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This blog is dedicated to the Life and Service of Captain Witold Pilecki - May 13, 1901 to May 25, 1948

Monday, November 28, 2016

The Search For New Employment

While I try to limit blog posts about me personally. Mr. B. Woodman, one of the regular readers and commenters has asked. So, here is my tale.

I worked in the telecommunications industry. It was something that was very lucrative and looked like it would go on forever. I started working in the industry at 19. My earnings increased dramatically over the years as I advanced myself, until 2008. Between industry collapse and the economy going down the shitter (regardless of what the lies and propaganda of the current administration says), it was lose-lose, and I had been treading water for the last 8 years. I am now 54 and collecting unemployment for the first time in my life. How did this happen? Was I an alcoholic, drug abuser, problem gambler, or some type of criminal? Nope....just squeezed out of the work force like pus out of a pimple. I was working in a dying industry for a company that was mis-managed and had no focus. Their business plan was built around sales, that used a weak sales force that was non-existent in some key geographic market areas. However, compared to my peers, I have outlasted a lot of them.

When the technology evolved, the telephone, which was once a vital piece of business equipment, became something that was now less important. People became so used to the crappy call quality of packetized voice from cell phones, that call quality no longer mattered. Nobody wanted another piece of equipment on their desk, so the phone became an app on a computer. And look at all the neat toys that the phone now has! Because of this, the phone system fell under the responsibility of the IT Department, instead of a dedicated Telecom Department. The IT Departments really hate dealing with voice (because they view it as voo-doo and don't really understand it), so it falls by the wayside until the shit hits the fan. Then it's a mad scramble to try and fix things. 99% of the time, the problems were caused by the IT Department, doing things to their network with no regard to the voice portion, and no involvement of us that service the voice system. All we got was the panic emergency call on Monday morning that the system was down. Selling and installing a new system was just as bad. In the old days, a new system was planned to the enth degree. An install usually went off without a hitch and the need for very little change to the original plan. Now, it is ALWAYS a cluster-fuck. The systems are sold almost cookie cutter, because little attention was paid to all the users needs by those making the purchase. They are purchased and shipped as soon as the ink is dry on the contract, even though the new building being built is still a steel shell. But hey, gotta get that money rolling in! The equipment now has to be stored until the new building can accommodate the equipment. By then the software it was shipped with is out of date and all the equipment needs software, firmware, and sometimes hardware upgrades just to fire it up. By then the other players that should have been involved in system design come out of the woodwork demanding their needs be met. Now we don't have enough licenses for users or features. The change orders are starting to come fast and furious, as we get ready to bring equipment to site to rack-n-stack. Oops.....they totally forgot to have the electricians give us the power and grounding we asked for. So now the install is delayed because the racks have to be partially disassembled and moved for the electricians. Oh, and the cabling requirements also got changed without letting us know. "Yeah, we decided to go fiber optic to the closets" meaning we are now scrambling to get the proper fiber adapters for our data switches. Project management is an absolute nightmare, and the timeline for the project seems to go on forever, with the termination date constantly being pushed further down the road. Even when the project seems to be done, and the punch-list is complete, a conference call is setup and now it turns out that items that were completed months ago are back on the agenda. In the fire service, even on a large scale incident, there is termination of command and the incident is declared over. Whether the building is a smoking pile on the ground or still standing...IT IS OVER! When I was laid off, I told my employer that I am finished with the industry. I have remained true to that statement. There is one company in the PSRK still (successfully) doing this work, but I refuse to work for them. They are the collection of assholes I have worked for and with over the decades, and I would rather flip burgers at Mickey D's than work there.

I have decided to return to my roots which is electronics. I went to a state trade school instead of a traditional high school and studied electronics. The job hunting process is now completely on-line and I have filled out many applications for jobs in the electronics field. Because I hold a Class B CDL, I have also filled out applications for truck driver. This has been going on for over 2 months with no response from anyone. Job hunting is nothing like it used to be; making a personal appearances, knocking on doors, filling out applications and dropping off resumes. You give them only what they ask for on-line and you never hear back unless they really want you. Finally, last Wednesday morning, I picked up an email from United Technologies. It was an invitation to interview this Thursday December 1st, for the very first job I applied to, and the job I most desired. It is for a 2nd shift in house Electronics Technician to service the controls on their CNC manufacturing machines. The aerospace industry is exploding, so if I can get in now, I will hopefully be secure until I either retire, or decide to make my exit on my terms from this PSRK hell-hole. Financially we are still doing OK, and picked up some reasonable short-term medical insurance to cover catastrophic medical issues. It sure would be nice to have good wages, insurance benefits, a retirement plan/pension, and be able to put money in savings again.

If anyone has specific things they want to discuss, please use the "Contact Me Directly" email form on the right side of the main blog page. Then we can have more of a dialogue.

UPDATE 12-7-16: My interview went OK, now I am just waiting to hear back on whether I go any further. I am told by people in the know, that UTC does not move very fast. Just for "ha-ha's" I checked the UTC career site to see if there were any openings in my other field of expertise, emergency services. THERE WAS! I immediately applied for the open Firefighter/EMT/Security position on Friday morning. Last time, my applications sat in the "Application Received" mode for quite some time. Early Monday morning, when I checked my candidate status, the application status already showed "Application Under Review", meaning someone had picked it up. With 23 years in the fire service, and several high level state certifications, I feel my chances for this position are as good as anyone's.

Thursday, November 24, 2016

The Irony Is Lost On Them

Even with the recent election of Donald Trump, the libtards here in the PSRK are pushing forward with their "sanctuary" agenda. For those that did not know, the city of New Haven, under then Mayor John DeStefano was one of the first "sanctuary cities" in the PSRK. Several others have followed, and now, Emperor Dannel I wants PSRK to be a sanctuary state. Well, I guess he doesn't realize there's a new sheriff in town, based on this little gem in the Wednesday November 23, 2016 issue of The Journal Inquirer. On page 10 under the "State/Region" heading, in the "In Brief" column was the following:

Malloy says state would sue

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy says he'll sue if the Trump
administration tries to withhold federal funds to New
Haven and other so-called sanctuary cities that
refuse to cooperate with federal immigration officials.
WTNH-TV8 reported that the Democratic governor
on Tuesday said any attempt to withhold such money
would violate the law. He said Connecticut would go
to court to protect its rights as a state and to receive
the benefits to which it is entitled. Republican
President-elect Donald Trump said during the cam-
paign that he would "end the sanctuary cities" and
said those that don't cooperate with immigration officials
will not receive federal money.

The irony is, that Emperor Dannel I is claiming the withholding of federal money law violates the law, while the cities (and soon the state) violate the law. Apparently the good governor does not know the Cardinal Rule for receiving federal money, which is; "In order to receive federal funding, thou shall do as the federal government commands!"

I also get a laugh how the state will go to court to supposedly protect its rights, while they also go to court to continually deny our Second Amendment Rights. They think us Patriots ought to just rollover and take it. So as a reminder (it's been a while)....

Armed Civil Disobedience of Non-Compliance

Monday, November 21, 2016

Oh Boo Hoo Hoo - More 2016 Election Fallout

Here in the PSRK, one of the bluest of blue states, there was no doubt that all 5 commies in the House of Representatives, and Senator Slimeball were going to be re-elected easily. What was in doubt, was the results on a nationwide basis. Well, now we know....A GOP Administration, House, Senate,  many state legislatures and governors, and potential originalist SCOTUS nominees. I knew immediately that meant those seven idiots in Congress that hail from the PSRK were going to be virtually powerless for at least the next two years, and hopefully for many more to come That sentiment is echoed in the AP story by Susan Haigh, the link to the full story is from the Washington Times below.

Some worry Connecticut has lost political clout with election

Being powerless to advance the liberal agenda any further, or stop the GOP bulldozer from pushing it back into the landfill of history forever, they are already trying to gain favor. We know how they operate them, compromise and bi-partisanship means you give in to them. As we have seen with PEOTUS Trump, he has already turned the entire establishment and conventional wisdom on it's head. There will be much crying and wailing from the left. I suggest a few items they and their Demo-Crap colleagues may need:

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Post Election Fun Stuff

Twitter is proving to be a great source of graphics to save to my library. Here are a few for your enjoyment.

All the libtards need to do is learn how to spell, maybe they won't be so unhinged.  BTW, there's also an extra "N"

Apparently now, wearing a safety pin on your lapel or chest is a symbol of solidarity with other snowflakes. I guess just like a "No Firearms" sign at the door it WILL keep you safe?

Now we know....Frosty The Snowman is to blame. We just need to keep him away from the turnips, brussels sprouts, beans, and chili.

Islam is a political ideology disguised as a religion. How did we take care of the political ideology that was Imperial Japan? Oh yeah........and Donald Trump did say we were going to "bomb the shit out of ISIS" didn't he?

And finally....GTFO!!!

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Happy Days Are Here Again......

....And a GIANT middle finger to Obummer and his legacy of destruction to our country! No Killary
Rotten Clinton meaning a third (or possible fourth) term of The Jackass Obummer. As someone that
lost employer paid health insurance, scrapping Obummercare and making health care what it should
be is high on my priority list. As well as originalist SCOTUS justices, firearm permit reciprocity, the
elimination of GUN FREE DEATH ZONES, erasing the nuke deal with the Iranian islamo-nazis, etc.

The Bush's and the Clinton's can now all just GO AWAY!

Tuesday, November 8, 2016


OK you "Never Trump-er's".....if you held your nose in 1996 and voted for Dole, held your nose
in 2008 and voted for McCain, and held your nose last time in 2012 and voted for Romney, then

YOU will own the presidency of Killary Rotten Clinton and everything that goes with it. Copitulating
to Islamo-Nazis around the world, being weak with Russia, China, and the Norks, a national economy
that is totally down the shitter, a tax bill that will be due over the next 10 generations, and God forbid,
her SCOTUS justices.

Get your ass to the polls and vote GOP down the whole ballot!


Friday, November 4, 2016

Elections 2016

Here's my take on this upcoming election....put Trump in the White House and elect Republicans
all the way down the and including Dog Catcher! Hold the House and Senate, and ensure
your duly elected senators confirm judges that will uphold The Constitution. If there is any doubt
about a judicial nominee, they are to be soundly rejected.

Send incumbent Demo-Craps home, and ALL THE TRAITORS TO THE GALLOWS!

Here in the PSRK, we have been suffering under single party rule for over 40 years. The state
is in a total shambles, and the Demo-Craps only want to do more of the same. While the election
outcome will not be changing the fact that I am leaving for the Republic of Texas, I still have
family here that will continue to suffer under marxist policies of uber-liberals.

We want this......

Certainly not this....

I'll take the guy who has a proven ability to manage a billion plus dollar company, but sometimes
says things that aren't very nice; over the un-indicted felon with a thirty plus year public service 
record of failure and inaction that leaves a trail of dead bodies behind. 

"At this point, what difference does it make.....?" I'll tell you what difference it makes, BITCH! I
hope to live to see the day you and the rest of the current administration are executed as traitors.

If you have already participated in early voting with a paper absentee ballot and voted for The Whore
of Satan, you can change your vote by showing up at the polls in person and casting your vote for the
entire GOP lineup. You may find you sleep a little more sound at night.