Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Wednesday

So, Caleb went out looking for a job today. He went to 5 different places around where his mother lives. At the Alberston's grocery store, he filled out an application on their computer kiosk and then left. He called me right after he left, I told him to go back in, find a manager, and tell that person you just applied through the computer, if you need any help I am available and I would really appreciate consideration for whatever position.

He did just that, too. That manager wasn't sure whether they needed help or not, but - to just fill out an app and not at least approach a manager may be a waste of time. I was proud of him going around to all those places and cracking the whip. I encouraged him not to get discouraged if nothing comes through right away - times are tough and a lot of people are looking for jobs. But he's got good references and the JR ROTC to list as something he's doing with both school and extra-curricular activities, can't hurt to write that in there somewhere. In fact, I think it will help immensely if there does happen to be job openings anywhere.

Well, anyway, today wasn't much. I had no deliveries but did make a trip downtown to take some material from our branch to the main branch and vice-versa. It was abysimally slow. As yesterday, there wasn't a whole lot of anything going on. The warehouse manager was washing his pickup truck for the 2cd time this week.

The general manager was cruising around, talked to him for a little bit. Actually, he was questioning me on the transition since we have gone from 4 workers at our store to 2. It's gone quite well, actually, considering there simply was not enough work to warrant 4 workers. With just 2 of us, the amount of work we are getting is enough to keep us busy - for whether driving or doing things around the store or warehouse.

Look - it's a 7 hour work day plus half hour break. Unless there is absolutely nothing going on, it goes by like a breeze. I have been busy driving lately, so even on a slow day, I can find things to do.

I have been pursuing looking into getting a passenger endorsement on my CDL and attempting to get part time work driving a tour bus - maybe for a casino on the weekends or something. I can't do Greyhound because they want full time drivers and they most certainly do not pay enough for me to want to quit my company and go work for them - not to mention the fact there are no other opportunities to do anything else there but - drive. I have not seen a part-time trucking job available since the economy went into chaos. Some companies are hiring full-time drivers, yes, but not part-time.

The transplanted tree is not doing well. I suspect that the guys that dug it up just cut out a lot of the root system, though I definitely saw a small root ball underneath it. If enough of the roots would have survived, I think I would have seen it coming back to life by now. But, just in case, I'll water it for another week. If it's just plain dead by then, it's coming out of the ground. It sucks because that is a great place to have a tree, and certainly, I do not have money to be buying trees right now. Oh well.

Which reminds me, I still need to get someone to give me a written quote on fixing the walls in Mary's rooms she was in, I am not going to - not - sue her. Not after she attempted to get me into trouble by claiming that I had shoved her. If she had not done that, I might be tempted to let it go.

Anyway, hope you all are having a luxurious day - the weather is still semi-nice here - better than very-bad - and I'll take it for as long as it lasts.
ben

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