I had some dreams ... they were klowns in my koffee.

(With apologies to Carly Simon)

This is my journey through job transition from a toxic environment to a better life. Join me for a few thoughts and a few laughs along the way.
What are "klowns in my koffee"? They are the factors large and small that make you less than you are. A "klown" can be a grossly incompetent boss,
a short-sighted policy or a moronic coworker. They won't kill you, at least not immediately, but they abrade the soul
as you scrape past them to get through the day. Sometimes it's best to dump them out of the cup.


Day 261 - Cold-Hearted

Daily Kup (My Life at Absolute Zero)
The wind chill coasted in the balmy range between twenty and thirty below zero. The children were bundled, wrapped, and then sent to waddle to the bus stop. Minneapolis closed their schools today to gain time to thaw and dig out.

As an engineer, I know that 'cold' exists only in the context of the absence of heat. Heat is the actor and cold merely the empty stage. Thermodynamics be darned. In this universe, cold is a rapid wolf splintering the bones and gnawing at the soul. It pries at the windows with skeleton fingers. It rises from the floorboards. It lies in wait by frigid mailboxes and lonely alleys.

Speaking of a Few Flakes
The tingling of my spider senses tells me that Porkus, my deeply troubled and ethically challenged former employer, is laying off employees again. It's hard to believe that there is anyone left to let go. Trouble making that Christmas payment on the Lexus, Andy? Don't be surprised if you find three ghosts waiting for you on Christmas Eve.

And a Few More Flakes
Snow drifts. Why should you? Go to Snowdays (http://snowdays.popularfront.com/) to make your own snowflakes and set them free. Mine is #10029446.


Kim Barron said...

Hmm, I wonder if Andy actually paid for his own dang Lexus this time. The last $54,000 SUV was a company car. (I saw the ledger sheet with it listed on there in case someone thinks I'm just speculating.) After the company went ESOP, if I recall.

Burning Khrome said...

What's surprising to me is that I'm still mildly surprised to hear that. Now I'm wondering about the multiple Lexi that appeared on the Exec side of the parking lot.

I can't think of that lonely spot of pavement without remembering that rental car of CC's that sat there for a month after he'd departed.

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