Friday, March 27, 2015

Update for March 2015

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!

Warm Regards,
-THF

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