1. October, 2008 - fall grumbles

Normally fall is my favorite time of the year. The weather is turning cool and it’s nice to go for a walk or sleep under too many blankets because I left the windows open in 40 degree weather. Not so much this year. Or rather, I’ve enjoyed those things, but other stuff is distracting me from the enjoyable things in life.

I had a good weekend, including the photowalk down at Minnehaha Park on Sunday. But yesterday at work completely erased any good feelings that remained from the weekend. We’ve got a management team who are fairly new to their jobs. That’s not a huge problem, since most of the team is pretty good. But we also have a couple “old-timers” on the team who seem bent on undercutting these new managers, rather than helping to educate them and get them up to speed, and I managed to get caught in the middle of it yesterday. I’m pretty sure being disgusted with your co-workers is not a sign of job satisfaction.

On top of that, our political class seems to be rushing headlong into an ill-conceived plan to bail out the banks from a problem of their own making. Any shortage in capitol seems due to the fact that the greed-heads don’t want to take real offers from hard-dealing people like Warren Buffett when there’s a possibility of the government throwing money at them. The whole damned thing disgusts me. Guess it’s a good thing that bourbon season is just around the corner (it normally begins on Halloween, according to Jeff). Just be aware that there’s a very good chance I’m going to have to call for an early opener to the season.

Copyright 2009, Dave Polaschek. Last updated on Mon, 15 Feb 2010 14:02:15.