I will have to make this quickly since I will be leaving early for work. Anyway, I am hoping that gas prices have been reduced just a bit since for the last few days I had worked we were sitting pretty high at $1.29/liter. But I checked for prices last night while I was riding and recently we went down to $1.22/liter. I wonder what would cause the price to go down like that? I don’t know but with so much talk about the Trans Mountain Pipeline and the ordeal with OPEC I suspect that gas prices will either increase along with the oil price or the prices will decrease.
Now with the OPEC ordeal these nations will continue to produce oil even though the price isn’t set at a marketable price right now. Nonetheless oil will keep coming out while the petroleum companies will continue to manipulate the figures so these OPEC nations can continue to take a loss on the oil they produce. Now with the Trans Mountain, it looks like the project will be built and it is somewhat of a win situation for the Canadian economy while at the same time I wonder if the Trudeau government will have enough money to maintain the pipeline if it gets to that point that it will need repairs or maintenance because like anything that gets built, things do breakdown due to age and continued usage.
#Petroleum Industry, #Gas Prices, #Politics
Just some news that I want to talk about before heading out for work. It seems that the policy for gas bars have been put in place and I will see first hand how this will work out since it is the first of June and the Alberta government made it mandatory that the policy of prepay or pay at the pump will be put in place by this time. I am curious though as to how customers are going to respond when today the policy gets put in place. I guess that I will find out today. The bigger challenge as to how I will be able to close when customers come in at the last minute.
Anyway, I managed to get in a workout even though I didn’t do as much as I wanted. I think that it has to do with the gym itself since I have a sense that the air condition isn’t working well because everytime I go for some reason the gym seems to always be hot all of the time. Hopefully the temperature will improve after renovations are finished because so far it seems like a very good gym to go to for a workout. But right now it is not so good due to the renovations, hopefully they will get finished.
Well, it looks like I will be working once again. It has been a while since I have written anything on this blog. It is just that I have been busy doing other things and just trying to search for some topics to talk about. So this blog has been on hiatus for a long while but I am going to make it a point to write in here more than years ago. Let me just say that it was a strange night last night because one customer ended up stealing cigarettes from our store which was a surprise because I made the assumption that he was going to pay for them.
But like anything else in life we cannot go on assuming because there are always some people in the broad sense who are going to break the law when times get tough or life becomes difficult. Maybe this guy was going through some tough times like job loss or a death in the family. But still I think that he could have paid for them with some sort of credit or debit card even if he hadn’t paid cash for them. I have this sense that I am way too trusting but as a whole most people are too trusting. Then what happens is that they get taken advantage of.
I am lost for words right now and it’s just killing me because of the energy that I have been spending thinking about what it is that I could have done to make this former coworker that yelled at me happy with me. Now that I think about it I realize that I cannot change people’s perceptions as to how they feel about me. It would have been nice though if he didn’t demote me to morning shifts after taking my keys and privileges away from me as lead hand for the gas bar. I remember that day when I had to come early in the morning to work and endure the cold weather.It was not a very good feeling and at that moment I was going to quit off hand.
But that would have been bad since I didn’t have any job lined up or to fall back on.But any intolerable person that had to deal with an individual with a crazy, condescending and in your face aggressive and nosy personality would have quit right a way and did something else. I wonder what even drove him to get so mad at me for not getting a person to do his job like I was supposed to babysit him by telling him what to do. He kept yelling and screaming at me about gravel not being swept, just going crazy over as if it was some sort of crisis. I don’t know what drove him to get upset like this and give me a hard time in the process.
But I wish him well and all the best in what he is doing but it wasn’t nice knowing him. I think he is doing pretty well and I know that he is doing good. Hopefully with luck on my side I will never see him again. It’s not like me to write about people but it was just something that had been bothering me for years in having to work with someone who had some deep psychological issues and found negative ways of displacing them on me and other employees. Verbal abuse is something you never really get over once its inflicted on a person in the workplace. The pain last a long time.
Just a thought here before heading out here. I was about to write another article for my LinkedIn profile but I am just not able to come out with the words I want to discuss.I want to do an extensive analysis on big stores but just not able to come out with it. Maybe as time goes by I will be able to do a report of big stores and how most Americans are not shopping there as much as they were 60 years ago. I think that most Americans are looking for smaller stores that they can go to just so they can buy only a small number of items.
I will have to read the article and find out what it’s all about because most Americans I don’t think want big, one stop stores due to the lack of time spent going to them. Like who wants a big store if not many people are shopping in them. Besides most online sites like Amazon have eaten up the market from these brick and mortar stores.
I haven’t been writing in here for a while. Let’s make that a long while and I want to apologize for that. It is just that I have been looking for some stuff on sports to write and as of life but I haven’t been able to put it on this blog.But now that I have been gone for a few days I will start off by talking about some news coming out of the NBA and NFL.
First off the NBA. Word has it Lonzo Ball got selected in the second round by the Los Angeles Lakers and I couldn’t be happier.One thing which concerns me though is that he is entering the NBA at a time when most upcoming players have finished their senior year in college or university. I think that Lonzo Ball was either a freshman or sophomore when he got chosen by the Lakers this year.I am not sure but it is a problem if he hasn’t finished school because what if his NBA career doesn’t go far.
Anyway, I will talk about David Carr now. He signed a contract extension with the Oakland Raiders. A five year deal that is and I would say that this makes him an Raider for life. He probably finished school.I am not sure but overall I have to say that most NFL Players rarely ever make it passed the four year mark. Just like NBA players, NFL players often never last in the league longer than four years. So I have to say that David Carr should go back and get an education if he hadn’t finished. Just like Lonzo Ball should finish if he hasn’t done so.
Well, it is about time that I have written in here while I am out of the house. I guess that it’s good to explore different surroundings because some people can really go insane while staying stuck in their homes or surroundings. Now I am going to talk about something which people have difficulty doing. And that is letting go of things. I know that there are times when we have difficulty letting go to certain things such as a job, old friends and maybe a relationship.
But I think that it is essential to do this but at times I find it hard to do because of the feelings that they carry. I am not alone on this since there are people out there who have difficulty letting go of certain things since it gives us some feelings to security and keeps us from getting hurt. Another words it adds protection from the forward events that we are likely to face. But in a way it prevents us from growing and seeking opportunities which are probably better for us such a new job or relationship.
I am guilty of not letting go at times due to the job I am in but gradually I am working through the pain and just starting to realize that moving on is becoming more essential than holding on to the possibility that things will improve at the gas bar with regards to change in management. I am realizing this and it is becoming obvious that hoping or pleading isn’t going to change this persons mind or behavior. So, I will just have to let go of this hope and move forward to another job.