Hoodwinked!

Sonuvabitch!Caught a cold. And from one of my guys at work. Thanks John. And on my birthday no less. Dumb!

November 9, 2021 · 1 min · thagoat

Leader-hosen, Not Follower-hosen

So, it’s official. I’m the new team lead for the PM crew. Another small bump in pay and some more responsibily. Excellent!

May 16, 2021 · 1 min · thagoat

A Changing of The Schedule

After three and a half years, I’m back to where I started. Working Thursday and Friday as my 2 weekdays. Simon finally went to days and with Tim and Chris both working Monday/Tuesday the end of the week was a tad light on workers. No terrible, but I’ll get used to it. I can watch the 2 primetime football games, and John Oliver. So there’s that I guess. Oh! And Jamie is back....

September 21, 2020 · 1 min · thagoat

2020 Just Keeps on Giving

So in other news besides 200,000 dead: Mason is slumping in baseball. Ford is actively dying. We’re very shorthanded at work and I’m pulling extra shifts. And now Mason will be staying with me indefinitely because Amanda’s neighbor is mentally ill and threatened to kill her, basically. Neat! Oh! And my axle boot is torn and leaking grease. Groovy! Best news I have right now is that Simon is finally going to day shift on September 14th!...

September 9, 2020 · 1 min · thagoat

Promoted

Got the official word today, I’m now the 2nd team lead. And a small raise comes with the position. $4,160. TYVM

June 1, 2020 · 1 min · thagoat

Flawless Victory

Today I was given the backup team lead spot at work. Woot! Small pay bump, perhaps one American dollar per hour?! Nice. I went from knowing nothing, hired as a floor resurfacing tech, to this new role in 3 years. To quote Adam Sandler, “Not too shabby”. EDIT: Two American dollars per hour!

May 9, 2020 · 1 min · thagoat

Would You Say I Have A Plethora Of News?

So, quite a few things happening recently and I haven’t been updating much. Oops, sorry ): First and foremost, Susie is now moved out and waiting on her security deposit. Woot! The apartment/house search continues. Also, the folks in charge of WBIG are morons. First day of the new schedule and it was a cluster fuck of epic proportions. Meh. Which means, it’s Monday, and it’s my weekend. Weird. And the best news of the past week; I got my car back today, and also finally got my stimulus check....

May 4, 2020 · 1 min · thagoat

Episode IV: A New Schedule

A new schedule is just over the horizon, and today it was finalized. We shall be working four 6-hour days. Friday, Saturday and Sunday 6 to 12 ish. Also, each of us will take a day during the week, which will fall on our regularly scheduled days. I gave Tim the choice of day and he deferred back to me, so mine day is Monday, 7 to 1 ish.

April 28, 2020 · 1 min · thagoat

Hazard Pay?

Finally! Cardinal is going to do something right for it’s employees The plan is to bring all the employees back, for all 3 shifts and run what they can (not really much business) and shut down early every week so everyone can collect unemployment and get the extra $600 per week in COVID benefits. So basically, we’re going to work less, collect partial unemployment and get the $2400 per month from the government....

April 22, 2020 · 1 min · thagoat

Profit Before People

So as all Cardinal Wilkes-Barre employees learned on Friday, our illustrious Plant Manager values money over employee health and wellness. We can watch the number of infected people rise alarmingly everyday, and see that he remains unconcerned, calling this pandemic “No Big Deal!” We received hard copies today, of a letter to inform PSP that we are, in fact, allowed to work during the shutdown. The fucks! So today I wore an N95 mask all day, and gloved up for every call I answered....

March 23, 2020 · 1 min · thagoat