Oops, missed another month-ish… Ahh wellMonday March 16, 2009 - Author: NightStorm -
Wow, quite a few weeks of events taking place… I’m not really sure where to start.
So lets just jump right into it with the major highlights, shall we?
Last week (it was Wednesday that everything went down), everyone at my job was called into a meeting with our store manager, human resources person, and all the floor managers. Not exactly the sort of meeting I wanted to take part in, but it was something that I think most of us predicted coming along. The first thing I noticed, was that two people were not present at the meeting. The yard manager, and our store shipper/dispatcher. While the Yard Manager being missing wasn’t a massive impact, I am torn on the other. Greg (the shipper) was someone that I and Tami considered a friend. Sure, I didn’t really see him outside of work, and the only time that she really saw him was when she was dropping off invoices… but he still brightened the day a little bit. It was fun to come to work in the morning and just chat with him for the 5 or 10 minutes before starting my day, hearing about how his weekend was, or his trips into the interior, or the cabin he and Debbi planned on building for weekend getaways. Just in general, he was a nice part to my job. On Wednesday, his employment at Curtis Lumber was terminated, and he wasn’t there anymore. Instead, I was moved into his office, and essentially given his job. Not exactly the way I wanted to get a promotion…. but things have happened that I do not have the power to change, so I have to simply accept it and move forward. At least one of the perks is that I am now off work at 2:30… or supposed to be, anyway. I’m finding that its usually closer to 3:30 before I actually book off… but at least I’m showing dedication to learning the job and trying to make sure that everything is ready to go for the afternoon and following morning. But just the same… Greg, I don’t know if you will ever actually see this, but you are missed by the staff at Curtis Lumber… don’t loose touch.
I see that The ELANS have yet again changed their date for the show. No shock there, as that gives them a few more weeks to try and take people for… I mean, to bring in additional funding for their show. It actually makes me sick to my stomach to think about what these two “people” are doing… in a time when there are layoffs all over the industry, and companies all over the Lower Mainland and the rest of the country are struggling just to keep their heads above the water, that these two come along and take them for more money under the cover of “buy your way into an awards show”… something that these companies shouldn’t even have to do. Their work speaks for itself, and they shouldn’t be having to pay hundreds or even thousands of dollars just for a little statue. Try helping the industry, instead of leaching off it, like you did to people with Tech Investments Inc. Looking at it logically, how many real award shows change their date so often, all so close to the “actual” date, all the while claiming that it’s to help people get submissions in easier? The reality is likely closer to their funding not being available for the show due to it being spent on other things. Wonder how much that new Harley of Jack’s cost…?
We finally got most of the garage cleaned out… okay, thats exagerating a bit. We cleared a path from one end to the other. But this is a huge step towards the possibility of converting it into a soundproof games room. Either that, or we leave it as a storage garage and instead work on building a nice new sunroom off the kitchen. Either way, I predict a LOOOONG summer ahead.
Vancouver recently hosted a visit from some executives for WCG Worldwide. Why were they here? To summarize it, there are some people working real hard to bring WCG’s attention to Vancouver as a possible host city. Unfortunately, the reputation of two previously mentioned people caused some damage to the reputation for the City, and by the time that it was pointed out that those two are most definitely not associated with the city or it’s Industries (and most definitely not Tami or I or our company), the damage had already been done. We only hope that they open their eyes to what Vancouver really is, and that the actions and scams of a few do not represent the city as a whole. Vancouver is an amazing city full of some of the World’s most talented people. To have the actions of two scammers destroy what all those other people have put their lives towards working on is just… sickening. Especially when they are doing it under the guise of running an awards show claimed to showcase that very same talent.
Overall, its been a pretty interesting few weeks. I can hardly wait to see what gets thrown in my direction next. Expect many rants when such things do take place. Other than that…