Browsing Archive: January, 2012

NEW LIFE(style)

Posted by Curtis Moss on Tuesday, January 31, 2012, In : PERSONAL NOTES 

Seems like a LONG TIME since I left State employment... but in reality it's been less than a month.  Irene and I are getting used to our new schedule(s) pretty well, and been working hard together to make ends meet.

The tattoo equipment selling business has just gotten better with time -- it's more common than not to make $1000 - $1800 a weekend selling kits and supplies over a weekend in Austin or San Antonio.  Sure beats sitting in a dark doorway listening to leetle felons snore and fart all...


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MOVING FORWARD

Posted by Curtis Moss on Thursday, January 12, 2012, In : POST-EMPLOYMENT 

BEFORE...




AND AFTER...

Tomorrow will mark ONE WEEK since I left the Giddings State School and embarked on what may be a frighteningly uncertain (unstable?) future as a self-employed middle aged dude.  Been feeling pretty good about my choice, so far, and have a video here that kind of sums up my feelings on the subject.





AND THE FUTURE...

Who knows?  I suppose/hope it will be better, but making it happen will take a lot of effort and energy -- it won't happen on it's own.  For anyone who is at the...


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CHECKIN' OUT

Posted by Curtis Moss on Tuesday, January 10, 2012,

 



It was actually kinda anti-climatic. Went to HR and told them "today is the day", filled out the paperwork, handed in my badge and parking permit, and walked out. That was it. I thought for maybe 4... 5... maybe 6 BILLIONTHS of a second as to maybe stopping by the dorm... then thought nahh -- what good would it do? The kids never listened to me anyhow, and the day staff could most likely care less -- so I trotted on out the gate and closed the final chapter of my 6.5 years as a JCO. An am...


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THIS IS IT

Posted by WebMaster on Friday, January 6, 2012, In : POST-EMPLOYMENT 




Guess this is where the rubber hits the road. I'm going to go into the HR office at GSS and tell them yes, I had written them an official letter saying I planned my last workday these to be the 10-6 shift on Saturday, 1-14-12 -- techinically that would mean my last actual day working there would be on the morning of Sunday, 1-15-12.

But I think that is not to be.


I have the option EITHER having to lie to some ODS about why I wasn't coming in (~~ shall I say "sick"? ~~) the next couple day...


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SO FAR THIS YEAR ~~

Posted by WebMaster on Wednesday, January 4, 2012, In : SNAFUS 

The New Year is only a few days old... but SO FAR, here's some things I've either seen/experienced myself, have heard about (as rumor or fact) or know of that you can take with a grain or salt as you like, ALL within the past few days:



*  Yet another dorm had a WHOLE SHIFT call in, leaving both sides to be worked by visiting staff.  That's never a pretty picture, is it?

*  A female staff on my dorm up and quit without notice.  Word is she'll be looking for another State job.  Good luck -- qui...


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THE TIME HAS COME

Posted by WebMaster on Tuesday, January 3, 2012, In : WHO'S STOOPID? 




OK, I know a picture is worth 1,000 words -- at least that's what they say.  Maybe so.   Just to be perfectly clear, here's a few thousands words worth of pics to get the idea across...

I think 6 1/2 years of working at this thankless job is enough, if not mebbe a wee bit toooo much.  I'll take that  back -- DEFINATELY more than a "wee" bit.  A LOT too much.  I've lost my edge, my effectiveness, my bite.  And more.  I've lost my heart and soul for what it was I was hoping to accomplish by...


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WebMaster I worked at GSS to help incarcerated youth for over 6 years, and saw a lot of changes... but not many of them GOOD. My mission on this website is to help promote positive changes so the time and effort by current JCO's at the Giddings State School -- and taxpayer money -- are not wasted. We ALL need to do what we can, and this is MY way of doing my part... the kids, and the State of Texas deserve no less!
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