Monday, July 11, 2016

Spent much of yesterday just enjoying the holiday.  Cooked 2 racks of ribs on my new grill, my landlords had some friends over that I now know so we sat around and talked for several hours after eating until it got to dusk. We then proceeded to set off a large amount of various types of fireworks.  That was my day yesterday, I didn't really do much of anything else, I didn't feel like it.  Going to work this morning was a chore, anything over the normal 2 day weekend makes it harder incrementally to go back to work, especially in the toxic environment I am now working in.

My coworker driver said he is considering driving a garbage truck, that they actually make decent money and have great benefits. Yeah, I replied, but you have to sit there and smell that smell, allllll day long.  I guess after a while you might get used to it, but it would take me some time to get used to that kind of smell.  He wants out of there, is his point and he doesn't care what he takes as long as the pay is decent.  He also wants to move over here to the town I am in or another, larger town 25 miles to the west of me. I agree, I am not a fan of Louisiana.  I filled out a couple of applications this weekend, just going to keep submitting them. Sooner or later something is going to break.

On that front, my coworker told me he walked into the office building on Friday and overheard a conversation:  "He's just bulls*******, he isn't going to leave".  The new manager and the warehouse dude were having a discussion that I doubt they wanted anyone else to hear.  They talk a lot of crap behind people's backs, not just me.  I shrug it off, I don't really care what they think. They have no idea what my plan is because I haven't told them and have  no inclination or reason to.  If/when I find a good enough, local job, I'm going to take it.  Would it even be prudent for me to tell them that? No.  I might just get an invitation to leave, considering the new manager's rant last week.


That was 4 days ago.  It wasn't a particularly wonderful week at work.  But, just for context, it definitely isn't just me.  An inside salesman approached me on Wednesday - I was sent out on a late run and got back long after everyone was gone - excepting him.  The discussion went immediately to the new manager.  This guy had not finished receiving everything from the day before and that morning, the new manager reamed him a new one.  He said the manager used the F bomb at least 20 times.  I'll tell you right now, that new manager konws a helluva lot better than to use that kind of language with me.  I'll call his boss right there, in the room and if that doesn't do anything I'll call corporate, yes, right there, while it's happening.

What's the problem? Well, the other inside salesman is on extended leave because of surgery and so all of his duties have been dumped onto this other inside salesman plus his normal, daily duties. But, this new manager is an idiot.  I can't say much else about him besides other, foul adjectives that I won't go into here.  He's too stupid to understand that one man can't reasonably be expected to take on the duties of 2 people that are working all day long, every day, at full speed.  He's an arrogant, stupid, stuck up, bull headed, thin-skinned - well the list goes on.

Anyway, my coworker has likely landed a job at HD Supply.  He's sick of our company and is attempting to move on.  I'm still waiting for the "perfect" job, which simply means steady hours, good pay and a no or little drama manager and environment.  And decent benefits.  Plenty of companies that have that, just have to find one with an opening.

Weekend here, landlord's mother and grandma are here visiting for a couple of days.  It's going to be much more difficult for them to visit once the landlords move ot Georgia, much further away.  It's not too bad a drive from Oklahoma right now so they are making some visits before the move.  I've found a renter for one of the rooms at the price I am asking, just need to find another renter and it's a done deal.

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