December 20, 2007

I won $291 playing poker tonight.


He took my job!

December 20, 2007

So, today, whilst training at the Saddle Creek branch, my VP came down to talk. Specifically to me.

A little backstory is in order. There are two of us training right now for two positions at two different branches. The other guy who’s training happens to be hispanic. He was training for the job out on 74th and Pacific. I was training for the job at the main branch.

Anyhoo, my VP and I talked small talk for a couple of minutes, and then he explained to me that the main branch has more of a need for a bilingual teller. My immediate rejoinder was “Hey, my resume shows that I can speak Spanish.”

My VP immediately grimaced, acknowledging the blow. “But you’re not Hispanic.” MMMMM.

“We’re kind of worried about the EEOC jumping on us, so we try to have a minority at each branch.”

In other words, because I’m a white male, I now have to get up probably a half hour earlier to get to work each morning. That’s great. In all seriousness, I thought this nonsense was hyperbole.


Training

December 13, 2007

So, yeah. Life is sort of good right now. I get paid tomorrow in cash, and I’m actually doing stuff. Albeit, I’m doing stuff at a different branch. Which is cool. I’m the only guy there, and two of the women I’m working with are pregnant. One smokes during her pregnancy. They are also loads busier than my branch. More on that later.


Debate

December 8, 2007

My god. I shouldn’t mention time cube in a finals round. I literally had to fake a coughing fit and gnaw on my hand to keep from laughing. I failed. All while flowing the 1NC gender K. I think Time Cube would have been a better strat.


Not unemployed

December 3, 2007

I have a jerb, should I choose to accept it. Mid City Bank offered me a position as a bank teller.


Illness continued

December 2, 2007

In order to break up the apparent infection in my lungs, I have started taking Mucinex. The only problem I seem to have with this medication is that it seems to induce vomiting in me. Considering that I haven’t eaten anything in about a day or so because I have no appetite on account of this illness = dry heaves.

However, the lungs seem to be getting better.


Unemployment, illness

December 2, 2007

So, I’m unemployed. The company decided not to rehire the employees who wouldn’t have a store to work at. It’s kind of odd to be unemployed. I haven’t really been able to say that for 6 years. So, I’ve just been playing a lot of Madden ’08.

On top of that, though, I’ve been really sick. Really bad case of bronchitis. I’ve felt like a zombie all day today, but I think I might have finally broken the illness with some extensive self medicating. I can see the appeal of Universal Health Care.