Posted by Greg on March 9, 2004, at 0:11:45
In reply to Hey, Shar? noa? Greg? Everyone?, posted by Racer on March 6, 2004, at 17:44:05
I'm doing OK I guess. Still going to work at 2:30 in the morning, but I'll do anything to avoid that Sunol grade rush hour traffic. Rapidly approaching 50, and trying to keep a low profile about it. Mary is doing well although she works too hard at work and at home. But she seems to thrive in it. I try to help out at home as much as I can, but she insists in doing most of it herself. I think it's one of those "if you want it done right" things. Jeni, my oldest daughter, is working for PG&E as an estimator, and tells me that she will own the place someday. I think she's serious. NaShay, my youngest daughter, is in her junior year in HS, and wants to run her own daycare when she graduates. As long as it's not in my house, I think it's a noble idea. Brandon starts HS in September, and has already signed up for the freshman football team. Ouch. He plays flag football with his buddies now, and he's really good. But I know he just doesn't have any concept of what it feels like to get hit REALLY hard. We'll see. Alyssa, my granddaughter, is about a year and a half now. She's talking a lot, and she's so beautiful! She loves Papa (that's me :)) very much. She likes to take my hand and lead me around the house to show me all her toys. Talking to me the whole time, of which I understand hardly any. But that's OK, I try.
The job situation here is pretty comical. Mary just got a long overdue promotion. She's now a Customer Relations Manager. Corner office, window, raise, she deserves it all. NaShay has been working PT in an elementary school daycare, and will be getting her license to operate her own facility next year. Brandon has already gotten himself his first job. When he turns 14 next month, he'll start working PT at a local golf course/country club as a busboy. Now me...
I have been working as a contractor at GE Nuclear in San Jose for the last 2 1/2 years. I've been trying to get them to hire me on FT, but no way. I've put in at least 50 resumes in this time, and had 1 interview. The place where I contract gives me no holiday pay, no vacation accrual, no medical, dental, or vision benefits, no 401k, no profit sharing, and no stock options. I get a paycheck, period. I don't know how the rest of my family does it, but I have to take lessons from them. I have to keep reminding myself that I could be out of work.
I guess other than this it's same meds, different day. I am hoping that I get to remember what I did wrong in this life when I get to the next one so that I can make some minor changes.....
How are you Racer? You are sounding decidedly better. Have things improved a little for you? You know, we never did have that lunch, and it's not too late. Most of the businesses may have moved, but we still have the best restaurants! Drop me a line when you can and catch me up, OK?