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February 12, 2006

Sinky Feeling

Lately, work has been tumultuos with proposed changes. Nobody likes change. I am no fan of change in the least. I wish to give the reader insight into how much I tolerate change. It was a big deal for me the year work forbid the use of blue ink on paper documents.
Let me outline the nimbus clouds in a gathering storm at work: an added workload due to shortage of staff, hiring freezes, cases unraveling at the seams, swirling rumors about office relocation, reorganization, and shifting job duties.
While scrapbooking this week, I came across this picture of myself at the Titantic musuem in Nova Scotia, Canada. I looked closer at the picture of me relaxing on a replica lounge chair from the doomed ship. It fit my sentiments exactly.

Somebody throw me a life jacket. My job feels like rearranging the deck chairs on the Titantic.

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11 Comments:

Blogger PaxRomano said...

Joe,
There is a great line in the movie, "Fight Club" about polishing the brass on the Titanic...same thing I guess.

But you never know, all of these proposed changes could be on hold for a very long time what with the US Attorney General investigating our former Mr. Davy; and our new Governor wanting some accounting about the actual costs all of these changes are going bring...

Then again, I'd still keep my life jacket on.

8:33 AM  
Blogger Joe Tornatore said...

Pax,
That is just it. Too much brass in all the wrong places can be a tragedy.

11:02 AM  
Blogger Merci said...

The more things change the more they remain the same.

12:19 PM  
Blogger Merci said...

And change is the only constant.

12:19 PM  
Blogger Joe Tornatore said...

merci,
yes. yes.

3:41 PM  
Blogger Rob Seifert said...

I also am not a fan of change or polishing brass on the titanic or anywhere else for that matter. I suppose it comes down to a willingness to live life on life's terms, whatever that might mean. For the most part, if I can just relax and roll with it, things go ok.

RCS

3:51 PM  
Blogger Joe Tornatore said...

Robert,
yeah, status quo is a great day for me.

8:43 PM  
Anonymous Catherine Mary said...

Joe, It must run in the family. I HATE change. You work for the Gov. as do I. Since I may loose my job (because I'm injured) in May, I have taken on the attitude of just taking one day at a time. Try it you will feel better. And one thing Joe "Never let the Bastar-- get you down." Can't say bad words on a blog, I think. Love ya, Catherine Mary

9:21 PM  
Blogger Joe Tornatore said...

Catherine Mary,

Right now it is 1:30am and this day has bled into the next. one day at a time with occasional spillage.

1:37 AM  
Blogger rfvgardens said...

I've never seen it to fail,just when the water on the pond is nice and peaceful some idiot throws a rock.

8:13 AM  
Blogger Joe Tornatore said...

rfv,
i am always a stone throws away.

10:23 AM  

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