Do You Like ‘Em Poached?

Published May 7, 2014 by inanortherntown

In attempting to regain my sense of humour and get back into the blogging groove, for the month of May, I’m going to be blogging about the vast topic “Things That Amuse Me”….

Today’s amusement comes courtesy of my ride to work – a veritable chariot complete with wifi!

My private limo

My private limo

We moved here in January 2013 and in March, I secured a new job. There were a lot of “pluses” to accepting the posting: it was a good career move, it seemed like it would be interesting and varied and it was close to home and my daughter’s school.

It turned out to be a nightmare.

It could always be worse

My department was one of “good ideas” and no resources. After I was hired, the “good ideas” started landing on my desk and I was so! very! enthusiastic! about them. Then they began pouring onto my desk and I casually mentioned that in addition to the good ideas, I actually had a job description and duties to complete. *shrugs*

By the end of December, I was considering developing a gambling addiction for the faint hope that I might win the lottery and be able to quit.

In February, I did win the lottery…….I was asked how I felt about being poached by another company. I responded that I felt very positive about the possibility and with that and 10 days notice – I left.

I now work 30kms north of town in a very industrial setting. It’s like no other workplace I’ve every experienced; it’s high security, I have to swipe in/out of everywhere I go, there are ENORMOUS machines and huge buildings that house very important instruments. I’d totally take a picture but I’m worried that it’s forbidden and my ID badge will be taken away and I’ll never be able to leave the work site 😉 I’ll see if I can get a picture of something when I’m safely outside the security zone.

ANYWAY, back to amusing things: I’m chauffeured to and from work each day!

A large bus with big comfy seats, electronic plug-ins and wi-fi shuttles me to and from work; it is pretty much door to door service. The bus seats approximately 80 people but there are only SIX people on my bus route. It’s like a slice of heaven. No one speaks, in fact it was part of the employee orientation – “Bus Etiquette – your bus mate has had a long day, just like you. Please be respectful and refrain from engaging in conversation“. All this free time!!! I read, I play Star Mania (thanks sharechair), I stare out the window, and sometimes I do nothing. It’s like a mini-vacation every day!!

Oh, the job? It’s great 🙂

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6 comments on “Do You Like ‘Em Poached?

  • This means you don’t have to DRIVE on snowy roads!!??? That alone would make it wonderful, eliminating driving stress. No worries when you go to sleep about possible road conditions. AND the bus would already be warm and toasty for you on those cold mornings, yes? Thanks for the shout out!!! 🙂

    • You’re totally right. Not having to worry about road conditions and other drivers is worth GOLD. There’s a variety of bus models that pick us up. Today’s has a joystick to move the seat back, a coffee cup holder and a seat tray. Luxury!!

  • There can’t be anyone from Newfoundland on your bus. Surely they would talk but if Catholic no way. We are very obedient.

    • Would you believe 50% are? They must be of the Catholic persuasion 🙂
      Although there is this one lady who sits in the very first seat so she can help “Buddy” the bus driver complete his route.

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