Monday, January 2

There is a Light at the End of the Tunnel

Yes, I finally did it today;
I quit my job.

Somehow, in a way, I have felt as one in Folsom awaiting parole, a prisoner within a job, a job that had long since become an albatross to personal freedom. Now, and forever, I am free to do what I want and when I want.

Of course the feelings have not hit home yet, as I still await a phone to ring from work, but that will eventually pass, probably by suppertime.

Quitting was relatively easy. I had planned this day, back and forth, over and over, in my mind for the past 4.5 years - my escape plan.

I walked into CN Rail, armed with form: CN92, already filled out, except for the line awaiting a witness, and saw manager Don Shank, the same guy who was helping me attempt to get information (over a time frame of 6 months) information on the CN pension plan that was never sent to me, and said: "I quit."

Don Shank looked up from his chair and said "what?" I simply handed him the form and my bag containing my CN paraphemalia. He didn't take the time to check the contents, all he asked, " have you talked to the right people?" I informed him that I have spoken to many over the past several years and this is my decision. He wished me luck and off I went through the gates of hell and into the outside towards my freedom.

Do not get me wrong here, CN was a good company to work for before the infrastructure was taken away from Canadians and became Americanized by "Straw Boss Bullies". Of course, I am not alone in this opinion, in fact, CTV's W5 television program did a special report a few years back on CN and ranked the company the "second worst company to work for in Canada." Or something close to that. Since Westray Mines were ranked number one and have since gone under with their mangers locked up in jail, well I would suppose that CN has now earned the ranking of the top worst company for the way they treat employees, according to W5 that is.

Ok, enough said about that company, although I would like to state that for the most part the guys I worked with over the years were the best, but it is my time to depart and I only wish that the ones who remain the best of luck and I wish they will eventually stand up for their rights and say "NO MORE" to the abusive management therein...Now, I do solemnly promise never to bother mentioning them again...Good riddance I dare say! LOL

After being "self-paroled" today, I went to Lambton College and registered for another course, this time for a computer course: CompTIA Linux+, leading to certification. I won't go into technical details as you can easily pickup that stuff on my TECH TRENDS Blog. Or at Sarnia Computer Users' Group, where I am an executive member and editor.

Keep coming back to this site, I will be writing my various adventures and sightings within the human race...Ever wonder why we are referred to as a "race"?


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