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The Twenty-Six Point Plan to Find a Job

In no particular order.
Plan A: start an online job account at my coworkers’ workplace and his coworkers will hire meFAIL
Plan B: ask a congressional candidate who formerly worked in green energy whom I volunteered for two months to help me network (idea submitted by myself) FAIL
Plan D: apply for FEMA jobs to help with Hurricane Sandy FAIL
Plan E: New York Police Department FAIL
Plan F: take sanitarian civil service exam FAIL (19 JAN 2013)
Plan G: await Fire Department test results FAIL (scored a 94, too low to be considered)
Plan I: apply to TS Associates the company that bought out my last company FAIL

Plan J: apply to New York City recycling/ green jobs FAIL

Plan K: play on a volleyball team with corporate professionals FAIL I ended up on a team with all public school school teachers. FAIL
Plan C: walk dogs for high end clientele on Manhattan’s Upper East Side FAIL
Plan H: contact the mayor’s office of veterans affairs FAIL

Plan L: apply to be on a community board FAIL

Plan M: redo Plan A FAIL (in three hours, the record fastest time fail)
Plan N: connect with a LEED certified architect, eco-consultant FAIL he just ignored two phone calls, two emails
Plan O: go to Hunter College Job Fair, resume workshop FAIL
Plan P: apply to Exaac, a former contracting company so I can bang the girl I was supposed to FAIL
Plan Q: ask headhunter who recruits for tech jobs similiar to what I did FAIL
Plan R: go to veterans job fair FAIL
Plan S: apply for civil service exam for food inspector FAIL
Plan T: apply for FEMA disaster relief jobs FAIL
U,V,W to be decided
In case the above 23 plans should fail.
Plan X: resign my 09S (commissioned officer candidate) contract and go enlisted in any MOS that will take me (idea submitted by my drill sergeant)
Pros: I have full time employment and the time is either going to be 3,4,5 or 6 years (which is less than the current 8 year contract I have)
Cons: I end up with a MOS that I do not like.
Plan Y: volunteer to go on deployment in the Global War on Terror
Pros: I will automatically received five points veterans preference and a career conditional federal job for the rest of my life. (assuming I do not lose my life) If I have a service connected disability (loss of limb, eyesight) I will receive ten points.

Cons: If I lose my life my mother gets $400K, plus derived preference meaning she is guaranteed a federal job for the rest of her life.

Plan Z: go to the French Foreign Legion (idea submitted by a Navy recruiter and former coworker)
Pros: I get out of my American military contract. I will be employed for five years, speak French fluently and they will create identity for me. I want to come back as a doctor.
Cons: My family will never see me again. I will have a new identity, French name and passport and any attempts to locate me will be unsuccessful. I will be paid about 1043 euros a month ($1394 US dollars a month)

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From Wall Street to the street: A cabdriver’s tale

An interesting front page story on cnn.com about
From Wall Street to the street: A cabdriver’s tale

This New Year’s eve will be the fourth time I have been unemployed. In this story a cabdriver speaks about how Wall Street isn’t what it used to be. He’s gone from looking for work to hopefully getting a hookup from someone who rides their cab.

So my New Year’s resolution is to just wait for a hookup. And if that hookup does not come I’m going to resort to Plan X, Y,Z.

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Psy Gangnam Style

Recently Grover Mannings notified me that Psy Gangnam Style video has surpassed Justin Beiber’s Baby video as the most viewed all time video on YouTube. I’m not a big fan of this guy, because it is poor dancing which adds to the stereotype of Asian-Americans. (even though this is like the biggest dance craze now)

So the other day I was checking out YouTube and found this audition of Jason Viet Tien’s audition for the UK X-Factor. He comes off a bit dorky, but cute and not overtly creepy. (not to mention a standing ovation audition)

Here is a fond memory of yesteryear of the man who started it all. William Hung

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Why There Will Never Be Gun Control?

In this New York Times article A Tragedy of Silence published Saturday after the Newton, Connecticut shooting. Americans remain equally divided.

The author Blow asks When, and how, will this end? In fact, will it ever end?

I don’t think it will ever end. Gun control and fiscal cliff seem like unrelated problems but they are actually similar. It all is part of American mentality. And every time I recite the last line of US Army Soldier’s Creed “I am a guardian of freedom and the American way of life.” I am reminded of this. One of the fundamental problems with the American way of life is the sense of entitlement. Everyone believes they are owed something but are unwilling to give up anything they are receiving or have. They know spending cuts and more taxes are imminent however the only right solution are the programs that affect them are not cut and their taxes are not raised.

I agree that there should be a ban on assault weapons with the exception of police and military but half of America does not agree with me. A Gallup poll conducted showed Americans are either totally satisfied (50%) or dissatisfied (42%) with gun control.

Likewise with gun control, gun lobbyists pour millions into the hands of politicians because they believe so strongly in their right to bear arms they are unwilling to give him any rights they have. Larry Pratt, the executive director of Gun Owners of America, blamed the shooting on laws that don’t allow school personnel to be armed. “Gun control supporters have the blood of little children on their hands. Federal and state laws combined to ensure that no teacher, no administrator, no adult had a gun at the Newtown school where the children were murdered. This tragedy underscores the urgency of getting rid of gun bans in school zones.”

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Man Pushed to Death on Subway Tracks

On Monday afternoon, a Korean man  was pushed to death on the subway tracks after an argument with a black man. Man Pushed to Death on Subway Tracks

There is a New York Post front cover photo which was taken by the photographer which sparked national outrage. And everyone is asking why no one did anything to help him before the oncoming train struck and killed him. My mother asked that the other night while watching the evening news.

I reminded my mother what she always tells me. Don’t start trouble my son let people do their own thing. If there is a crime happening let it go. “Mom, they did what you always tell me to do….” She was then silent.

With that said here is a link to a Dick memory of yesteryear.

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