Greetings, everyone! It's The Humble Fishe, back with an update.
I've had a couple of jobs since the last post, but they didn't work out very well.
One was working for McDonald's. That last a month and a half. I got tired of being treated like an idjit by certain customers. Management was good, and I have a good reference from the franchisee, so not all bad.
The job I had after that was for a company that transports freight train crews to and from trains and their yards, or depots. The job was fine, until I was promised 60 to 70 hour weeks for taking a trip to Nebraska.
I went up with one other crew member, and I ended up working two trips while there, and he ended up working none! He wasn't happy. Neither was I. Granted, we did get paid a base salary, so it wasn't all bad, but it was a far cry from what we were promised.
I felt unsafe working for this company, due to the "far out afield" nature of the job, and I didn't feel comfortable being out on some lonely side road, somewhere, with the current state of management. Basically, I don't like liars, so that's that!
I'm working with a job "head hunter" who works for a local temp agency. The job is long-term/permanent, but hasn't contacted back the head hunter at the moment of this writing. Spoke to the person today, and was told the aforementioned; so here I stay.
My phone service will probably be shut off soon, probably after tomorrow. Great thing to happen on a weekend, eh? I owe over $1000, and if I had a full-time job, my salary, along with my spouse's, would be enough to bring it up-to-date, and then re-manage the lesser amount that would result monthly, as a result of catching-up the balance.
I'm trying to remain positive, even though the above problems keep me at depression's edge. I've fought *that* monster for years, and for the first time in a decade, I'm winning!
Let's hope this holds out, as I have designated 2015 as My Year For Positive Change!
So here's hoping for 2015!