Why Are We Still Talking About This?: Anti-LGBT Discrimination

What an awesome post about an issue that shouldn’t even be an issue.

the small minority

The year is 2014, and this week four states (Idaho, South Dakota, Tennessee, and Kansas) all worked to pass state bills that would allow businesses to discriminate against LGBT people for religious reasons. All four of the bills failed to pass but one in Arizona passed in the senate and it headed to the state congress. Soon we will know the fate of the Arizona bill and let’s hope it does not pass…because the fact that states are wasting time and tax payers’ dollars for this purpose is utterly ridiculous.

Again, the year is 2014 and we have elected officials attempting to further perpetuate hatred for the LGBT citizens they are supposed to represent. That isn’t the only problem with these types of bills though. Read this sentence one more time and tell me if you can spot the issue – The year is 2014, and this week four states…

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Ode To My Valentine

Apple of my eye

Beholder of my heart

Take the key so we may never be apart

Love of my life

The most important piece to my puzzle

Please forgive me for all the times I’ve been in trouble

You complete me 

In ways no one else can

Rest assured, I’m your biggest fan

You’re my world

My everything

I’ll never let you go

I love you

Forever and Always

I just wanted you to know

Today is the day.

After an exhausting weekend, I am due to put in my resignation today.  I hate doing things like this.  I am so incredibly nervous and it is driving me crazy…. causing more nervousness.

I like where I’m at.  I get treated like shit, but I like it here.  I know my job like the back of my hand.  I built the network for crying out loud!  It is comfortable and I’m still learning a lot.

Where the new job is, I will learn so much more.  It is a bigger company with a much more complex network than what I have here.  It’s still a contract job, but it “should” be a great opportunity.

I still hate having to give my notice.  I am angry that the people here just don’t seem to want me.  Not everyone, just the people that matter it seems.

While in the middle of writing this, I talked to the other IT guy and he took it well.  I think he knew it was coming.  I don’t think this should come as a shock really to anyone.  They all know I’m not happy in the situation that I’m in.  Maybe they think I wouldn’t call their bluff and they could keep going on thinking they could get away with treating me like some temp workhorse.  And I don’t even mind the workhorse part!  I actually prefer it, but I need to give back.

My stress level is through the roof right now and half of this probably doesn’t make any sense.  What I’d really like to do is go back to bed and just sleep until things get better.  Unfortunately, that’s a dream that can never come true.

I’ll let you all know how things turn out.

******UPDATE******

So I finally talked to the owner and HR.  I got pretty much what I expected: a “Thanks for coming and good luck to you” response.  I can’t say that I’m surprised at all.  The IT manager was all pissed off that they didn’t make a counter-offer.  I told him that I would’ve been shocked if they did.

I honestly didn’t know what to expect from the meeting.  Again, I’m not surprised at their response/reaction.  I guess it’s all for the best and is what was meant to be.

Moving On (Professionally)

You Are The Kiss Of Death

You possess the kiss of death
But you smell alone gives life.
Your lips are as red as the blood that runs through me
And your thorns are so sharp they go right through me
You come to me in the spring
Yet seem to die in the winter.
Then come back so vibrant in the summer.
One of you is not enough
I need at least a slew
To give to my special someone
So I can simply say “I love you”