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Naivety and Management [Jul. 27th, 2012|01:26 am]
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Been forever since I posted something like this but well a fit of insomnia took me.

Today (or rather Yesterday) I understood my manager more fully, he is privatization sort. He has worked for big business much of his life and he offers "refreshing" ideas to the public sector.

At the same time though he is naive in the way of government, he doesn't understand some of the reasons for "inefficiency". I can't exactly explain it to him, in a way all the time that he can ration. Coming from a bottom line sort of private sector where it is about paying the shareholders you can't grasp enough of a concept of who your shareholders are. In public sector it is everyone you tax, and they don't get money back. There is a desire for efficiency but there are reasons for selective efficiency.

The chair story, why does public sector buy the same chair at 3x the cost of what one would cost. Why not just buy something at Wal-Mart and replace every couple of years.

The answer is perplexing to most, what happens is government seeks to buy items from locally and ideally minority owned businesses in the community (therefore paying more) for the same chair, but getting an extended warranty that probably won't be used.

Here is the thing you are already "taxing" the community and this is your way of repaying taxes back to folks work in the community. Government is a partnership between public and business.

If you buy that chair at Wal-Mart there is no guarantee that money is going back into the community there are shareholders that need to be payed, and the business needs to be paid. Sure it may "trickle down" to the community, but how will the community to be able to tell.

This is a problem with privatization of the public sector. Our corporate overlords aren't taking care of us, unemployment is high and the amount folks need to make to have a certain standard of living is fading from obvious sight, promising with better education (which we can't afford) that a better job is on its way.

Some of us have grown addicted or dependent on lower costs, why would corporation keeps costs low if they can manage to get a few cents more, or a few dollars more, once smaller business are out of business who stops the others.

So here is one of my thoughts on the matter.
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Just a reminder [Feb. 7th, 2012|12:17 am]
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Filled it out had a good time with it, and regularly reference it so if you fill this out I'd appreciate it.

Stand Up, be counted
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The end of 2011 the beginning of the end 2012 [Jan. 1st, 2012|11:03 pm]
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Well lets take a look into our looking glass... 2011 was a fairly unremarkable year for myself there is some good to have said and I'll be to the point.

In January, I was one of the best leads at FC had a good time organizing cats as usual with exception of one but I tried. I received high mark from my director, that the world could of been my oyster for the next year's programming events...
in February I accepted the MDC Challenge and found I could do a number of things I never though of doing.
In March plans were made to have a loved one visit me, and I found out one of my neighbors ran events near their place perhaps it was April
In April I think I may have had an interview for a job I would of liked
In May this job was determined not for me to my chagrin.
In June final arrangement were made and this special person would come to visit.
In July my visitor arrived and taught me a number of things he knew, added organization furniture and a number of things that made me feel happy.
In August a Tour d'Force of visitors it may have started at the end of July but this was a time I was with people I enjoyed the company of, and they got to try new things.
In September the time of my visitor came to an end and sadly I learned a truth about love.... I attended probably one of the cons I could ever go too and brought that person to me to also not have fun, and at great cost to myself. I also started an online class which was fun
In October I watched autumn pass and my big plans at the beginning of the year never turn out I let them go by the wayside but really with some tutoring I could of done better. I also worked post-haste on my events for January of 2012 looking forward to the prospect of doing something wonderful but also learned of the end of a friend that gave me great drive to help communities I support.
In November the end came to a long running event I put together, I said my farewells and looked onward and then learned that all my plans for the January had been thrown to the dust because of poor scheduling and was giving the opportunity to give up, perhaps I should of...
In December it was the first time I took off time before the holidays, but not by my choice, my mother was hospitalized and I had to my best as I could as her. I received a gift which I enjoy as well as the continued life of my mother of which I am appreciative. At the end of the year my neighbor's threw a party of which I had a good time at and an old friend came to visit once again. Plans for the future were made next year DL, perhaps a companion and making things better that I can.
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All bets are on... [Oct. 15th, 2011|11:42 pm]
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Well sadly this misfortune of others may be something that can lead me back to the original glorious attempt at the MDC. Our friend that was a possible interested just got royally hosed. Still this is the chance to take advantage and hopefully give him something that he needs. I don't know maybe I like a hard luck story but I see some possibilities with this individual and I have a credit card machine. We can go crazy maybe the dream isn't impossible but time is running out.

If he refuses this time I'll have to let it go, but I hope e considers it, seriously.
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Higher Education - For Free [Oct. 4th, 2011|08:58 pm]
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I am not sure if I put this in one of the MDC goals or not. I'd love to have a degree as much as I feel a BS, is just that. But Standford has offered a couple classes in there Open Classroom and I have decided to take the Into to Databases. I have been fond of these things for sometime and heck I frequent one daily, so why not take a course in it especially for free, or rather for time). I might be able to even use some work time to be allowed to do this, should be interesting either way.
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A dream or... [Sep. 15th, 2011|07:03 am]
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the future...

Curious dream this night, I was on the muck and was told through my various resources that the muck would be changing and all my stuff would be moved and *gasp* the place would potentially get more human inhabitants. I then had a bunch of humans visit the place "the ones responsible" to negotiate with me my compliance with this. I had an Indian there that had heard bits of the information but wasn't sure. So when one of the negotiators came in they told me that the muck would be a point based system the lower object #'s would be cheaper to buy and the higher objects # more expensive. I was highly encouraged to accept the deal and then it came to 500,500 as there "final" offer for my basically complete compliance and acceptance of these rules. I then saw how much I could be fined for just complaining about the rule system and related and it numbered in the 50,000 + and so I said I wouldn't do it, and was given the oh you'll accept it attitude from the negotiators.
Later I saw a previews of the new MUCK basically it used backgrounds to represent the locations and a sort of IM avatar to represent your character in the room sort of like IMVU but still basically texy nased, it seemed tome they wanted to get a pangolin as one of the avatars of the place to get that little problem taken care of and also show off what the system could do.

All in all sort of eerie at the end of the dream, and obviously strange.
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Here we go with another idea... [Sep. 13th, 2011|12:56 pm]
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Just recently checked TEDx and found out there is one planned for Phoenix (i.e. Mesa) in this upcoming year. I went ahead and volunteered passing on all my "experience" and we'll see how that turns out.

What they had though was interesting a link of some of their favorite TEDx
that never made it to TED and this one was called Hacking Work

Well after listening to this I thought to myself wow, this brings back why I had an LJ account. From a public sector point of view I do have the right to BLOG about my work experience and the fact is I used to, but at one time I was told no and so I gave it up.

Nanny software is a travesty and its sad to see it put to use and fell you are doing the right thing which improves your business but your business denies you. So lets see if I learned my lesson.

With that said its time for improving from within and if the business doesn't manage to fulfill my needs within two years and I am still as sharp then I really just need to move on!
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MDC Partial Score [Aug. 22nd, 2011|01:05 pm]
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While thrifting a couple weeks back I stumbled upon a credit card machine, we plugged it in and it seemed to work even was able to scan a card, of course its not configured for my business (for whatever it will be), but I am happy to say I now have a credit card machine. Other then that I can't say anything else much has happened of excitement but hey it something.

A couple more applications put in for some other jobs no call yet, oh well.
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MDC Fail #1 [Aug. 6th, 2011|10:09 am]
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Well I failed at one aspect of the MDC at this point not that I am grateful in defeat. I got an interview for a job and it was a good interview but I suppose I was too honest of my grander goals.

Giving my long term aspect of my career in a job interview not the wises unless the job involves something that relates. Its kind of sad I liked the place it was a shorter commute but I couldn't imagine myself being there ten years from now, and that what she was looking for.

I feel sad but not overwhelmingly so, just pondering if honesty is really the best policy in regard to job interviews. I am thinking not.
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Writer's Block: Going for the throat [Jun. 26th, 2011|05:10 pm]

Would you rather be a vampire or a vampire hunter, and why?

Call me a hunter, but I want to save them, if they want to be saved...
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