Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Thought for the Day

The corporate machine that I work for decided a few weeks ago to reorganize parts of the organization that I work for. They came into Kansas and told about ten people that they were moving their office to Sioux Falls. They all still had jobs, but on May 24th, they had to be in Sioux Falls if they wanted to keep them. 90% of them refused. I don't know what kind of severance package, if any, was offered; nor do I very much care. I have moved across our beautiful country a few times, it's not really a big deal. But, this is not today's point. The people that I work with in Kansas have become difficult to work with, almost hostile in their actions. I can understand that they are a bit bitter, perhaps afraid of change and the unknown. I can honestly say that if they were always like this I would have a hard time dealing with it. I almost think that they are upset at all the people this didn't effect, like me. But, I am also smart enough to know that next month it may be my turn. If that happens, I will either accept their transfer offer or refuse it, but I don't think it would change how I did my job.

My Question is this: Were my co workers always like this? Is this their true nature? Or is it like a cornered animal, lashing out at anything they can out of spite?

Friday, May 7, 2010

Oh, The Horror

alternate title: Somebody better clean this up before we open.

This was put together by my friend, ZDigger, who never grew up and does cool things with Lego's.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Mr Murphy Wins Again

I had planned continuously. I had pored over maps, checked my backpack, I even bought a new tent. What was I planning? Nothing less than an epic backpacking hunt in the Sierra Nevada Mountains of Kalifornia. 8,000 plus feet of elevation in a wilderness area loaded with trophy Mule Deer, provided of course, that you were willing to earn them with sore muscles, alot a sweat, salty tears and perhaps even a bit of blood.
The 2010/11 hunting regs were released last week and I called Fish and Game to clarify some issues about my Non-resident status. The bitch professional young lady that answered the phone (Seriously, she did not want to even deal with me. Keep refering me to the new regulation booklet, like that was any clearer. Hello? I called the 'help line' number.), explained to me that if I did not get drawn, they would not be issuing refunds for the tag fees. I knew that getting drawn would be difficult, there was only 400 tags for this zone, but was I willing to give them $250 of my money on a gamble? Probably to only get a preference point in return? The answer, loyal reader, is a resounding 'NO'. For $80 more dollars and less fuel I can drive to Colorado and have a higher chance of success.
Now all I need to do is find a beautiful area of Colorado where I can backpack in and hunt Mule Deer.
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