Things have been very hectic around here the last few days. FX, my boss has chosen to not come into work. With Eddie home on R&R, everything has fallen into my lap. For the last 2 days I have pretty much been keeping everything running. It has been a real test of my mind and patents. I guess I have done well. Today though, it was all taken out of my hands. When FX didn’t show up for work for the 3rd day in a row, the Supervisor called Nathan and asked him or told him to take charge. So I handed it all over to him. I have been running around like a chicken with my head cut off since Eddie left for R&R. And the last 2 days have been even worse. But now I can pass everyone off to Nathan. In a way that is a relief and in other it isn’t. Having stepped in and done what needed to ebb done for 2 days and not getting so much as a thank you for it kind of hurts my feelings. I don’t care if Nathan runs the show or not. I really don’t want it. I am happy doing what I am doing. But after the last 2/3 days, I think I am ready to go back into a truck. I didn’t mind picking things up and making sure everything went like it should, but with there fixing to be a new foreman and this stuff with FX, I am not sure I am going to keep this position. The foreman’s job is going to be posted ad that means anyone can apply for it. I have heard that there is a gut from tuckville that has a real good chance to get it. And if that is what happens and Eddie doesn’t get it, the new person may bring in his own person to do what I do now. I am going to try to have a talk with the supervisor today and see if I can lock down my job. I want to know if this is a lead person job or not. I have been told 2 different things about the lead person job. One says that a lead person makes less than a truck driver and the other says that they get paid like a CC does. I plan on finding out today. If there is no position, and no more pay for it, then I may request to go back into a truck. I know that for my family, they will not like hearing that I will be back running missions into Iraq. But I am not going to take on this kind of responsibility and not get paid for it. I know that may sound harsh. I am here for the guys and gals in our Military, but I might as well make sure I get paid for what I cam doing.
Anyway, that is what is going on with me. Just so everyone knows, I am limited to email only for now. They changed our system and I have to apply for a Halliburton id and password to get into Yahoo messenger. So everyone, I will answer as soon as I can.