21 January 2009

Day One

On this, the first glorious day of the new era in human history, Gitmo trials have been suspended for at least 120 days and perhaps more as the new President educates himself on real world issues.

In other news, at work where I have been pulling double shifts due to the firing of my off-shift counterpart, we have been cut back to no more than 40 hours per week. This is actually less than what we had previously been working because we normally work 12 hour shifts on a 3 and 4 schedule (meaning we work 3 days one week and 4 days the next, for a total of 84 hours in a two week pay period).

This means two things, first that I will have a little more time to myself now since I will now be working four 10 hour shifts per week instead of 5-6 twelve hour shifts. The second thing, which is not so good, is that the overtime pay that I have been banking will no longer be there.

The company is quick to say that they are not in financial straits, but they are girding themselves for further possible downturns in the economy.

Apparently they haven't heard that the oceans will be receding, that the economy is going to magically heal itself, that all wars will cease, and that all problems will be melting away now that we have, for the first time, a President that is not white.

If the weather here at the Refuge is any indication he's already handled that pesky Global Warming problem, and on the very day of his inauguration no less. Honestly, I don't know where he finds the time, he's such a miracle worker, y'know?

It's kind of funny in a way, since this company hosted Candidate Obama (against company policy, by the way, which states that company assets shall not be used for political campaigns) during his run for the Democratic Party nomination.

I'm still waiting on delivery of my Skittles crapping unicorn.

Unicorn photo from Unclefacts in comments at Ace O' Spades.

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