Taking charge – Spaghetti ‘n Meatballs

Taking charge – Spaghetti ‘n Meatballs

Good morning, I woke up still groggy from the meds I took last night trying to fight of this common cold but feel inspired to share a recent situation ive been in as I do think many can relate to.

 
I was employed at a large global company, I came in from a different industry and like most got thrown in head first into a pool of chaos but i made my way out of it through sheer determination and constantly telling myself that I am not a quitter and can get through anything.

 
As time went by, I learnt more and was on top of my game. It definitely wasn’t easy, apart from the highly pressured job, the environment and people, well let me be fair, the people in my team derived from a pure breed of bitch. You could only trust a few. I did make many friends within the company but mainly from other divisions. I didn’t care if I was a favourite or not as I believe my work should speak for me not how long my tongue is.

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There were many internal politics and the more you got to know people the more you would realise how fake happy so many were. It was sad.

 
I actually love working and give all of me into whatever I did and do. That place made me realise how under rated freedom, time and flexibility is. I remember sitting in there some days, longing to just even see what I beautiful day it is outside, even to just see daylight.
Negativity is draining and constant negativity feels like you wish you couldnt hear anymore. I felt as though my soul was slowly being drained, I knew I needed change and to get out but there were always obstacles, maybe the timing wasnt right as things just didnt work out.

 

So I stayed, I did try to move within and make the most of it while there not letting anyone get me down, keeping myself motivated with postive affirmations etc.
I did have a few enjoyable moments here and there, met good people and absorbed as much knowledge as I could but is that enough? Friends and relationships you will keep so when they are taken out of the equation and things are weighed up, there isn’t much left.
I got to the point that I was so on top on things that I felt bored, I knew I was capable of more and want to do and give more but couldn’t. It is a strange feeling. Finally changes were happening within the company and I decided screw this, I’m not going to be a dead fish and go with the flow of what these people think and let my future be in their hands. So I grabbed the opportunity and made the decision to leave.

 
Once I made the decision, I never felt happier, in fact even people who didnt know my decision said to me I was glowing and they’ve never seen me happier. There was a huge weight lifted off me, I could breathe.

 
There were many uncertainties, like finding a new job, not being in the same situation again, I mean how do u ever really know what its going to be like on the other inside? Many people were worried for me and thought I was making a rash decison while others applauded my bravery for not choosing not to be walked over. The question of, is the grass greener , often came up but it was a risk I felt I needed to take.

 
My personality, my true self was being suppressed and pretending to be happy, content and whatever else we needed to get by is just not who I am.Maybe I am naive but I believe that you should love, if not at least enjoy what you do, as it is a large portion of your life that you spend doing it and also the place you choose to be at.

 
Yes, jobs are difficult to come by especially those dream for fulling ones but I came to the point that I will want to persue that search. Talking about it and complaining to my ever patient and understanding friends helped me get through but change begins with you and for the first time in a long time this felt so right, made me feel like I have control of my life again even though I was left jobless.

 
I believe in myself, my capabilities and through this experience I’ve learnt, I might not have an exact idea of what I want but definitely know what I don’t and feel it’s a good place to start.

4 Illegal Dispensaries Shut Down In San Diego

4 Illegal Dispensaries Shut Down In San Diego

Police in San Diego has started to strike hard on illegal marijuana dispensaries as the parts of U.S. has started to raise their voice for legalization of marijuana and against illegal practice of marijuana sales across the country. On Tuesday, the attorney’s office declared that marijuana dispensaries which are operating illegally in San Diego, is in the process to be shut down. Four such dispensaries has already been closed by the police, according to the city council’s announcement this Tuesday. .
The dispensaries which has been shut down, fell short to produce any permit obeying zoning regulations where they operated. As a result, the court ordered those dispensaries to immediately shut down and close. These four dispensaries are :

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  • Planet Greens, located near pacific Beach, addressed at 936 Garnet Avenue.
  • In same pacific beach, Dank on Turquoise, addressed at 841 Turquoise St.
  • Kindest Meds near Mission Valley, addressed at 3455 Camino del Rio Street.
  • In Mount Hope, at 4255 Market St., the dispensary named Market Greens.

Jan Goldsmith, the famous City Attorney, said that this law enforcement will provide safety to neighborhood around those dispensaries, and will also ensure all dispensaries running through the city has all permits and legal papers, like any business needs to run legally. The zoning regulation is to be strictly followed by other dispensaries as the city council is first targeting the stores which are falling short to produce it.
Earlier this year, city council adopted a process that permits to open such stores legally with valid zoning permit, the first permit started in the lands near Brown Field, and then spread through the city, which all business owners needed to follow. But many business, specially a huge numbers of marijuana shops are operating illegally across the city, which has been repeatedly reported by the neighbors living near those dispensaries. A city official confirmed the news and said they are in the process of obtaining court order and shutting down such marijuana dispensaries on a regular basis. The number of cases where neighbors living near illegal dispensaries and complaining against those ill practices are around 45, with two third of them have gone ahead and also closed down.

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Apart from these, there are many illegally operating dispensaries in San Diego, according to city attorney Jan Goldsmith, and these dispensaries has not been reported by the neighbors. He explained there has been reasons such as these dispensaries are away from inhabitant population so no charges have been brought to them so far and are not being prosecuted right now. But all the dispensaries like these, which are practicing illegally but not under prosecution, will be visited by Code Enforcement Division and Police Department of San Diego, and will be in the light of justice, sooner or later. And when they are reported by the law enforcement division, will also be prosecuted like others and court order will be released to shut them down permanently to stop them from selling marijuana illegally. People of the city of San Diego has welcomed this step of city’s law enforcement division and helping them to stop the malpractice.

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Top 5 Most Underpaid Jobs

Top 5 Most Underpaid Jobs

 1. Police Officer

This is definitely the most underpaid profession one could work. Any job where you are putting your life and well-being at risk and you are dealing with criminals, is worth $200K per year as far as I am concerned. On top of it, with the way things have become these days, a police officer needs to have the knowledge of a judge or a lawyer as well. They need to know exactly what the law is and whether they can or cannot arrest someone. They also need to know how to operate within the law themselves so they don’t lose their jobs or end up in jail because they were too rough with someone or said the wrong thing to someone. Can you imagine having to pull people over for speeding every day with the thought always in the back of your mind that this person could pull a gun on you? The heck with that. This is one underpaid profession.

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2.Engineering

All disciplines of engineering from electrical to mechanical to software are grossly underpaid professions. The college undergraduate degrees for these professions are the hardest programs to go through within most colleges. It is like going to medical school, except it’s not to study medicine. The programs for engineering are very rigorous, and if any individual has ever found an engineering program easy, then it is a shame they didn’t become a surgeon instead. Once a person has made it through an engineering program, they go out into the job market only to find out they are competing against cheap foreign labor. Once they finally land a job, they eventually find out their peers that were sales and marketing majors in school are making more money. And the anguish continues. Working as an engineer is extremely hard work. It is always challenging, high pressure, constant problem solving, a constant learning curve, boring people to work with, incompetent managers to work under, and plenty of non-paid overtime. Meanwhile, the people who are working in sales and in management at the same companies make more money. enjoy a fairly lax work environment, and are compensated for their performance. Not only was their college experience easy going with breeze-by classes, free time, free weekends, and no hours to take their last two years of college, but their work life is fairly the same. Engineers go through education and training just as rigorous as it is to become a doctor. Their education and learning continues even further when entering the work force. In exchange, on the average, they aren’t paid that much better than a high school teacher who has summers off.

There are a select few engineers of whom have achieved Phd status, or have proven themselves enough over a period of 20 years or more that they can achieve a principal or staff level position which has the potential to pay $100K + per year. These opportunities are as available as quarterback positions on a football team. There is only room for a few. The majority of engineers enjoy a stressful environment with low pay. They are grossly under-compensated given the education and expertise they obtain throughout their careers.   In addtion, they have to work and share office space with other nerds that were shoved in their lockers in high school. These nerds will work overtime for free, essentially ruining your chance for any significant salary raises, unless you join them.  And don’t plan on joining them at the bar. Most nerd engineers have never been to a bar in their lives nor have they ever drank a beer.  Do not ever become an engineer.   But if you were one of the people always getting shoved in lockers in school, and you find it very fun and entertaining to spend your free time on weekends writing code on your computer or playing with your Tivo, then this job is for you.  (And what do I know?  I worked in this field, so that qualifies me to make these types of judgements.)

3.Jail guard

Definitely one job you couldn’t pay me enough to work. Depending on what kind of prison you are in, you are always in danger. You are occupying the same space as the low life trash of society. You have to interact with low lives. At some point, somebody is going to get out of control, so you get to spend your evening rolling around on the ground with some degenerate trying to put cuffs on him. I don’t know exactly what these people get paid, but if you go around knocking on doors in any upper class neighborhoods, you find anyone answering the door that will tell you they are a jail guard.

4.Janitor

Ok, we all might laugh at the guy who mops and empties trash cans, but you’d have to pay me well into the six figure range to perform their work. It might be considered unskilled labor, but unclogging toilets, cleaning urine off of floors, cleaning vomit, cleaning food off of the floor, and having people look down on you is worth more than $100K per year. There is nothing fun about this job, and you only have like two other co-workers at best. So you won’t be making any friends either.

5.Public works city worker

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I have actually worked one of these jobs when I was a young kid in school. Working this job, you will do anything from shoveling asphalt, weed eating, mowing, tearing up and rebuilding sidewalks, picking up trash on the side of the highway, putting up stop signs, repainting street markings, shoveling snow, and other odd types of jobs that need to be done around a city. It is year-round work, outdoors and can be physically strenuous. This typically isn’t a job you can be working if you are 50 years old. It is extremely boring work, and the days go by slow. You are watched and monitored, so slacking off can be tough. Expect only to get 30 minute lunch breaks without going a minute over. Expect to want to go to bed immediately when you get home after work, and then try to keep your eyes open every day while on the job. Working a public works city job is rather unskilled labor, but it is physically demanding and you feel like a piece of crap working it. You are wearing dirty jeans and an orange shirt every day while the rest of the general public goes to their office jobs in nice clothes with higher paychecks and air conditioning. Don’t expect to have a large retirement fund waiting for you if you retire from this lousy way of living.

So there you go. Those are amongst the most underpaid jobs in America. There are people out there who go to offices every day wearing shirts and ties that literally do nothing and receive $100K ++++ in return. By the time these individuals reach middle age, they have lower IQ’s because they never have to think or do anything which renders their brain useless. They just sit behind a desk, manage people, pretend to be busy, and attend meetings. The reason why these people earn a lot more money is simply because they are closer to the top. The person at the top has the say-so in what they will earn, and the next closest person to them will earn a lot as well. Basically, the difficulty level of a job is unrelated to compensation level. The higher you go in a company, or in a public service job, the easier your job becomes and larger your paycheck grows.