A commenter on this post, named Nobama, hinted that I should be angry at President Obama because my job was ending. I guess I owe Obama a huge thank you because I got a job offer today. I will have more responsibility, be managing 5 people, and will be making 35% more money. Thanks, Obama, you have my vote in November!
In all seriousness…I am so thankful that this new opportunity. I feel for people who lose their jobs and aren’t as lucky as I was to find something so quickly. I do not take this opportunity for granted.
I had an interview yesterday and what was supposed to be a 90 minute process turned into a 5 hour marathon. I will take that as a very good sign…
The position is a great opportunity with a well established local company so I am keeping my fingers crossed!
The hammer came down on me today…I just got a 90 day notice that my job is ending. I knew it was coming, and am surprised it didn’t come sooner, but actually hearing the words felt like a punch in the stomach.
I have an interview, tomorrow, for what seems like a great position and am waiting to hear back about an interview I had last week so I am not unprepared but still…I am a single mom with a mortgage and the normal fears about being unemployed.
Maybe I should install a paypal button on this blog and see what happens.
This is a picture of the panel testifying before Congress today regarding contraception…where in the hell are the women?
Kim Kardashian (why is she famous again?) is getting divorced after 72 days of marriage and a wedding that cost, allegedly, over ten million dollars. The filing of divorce occurred on the one-year anniversary of the joyful meeting of the bride and groom. So we have, to recap, a one-year relationship that includes meeting, marriage, and filing for divorce.
A different story of marriage is that of Kitty Lambert and Cheryle Rudd of New York. They were married in July after the state of New York legalized gay marriage. They had been together for 12 years before the law allowed them to marry.
Who is really destroying the sanctity of marriage? It sure isn’t the same sex couples…
How would you feel if there were a chance that you could lose your job in the next few days? How would you feel if your boss talked to the media about you potentially losing your job in the next few days? Now…how would you feel if your job was to respond to questions from the media about your own potential layoff? If you want to know you should ask Alma Brown, Peoria’s Communications Director. City Manager Patrick Urich said that the Communications Director position is one he was looking at cutting and as communications director Alma Brown got the calls from the media asking for more information.
I don’t know Alma Brown and I don’t know exactly what her job entails but how sad to have this information out to the public before she knows for sure what is happening to her job. If it were me, I would prefer to be told and have a day or two to deal with it before having to answer questions from my friends and family,or even worse, the news media.
On a related note, there is talk of laying off employees from the police and fire departments. It is a good thing that crime in Peoria is down. (sarcasm)
If the Repuplican nominee for President is one of the participants in last night’s FAUX News/Google debate they had better not dare campaign on their support for the troops. None of the candidates said a word to when a member of the audience booed an active duty servicemen…and Iraq veteran, no less.
Audience members in the last three debates have cheered at the execution of over 200 people in Texas, cheered at the suggestion that a person without insurance should be allowed to die, and booed a member of the miltary…and all of this is without one protest from any candidate on the stage. Stay classy Republicans, stay classy…
It seems like it is a requirement to write something about 9-11 since it is the 10 year anniversary. I have thought about what to write and what I would like to say…here is what I came up with.
Nothing…everthing I want to say seems trivial and trite. Hopefully someday I will be able to express how heartbroken I was that day and the days that followed, how confused I was, and how proud I was of my country and the world. Until then I will say nothing.
Question: How long did it take for the Peoria Journal Star to report on a bank robbery that occured on Wednesday.
Way to be timely…I am willing to bet that the yellow bandana has been tossed in the garbage by now.
I am the mother to a 5 year-old daughter and the Ti-Ti (aunt) to a 3 year-old nephew who both have good manners. They say please, thank you, no thank you, bless you, and all sorts of other polite words. Don’t get me wrong, they can both be total boogers but for the most part they use good manners.
I am noticing that when I am out shopping or out at a restaurant that thank you is not used at all by employees and it is starting to get on my nerves. I went to the McDonald’s on Knoxville to get a Diet Coke (yum!!) on Monday placed my order, paid for my order, got my order and at no time did I hear a ‘thank-you’…and actually other than telling me the cost of my order I wasn’t spoken to at all. When the girl handed me my soda I said ‘thank-you’ and she just looked at me with a blank look on her face and didn’t utter a word. I went to the McDonald’s on University yesterday, another Diet Coke, and the same thing happened.
Am I really expecting too much? Is saying thank you to a customer no longer expected? Regardless of how employees act it will always be required from my daughter and nephew.
*Edit* In the name of research, and a spicy chicken sandwhich, I went to Wendy’s for lunch today…and again I didn’t get a thank you from the drive through person.