11.2.05

The Flying Life

Well, I haven't had much of one in about 6 or 8 months now. I miss flying dearly, and I wish I could be doing it every day! Unfortunately life got in the way. Between all the stuff I've been doing for the church and my business it has been next-to-impossible to get myself booked in to fly. But that may change shortly, or at least I hope so. I stopped by the flight school today to get things going again, and I'll be going again tomorrow to meet my new instructor (#3 or 4... I'm not sure which). Should be fun!

In other news, I'm going to start using my union's benefit plan in the coming weeks. (Did I mention that I'm a union steward at work, but our rep doesn't tell me anything?) Oh joy. I'm going to be losing my wisdom [teeth], which somewhat terrifies me. I know that it's not that big a deal these days, but I'm still not a big fan of pain! The first person who calls me "chippy" or "chipmunk face" will be losing some teeth... probably not their wisdom ones, either!

Speaking of unions, Wal-Mart is in the news again. Looks like their taking their union-busting to another level and decided to close the first unionised Wal-Mart in Canada - in Quebec. They even received bomb-threats at some of the other stores because people are so ticked off! Down with Wal-Mart - scourge of North America. People seem to forget that behind all these low prices are people who are being paid at minimum wage. Sure, Wal-Mart can afford to pay them more, but why would they? If they did that they'd have to raise prices. Well, sorry guys, but that's the price of doing business! I run a business, and we manage to keep our costs down by not hiring anybody. Albeit we're on a much smaller scale, but at least we're not forcing someone to stay in a poverty-level income! Yeah, yeah, you say, they could get another job... If they could get another job, do you think they'd be working at Wal-Mart?
Sometimes I think people might be worse off in a minimum wage job than being unemployed.

And last but not least... Today's reason to shed a tear for the world (article).

1 comment:

Krista said...

Your honesty is refreshing. :)