Baldo by Hector D. Cantu and Carlos Castellanos


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  1. husky51

    husky51 said, almost 3 years ago

    Not with you for a boss!

  2. AshburnStadium

    AshburnStadium said, almost 3 years ago


    Exactly. When it was Baldo’s turn for advancement, he was passed over for an inferior candidate who was the boss’ pet.
    That usually happens. I used to work at a Navy base near Philadelphia. I was passed over for promotion – TWICE – for the same person, who had no experience in either job.
    I applied for a position at the auto hobby shop, where personnel could work on their own cars. I hold a PennDOT license that allows me to perform auto safety inspections. The other guy had no automotive experience.
    At the time, I was being groomed to manage the base’s 6-lane bowling center. When the manager of the bowling center took another job on the base, the management of the base’s Morale, Welfare & Recreation program decided to hire the other guy over me, even though he had never worked in a bowling center in his life.
    I had to train him how to do his job as well as mine – 3 weeks after that, he fired me so he could “bring his own people in”!
    The bowling center had been open 10 hours a day, 6 days a week, and we were considering opening on Sundays. After he took over, the bowling center almost immediately changed its hours to only being open 3 hours a day, 3 days a week.
    The bowling center was torn down circa 2010. It had been almost completely remodeled in 2000.

  3. AshburnStadium

    AshburnStadium said, almost 3 years ago


    Before anyone starts railing about these programs costing taxpayers, the bowling center was considered “NAF” (non-appropriated funds), which meant that it operated on the money that it brought in, and used no tax dollars. In fact, the bowling center helped pay for less-profitable MWR programs on the base.
    We also operated snack bars at the softball field and the swimming pool, as well as a mobile concession trailer that was used for special events.
    We used that trailer to feed many of the 750,000 people that came on base for a Blue Angels air show on the weekend of September 8-9, 2001. That’s right – we had 3/4 of a million visiting civilians on that base the very weekend before 9/11!

  4. Dr Dave

    Dr Dave said, almost 3 years ago

    ‘Advance’ haz a store down the street…

  5. Gokie5

    Gokie5 said, almost 3 years ago


    Ashy, that’s terrible! Seems to be the way it goes, though. Maybe your competence threatened the power-that-was.

  6. fbjsr

    fbjsr said, almost 3 years ago

    Actually hiring the other guy as manager was the right choice. Baldo is a high school kid working part time planning on going to college and moving on. Not staying working at the parts place. The other guy might have stayed there for years and as he was not in school could work full time and be there at times when Baldo being in school could not. You give him the promotion and the chance to step up and do the job. If he doesn’t, then you fire him. Which Mr. Rod did.

  7. Comic Minister

    Comic Minister said, almost 3 years ago

    I see.

  8. oldman2015

    oldman2015 said, almost 3 years ago

    when they throw snowballs in hell

  9. comicsssfan

    comicsssfan said, almost 3 years ago


    A Navy base? I would say you lacked a certain charm that your bosses had a preference for. This is why we need women in the ranks of power. They have more integrity.

  10. potrerokid1532

    potrerokid1532 said, almost 3 years ago

    @comicsssfan I had to read that a couple of times & finally got the gist of it. However, while I’ve had a number of female bosses, the last one was a REAL B***H!!!!! Fortunately, I was able to retire!!!!!

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