Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Apparently I'm Disposable

Look out the window there.

See that squashed looking gooey thing laying on the ground outside?

That's my morale.

We got the official word today about the cuts. My job is one of them they are cutting. Well, my "position" I should say. I get to keep my job.

Just not doing rec in the Hive.

Maybe I should have been more of a kiss a**. I'd probably still have my spot.

But that's just not my style.

KP and I are both getting cut from the house. KP, if you are just learning this for the first time, I'm sorry. I didn't really want to be the one to tell you. They are going to cut two from day shift and two from evenings. Evening shift is going to be run with only two officers in the house. Day shift is supposed to be taking over doing recreation.

Yeah. Let me know how that works out for you. They are hard pressed to get their own work done with six officers. On a good day.

Let's see..... where do most of the uses of force happen? Where do most of the staff injuries occur?

Yeah, let's cut staff from there.

I'll be gone. KP will be gone. Sgt LB says he's bidding on another job somewhere else. He said it rather eloquently: "They are setting someone up to get hurt and I don't want to be held responsible for it when it happens."

I am wavering back and forth between extremely angry at their stupidity and extremely depressed about losing my spot in the Hive.

Anyway, it should be a done deal in the next three weeks or so. I'll be somewhere else.



  1. I am sorry to hear this. It sounds like someone is not using thier brain. What happens when two utilities get put there that do not know what to do. I hate my current job but I am still glad that I am not there. Are there any good bids for you to choose from?
    Miss Dorothy

  2. Look at it this way, new stuff to write about.

  3. Any time the government (state, local, whatever) has anything to do with a job, you can expect stupidity.
    Maybe it's just ALL jobs, because where my husband works, the people who make the rules don't have a clue what it takes to turn out the product they produce. So they sit in their offices and make stupid new rules just to pass the time. And it takes Cliff twice as much time to produce the same product.

  4. here's hoping that you land a gig that you like just as much.

  5. Perhaps we have done our jobs too well. It seems that in a bureaucracy such as this the one who generates the most paperwork is the most indespensible. At the very least, it will be interesting to see how the policy makers decide the place will be run. On a selfish note, I am glad I will not be one of the officers trying to maintain calm within the chaos.

  6. Miss Dorothy- It's going to be a trainwreck, no matter what. And no, there is nothing to look forward to as far as bids right now. And it's only going to get worse.

    Guy- Yeah, but the other places are pretty boring compared to the Hive.

    Donna- Now I wish I had gone into business for myself.

    Buddy- I'm hoping for a spot on the yard, but that's probably not going to happen.

    KP- They are just going to make us run farther when all hell breaks loose. Pfui.

  7. I just got back in the Hive to find that the spot I bid on is on the block as well. They are taking 2 slots from days and 2 from eves.The ones to get to stay are loosing their weekend days off for mid week days off.Guess some one will have to get hurt or worse before "THEY" loose their anal glaucoma and fix the situation!!