Archive for August, 2010

Wow has it been a while

August 8, 2010

What is going on world…. Life has changed a bunch since the last post.  I’ve been married for a couple of years now and have a 6 month old daughter.  She was born with a serious heart condition that she will live with for the rest of her life. 

She got treatment from one of the best hospitals in the world, Childrens Hospital Boston.  right now there is a popular ABC show Boston Med, well some of her doctors have been featured there.  I got lucky, they discovered her condition on the first ultrasound at 18 weeks.  The heart surgery was a sucess and everything fixed.  for the rest of her life though she will have to have maintence done on her heart as she grows and eventually grows older.

She was born with a condition called Tetrology of Fallot with Pulmanary Atrasia… i know i probably spelled all of that wrong but basicly had a whole in her heart and no pulimanary arery valve… a bit of reconstruction but she came out good, a true fighter.  She has grown to be one of the best kids, so happy and content and although she is small for her age (12lbs at 6 months) she is just so happy.  I am a  proud daddy.

On another note I did end up finding a job for a little medical device company where the owner is an interesting fellow, not in a good way.  I am still trying to figure out though how XXX movies and adult novelties cound as medical devices in his mind.  He’s the type of guy who has customer service  tell angry customers there is no true owner due to stocks however he’s pretty much the only stock holder…  he refuses to face customers and was just an overall … well lets just leave it at that.  I must admit it was not a fun experience however I had every intention on making it work… I lasted a month before we severed ties…. he hired me to be a customer service manager / social marketing guy… They sold me on the fact that I would build these two departments and run them.  I spent the month of Aug 2009 in a wearhouse taping boxes and picking orders, covering for people on vacation and leave.  I was told this was to learn the business and what they do… they sell stuff on their website and on the Amazon not overly complex.  when everyone came back from vacation and leave all of a sudden they reconsidered the job roll and decided not to contine with a socal marketing position, and just added the customer service position to an existing employees job role… just hire a temp next time to cover vacations then.  Odd thing was i went on at least 4 interviews for this job and one of them was 5 hours long.  By 5 hours I dont mean job shadowing someone or a tour, I mean i sat in a confrence room for 5 hours. 

I was one of the lucky ones though, 3 months later i found a job in my field of Benefits Managment… oh an yeah it was  $15000 raise over what the lastjob had been paying me 3 months earlier.  I was just happy to be working again. 

I hope this economy turns around…people talk like its only been a few years but the ecconomy has been on the skids since around 2000… maybe eventually it will turn around