Work Musing

Continuation of the posting of early ‘blogs’ from the vinceunlimited website

Have to attend a work related interview today and it has made me think again about my career.

I work in the construction industry, not through choice but fate.  I despise everything about it but year on year the fiscal reward has been growing.

I dislike the way that it limits creativity, is a male dominated, brutish, dirty environment and now only concerns itself with money.

Service and pride have become lost concepts and the industry is full of parasitic consultants.  I should know, I work as one!

I work mainly through one agency and they pitch my skills to suit the job – I have become a specialist in nothing more than fitting into any role they ask.

Whilst this provides interesting variations in an otherwise tedious job it does prevent me from climbing up away from my present level into further management.  A role I would be much more suited for, mainly because that is where all the hyperbole I have learnt on the way would be of most use.

The flooding of New Orleans is dominating world news at present.

Personally I have never been there and had no wish to.  The place is primarily the home of Jazz music which has always been overhyped nonsense and reminds me of tunes that a Country and Western band might rehearse with before they actually hit on the melody.

Awful that the situation is that the poor townsfolk find themselves in I couldn’t help doing what the English tend to do in these situations, cracking a joke or two.

I suggested that, as always in these situations, the entertainment industry should show their support by staging a fund-raising concert or two.  I suggested a recital of Handel’s Water Music, a performance of Riverdance and a staging of the Merchant of Venice.  Don McLean could adapt his American Pie song to ‘Drove my Chevy to the Levee and the carburettor flooded…’ and there could be special showings of Kevin Costner’s epic Waterworld.

Does all this frivolity in times of international horror make me a bad man?

Author: Vince Poynter
From the Blog section of the vinceunlimited.co.uk website dated 23 Apr 2018
First Published: Version 2.02 on 8 Sep 2005

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