|Work, Famz, and My Sacrifice
||[Aug. 7th, 2006|05:17 pm]
Okay, so it's been a bit long since I updated... but I have good reason, I say!
So worked a day at Accel, lots and lots of Mexicans, hard work, 7 an hour. Worked two days at Huttig making doors and such. They loved me, but hired too many people and since I was the last to be hired, I was the first to go. It was a great reference though and I am always welcomed back should the opportunity arise.
I'm presently working at Jefferson Industrial Corp, or JIC. Basically I work for Honda. I weld all sorts of parts and it's been not too shabby for the most part. I started a couple Thursdays ago, so I've already gotten my first paycheck. It's hard work, but it beats food-service. So far, I've mostly been welding a hinge bracket for an '07 Accord. Don't know what model. Other things I have done are: weld the side sill for said Accord, which is where said hinge bracket goes, weld what I think is the A-pillar for a Civic, and weld the lower dash frame for the '06 Civic and Element. The latter is where they're saying I'm supposed to stay for a while.
There's a few problems with being on that particular line. It's been said that the average work week for that line is about 60 hours. Yay for money, but boo for hurting and no free time. They keep needing more of the hinge brackets so it's basically there and back day to day. My supervisor said that the hinge bracket is supposed to go to another company, but it's yet to happen, and I'm so awesome at making those I even weld the hex nuts to half the piece and take those to my little cell and weld the hinge bracket. And I still put out just over two days work for the next point in the chain. So yeah, I'd worked in 5 separate jobs in about a week's time.
There is a neat part about the job... besides the money. I get to command a squad or robots. Anywhere from 4 to 9 robots and my whim. They look like dragons, and they sort of breath fire, being welders and all. They aren't the FANUC like I played around with at Terra with Arren. They're called NACHIs. Oh, and also, there's Japanese people here and there and the president of the company is this tiny little guy named Hayashi. Hayashi-san is pretty cool, but he's got that Yakuza vibe, so it wouldn't surprise me. So, though I have to listen to a lot of people with southern drawls talking about trucks and whatnot, I also get to hear Nihongo. It just sucks that I'm not more fluent.
So basically I work for Honda with some rednecks and JPz, I get to control squads of dragon-looking robots, and I use lightning to fuse steel together. Not the greatest thing in the world, but when I put it that way, it at least sounds cool.
The Nekoheadz now have a forum up, which is the sw00tness. I would have went to see them this weekend, but my supervisor at work told me I was working Saturday... at 15:00 on Friday... and my standard day is 06:00 to 14:30. I was about livid. If they try that again, they're SOL. I have an eye appointment since my glasses broke and the only thing holding them together at the moment is a glob-o-epoxy. I needed new ones anyways. I tried to call to get my Rx, but it'd been so long since I had a checkup (read "4 years"), that they couldn't give it to me, despite the fact that my Rx hasn't changed much at all in the last 10 years. Ah well. New specs, some contacts so I can wear sunglasses again. Since I get off of work between 14:30 and 17:00, it would be helpful. Perhaps someday I can get that LASIK. I'm the ideal candidate for it. Very little change in Rx, mid 20's, healthy. I just need to get about 2K to blow. That'll have to wait until I take care of my close to 5K of already existing debt. From what I've read, that's actually very good for my age, the average being over 8K.
Ever since I've moved down here, chicks dig me. I don't know what it is. I haven't really done anything different, but after hearing me have conversations with numerous chicks, J-e says I'm a proverbial pimp. Eh, whatever works I guess. I don't really have time for a girlfriend at the moment, though soon I should have the money. Just means I can spend more on myself. Get me a new computer, car, and other fun stuff that I've been wanting for a while.
As soon as I got home from work last Saturday, I got a call from my brother Rob. He was visiting Otou-san's and said that I should come visit as well. I was really tired, and didn't really have the money for it, but 4 hours of driving to Elkhart, IN instead of about 12 to Omaha, NE... well let's say I had got to see my famz. Soonyul made me some kimchi to bring back and I got to play some golf with Otou-san and Rob. Rob and I are pretty much even, which isn't saying much, since we both weren't playing very well. Now, he can't use the excuse that I'm better or anything like that when I see him again.
I decided that I'll probably spend some time out in Omaha with the famz after I get some bills caught up here in Cbus. I don't want to be farther away from Okaa-san or the Nekoheadz, but I can make even more money there, get a car for stupid cheap and lose that weight with training and tasty good Kor food. Of course, I still need to stay in Dayton for a little bit for Kendo and Ninjutsu. I'll see if I can't work that in to this phase of things. Get a house right between Cbus and Dayton so I can have access to both, and be much closer to work. Getting up at 04:30 (03:30 today) is not something I like to do. But hey, Okaa-san did it for 47 years and she's the sw00tness, so it can't be all bad, ne?
I got AutoCAD the other day, so I've been doing a lot of work on design and art. The art, I'm so much better doing in AutoCAD and then importing to Illustrator to make vector art and such. Then Photoshop for that last little zing. Expect a lot of images coming soon Shogun. Ones that we can make into say vinyls and such to sell... Also AutoCAD is great for my designing of clothing and some new parts. I'm working on prototyping a new hybrid system that should revolutionize the car industry. If I can pull it off, I can support myself with residual income and help out my peoples... such as Okaa-san, J-e, the Nekoheadz. Yeah, this could be big.
Now just to find time for all of this... meh, I hate working like this. The sacrifice will be worth it in the end. I've gotten a good work ethic going now, getting "squared away."
As Rangar J would say "Hooah." Or for Crazy Dan rocking out in Okinawa... "Ooh-rah."
I want an Iriomote Neko!