Saturday, August 25, 2007

What has been going on

For today, most of the day has been spent clearing out the two boxes of shoes that I've yet to sort and move them to another place. Yes, it was sad for me because I finally have to say goodbye to some of my trusty old shoes .... yes I do have somewhat of a strong liking for shoes.
I like to express my condolences to Eric and Jeff, friend of mine and the GF who hail from Asheville, NC. They just lost their dog, Star, due to a sudden illness. All deaths are difficult to deal with, and this one is no different.

I will be posting some photos of my annual training in Hawaii up soon....sorry that it took so long to post!

There has been some dramas at work and it has to do with my manager and her boss at the agency that we work. I was on my way out of the office this past Thurs. when I saw my manager (this really smart 25 year old whiz kid) wiping away tears. I asked her what was the matter, she told me that her boss (who is not a part of our contracting company) is being manipulative and unusually demanding towards her. This guy, mind you, had about 3 complaints lodged against him from before, for hostile treatment toward employees.....all of them were females. My manager didn't think that her complaint to her managers would amount to anything, except maybe her transfer and even maybe severance. I felt sad for her, and tried to tell her that she wasn't as out of options as she thinks....first of all, she's young, she's got some money, and she has options that some might not have....meaning that she didn't necessarily have to sit down and take this bullshit. I'm learning about the indignity of being a contractor in this town.....$ is only part of the puzzle.

I've been working pretty hard also at my reserve unit business....I'm now in charge of 11 people and then I've got two other additional duties...I'm trying my best to balance the two....and I think there is really no balance to any of this. Oh well, I'm obligated to do both, so I'm trying my best....but somehow, in the back of my mind, I think I'm just filling in the space and time until one side fires me or tells me to do something else.

More as events warrant.....Next weekend, the GF and I are finally going back to Texas to see the nephew and enjoy Austin once again! I can't wait!

Here's a bit of Hawaii.....

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