A couple of things.  I’ve written about the troubles at work that I’ve been having recently.  Well Fridays it all came to a conclusion or beginning depending on how you look at it.  I had written to my old supervisor and requested some help with my new supervisor.  As it turns out she and he in a coincidence had wanted to meet with me about issues.  I had spoken with my union rep and shared some of the crap going on.  She felt it would be in my interest that she be there.  I let both of my Supers know she would be attending.  Well needless to say they didn’t like this one bit and told me as much.  I didn’t say anything to them however, instead I let the union rep talk with them.  The meeting was canceled until a later time at which point the head of HR was know going to be involved.What a fiasco.  That meeting took place on Friday (the 13th).  The meeting lasted about an hour and a half.  The specifics aren’t important but I know now just how dysfunctional things are there.  In a lot of ways I’m grateful that the meeting took place.  I know the lay of the land and were the land mines are.  I had wanted to stay another 3 years so that I would make vesture, however I can’t imagine working under the current management.  I will continue to look for other opportunity’s within the city/county/state level.  I am open to moving outside of the public sector.  I really think I need to think in a new direction anyway.  Perhaps moving more into the web application development end of things.  Its usually around this time of year that I fantasize about moving back to Los Angeles, this year is no different.   I’m convinced its the desire to return to a simpler but far more difficult time.  It is also my need for sunshine and warmth.  Seattle with its protective cloud cover is lacking in the sunshine department especially lately.  Its been raining 27 days straight here. As a goof I keep an eye on apartment rentals in weho, which is were I’d want to live.  Average 2bed apartments are running around  1800.00.  This is actually how much the apartment across the street from were William and I lived (I think he still lives there) costs.  Its not much better up here.  Mike and I pay around 1200 a month for the equivalent apartment. The difference is a lot less than I would have thought.  I have 3 days off for presidents day in February maybe I should take another day and fly down for the weekend and get some sun.

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