Friday, July 22, 2011

AsTheSphereTurns

...well,regular production ceased at the plant today,heavy equipment movers stormed the saltmine,off the rest of the weekend,then tentatively a couple more weeks doing stupid shit to finalize the closing...a couple prospects here locally,pale by comparison in the compensation department...what to do,what to do???

...i should be pissed,but i'm not,it's been a good run...severance will hold a couple months...an opportunity will present itself...aint been unemployed...ever...well since '86' anyway...had a couple 89 day jobs back then if ya catch my drift...unemployment ?...yeah right,here in mississippi the max is about 20% of my pay...talk about useless,gotta jump thru the hoops and toot a couple horns to get that...fuck'em,i aint even going there,i got a couple interviews coming,one in arkansas,west central...same field,same processes...unfortunately the first words out of their mouth was "do you have a degree?"(assuming it was in response to my salary requirements) ...hey asshat,how'bout damn near 25 years experience,with only two employers,and about 15 years of that as supervision???

...anyway,as this thing progresses,i'm sure i'll seek solace in the sphere,so please...be gentle...lol

10 comments:

chinasyndrome said...

Ken,that sucks Bro! I have heard lots of talk how they can hire the cream of the crop cheap lots of folks have degrees but thats no replacement for real world on the job experience.Best wishes on finding a good job man! Shit if ya need to blow off steam,ya know where to find me!

China
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Felinae said...

Wishing you lots of luck on the job hunt.

Hugs
~Fel~

Old Jules said...

Tough gig. Hang in there amigo.

Momlady said...

Sorry to hear it. Hang in there. I'll be thinking about you and mentally picturing you hard at work.....somewhere.

Craig Cavanaugh said...

Oh noooooooo.... Decades of experience does not even COMPARE to an expensive piece of paper! How could it?! After all, that person is "educated", and you sir, are NOT. Never mind that the twit with the paper can't even tie his own shoes.

Good luck Bro.

HermitJim said...

Here's hoping for all the good luck I can spare in your job seeking!

Anything I can do, you just let me know, OK? What's mine is yours!

Ken said...

...thanx China,guess we oughta get everyone on the same side of the creek huh???shit goes south,i bet the river will be a main front/boundary/border line...me thinks we should be on the west side.

...thanx Fel,i get good vibes...

...i got a knot in the rope Jules,appreciate the visit...

...BlessYaMomlady,sure hope yer psychic...

...Hey Mayberry,there still some of us left,the cat i spoke too said "...good,hands on guy,i'm sick of these college pukes..." in part of our conversation...not going in as a boss,but lead techie...also some good chances at rapid advancement,from what i gather...

...interview in two weeks(about,"contracted" to close for severance)...we'll see(?)

Ken said...

...hey Jim,ya snuck in on me when i was typing,pretty soon Brother,at least we might be on the same side of the stream...GodBlessYa for offering...

Aggie said...

I'm sorry Ken. Hoping a better opportunity comes along.
Aggie

NoseRingStud said...

Hi Ken. Just wanted to say I enjoy your writing. Good luck with everything. You are obviously a fighter, so keep fighting. Nothing easy is worth doing.