Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it – no matter if I have said it! – except it agree with your own reason and your own common sense.” – Siddhartha Gautama, a.k.a. the Buddha

One week

Short timers syndrome maybe?

But my resilience to stoopidity is being tested HARD.

I don’t give a damn about working late, been “doing the job” for years, and when you are on tour, shit happens and sometimes you have to slap on a few extra hours of hard work to make sure the show goes on. No problem.

But do not tell me at the wrap up of a job, at the end of the day, you need me to travel 45 minutes to slap a frickin bandaid on a cheapskates gate and that I’ll be making Overtime to do it.

It isn’t the fucking money, IT’S MY TIME. I choose how and to whom I spend my time,,, and to lose a few hours of MY time to squeeze a little extra life out of a gate that should have been replaced/rebuilt instead of the slap a weld here, bend this with a come-a-long, grind this to fit,,,, yes, I can do that, in a pinch when security is paramount and turn around time for new is slow, but its jerry-rigged bullshit and pisses me off.

And the options I proposed made better use of My time, the crew I was working with today, and would save the company money in the long run. But, and the boss blew up, then when I was biting the bullet and headed out, changed his tune, called me back and acted like my proposals where HIS idea.

My patience is being stressed tested,,,

One week. I go away for a while, leaving all if this behind for a short spell. And in the interim, I am pulling all my personal gear out because I highly doubt that I will be returning there when I return HERE, and I have no idea if my return HERE will be much more than a pack up and leave trip. (Kittehs are staying here and my Da is looking after them while I will be gone. This usually means I return home to a half destroyed home as Mamakat likes to show her anger by rearranging bookshelfs, pantry, and anything else that she can hook a paw behind)

IF I return there it will NOT be at current rate. Period, full stop. Todays events showed me full well how ‘exploited’ I am and that there will be no improvement without a serious series of negotiations.

And why lie, I have no desire to negotiate for my own slavery anymore. You want my skills; heres my rate for welding, custom fabrication, diagnostic fees, etc etc etc,,,

Four more days,


I wanna see how much more I can stand before I blow up, and burn that bridge to its pilings,

3 responses

  1. Zekerinontario

    I get it don’t legit ruin your fun.


    June 22, 2021 at 8:02 am

  2. Ohio Guy

    I got a mechanical maintenance job (with a bit of electrical) in SE ohio waitin for you. Start you off at @ $25/hr. 4 12’s, includes OT pay gets you 3 days off per week. Med, Dental, 401k paid vaca, bla bla bla. Jussayin. I’ll even train ya how not to get shocked!


    June 23, 2021 at 5:31 pm

    • I appreciate the offer, But I escaped from Ohio 11 years ago and not real keen on returning. And I used to tie in 3 phase for our touring PA, I know a bit about high voltage and how to get killed and how to avoid it. Lol


      June 23, 2021 at 5:44 pm

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