Sore Morning 

Slept good but  my neck and left shoulder are sore. Must have slept on it wrong.
The clouds seem very low this morning .


One more week and the days start getting longer again in this hemisphere. It is super dark when I get up at 5.

I feel a little discombobulated this morning. Looking forward to a lunchtime swim.


What’s REALLY Bugging Me.

I applied for a job. Interviewed for the job. It went great, I was a perfect fit. We even discussed salary. I got a written offer for the job from the personnel department- at $9000 per year less than I’m making now, $15000 less than we discussed. At the very bottom of the salary range in the advert.

I replied, that this was unacceptable, in many more diplomatic words. Nice, professional email. They countered with a $2K raise, still in the bottom 10% of the salary scale advertised, and said that was as high as they could go. My reply was asking why they couldn’t get closer to what we discussed at my interview, and why could’t they go as high as they advertised.

No reply. I emailed again – no reply.

I went to talk to the guy at the interview, who would be my boss if I accepted. He said that he didn’t write the ad, and they didn’t have the budget.

I got an email from Personnel a few days later, saying I met with the director, and declined the job based on item 4 (salary I guess, I never looked). I replied, saying I hadn’t received a reply from m previous two emails, and one phone call, explaining why they couldn’t raise the salaary closer to what we discussed, and what was in the advertisement.Please explain.

No response.

So now it’s been four emails to personnel and one phone call, asking why they can’t increase the salary to what they advertised and we discussed, with no response. My guesss is that they’re embarassed, or don’t want to put it in writing, fearing legal action.

Hell, if the peak salary advertised was $7000 less than I was making now, I wouldn’t even have applied.

Monday Whaaaa!

I don’t wanna go to work. I was just getting used to the weekend.

Oh well, it won’t be THAT bad.

Good weekend for American football, Redskins won, Dallas lost.

This weekend it was mostly cloudy, and I spent time re-arranging my tools and cleaning my toolboxes. I didn’t get finished.

Taking some vacation before the end of the year. Use it or lose it. I’m taking three vacation days and getting ten days off in a row. Not too bad!

Running late this morning, HAVE A GREAT WEEK!!!

Kirk Douglas Turns 100

December 9th, that’s today, Actor Kirk Douglas turns 100. I really liked the movie, Last Vegas.

I remember as a kid, I was scared of him. I absolutely hated his chin, to me it looked like he got stabbed with a pencil, and it was horrifying to me.

100 years old and he turned out Ok!

Happy Birthday Kirk Douglas!

It’s Friday!

Pearl Harbor VS 9-11

Kids born Dec 7th 1941 were 19 when I was born. I think about Pearl Harbor but don’t remember it. Kids born Sep 11th 2001 are 15 now. They probably think about 9-11 in a similar way that I think of Pearl Harbor. Being aware of this makes me think  of Pearl Harbor differently.

My grandfather was born in 1895. He possibly knew people born in the 1700’s He definitey knew people who knew people born in the 1700’s.

Life is short, but at the same time, history really didn’t happen that long ago.


All Show & No Go?

After my post yesterday, I was so busy at work that I hardly was online at all all day. We have training this whole week and half the next for a new system that was installed. So I probably won’t be online much during that time. Seems like I picked the wrong day for my Gung Ho! post.

Woke up 15 minutes early  this morning, (4:45) and did my normal walk, and actually got to swim this morning. The north has been rough and the ladder has been out at the dock, so I haven’t been swimming in the mornings, but this morninng, the hotel staff wasn’t there yet so I swam in the pool. Although I’m sure it’s OK, I don’t like swimming in the pool with the staff there.

After the dust settles, I’ll post a post about the job I applied for, got, and probably won’t take.

Have a great day!!