Fiberglass

the working life 1 Comment »

Have I ever mentioned I hated fiberglass insulation? With all the technology out there and as smart as mankind is, can’t someone invent something that doesn’t irritate the skin? Sheesh, it’s like that stuff gets on you and next thing you know you feel it for the next 3 days until it finally goes away. BTW, hanging ceilings don’t rate too high on my list either. Someone please invent something that doesn’t come down on you when you take the ceiling tiles down. Everytime we have to do some ceiling work all of it comes down and once you start breathing that stuff it makes you cough. I’m glad I don’t do this type of work everyday. If I did I would probably get fiberglasstosis. Yeah I made that up and I have no medical proof, but I hope one day it’ll be used to describe cancer you get from breathing dust and fiberglass insulation.

Committee

the active life 1 Comment »

I’ve never liked dealing with people. One time at work I sat in the customer service call center listening to people calling in with complaints, comments, and recommendations. You know what, it’s endless. I’ve found in the service industry no mater how great your service is people will always complain. You could get everything right to the T yet human nature says people won’t be happy.

I hesitated and contemplated when I was asked to be on the church building committee. After some convincing I finally gave in and decided to help. Every time I sit through a meeting I feel as though I made a mistake. In the work environment there’s a superior or client that goes above all opinion. However, in a church setting we are to take the congregation’s suggestions and build accordingly. You know, sometimes I wish to be in that work setting where someone would say this is how we’re going to do it instead of all the bickering back and forth trying to interpret members’ opinions. Sure people will agree and people will disagree I’ve accepted that. But I can’t accept making 100% of the members happy because I know in a work setting it would never happen. Even when the congregation unanimously votes, why do we go back and argue of one person’s opinion? Yes, I realize everyone’s opinion is important, but we are in a situation that no matter how perfectly executed people will complain. I’m SO ready to step down and say assign me things to do, I’ll do it, I just don’t want to be part of the decision making process.

Good Friday

the working life No Comments »

Those with Good Friday off get a 3 day weekend. yay! Those with Good Friday off and on a 4 day work schedule with Monday off get a 4 day weekend. YAY!

Outsource

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Every working body fears the word outsourcing. Just last week I was at a meeting discussing the future of the department and the direction the company is going. My stance/opinion towards management and the company has always been low. I always favor the working class because *ahem* I am one. I’ve always felt management has made the wrong decisions when there’s a decision to make. In addition management has reduced the workforce enough to where we don’t have enough people to fill or willing to take the positions. As an employee I’ve decided the best step is to do the least amount of work possible while keeping job security. My ears perked up as soon as engineers mentioned outsourcing something we did in house during the meeting. As soon as the company starts outsourcing sooner or later my job will be outsourced. I hate to stand up and fight, but I need my job to last until I’m ready to leave. I hate to stand in front and teach a class, but if that’s what it takes to keep my job security so be it.

sigh….. what am I getting myself into……

Debt

the sedentary life 2 Comments »

I heard on talk radio today that 7 out of 10 millionaires start with nothing and 75% of the top 400 wealthiest people say the key to building wealth is to get out of debt and stay out of debt.

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