Thursday, March 16, 2006


I really wish someone would make up their mind where I work concerning what schedule I'm working. My schedule is changing yet again...
I had no sooner fallen asleep yesterday morning when I'm awaken by pounding on my front door. It's my supervisor, and he has news for me. He taking me off the three 12-hour and one 6-hour shift a week, starting Monday. I'm really relieved about this because I was getting sick of the 12-hour shifts anyway. This also means I'll have to start back working weekends... WTF.
Anyway, he told me the reason is that they had to let Barney go... Really? Go figure. I'll find out exactly why later and let you all know.
So now I'm off until Monday here on my regular schedule, but I have to pick up a few shifts down at that coal mine in Raven, VA Saturday and Sunday.
We all have crosses we must bear.
Another thing. I didn't write about it at the time and have been keeping this information sort of a secret as not to jinx it. Back in December I took the civil service test for a State job on the railroad. Since it's a state job, and since civil service hiring practices move slightly faster than a three toed sloth, I've just gotten word I'm on the top of a the short list for the position. This job will either be in Greenbrier or Pocahontas counties, and if I get the job I'll have to move because it would be too far to commute every day. Being a state job, the pay would be almost triple what I'm getting paid now, full bennies and retirement.
I'll let you know more later when I get more info myself!
Copyright 2006 Thomas J Wolfenden


Lisa said...

Keeping my fingers crossed for you. :-)

Kev said...

Best of luck, Tom.

And I'm sure you'll miss Barney eventually ... he was great material, after all!

Dirk said...

We all have crosses we must bear.
Many long moons ago there was an English comic strip called The Perishers. One of the characters had a cross-eyed teddy bear called Gladly.
Think about it.
P.S. Why does the state give you bennies? Are you gunna be on night shift?
Oh wait.
You mean 'benefits', huh.

cmk said...

Wishing you luck--I'm thinking good thoughts for you!

Sherri said...

Good luck!!! (fingers and toes crossed)

berly02 said...

Good luck with the new job. Sorry about the weekends though.

Courtney said...

Will be praying for ya!
Good luck on the job. The benefits alone make it worthwhile...

tsduff said...

Sounds like a dream job! Especially for you :-D

I'm rooting for you!

Bev said...

That's great news on the state job. I'll keep my fingers crossed for you.