Friday, June 27, 2008

It wasn't me.

I'm not terribly fond of my current boss. Actually, I think he is one of the most dimwitted people that I have ever had the displeasure to work with.

I once went to a 1 hour meeting with him and it took 5 hours! He didn't listen. I kept on repeating myself because he didn't seem to be listening. He kept on talking about the same stuff over and over. 4.5 hours into the meeting, he asked me about why I seemed to be angry! One of the people I work with discovered that you just have to stand up, mumble something about having to go somewhere and then just walk out. It works like a charm. I owe the guy who told me about that little meeting termination strategy, many beers.

I'm going to be finished this job in a little over two months. Everyone I work with was wondering when I was finally going to flip out and lose it on my boss. Yesterday someone beat me to it. I'm told that the guy who lost it actually used phrases like, "Go ahead fire me! Do it! Do it now!", "Let's go over and talk to HR right now and see what they think!"

I only have 66 days to go. A part of me wants to go to war with my boss, but I find myself wondering what that would accomplish. I'm going to be out of this job in a little over 2 months. I have a bit to lose (2 months of pay) and almost nothing to gain.

It wasn't me. It was the other guy. Nobody was expecting that.

Sunday, June 22, 2008

How low can it go?

Morale at work is at an all time low and getting worse. Is there a limit to how demoralized an incompetent Manager's staff can get? The morale of my coworkers seems to be getting lower and lower without any bottom in sight. I don't really take work too seriously these days, because I can see the light at the end of the tunnel. I'll walk out of the tunnel at the end of August.

I feel pretty bad for the people I will leave behind. My boss is a truly stupid man. I'm not trying to be insulting, he really is lacking in intelligence. He often leaves his staff dumbfounded by the depths of his stupidity. You can talk with the guy for an hour and be assured that everything you said was ignored and or not understood because he just wasn't listening or didn't know what you were talking about. A 10 minute discussion can turn into an hour long meeting, where he just babbles on about things that he doesn't understand. He seems to have built a career on bullshit and it sure does stink.

The scenic route

I've spent the last few weeks exploring hiking trails in my neighbourhood. If I walk to school from my place, and decide to take the scenic route, I can get half way their by going through hiking trails.

This is the scenic route to school.

This is Jimmy the frog. I met him while taking the scenic route this morning. He may look small, but he's a bad ass. I outweigh Jimmy by at least 215lbs and he isn't scared of me.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Damn it

Damn it, I just called the number. I don't know why. I just couldn't help myself. It had a recorded message. I got bored with it after about 30 seconds. Give the number a call and Fred will tell you everything you need to know. Let me know how it works out...

Stupid Sign

I took a picture of this sign a few weeks ago, with my camera phone, and forgot about it. I don't believe it and I won't call.

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Soon to be poor student

I've been taking a closer look at my finances. I may not actually have enough money saved up to be an unemployed student. I might actually have to get a part time job when I'm in school :-( I might be able to be unemployed for the first semester, but probably have to get some kind of a job during second semester. I will most definitely be looking for a summer job. I was sort of considering the possibility of taking some courses in the summer, next year, but that's not looking to likely at the moment.

I'm actually thinking about updating my resume. That's pretty damn depressing. I haven't felt the need to do that for a few years.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Pre program requirements

The college sent me some paper work on Monday. The paper work is mostly for a criminal record check and immunization requirements. There was also mention of a CPR and First Aid course requirement, which I have already met.

The application for my criminal record check is in the mail and should be processed within four weeks. I was expecting the criminal record check to involve a trip to a police station. All I had to do was fill in a form and mail it in.

I'm now working on completing the immunization requirements. I have to get vaccinated for a couple of things and get blood work to confirm that I have immunity for a few other things. The Hepatitis B vaccination looks like it will be a bit of a hassle. The Hep B vaccination involves 3 shots and then a blood test to confirm immunity.

Thursday, June 05, 2008


Breathing Through School recently wrote about scrubs and I started wondering about the scrubs that I would have to wear, when I start my clinicals in the summer of 2011. Yestrday I found out that I have to wear red scrubs, when I'm doing my clinicals. I guess I have to wear red so that I'm easy to identify in a crowd. "He did it! The guy in the red scrubs! Get him!"

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

No turning back now

I guess there's no turning back now. I've paid my student fees for the 2008/2009 school year.

My begging for money efforts, at the bank, have been successfull.

Hello Mrs. Banker. How are you doing? I'm going to quit my job and go back to school. Can I borrow some money? Gee thanks. Where do I sign?

One of the benefits of always paying your bills on time and not carrying a balance on any of your credit cards: A kick ass credit rating.