EyeWitness News Reports

Date Line Arlington Texas
July 25, 2015

Rumors have been verified as true; your humble scribe actually made it to the range and SHOT firearms

For hours.

 

And then there was a BBQ.

As a result; your humble scribe is toast. Might post pictures when they arrive from our field correspondent
(meaning I was too busy having fun to take them myself).

Hope your day was as good.

Oh Joy

Ever think about the less obvious “joys” involved in changing jobs?

 

Such as:

The joy of learning different parts of the town. Or in my case entirely new cities for the most part. Haven’t worked in Big D in 30 years.

Related to that is learning where and when the roads get congested, ways around the traffic jams, where the pot holes are and how deep !

 

The joys of learning  new places to eat or not.

 

The joys of learning new terms and jargon. It is absolutely stunning to realize how terms I don’t know and how much slang each industry develops; often very different slang for the same terms in different industries.

 

The joys of filling out medical, dental, vision, 401(k), emergency contact forms, etc.

Yep, I know -first world problem eh- I am blessed not only to be employed but to have such benefits.

 

The joy of trying to remember dozens of new names and faces.

I can usually remember one or the other; it is matching them up which gets me in trouble.

 

And there are so many others little joys such as getting lost in the building on the way to meeting your boss’s boss.

 

And there is true joy also; knowing your family is a little more financially secure, being able to make useful contributions in the first two weeks, and working with like minded folks.

 

So what do you like about changing jobs?

Sorry — Life Interrupting

New Job, traveling, friend in town, planning a shooting event this weekend.
(Any club members who are readers, email me for details — the more the merrier).

 

I promise one day soon (please insert very loose definition of soon) I’ll back to our regular programmed blogging.

 

 

Well, They Invited Me Back…

for a 3rd day, so it must be official.

I’m employed again.

Now most everyone never even knew I wasn’t employed; sorry about that but due to paranoia and a slight bout of “meh” it was something that I never shared on the blog. The paranoia was partly due to the increased likelihood an company would do a search on my name and find this blog. I really didn’t want potential employers reading anything too controversial on the first page.

One day I’ll explain more about how I lost my last job; the one at the home improvement type company. Even after several months, I don’t think I can explain without ranting….and that isn’t what I want to do – here at least.

 

More details later; last couple of days have been stressful and I’ve not slept well.

A Post Delayed –

is just a post delayed. Today’s free ice cream has been rescheduled due to previous activities (actually sleeping in if you can believe that) and future plans (teaching a couple of new shooters).

Hopefully caffeine and activity will rouse the muse for a later post.

 

 

R.I.P. – Elsmar’s Cove

For those who are in the same career field; you’ll recognize the name.
The Elsmar Cove Mission
To be a free Business Standards Compliance and Business Systems Information Resource to Quality Assurance, Engineering and Management Professionals.
People Helping People since 1996!
 
Sorry, folks. After over 19 years continuously online, starting out as QS9000.com, Elsmar.com is now permanently closed.

There’s nothing else I can say, other than that I am proud to know that over the last 19 years tens of thousands, probably more like hundreds of thousands, maybe even millions of people have been helped, for free, by some wonderful people who have voluntarily helped people with answers to their business standards and other questions over the years in the Elsmar Cove forum.

Hadn’t stopped in there in a while, I wish I had. There was a lot of useful information and great people in the forums. Many thanks to all who made it a success over the past 2 decades.

 

 

Walter PK380

Anyone have any experience with the Walter PK380?
My brother called last night saying his wife picked one up and wanted to hit the range to practice. It is not a pistol I have any experience with so I was hoping for some feedback on problems, issues, tips and tricks to pass on.

 

Thanks