For those of you that know me, you know that I work for the military machine known as the U.S. Air Force. A lot of things have been going on in my world that I want to vent about. If you haven’t heard, cuts need to be made. In addition to a selection of aircraft, 25K people need to go. I was informed that my records will be “looked at” and a determination will be made later as to whether or not my services will be needed or not. Yeah, I could get my walking papers with 24,999 other people. Luckily I have 22 years under my belt so, no matter what happens I will be able to get my retirement and move on to (hopefully) greener pastures. Yeah, I am one of the lucky ones all things considered, but I would much rather retire on MY terms.
I went to briefing today and left there feeling a little more confused than before I went in. I felt Hollow inside and for a brief second wanted to Rise up, Walk out, and Live In A Hole. But, I have a family, This Love, to look out for so I won’t be making any decisions in haste…though I’d love to Piss on somebody. I was in a room of Regular People with a Mouth for War and I thought it was about to get downright Fucking Hostile as we were told that many of us may get walking papers later this year…those like me with clean records and a solid career of steadfast duty.
As I sit here I can’t help, but think that the corporate machine I work for is By Demons Be Driven and up to No Good. Cut aircraft, cut programs, but people? We are the most precious resource right? It’s nothing more than a Vulgar Display of Power if you ask me. Well, what is done is done and for now I have to sit on my hands and wait to see if I will be forced to transition to a new life probably in a new place…something I hope works out for the best. Oh, I forgot about the song of the week. I guess I rambled. Thank you for letting me vent. Here is a song I have been listening to a lot lately. Enjoy and have a great one.