1. Monday, December 20, 2004

    people who try to fix things that arent broken 

    fascinate me. especially in perfectly good places like the xbi.

    lemme put it this way: the xbi is so fucking tight and perfect that you can count the mistakes that ive made this year on one hand.

    think about that.

    i have a voice activated email system. i just archived this years emails and i stored away 7,500 emails. thats 25 a day or one every twenty minutes.

    that doesnt include all the phone calls that i get or all the regular conversations or meetings that i participate in.

    so if theres that much communication going on each day, and less than 5 things fell between the cracks, wouldnt you think that the powers that be would not only say, shit man, nice work, but they might even try to find out what the secret was?

    they dont wanna find out what the secret was. and if you ask them they will tell you that i just got lucky this year. even though last year youd have a hard time counting my mistakes on two hands.

    but no, they dont want to find out the secret of my success, in fact they want to alter the way that i do things even though they are well aware of the fact that ive totally dominated this year.

    so much so that the smile that was wiped off my face has returned

    with vengance.

    little known fact about the xbi: turnover is superhigh.

    nobody that was here two years ago is still here. thats how hard it is and how quickly people realize that its a thankless gig.

    some people even take paycuts and demotions to leave.

    as a matter of fact, no one who was here when i started has a better, higher-paying job within the xbi once they left the department that im in.

    so is Chopper One to blame? is it cursed? does it mean that any team member affiliated with Chopper One who wants an actual career should quit and join up with some civilian operation?

    probably.

    especially when people who can, alter what is working.

    in fast-paced situations where mistakes can and do happen each day, i do not recommend changing shit that is working fine.

    which is why if i was the Cubs i would have re-signed Clement.

    it is also why i blog every day, twice a day:

    cuz its working for me.

    jaylex + sk smith + zulieka + miss poop