I am now a WordPress cook!

WordPress 3 Cookbook

A WordPress cook? What the heck am I talking about? Every good cook begins somewhere, usually they start with cookbooks and recipes so what does this have to do with WordPress? Well nothing really, except that I entered a contest to win a free copy of “WordPress 3 Cookbook” over on WPMU.org that was sponsored by Packt Publishing. I actually got picked as a winner! I was surprised that I was chosen because there were so many entries, some of which I thought were really great! I love the blog … Read more

Tentative Agreement at Verizon

Since last week Verizon workers have been working without a contract, the union and the company have both been at the bargaining table and stopped the clock on the contract expiration date. Well today (Sunday) according to our local website www.cwa1101.org, Verizon and CWA have reached an agreement. If you look back at my post from last weeks deadline you will see that my prediction was pretty close, all except for the 5 year agreement, Verizon only agreed on a 3 year contract. From CWA’s website: Following is a summary … Read more

No strike yet…

As I suspected there is no strike as of yet against Verizon. If you have followed my blog you know I work for Verizon and our contract expired August 2, 2008. Everyone at work said that we were going on strike and it could be a long one, etc. I was the only one who kept saying that it would seem unlikely that Verizon would want to put us on the street. At the last minute the union and Verizon decided to stay at the bargaining table and continue working … Read more

20 years already?

Today February 1, 2008 is my 20th anniversary with my employer. I can hardly believe it has been 20 years since I started working for Verizon. I have been through 4 company name changes since I started, New York Telephone, Nynex, Bell Atlantic and now Verizon. I was going to write a rant about not being appreciated for my 20 years of service, but then I thought what is the point. I cannot expect a large company to even know who I am as an employee, to them I am … Read more