Time on my hands...
Saturday, November 4, 2006


The company I worked for has given me an unexpected and hopefully temporary vacation. Giving me plenty of time to watch FF and Serenity. Apparently, hard work and dedication don't mean as much as they used to. I wish I had a dollar for everytime I've heard..."There just isn't any good help out there."

I made the fatal mistake of going to my employer and asking them to move me to another position. I had "voluntarily" moved to a very high stress job on a temporary basis until they found a permenant replacement...unfortantely I work very hard and feel a sense of responsibility about my work. Why is this unfortunate? Because I was successful...which then means that the employer doesn't want to move you back. I asked to be moved and they refused. Gosh, working 70-80hrs a week and getting paid for 40hrs isn't so shiny. It also pisses off the family. I had to make my line in the sand and they said stay and shut up or get out. After 10 months I couldn't work that many hours anymore so I walked. I did get to pull a version of the Mal qoute though, "I may be on the losing end of this but I'm not on the wrong end."

But, as I said the good news is that I have the time to re-watch the series for the 3rd time and Serenity for the 5th time. Life isn't all bad!


Sunday, November 5, 2006 2:21 PM


Truly sorry to hear you had to draw the line, Bchbndpcb...but you were right. Working almost double the amount of hours in a regular work week for only a week's wages was so beyond wrong it's almost hilarious to contemplate:(

Still...you did what was right for you and the family. If you have the kind of sense of duty that allowed you to take this crap for so long, then you are a valuable employee to have. Just remember: when comes time to interview for a new job and they ask why you left, be honest...but polite. You come out looking like chrome (aka all kinds of shiny) and your ex-bosses seem like a-holes;)


Sunday, November 5, 2006 1:19 AM


Ahhh...Thank you Sister. As John Lennon said, Life...it's what happens to you while you're making other plans.

Saturday, November 4, 2006 5:53 AM


Ah, yes that overdeveloped sense of responsibility, know it well. There is some satisfaction in knowing how much you'll be missed. A job I left for similar reasons had to hire TWO people to replace me so I know that of which you speak. Good on you for being the captain of your own ship and for having some time to watch Firefly and Serenity to your heart's content.


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