Thursday, March 31, 2011

Heroes


The radiation level within the building is 2-3 microsievert per hour. They sleep in conference rooms and hallways in the building. To shield them from radiation from the floor, they cover themselves with lead-containing sheets before they put on blankets.

That is some serious dedication to your job when you sleep under lead sheets at your FAILING NUCLEAR POWER PLANT! These guys and gals are sacrificing their lives in order to protect the country they love from nuclear contamination.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Something to think about

10 Signs It's Time To Quit Your Job

Chances are if you are lucky enough to have a job, the thought of quitting sounds ridiculous. With the unemployment rate at an all time high, most people are thanking their lucky stars to be employed.

But even in a bad economy some jobs are just not worth it. Are there any telltale signs you should be looking for when trying to decide if you throw in the towel? Here are ten signs to look for to determine if it's time to find a new job:

You Never Have a Day When You Wake Up Excited To Go To Work

I scored 7 of 10. I have recently changed jobs so I am learning something new. But maybe that is just the way of the world?

My dad wanted to be a civil engineer. He was a really sharp guy. He taught himself trigonometry from a book he bought second hand. He never finished high school. In 1947, at the age of 19, my dad didn't like his jobs, so he joined the Navy. He joined mostly to get away from his parents and from working 60 hours a week and handing over his paycheck to his parents. When the Navy tested him they found out he was pretty sharp. They made him an electronic technician. And more specifically he worked on radar. At that time, radar had only been around for about 5 years.

He was an electronic technician for the rest of his life. Is it what he wanted? No. But he was good at it and I think he liked working with his friends everyday. And he was well respected in his work.

I really respect people who get up every day and go to a job they hate to put bread on their table. And I really envy people who get up everyday and go to a job they like. If scored more than 5 of 10 on this list, maybe you should find a new job now, before its too late.