July 19th, 2011
Tuesday, July 19 2011 @ 09:09 PM EDT
Contributed by: FreeSCV
Today's article is about healing yourself and trying for a better "you".
So I'm off work from throwing garbage today and thankfully too. Yesterday was a real pain. Toothache, nothing uncommon to a garbage man (as contracted companies rarely, if ever, give dental coverage). Sad how we don't have a Canadian Federal Dental Plan....or even basic life saving/extending health care.
All the top corps thought that selling out and outsourcing the problem to someone else would solve it. Guess it did for them. lol.
It's been a while since I've posted here. I saw some autobot has been acting all decipticon promoting Viagra. That guy should lay off, like wow were there ever lots posted in comments. I believe I disabled comments. I got like maaaaybe 5 people who come here atm so anyone can always bother me for posting rights at freescv at gmail dot com .
So what's new? Well Saturday I am gonna get this bad tooth pulled and I'll feel better again. Least I got some antibiotics from the dentist I saw today. Dr Mario says red and yellow pills! :)
It's hard to stare at every problem you got on yer plate all at once, and everyone else's too and wonder at fixing it all, if possible. I see poor America wanting to default or raise their debt limit (or both lol, kaching!) anyways, I wonder to myself how to thrive when the system is so obviously against the hard working peasants...
Welfare people get dental coverage and mine is out of pocket at work, 100/month for 1000/year (they do 80-90%, lmao). So I lose 200 if I go through them.
Least when I was talking up the girls in the office (b/c the front line workers, male or female, allllways have the latest info for what's up). I over hear one of the customers say that a tooth implant (fake tooth into yer bone, looks good as new, synthetic made of something cool, hopefully sugar proof...LOL). Lady says from 5000 bucks each to "only" 2000 bucks each. Ah the things we do for vanity.
*calculates his total to be crazy expensive* ;)
Prob 10k of damage to put a real # on it. Can't really expect my company to cover all that. If yer credit is good then you can prob borrow for it. Just a shame that we don't have a plan to pay month by month and earn our way up easier. I don't mind paying 10k or so, I just am short on 10k's atm. Over a year or two, no problem. Ah well, I got beer, Tylenol, some red and yellow pills and noise proof headphones for when I hop on the trucks tomorrow and slam garbage cans around. :)
So I doubt I'll be cracking any sugar filled, yummy and crazy energy drinks this week. haha.
I'm sure some people wander in here from Grepolis, hope you guys are all doing awesome. Been heavy working and totally bombed on all my cities, Seriously Enlightened's Jack###whatever got em. Least I know where they still are. ;)
I wish Grepolis simply had one single world. It would make more sense. Even if people didn't speak the same language. Lump em all in together on a master world. It's so fragmented it's no good if you want to play em all. I also thought joining as a simple member of diff teams would be cool, keep the OSG stuff to here and on my personal profile, let others run empires. Running 20 worlds yerself won't work, great to push for OSG4LIFE tho. I know ideas like iVote/Open Vote are totally out there now. I'm happy for that possible upgrade to real life's society. Too many problems for a mere 500 Senators, bottlenecking it all to hell.
Doubt they care about my problems each day. Hell, I got a boss who cuts my days to save 120 bucks extra if it's a light enough day. It's pretty grimy but we put up with our bosses to get the work we enjoy. I totally enjoy throwing garbage cans for a day's work. Now I wish I was paid right, had benefits, yadda, yadda but I'll settle for not being exterminated by driver only trucks all over North America atm.
Citizens pay taxes and don't get the choice on driver only trucks or traditional cans /w wages for 2 guys on the back of each truck. Some slimeball SOB boss gets to decide that, often seeing employees as expenses (that they factually are, I see it still). So do you pick driver only trucks and save money or keep it classic and promote jobs for the workers????
Well most bosses will easily cut a guy and make the 2nd guy on the truck do his work. That's common when that other guy is crazy beefcake strong/fast. I'm nearly there and gotta hang on with some BS till I'm recognized as just as solid as them, often 10-20 mins behind on the entire day but nearly as fast. In any case it's dog eat dog, yer replaced the next day if out of line, and a weird game of musical trucks where you could be left without a truck at ANY time. Everyone loves ya in the spring but fall is a death trap for workers....compost dries up. Recycle or garbage lines only. So 1/3rd of the workers WILL be cut to save even MORE money.
Some take Employment Insurance, some fight like dogs for the right side of the truck, some do work in restaurants (why's that Aaron? "B/C the LADIES ARE THERE!!! ;)" awesome buddy, awesome)....we all do what we must to survive. I still hope dental and optical are thrown into health care, we take BACK our health care from private (for profit) hands and have more quality over quantity.
I'm workin 4 days/week atm but this week might be 3. Friday seems light. LOL
I'm one of the bad workers b/c I'm an outspoken slave a bit. I'm friendly and joke around but also throw good questions up at meetings in front of everyone, so ya know, it's rougher for those who fight harder. :P
I got to read some news today on the tablet. Samsung Galaxy one. Needs flash and is alright but new 2.0 and later tablets will rock our world, I'm sure. This clunky thing is cool still. I read and browse, forms and typing are a bitch. Comps rule. All kinds of craziness in the world. Hacking stuff, America using money to push Copywrong laws on New Zealand (some 3 strikes BS and they cut yer Internets, lol).
Anyways, my world is alright, even if I got hammered in Grep and got to enjoy some life more for my honourable losses. I'm just not organized enough to lead. Love to help but deciding everything can stretch a man thin. I saw poor Obama in the news today and he looked down. Hope you can cheer up buddy, seems a lot of pressure on that guy to make everything better.
I think America should default and drop all that debt. They got the military to pay off 10% to everyone owed and "reboot" their financial system w/o much trouble over it. Everyone takes a loss but people can buy a house again. LOL!!!
I know the website never gets worked on. Just working on me atm. I still would love more pic links to click on. Words are alright but nice gifs would spice the place up. :P
I know I'm not the only one with problems. I also know I'm not as bad a worker as they try and make me feel at work. 12 hours/day of work is enough solid work for any good slave. Managers love to have a slave to blame for their problems instead of owning them.
I try to own my problems and fix them best as I can. We all fight upstream. Come onnnnnnn iVote ap!!!! ;)
*zillions of decisions voted on daily, woot woot*
How can I be a better slave? Fixing up things wrong in my life and planning tomorrow better is good. Keep grinding away, be sure yer eating properly each day (fuel for the engine/you), and be the best damned machine you can, whatever yer function.
Mine is listening to Video Game OC Remixes while throwing garbage cans. I'm sorting the AAA songs from the pack and got like 70 rock and roll video game remixes I really enjoy. They can be good and not great for being upbeat and fast paced....those get a no pile. I skip them for the crazzzzzzy rocking beats that make me a jumpy worker. The sugary energy drinks at 7-11 and the gas stations, pure delicious poison from the same guys providing that diesel fuel for our runs. I'd love to see an electric garbage truck some day, charged daily for a day's run. Multiple changable battery packs. Hydraulic power for the packers from electric no problem.
Today is ours, tomorrow is another's. One day we might have them. Still being distracted by natural gas options. The city wishes to collect the compost, get natural gas from it, then power the trucks on it. It's not a 1/2 bad idea and a big step forward, but still no electric truck.
Maybe I'll buy my own electric truck/fleet one day. Sure would want to drive a truck in the fall. Only a bit more to go for my license to be able to get out of the graduated license crap. Then it's a class 3 /w air brake ticket to drive them. Get a regular truck, pimp it out /w speakers and awesomeness, couple of beefcake swampers and drive all day. I still think being a worker is better but it's a mid step to contract swamper. That'd rock. Boss and worker/driver.
Also saw a nice looking electric assist bicycle, 21 speed mountain bike one. 1500 bucks or so. Good for commute I figure. 8x more speed on each turn.
....off to do stuff. :P
Good luck on your own adventures...