Lately, I have not been able to devote enough time to these daily ramblings as I would like to. Between work and family concerns I have had little time left to prepare coherent posts.
As many of you know, for most of last year I was working mandatory overtime at the industrial wasteland where I make a living and was denied the much needed vacation that I had planned. For the past two months I have had it easy, only working a standard 40 hour work week. I tried to leave my bitterness with the job behind. That came to an end last week with my assignment to a large project and the return of mandatory overtime. I was forewarned that an even bigger project was on the horizon.
This annual exploitation has taken a toll. After a 10-12 hour day at the plant I have little energy for much else. With the return of mandatory overtime and the thought of another year of missed time with my family, my only option is to pursue other employment opportunities.
As much as I enjoy these daily posts and the conversations that ensue, these daily posts are an additional item on my already full plate. I will be taking a little time to take stock of my options and to just relax a bit. Until the dust settles I will only be posting as time and inspiration allow.