Thursday, August 30, 2007

Good news and bad news





First the good news. I am atill alive and kicking and scheduled to switch jobs on the 14th. Now the bed news. That is going to seem like an eternity. I have been called several times every night for the past week and I am working both of the remaining weekends. I did manage to take a few photo's though and I will post them for you to enjoy.

The grape stomp at the winery went ok and se made a little money but I was so busy cooking hotdogs I didn't have time to take any pictures. It looks like rain so let me post a few photo's. I hope you like them.

Greg

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Time is money

I always heard that expression and assumed that it was what a boss said to his/her employees to motivate them to work harder. These days I am looking at it from another perspective and find it is so true.

Every week day for the past 7 years I got in my car and headed off to work. My day consisted of 8 hours of actual paid work time, one hour of unpaid time at work and three hours of unpaid travel time. I justified this by saying that the money was good and it was compared to some jobs but it has taken its toll on me and I have aged tremendously in those 7 years. Looking back, I can say it was worht it but there were some heavy proces that I paid along with getting older.

For starters the unpaid time has added up and I am amazed at the time I didn't get paid for. I did some calculations and came up with 3500 hours I lost over the 7 years that I didn't get paid for. I'm not bragging but that means over 100,000.00 I didn't get paid. I am not saying that that I should have gotten that money but that was time that I could have spent with my family.

My sons are growing up fast and I missed a lot over the past 7 years. My oldest son grew from about 4 ft tall to over 7 feet tall. My youngest went from a toddeler to a rapidly growing boy who is almost as tall as me. I have two more grand kids that were born over the past 7 years and I have only seen them twice. And who knows what I missed with DW.

Yes I know I am taking a pay cut to take this new job but I am gaining time and to me it is worth it. There will be no more pager, No calls at 2 am, and no headaches when people that worked for me screwed up. I won't have anyone under me, and my drive will drop from 90 minutes to 45 minutes each way. I know this is what I need and it will be a good thing. Wish me luck.

Greg

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

I'm still alive

Sorry for not posting for so long but I do have some good news, I got the job and will find out today when I get to transfer. I am very excited but also very busy getting ready to transfer. I will write more tonght and add it to this post,

Greg

Saturday, August 4, 2007

Short and sweet

Im sorry people but I have been swamped and have not had a chance to write a decent post. Let me give you the nighlights"

New job....maybe. The interview went well, I am waiting on the offer and if I get it and it is enough I will be changing positions...Yea

New car...My son bought his first car. Did you get that HE bought it. Got it last night. Guess what the first thing he bought for it was? ...thats right a sterio, lol

New friends...Still can't believe I got to meet Cora and family last week.

New attitude...for once people at work are kissing MY butt. begging me not to go. Everyone is telling me how much I am needed there....Where were these words for the past 7 years? Even my boss is nice....what's up with that??

New weather....We are having violent storms every night so I haven't been able to post at night...real reason I haven't posted. Sorry


So much more to tell but I am even swamped today and it is Saturday.

Take care everyone,

Greg