Hi David John and Peggy just a quick hello everything is good here got quiet a bit of rain which is good no flooding hope all is well with you all. Cats are all doing pretty good here too. Tennesse Vols football 1st game is tonight glad I don't have to have to work anymore because I would have to go right through the traffic for the game and I am not a football fan but they are crazy for it here. Tim
Glad all is well there, though wet! You really don't even miss work a bit?
David and the CoolCyberCats
No David I don't miss work at all the mismanagement was rampant and good employees were the most poorly treated and the newspaper industry is dying fast. They are now selling the building and equipment and will lease it from buyer if they can sell it. They have been trying to lease /rent part of the building for a department that they laid off and are no longer using but there are no takers. People that have worked there less than 5 years or less are promoted to management positions when 30 and 40 years of service people are laid off or fired and they run them in the ground work them like dogs with no help the guy I told you about that was ripped off but the home contractor was working 12 hour days all by himself and unloaded all the trucks of advertising that came in and sorted and stored it till ready to distribute in the paper and then staged it on the shift it would go in the paper he was replaced by someone who worked in the same dept as me who laid out all the time and worked the job 2 and 1/2 days when Gary started training him for the job he found out it was work he went to his drinking buddy that hired him and told him he didn't want the job.There is a lot more to the story but I can't type it all but that is the kind of people that they like and take care of. Tim
No, it does not sound like a nice place to work in the end. Bu, in general, do you miss work (not that one perhaps, but going to a place daily and producing)?
Hey Tim and everybody! I have to admit, I'm one of those who finally gave up on the newspapers and I used to read them 7 days a week, first page to last. Even in high school I was reading the Chicago Daily News every day. In the last few years though, the price of the newspaper kept going up while the newspaper itself got smaller. Then the local newspaper went from 7 days a week to 6, and that didn't help. Finally, the reporting got too unreliable. You might hear about a wreck or a death or whatever on FaceBook, and you may or may not read about it the next day in the newspaper, or you might read about it a week after the fact, if they reported it at all. Too often things never got reported at all. So, I finally gave up.
The photographer who takes all the band pictures used to work for the local daily newspaper until they laid him off. So he got work with a local weekly newspaper. Then one day the owner of that newspaper simply disappeared, leaving unpaid building and supply expenses and unpaid employees, (including my photographer). Now he works for a local radio station. Not much use for a photographer at a radio station, he broadcasts the news and covers local events.
I'm still contemplating what it'll be like when I finally quit. The work is more physically demanding than most people might think, and playing outdoors on all these 90+ days beats me half to death. On the other hand, I still haven't given up the idea of just going solo. Of course, that would be opening a whole new can of worms.
Tim, I'm so glad you're out of all that frustration. I hope you're free now to do pretty much whatever you want whenever you want. Think of me Saturday while I'm out there sweating through my clothes, and you're at home playing with the cats. John
Hi David John and Peggy I finally gave up on reading newspapers for the same reasons you did John I miss reading them but here we never got local news anymore in them I talked to writer that covered the music scene till they laid him off also and I still see him as he emcees live shows and radio shows. And David I can say that I really do not miss working since I worked from the time I was 13 years old sometime just for my Grandfather washing used cars he had a used car lot and with my Dad doing the same he worked car sales business also.Always looked at the obituaries seen plenty of people young and old in them but never saw myself so that is good. Tim