Wednesday, February 23, 2011

We are One!

What Scott Walker is doing to the people in Wisconsin right now has to be stopped.
It is the beginning of the destruction of the middle class and if it takes fire around this country it will be the end of the American Dream for many.
I don't know how long the fight will continue, but if people don't want this to happen in their states they need to participate.
This is another fight for freedom and we can't afford to lose it.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

"Linda and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day!"

It has been one of those months again with lots of drama.
When things cool down maybe I'll share some of it.

Just a snippet for now.

My daughter's Medical Device company was bought by a larger group form Ireland
last fall and they are in the middle of restructuring.
She has been hearing rumors for months that her job may be in danger.
There are a few who think she is overpaid, so they assigned someone to stay close and see what she does.
He reported back to them that if they got rid of her to be prepared to divide the job she does and hire two people. It seemed to slow them down.

They have reassigned her to a new department,
she went from Sourcing Specialist to a Buyer. I think I have that right, if I don't I'm sure she will correct me.
I could add much more but not now.
Yesterday I got and e-mail from her and without her permission I am sharing it.
It made me smile and lifted some of my funk..

"I had a totally stressful day from hell. I called my girlfriend to vent about the horrible sexist remark a male co-worker said to me when we were at a supplier and I was the only female in the room, and this is a guy who I actually like and get along with. He kept referring to "the virgin product" when he was referencing some literature that we hadn't taken out of a box yet. He must have said "virgin product" three or four times and then he finally looked at me and said," oh, I guess I shouldn't be referring to virgins in front of Linda". There was a horrified dead silence and to the credit of the rest of the men in the room no laughter, but it was EXTREMELY awkward that he would make that remark at all let alone in front of suppliers! So I'm venting to my friend about the inappropriate virgin remark and she said " Well, ya know Linda, It could be a lot worse. You could actually still be a Virgin"

Despite the stressful day and after a year of being told I'm overpaid, I got a raise and a bonus, so I guess I shouldn't complain...."