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Got ambushed... [Aug. 9th, 2012|06:39 am]
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[Current Location |Hamilton, Ontario, Canada]
[Current Mood |indescribable]
[Current Music |Last to Die by Bruce Springsteen]

So I check the mail yesterday...

In it is a rather thick letter from the Union office, never a good sign.

I have a contract ratification meeting this morning at 11AM, totally blows my day.

What is annoying about this?

I am on the figgin' Eboard (that's executive board), the President and Secretary, even the Business Agent should have warned me this was coming, I could have been prepared, instead I find out one day before, WTF.

That's ok, I have a surprise for them soon.

This Hamilton local is the worst run local in Canada, maybe North America, it's like a time machine back to 1978.
This is getting old, I feel like I have "stayed at the dance too long".

This is one of those times where I can feel the foundation being laid for a big change in my life and direction etc.
I can feel it, kind of like when you can feel a big storm coming, but it's just over the horizon, so you can't see it, but you know it's there and coming fast.

The big question, do you hunker down, stay put, or let it blow you to someplace/something else?
That's my dilemma at the moment, I know it will sort itself out.
I am not a wait around and hope something goes away kind of person.
I tend to take the bull by the horns and deal with it head on.
But sometimes the best defence against a strong wind is to bend with it, to stand and fight will just break you.
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[User Picture]From: johncomic
2012-08-09 11:43 am (UTC)

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I don't know your work situation well enough to be able to comment intelligently on it. But I can't help feeling like your recent social media cleanse was a dry run for this... ??
[User Picture]From: rono64
2012-08-09 12:58 pm (UTC)

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Well, it's done to close off distractions and such.

Give me a clean slate so to speak, also social marketing and social media is a big lie.
it's all an emperors new clothes kind of thing. Read this months Fast Company, it's a total shameless plug to make you think you can't live without this crap.

The lure of Stage, Rock Concert and Film work is very strong, great pay, I mean insane in some cases, I can make in 3 days what most people make in a month.

But that said, it's like working with a bunch of emotional cripples, I mean not one bit of personal growth in 20 years.

They sit around waiting for the phone to ring, then work, then wait around some more.
Not a lot of hobbies etc.

I want to focus on art, design, even working at a copy shop would be more fulfilling than this, it brings a certain lifestyle which I have outgrown years ago.