Tuesday, March 31, 2009


Good Salt: Last night I made the best burritos, ever. I blackened some chicken tenderloins, made jasmine rice w/cilantro, sauteed onions and peppers, added some jalapeno-enhanced corn relish, sour cream and tomatoes ...roll it all up in a large tortilla...repeat as needed...mmm...I've been feeling poorly lately, so maybe some good food will improve my lot.
It can't hurt, right?

Dump Truck: I re-broke a tooth and swallowed a filling. It hurts.

Good Salt: I have a job that allows me to save enough money to entertain the idea of purchasing a spiffy new PC.

Dump Truck: My Volvo is suddenly dead weight. I'm lucky to have a job that allows me to save enough to shop for a twelve-year-old Honda.

Bring On The Landfill: I'll probably wind up settling for a 1989 Chevette and a root canal.

Good Salt: HQ is auditing our past work records and paying overtime to everyone who worked more than eight hours in a single day, regardless of whether they worked 40 hours in that week or not...when I was in Recruiting I would sometimes work a 10 or 12-hour day and then be forced to take a half-day off in order to stay under 40 hours- under the new policy, I will be getting overtime back-pay for those extended days.

BOTL: HQ has stated that anyone accruing retroactive back pay as a result of the new policy will be fired.


Anonymous said...

Swallowed a filling! Good grief. Have you ever seem the children's book "Fortunately" by Charles Remy? This post reminded me of t:

"Fortunately, Ned was invited to a surprise party.
Unfortunately, the party was a thousand miles away.

Fortunately, a friend loaned Ned an airplane.
Unfortunately, the motor exploded."

Sling said...

When it rains,it pours.

AC@46 said...

ouch .. hope it wasn't gold .. the last dump doesn't make sense

yellowdog granny said...

holy shit!...good news bad news and what the fuck news..judas priest..are them folks demented or what?...this is the government right?....write a letter to obama...or to one of his daughters, they might be able to make sense of it...
im making grilled red snapper vera cruz...first attempt..

angel said...

So... HQ wants to pay you OT, but if you take it you'll get fired?