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Another ripoff by the PEBTF

Today was another ripoff by the PEBTF supplemental benefit plan. I wear contact lenses and today I went for my annual eye exam. The benefit for contact lenses is $19.00. That’s right. $19.00. EVERY…

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My job is a living hell ….

Women referred to as bitches. Racial slurs. Religious slurs. Holocaust jokes. This? is daily.  Complaints mean nothing because I’ve tried. The management failure is epic. And tolerated. Because it is easier to slap a…

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What they said

From WebMD: “Many chronic illnesses, such as diabetes, depression, arthritis, fibromyalgia, etc., are ‘invisible,’” Fennell says. “People go to work or volunteer or shuttle kids to school. Most of the time, they don’t look…

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I’m tired of being played.

Whatever. Tired of being on the bottom of the pile. The occupational group I work in, once upon a time, had a social contract with the government that employs us. Lower salaries in exchange…

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Here we go again

That Christmas thing, I mean. Particularly the office Christmas thing. The mandatory office Christmas party thing. Specifically. Okay, to be fair, only one of the three is mandatory fun. But I’m not sure the…

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Profound ….

The holidays are hard. There is such an emphasis on family togetherness that those who do not have a family for whatever reason is particular to their circumstance get lost in the cracks. Sometimes…

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Eagle time at Conowingo

It’s that time of year. The bald eagles are arriving at Conowingo Dam! Eagles are there year round but in the fall the numbers really increase. Conowingo is a pit stop on their migration…

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VERIZON. AGAIN.

You can’t make this up. You really can’t. Two weeks ago a Comcast subcontractor, Royal Cable, cut the FIOS lines coming to the house. Part of the responsibility is Verizon’s because they couldn’t be…