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.
Well the new job is definitely challenging. Best described as comfortably out of my comfort zone. Money is not great, but enough. More importantly i get to spend time with my family.
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.
15 days left on the project. Took some time to be with the wife for a few days at an inspection conference. Was great, do enjoy spending time with her. But as they say, out of sight out of mind. Within a couple of days within me leaving to go back to finish up this project, no text, no mail, no call. Just stellar. So i am changing my life to be with my kids and try to rekindle
Ah fuck it, it’s all bullshit anyways. All i know is the next breath i take and some days that is not even guaranteed.
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.
Open borders will be a recipe for disaster. Orderly, legal immigration is the answer
“Every great cause begins as a movement, becomes a business, and eventually degenerates into a racket.”- Eric Hoffer.
Well, busy at work, sick with a cold, travelling the continent.
It is amazing to note the discord that is happening in Western Culture right now. So many left/right arguments that make absolutely no sense. The arguments are based on feeling and need. Completely paper thin arguments that inflame emotions.
When the hell did we abdicate reason and sound judgement?
“Good judgement is the result of experience and experience the result of bad judgement.” – Mark Twain
We have cry babies in power, distanced millennials rising the ranks of power and those at the gates who would completely remove western civilization.
“Well, Doctor, what have we got—a Republic or a Monarchy?”
“A Republic, if you can keep it.”
– Ben Franklin