Missing My Boys
I haven’t posted anything in almost a year, I know, sad eh. If I feel up to it, and have something to say, I might start posting again. We shall see I guess.
Anyway, hope you all have had a great Christmas and start of the new year.
It’s been quite a while since my last post, I just haven’t had really anything to say. This winter has been a humdrum type of winter, very little snow, not real cold, nor warm, just humdrum. I haven’t been doing a damn thing for weeks.
Anyway, I guess that’s about all, just humdrum.
Things… And Frank
Meet Frank, Frank the Fox Squirrel. This Fox Squirrel has been coming by for a few weeks now, but this is the first time I’ve gotten a photo of him. It’s nice to have another type of squirrel around here besides the damn Red Squirrels.
In other news… This past Wednesday was my boss’ last day at work. We’ve known each other for many years, worked together for many years and at two different places of work. We’ve gone through quite a bit together, work wise and personal. He will be missed.
A long awaited, as in years, update to our employee handbook has been published and becomes effective January 1st. The following is from the handbook about Teleworking, which involves me big time. The yellow text makes me feel a little better about my position.
“Teleworking, or telecommuting, is the concept of working from home or another location on a full- or part-time basis. Teleworking is not a formal, universal employee benefit. Rather, it is an alternative method of meeting the needs of the organization. LTBB has the right to mandate or refuse teleworking requests.
LTBB’s policies for teleworking are as follows:
1. Compensation and Work Hours: The employee’s compensation, benefits, work status and work responsibilities will not change due to participation in the teleworking program. The amount of time the employee is expected to work per day or pay period will not change as a result of participation in the teleworking program.
2. Eligibility: Successful teleworkers have the support of their supervisors. Employees will be selected based on the suitability of their jobs, an evaluation of the likelihood of their being successful teleworkers, and an evaluation of their supervisor’s ability to manage remote workers. Each department will make its own selections.
3. All teleworkers must sign a work agreement.”
Also, this past week I’ve had a couple conversations, work related and just general talk, with my new boss, though he is only interim I believe he will have some pull. He seems like quite a nice guy and we seem to get long quite well. So that’s good. This also makes me feel a little better about my job.
Yesterday I was going to stay home and try to get a couple things done, but it was way too nice out so I headed out to Point Abbaye. It was a nice sunny day with little to no wind, so I thought it was be a good day to fly the drone around the point. I really miss being able to hike around, but with the way my hip is, all I can do is stand in one place.
Great Lakes Freighters
We had a couple freighters in L’Anse Bay yesterday. They were getting shelter from the 60 MPH winds.