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By jimgon (Mon Apr 20, 2009 at 08:54:44 PM EST) (all tags)
Sherman, to the wayback machine.


My eldest daughter has decided that she dislikes paper towels.  She had developed some sort of belief that they're ecologically unsound.  She doesn't realize what would happen if Northwest rednecks lose their logging jobs.  They would be forced to sign up for unemployment and then they would become soft and lazy and dependent on government programs.  We would be forced to take them out back and shoot them for being welfare queens.

Enough of that talk.  Conservatives would never stoop so low as to accept government money.  They would refuse it and be self sufficient.   Take Bobby Jindal who in February said he would refuse stimulus money which would go to jobless benefits.  What a conservative dreamboat.  The reports in March that he might accept the same refused money?  Might doesn't mean will.  Since he went from no to maybe in thirty days we should be hearing the clarification of no shortly.  I go to sleep at night better knowing the Bobby Jindal is out there somewhere refusing jobless benefits for the citizens of his state.  He knows how soft those people will become if they get government benefits.  He's a stud.  Jindal in 2012.   I can't imagine a better candidate to run against the Obamanator.

All kidding aside.  I would love for him to run in 2012.  I think it will be an easy win against the current wet dream of the republican party.   I'm just curious what back peddaling nonsense he'll use when he accepts the money. 

At work over the last seven months I've been slowly tortured by a project that would try the patience of a saint.  We spent the first five months with anyone in a position of authority refusing to make a decision.   Lots of passive aggressive nonsense.  The VPs thought they had some sort of control over this project.  Somehow they forgot that we had a steering committee of six people and none of them were on it. Well five weeks ago the steering committee voted on our go/no-go decision.  All six went with go.  From that time on decisions have been made and progress was made like mad.  This weekend we implemented with no issues.  The project by the way is a consolidation of a purchased company.  This was the first phase with two more to go.  In the middle of all this I got to experience the joy of making executive level decisions because no one else was willing to do it.  And yes, a lot of people were suprised.

Also during this I had some serious issues because my boss seems to be a micromanager by nature.  I'm the opposite. I don't like micromanagement and really resent being pushed to do it or to have it done to me.  So it caused a lot of extra undue stress to me.  VPs weren't making decisions and my boss was trying to micromanage in respect to how to deal with it or get them to do things.  He never caught on that I didn't have the authority to push the issue with them, and for some reason kept pushing me and trying to micro direct me.  I snapped at one point.  Since then I've pretty much been burnt out.  But we have had a successful implementation.

Right now we're moving into the next phase even though we are exactly one day past implementation.  We're not allocating time to review what just happened or to respond to any isues that come up. I've been tasked with trying to come up with a strategy to tackle this next phase which is again the integration of a business unit with the same purchased company.  Again, executive level decision making.  All this for the salary of an IT project manager.  Not a senior project manager mind you, just a regular PM.  Not even making the same salary as an IT manager at this company. 

This is my problem.  I can't keep to my pay grade.  I can't avoid filing a leadership vacuum.  I piss myself off. 

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I'm slowly learning by blixco (4.00 / 1) #1 Mon Apr 20, 2009 at 10:55:16 PM EST
to work within the box defined by my expectations, and fuck the recompense.

If I can't do this and be happy, what the hell am I doing?

That's me, though. You have a lot more on your plate. But if you ever wanna move to the Republic of Texas....

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If I can't do this and be happy by wiredog (4.00 / 1) #2 Tue Apr 21, 2009 at 07:23:58 AM EST
I don't know about you, but for me "work" is what I do so I can do the things I enjoy. If I like the job (I often do) well, that's a bonus.

Earth First!
(We can strip mine the rest later.)

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I spend too much time and effort at it by blixco (4.00 / 2) #4 Tue Apr 21, 2009 at 09:14:17 AM EST
to just tolerate it.  It's not what makes me, but it is what I do, and it is what makes 70 percent of my hours. So if I can't stand it, I can't do it.

I am learning this.

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"You bring the weasel, I'll bring the whiskey." - kellnerin
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Ditto <n/t> by jimgon (4.00 / 1) #6 Tue Apr 21, 2009 at 06:35:46 PM EST





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I'm not a secessionist by jimgon (4.00 / 1) #5 Tue Apr 21, 2009 at 06:34:03 PM EST

Though Cailin would love to move because she thinks the roads are paved with steak.






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Did you hear about Jindal calling out Cheney by georgeha (2.00 / 0) #3 Tue Apr 21, 2009 at 09:04:59 AM EST
for calling Obama's patriotism into question?

I think Jindal realized the wingnut side of the Republican party isn't big enough to win an election.


I hadn't heard by jimgon (2.00 / 0) #7 Tue Apr 21, 2009 at 06:38:17 PM EST
But the whole conservative coalition is falling apart, so he can't win.  Right now the Republican brand is becoming more isolated.  Regardless of how much the big networks put Fig Newton on tv.




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