Friday, May 23, 2008

Things started a bit slowly last night...

as they tried to find enough people to make the line run. It took a half hour for it to start, then another hour for it to run steady.

By lunchtime (9:30pm) it was like we never left...

Mercifully, instead of the full 10 they sent us home at 9 hours. I got home just before 3 to find Dottie asleep on the couch.

Always before the company had said it didn't make sense to fire the ovens and do all the things it takes to make the plant run for less than two days. They must really want Malibus!

I saw our "General Foreman" and told him I had put him and our superintendent down for job references along with our "Department Head". He was shocked that I was already actively looking...

Dottie is off today and Tuesday; I'm off the 3 days inbetween. Since her employer doesn't believe in direct deposit, she just left to pick up her paycheck and attend the payday meeting (unpaid).

So my weekend will consist of more of those things I haven't gotten done, and hopefully watching Danica win Indy come Sunday morning (if all the rain that's blowing through here these last few days doesn't screw things up)!

May your weekends be kind and wonderful!

alan

5 comments:

ZILLA said...

How could anyone be shocked that you're actively looking? The only shock these days should be failure to plan ahead! Besides, anyone who knows you knows you won't feel happy if you're idle too long :-)

That said, try not to get TOO much done over the weekend -- save your energy for Danica!

CrackerLilo said...

I hope Danica wins Indy, too! And I'm glad you can think about these things.

Between the Stanley Cup, the 500, and the 600, we pretty much have no reason to turn off the TV the next couple days. Al Gore's gonna make a movie about us!

kath said...

Hey you! Hoping that you are having a good weekend too...

Lots going on around here.. sorry to be making only quick visits~

Anji said...

We've got an important strike on locally at the moment. The fishermen are striking about charges and the cost of fuel, They are blocking all the roads to the port. Some of them have nothing to live on at the end of the month. Unfortunately no petrol/gas can be delivered and there is no fish. The tourists are starting to arrive and there is nothing to feed them on! Hopefully the government will do something soon as there will be a knock on effect.

TaraDharma said...

we may have strike coming up at the university in June....I'm not in the union (mgt.) but the union members have been getting paid WAY below a living wage for at least a decade. People are hurting.

That Danika - she's so cool! And she cares about being a positive role model -- we need that in sports!