"BRAIN SAUSAGE STEW"
Wednesday, September 22, 2004
I am taking a vote. On this blog page I will often discuss issues pertaining to my everyday life which includes some of the crazy stuff that occurs with my job. At the risk of protecting my privacy at work, I'm considering deleting a few of the posts that could be considered incriminating to myself, or to others involved. After all, you can find just about anything on the internet just by typing in someone's name! I'm not ashamed of what I wrote, but it wouldn't be a good situation to have to be confronted with either. Of course, if I was confronted with it, I'd be within my rights granting me freedom of speech. I also used different names to protect privacy. Correct me if I'm wrong, but how SHOULD I handle this situation? In a way, I use this page to vent frustration at times. By not getting it off my chest it could make matters worse!
One of the main reasons this all came to mind has direct bearing on something that happened with work today. I was approached by my project manager about a job he felt I was the best suited for within our division...., because it was (according to him)of an extreme "techinal" nature. The job requires that I have access to the bosses passwords at his desk computer after hours. I'll be at the company by myself from 2:30 p.m. till 11:00 p.m. for the next two weeks! It also requires me to be issued keys to the company's main gate, the manager's office, the technical library, and the assistant manager's office, and be given free access to the main production warehouse. I have to proof read and copy several different drawings for NAVY Hovercrafts having multiple pages to each set, and then separate them into work packages in order for our company to be able to post a cost bid so we can be awarded to jobs. I have to actually visit the boat later on and write up any changes, added costs, etc. Basically, this job would normally be given to the project manager. I was told I didn't have to accept the responsibilty, however it was the over-all gut feeling I was being cosidered the one most familiar with the work items..., even though HALF the items don't even fall under my trade skills. I'm, also aware of the fact I will need the skills to be able to do this in the future since I was hired to be in charge of the "future" electrical/electro-mechanical department.
SO! Where does this leave me? First of all, I'm not going to sit here say I approve of the way my boss has handled alot of the situations in the past. Instead, I'm going to give him the same amount of respect and forgiveness I would expect from someone had I acted in the way in which he did to me. I cannot begin to be fully aware of the pressures and concerns he has to deal with on any given day simply due to the fact that for every situation you may think I know about, there could be just as many that I don't! Second and foremost, the Indians said it best, "Never judge a man until you have walked a mile in his moccasains." Of course, I think the Indians should have revised thier saying to read, "Never attempt to wear another man's moccasains until making sure he is free of athlete's foot, for only a man with foot problems has trully used his feet for walking the mile which you now desire. It is much better to walk with a fresh set of moccasains, rather than try and steal the moccasains of another."
Another good note..., I PASSED my test for my week and a half long training course at work! I am now eligible for a garaunted raise according to company policy for passing the Craftsman Exam. YAY!!!
Sunday, September 12, 2004
Mule Recipe # 3
MULE'S EGG NOODLE CHICKEN DUMPLINGS
Boil two packages of Mueller's egg noodle dumplings. Cut heat to low stirring noodles frequently. DO NOT DRAIN!
Add fine to medium chooped chicken pieces, two cans cream of chicken soup, and one can cream of celery soup.
Next add 1/3 chopped stalk of celery.
Add one cup of milk.
Add 1/4 stick of margarine or butter.
Add one teaspoon of salt, and two teaspoons of ground black pepper.
Add garlic salt to taste.
Stir and simmer on low.
Now EAT UP!!!