Thursday, January 25, 2007

And for this I get paid...

There has been snow here for a little over a week now. It makes me happy because I can watch the snow fall while I'm stuck at work. The MN people from the purchasing company do not like the snow. They get worried it will delay their flights home. Last Friday, most of the MN people left at 10:30 am so they would beat the snowstorm out. My 3rd boss (from MN) made the comment "These other employees aren't really dedicated. They're leaving early because of a little snow." So I had to say "Like how last time you wanted to fly out when there was to be snow you left a day early?" only to be informed I wasn't supposed to bring that up. Where is the fun in that? Anyhow, yesterday was my 3rd boss's last day in Cleveland for the indefinite future. It was a snowy day. One of my co-workers kept walking in and asking him if the airport had shut down yet. At one point I started laughing, only to be informed that I was encouraging the co-worker. But I have to keep my sense of humor. At this point if I don't laugh I might cry. It will be an experience to be without a supervisor on site.

On a happier work note, I got to break things this week. In order to see whether we could go to a thinner gage steel, I got to build the box, then drop a wrench on it to see how badly each version dented. What's better is nobody from the shop came in to see what all the noise was. Also on the happy side is that there is still chess being played at lunch.

Then today the company gave us breakfast, because we have such pride in what we do that we are willing to keep up the hard work through this (we had to suffer through a state of the co. address before the food). Then later today we found out that as "displaced workers" we are in a good position to receive unemployment assistance when the time comes. Hopefully it won't come to that.

Now, if only I could find time to go out running in the snow, I might be able to say my winter was complete.

I realize this had nothing to do with the siblings. At the moment the recent stories I have of their procrastination of homework are not contributing to my insainity level as much as my job. I guess that is something to be thankful for. Funny, I didn't think of it that way before. As VeggieTale says, "A thankful heart is a happy heart."


Shae said...

There's no rule that posts have to be about children... In fact there are few rules... The exceptions being no standing in the doorway... no blood on the carpet... etc...

Sorry, Loree, I might be having to much fun with the ellipses.

Have you heard anything from ITT (It Takes Time) yet? Do I need to make Paul hunt them down?

Loree said...

NOOO! The ellipses!


I hope you fare better at chess than I do. I had a game where the opponent turned the board around to play my side, because I was losing... twice.

Kathy said...

*laughs* Shae, I like the acronym! You might have to make Paul hunt them down. But wait until I get word back from Keithley (it should be this coming week... they told me end of the month either way). I'll let you know when I get word.

That must have been quite a chess game Loree. I'm more of a defensive player myself, so most of my games I can keep somewhat close but ultimately lose. I've won one game so far, and I'm still not quite sure how I managed to do so. But it is fun, which is the important part.