Centering Me

Part two of today was a good thing in my favorite canyon with sunny skies and seventy five beautiful degrees at over three thousand feet. Red Rock Canyon always makes me feel better, and one of many reasons I recently signed my lease for another year. No bugs, no snow except in the mountains where it should be and a beautiful climate. And of course, my beautiful palm trees everywhere.

Red Rock Canyon center’s me

Some very positive things to see and hear today, even a couple wild donkeys making that distinctive call they have, somewhere in the desert, so hard to see at a distance as they blend into the desert floor so well. I can’t say the same for the jackasses at my job. By that I mean the freaks who rent the storage units and leave garbage and unwanted furnishings about including used tampons, shitty diapers and the list continues.

Doing the usual walk around the building this morning, I came across two piles of discarded furniture containing both bed frames, mattresses and other junk items. Since almost day one, I’ve had additional duties added to my day that were never disclosed to me upon being hired on. Bait and switch? Lied to? Tricked? Maybe… In any case, it’s not acceptable to me.

I’ve now endured what I see as two instances of verbal abuse to some degree, and spoken to once again today as though the employer were my father yet I am fifteen years his senior. I was not allowed to make suggestions to remedy issues nor was I allowed to purchase tools at my own expense that would make jobs inside and outside the facility go much faster.

Why? And why would this person become rude and slightly belligerent with me when I make such suggestions? A matter of who’s in control? This man is ex military police. Guess what my man, your not military anymore. Nobody is contesting or threatening your authority. I promised myself that if this crap happened again, I’d resign my position and take a permanent holiday.

And that is just what I did over the phone after leaving the property. Tomorrow I stop by the facility to drop off my uniforms and badge. The man’s soon to be wife practically begged me to stay. I told her in no uncertain terms that in my view, he and I have a major personality clash and that he creeps me out. Always angry just under the surface. I refuse to associate with negative people!

I have much more respect and dignity for myself than this and refuse to allow this situation to continue. I needed to vent. I actually had a text volley with my ex and she was a sweetheart, letting me get the lead out. And I thank you my reader for putting up with my venting rant in this space!! So then, I’m thinking of a trip to Reno, Nevada soon… And a few more driving destinations. Click a pic to start the viewer!

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John is a native of Michigan, the Great Lakes State, he is 56 years young and retired. I've been using WordPress since 2000 with various websites both self-hosted and the side. Thanks for visiting my website!

7 Responses

  1. Sue and I have words for people who treat other people badly. We call them ‘weasels.’ I’m not why we call them that, we just do. I remember very clearly a wise old sea captain telling me that ‘if you treat men like men, they behave like men’ (no women on ships in those days). And it is true, treat people with respect and that respect is normally returned. Somebody else told me that ‘confident people can afford to be generous’ and that is so very often the case (unless the person happen to be an insecure weasel). And finally, one from the USA I think: ‘you catch more flies with honey’. So, good to hear your life is free of weasels now. Breath in that fresh desert air and strike out on another adventures and, as we say in the trade – 73s. Richard

    1. Thanks Richard, so kind! Weasels is a good description. I will drop my uniforms off today and be done with it. That’s an old saying about the honey, goes way back. I just don’t deserve the crap being put out at this job and have more respect for me than that so off I go. So you are a ham radio licensee! I started the radio hobby in the eighties on 11 metres, moved to ten with my first license but ended up using just VHF/UHF.

      I just prefer that kind of operation, smaller antenna systems and of course much more local coverage. I have a Yaesu FT7900 set up in my apartment using a piece of sheet metal for a ground plane for the mag mount antenna, works fine. I currently use a Yaesu FT60 HT and a dual band Mirage linear in the car with a speaker mic but may put another FT7900 in the car. I have a portable receiver for DXing the SW and MW bands at night. Gotta love the hobby!!

  2. Good for you John! It amazes me that people feel the need to have control and act rudely to the people that work for them- thinking they know it all and it’s got to be their way. You are fortunate you could end this situation. New and better things await you I am sure and like you said- positive, not negative! Happy for you!

    1. Oh Lord, thanks so much Lisa!!! I’ve been considering retirement in the next seven months or so since it’s possible. So odd though that as I was at work early today, I asked our Lord, is this where you still want me? The answer is open for thoughts….

      1. I have always felt I have been directed or guided to where I was supposed to be at that time, meeting the person that led me to a job, to a volunteer opportunity, then leading to a new friend….. I am a firm believer in believing things will work out, we do have to put an effort in, but often it is just what it is.Your “boss” crossing a line with you was the sign that it was over, just solidifying your indecision about leaving I think.

        1. Your very perceptive! I may take another job down the way but for now I want to have the summer free to travel. Thinking of a destination already.

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