, such as keeping an eye on workload, job performance and the types of tasks being performed, as well as looking for any physical signs of stress.
In order to minimise stress, an employer might:
  • provide support (eg an employee assistance programme)
  • provide additional resources (eg providing assistance with work)
  • provide leave for stress
  • liaise with the employee and the employee's doctor or medical specialist
  • discuss and adjust the mix of duties
  • reduce the employee’s hours by agreement
  • suggest alternative, less stressful roles for the employee.

Richard (of Richard's Bass Bag) leader of THE BASS BAGGING CONFEDERATION is guilty of not following these guidelines and in fact creating a 'toxic' workplace. All of the workplace stress scenarios above are evident in THE BASS BAGGING CONFEDERATION and virtually all of the employer recommendations are applicable.

Will we see changes?

Will we heck!  Richard (of Richard's Bass Bag) is an autocratic 'leader' who does not show regard for his employees and associates. He has a disturbed cohort Angry Jesus who on many occasions has demonstrated threats and violence. This cohort has a thug named Baxter in his employ and we at CURMUDGEONS INC.ⓒ fear that there will be a very nasty internal struggle which could well result in the implosion of THE BASS BAGGING CONFEDERATION. The thousand year Rich Reich only lasted about a dozen years. THE BASS BAGGING CONFEDERATION will likely not make even 12 weeks.

- That is all.

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