Work is Work

Umm yeah, so first three months as a salaried employee should be only about 60 days of work on a 5/2 schedule and 480hrs (based on 8hr days)

So from May 6 to July 27 i put in 818hrs. So why did i want this job that takes me away from my family?

Had a wonderful conversation with my Wife, she can see the bigger picture. So in opposition to my cutthroat cut and run angle, will stay for the year and evaluate. I can say though that the company is a good company to work for, but their organization is not refined yet. As such leads to me taking on roles that i wasn’t hired for. It’s either do the work or watch the people around me fail. My brother says my expectations of others is too high, that i expect others to step up to the plate as i would. He is right, and a tough realization.

Change of Title

Well, finished up the last project. Now at home with the family. Turned down a role as the Quality manager for a national pipeline project and chose to be in my home town as an employee. First day was yesterday, was good. People there are nice and friendly and my Wife was happy i made the change. Kids were pretty cool with it too.

Albertan Separation

Yes Please! Times are tough on Alberta, we are in the same situation as the colonists were in the 1700’s in America. What will be our Boston Tea Party i wonder?

Alberta, Saskatchewan are both in the same place – taxation without representation. Alberta and Sask. only get 12 senate seats for 8.5million people while Quebec gets 24 seats for 8million.

Equalization is a complete joke. Alberta is literally paying Quebec to stay in Canada. 221billion since the 60’s – 221billion…….

But separation will not come without it’s own perils. International borders need to be determined, agreement with first nations, trade agreements for our resource products (Oil, Grain, Lumber), internal agitators, and landlocked. All issues that will need to be dealt with.

But i have faith, Albertans live in the harshest Province in Canada (NWT, Nanavut, Yukon take the honors for territories) we will prevail. Hey, maybe others in Western Canada would want to join the bandwagon and join Alberta. But, i do think if Alberta separates, the Feds will jig the books in their favor to not allow any other province to leave. This would mean Canada would be in a hot civil war (presently cold with the left and right bs). Alberta would have to support other Provinces and Territories to leave Confederation.