I finished my online course, Computer Networking For Broadcast Engineers. It didn’t take as long as I thought it would.
Now it’s back to the Spanish!
Tomorrow is my Swearing-In as a citizen in the British Overseas Territories. It’s like I’m becoming a Brit, but remaining a foreigner in the Cayman Islands.
My contract for work expires at the end of June, not the end of July, as I had thought. There are, apparently, half a dozen qualified Caymanian applicants. The law requires the interviewer to hire the qualified Caymanian. It’s a good law, it sucks for me, but it’s a good law. In the US they fire the American to give the job to the immigrant! Everyone tells me not to worry, I will keep my job, but you never know! The fine line for the decision maker is in deciding how qualified the qualified applicant is. Sometimes I’m confident and sometimes I’m scared to death!
It would be ironic for the Cayman Islands Government to give me a CI passport with one hand and take my job of 13 years with the other!
At first glance, it may appear that I have posted the same picture twice, but look closely! One is a C5 Galaxy Aircraft, and the other is my Dawg, Sheba. Look how her ears are precisely the same as the airplanes wings. I think Sheba could fly, if she knew she could! What do you think?
I’ve always had two football teams, the Washington Redskins, and the New Orleans Saints.
I’ve always had two baseball teams, the Baltimore Orioles, and the St. Louis Cardinals.
The Redskins have been doing poorly the past several years, and this morning the Orioles were in the news for loosing again.
Guess that’s why I haven’t been paying much attention.
My mind is a perfect blank. I can’t think of anything to post.
I signed up for an online course, Computer Networking For Broadcast Engineers. It is going well, but interfering with my Spanish studies.
In the news today, there’s articles saying children raised in lesbian households were psychologically well-adjusted and had fewer behavioral problems than their peers.
I think that is really cool. I am sure I would be more psychologically well-adjusted and have fewer behavioral problems if I was raised by lesbians too, especially if they were really good looking! And neither one was my Mom.
But none of that is why I have no brain function this morning. Probably, (I just realized) because I have had zero coffee so far.
Over and out.
It was my first day back at work, and it was really hard to get in the groove. In fact, I don’t think I got in the groove till I got back home after work.
Yesterday, I found out I had to fill out an application form for my job. In Cayman, when your job contract is up, or your work permit expires, the employer is required to advertise the position. My position has been advertised every year or two for the 13 years I’ve been here. But I never had to re-apply before.
So yesterday, I received an email dated May 20th, saying I had to re-apply. I was on vacation since the 13th. The application was due May 31st…
My boss said was because of the new Personnel Law from 2005, revised in 2006.
Wonder why I didn’t have to fill out an application in 2008 when my contract expired?
Anyway, I got it all filled out, and am turning it in today. It’s a pretty comprehensive job application.
By The Way, or, Back To Work.
I have been off work for:
17 vacation days
2 public holidays
That’s almost a month.
This morning I am running around trying to get ready for work. It amazes me how much junk I need to carry around.
I can’t find my cell phone case.
These pics are from my long long walk the other day. There’s a lot more.
A shipwreck, you can probably find it in earlier posts of my blog.
A true waterbed. At The Ritz.
This is painted on the beachside door of a wrecked house on Boggy Sand Road. The house got underwashed by hurricane Ivan.
I never saw this before my walk, even though it is just up the beach a few meters from where I have always been going to the beach. I think it’s an old turtle holding pond, full of sand. There is a trench from the sea and a hole that lets the water in.