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Posted on 2005.07.11 at 10:40
Current Music: Star Wars Episode II Attack of the Clones Soundtrack
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At my consulting company managers have a tool they use when an employee is not performing. It's called a Personal Improvement Program, or PIP. Unfortunately, they have no such tool for employees who's managers are not performing to expectation. My current manager is and has been very remiss in his managerial duties. This is really becoming a sore spot with me. My consulting company lays clear guidelines for his responsibilities, and to date, he has not filled any of them. Yes, as employees we have Human Resources, but I've already participated in getting one manager fired, and I don't want this to become a cycle with me. In other words, I wish I had a tool such as the PIP to put him on report. It's really getting tiring.

At the conclusion of every evening, I tell my son and daughter, "Go pick out a book for daddy to read for bedtime." At this my son always replies, "One or two books?" I provide my answer based on the time. However, as last night was the last night I would see them both for two weeks, I told him, "Daddy will read as many books as you want tonight." They each brought me sixteen books! So, I read 32 books last night, putting the children down at an unprecedented 2330. Riveting titles such as, Hop on Pop, One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish, and Bears on Wheels. They fell right asleep at the conclusion of storytime.

I had a 1968 Dodge Coronet 440 which had a 20 gallon gas tank. In 1988 gas was $.88 a gallon and I could fill it for under $20. Today, it cost me $30 to fill the micro-tank on my Cavalier. Perhaps I'll try to keep the vehicle under 80mph for awhile and see if this helps alleviate the strain of the cost of gas. At least I don't live in California!

Finished part two of the Star Trek: Voyager book Homecoming, this one entitled, The Farther Shore. I don't know how Christie Golden does it. The characters are exactly like they were in the series. Picked up another Voyager book, this will be my first non-Christ Golden book, Section 31, but first I must read Old Wounds and Enemy of my Enemy which have been in my car forever awaiting the conclusion of Homecoming.

Dad playing around with the kids:

More nonsense here: darkvoyager.com/gallery

Looked at houses Saturday in the Crowley/Burleson area. It's hard to downsize.


Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2005-07-22 07:25 (UTC) (Link)
the joys of parenthood. Just another little charaicature that makes life worth living.
ehowton at 2008-01-10 22:36 (UTC) (Link)
Soon you too will hear the pitter-patter of little feet!
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2008-01-10 22:43 (UTC) (Link)
As a sound effect for my next movie?
ehowton at 2008-01-10 22:56 (UTC) (Link)
I was thinking more along the lines of making sweet love, down by the fire.
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2008-01-10 22:57 (UTC) (Link)
With a kid? You're a sick pervert!
ehowton at 2008-01-10 23:00 (UTC) (Link)
You're right - you'll never have children. You have to first know how to make them.
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2008-01-10 23:02 (UTC) (Link)
I not having sex with a kid you dumbass.
ehowton at 2008-01-11 00:07 (UTC) (Link)
Apparently you're not having sex with anyone. Ever.
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2008-01-11 00:38 (UTC) (Link)
What was your first clue?
ehowton at 2008-01-11 00:55 (UTC) (Link)
Your insistence that I was referring to children.
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