*First a comment:
I’ve been looking for another Job for a few months now. Sylvia and I are tired of being cold and want to find an Employer with a warm building to work in. (So we quit our current Job 3-weeks ago… because the cold was really getting to us.) I’ve looked at “Cook” Jobs and climate-controlled “Warehouse” Jobs but none of them match all the criteria we’re looking for. Some of them even defy logic.
I have gone to a few Interviews but most of my Job “searching” has been done online. All of those Jobs that “I’ve” looked at want you to be available to work: “Days”, “Nights”, “Weekends” and “Holidays”. One basic Stocking Job at Home Depot even stated that you have to be available to work “Overnight”. What?!
All of the Jobs I’ve seen also want you to work “Part Time”. This means, “Financially”, most of us searching for Jobs these days, will need 2-Jobs… but we can’t get a “second” Job because we have to agree, up-front, to ALWAYS be available to that one company.
The “Warehouse” Jobs I’ve seen get a bit stranger… They all seem to state that you must be able to “lift” and “carry” up to 50-pounds. One Job description stated that you had to lift 50-pounds over your head! I even saw 2-Jobs which required you to lift 75-pounds! (So they really should be advertising for “Only Body Builders Need Apply”.)
- 50-pounds is the weight of a case of standard Copier paper. (Each ream weighs 5-pounds and there are, typically, 10-reams in each case.)
Today, I spent a few hours looking at Job listings online. Several of them specifically mentioned that their Warehouse Job was “not climate controlled”. I also saw a Job for an “Order Puller” in a Warehouse. I’ve done this type of work before and liked it. This particular Job, however, was for a grocery store, distribution Warehouse. Their Job description stated that you’d be working partly in an area which was -22-degrees!!! That’s MINUS 22-degrees! (They had this type of extra large Freezer in the “Order Pulling” Warehouse I worked in previously. Fortunately, “I” didn’t have to work in there.)
Most of these Jobs were also “Part Time”. I’ve also learned something else, over these last months… The term “Part Time” means different things to every company. Where Sylvia and I used to work, “28” hours a week was “Part Time”. Other companies call “25”, “20”, “15” or even less hours “Part Time”… and they still want you to be available for their “flexible” Schedule ALL of the Time!
Then comes my learning about what “Time” these companies want you to begin your Shift. Where we used to work, Sylvia, myself and a handful of others would go in at 9a and work until 5p or 6p. (It opened to the public at Noon.) Last week, I went across town to its Sister Company, to see about transferring to that store. They open at 10a but require their employees to start a 7a. It’s a “Warehouse” Job. There’s really no reason for the Dock Workers to go in that early. Of course, “these days”, they want everyone to wear more than 2 “hats”. So this means doing a lot of other things before the store opens, when they should have a Team working specifically on those tasks.
- For Sylvia and I, going to work at 7a would mean getting up around 4:30a. This means we wouldn’t be able to start a Band. Depending on the Gig (where you play), a Band doesn’t typically finish playing until 1a or 2a. I’ve been in a successful Band in the mid-70s and, usually, when we’d finish playing there wouldn’t be anything open except Denny’s (when there was a “Denny’s. We’d always go there to get a bite to eat, unwind and talk about the crowd, our music and how we might improve things.)
I then saw a Job listing at Michael’s Art Supplies. They open to the public at either 9a or 10a but their Truck Crew has to go in to work at 3a! That’s THREE IN THE MORNING! The same is true for some of the restaurant Jobs. Baker’s typically go in around 3a. Cracker Barrel opens at 6a, which means their Kitchen Staff has to be at work around 4a. Sylvia and I don’t have a problem working “Weekends” or “Holidays” but we don’t want to work “Nights” because we want to start a Band. Bands “rehearse” and “perform” at… “Night”.
Sylvia and I had our own business for decades, when she was on THIS side of the “Veil”. (It was Macintosh-only, training, troubleshooting and consulting.) So I realize that it’s been quite a while since I explored the Job Market but I really didn’t think things had changed this much.
For these last months that I’ve been looking, I’ve seen several Job listings which are always Posted. Yes, sometimes this can be due to bad Management (can’t keep employees) or the Job Seeker not fully understanding the Job’s requirements but, mostly it’s because people do not want to devote their every waking minute to a single company! Especially when they’re not being paid properly.
So, if you’re an Employer, please think about what you’re asking these potential employees to do for you. Some are going to school. Some have families. Even those who are on their own, it’s very mentally and physically challenging to work the Day Shift one Day and the Night Shift the next… and when you throw-in having to lift 50-pounds… what you should be looking for are “Gorillas”.
- Me and at least one other person were in a small Village “some” “where”. I think the time-point was in the Now but the Village and the building we were exploring were from “days gone by”.
- This was a very large “House”. Not quite as large as a Castle but very big, with at least 3-Floors and possibly an underground layer or 2 and maybe even some lower passageways.
- The wood used was very dark in color but I don’t if this is the natural color of the wood itself or if it was stained. I remember seeing the edge of a wall, or side-view of an open door, at one point and I measured my hand against it, in order to make-note of just how thick the wood was. I made a fist and put it on the end of the wood. I even showed this to whoever was with me: “This wood is almost an inch wider than my fist.” (So around 4-inches in thickness.)
- I don’t know “why” we were exploring this “House” or much about what we saw. However, there is one room that I distinctly remember, although it was only in details of its outer door…
- I don’t remember if this “House” had glass windows but, while in this particular room, I could see outside. Maybe through a crack in the wall or door. I’m not sure.
- I could see that it was a clear, sunny afternoon. There were trees and a dirt Path, which was about 4-feet wide. Probably wide enough for a small, horse-drawn cart to travel. On the other side of that Path was a small “merchant stand”. It was almost 10-feet wide, 4-feet deep and 8-feet tall. It was made out of wood but I couldn’t see if they were simply tree branches covered with cloth or actually “finished wood”. There was a board across the front opening, which served as their “counter” — where they would place their Goods for sale and the customer could present them with money.
- Getting back to the “door”… We noticed that it had a Lock on it… On the “inside”. We didn’t think much of this when we first discovered this. The Lock was made of metal and was a yellowish color… almost a pale Gold.
- To the left of the door was a small table. Sort of like a free-standing ashtray… but a “table” with a flat top, not a “bowl” for cigarettes. On the table itself was a Key. It was made of metal and when light hit it, its bright silver and gold colors looked “fluid”. The Key itself was “L”-shaped. The shorter part, almost 2-inches from edge-to-corner was fairly flat with a slight curve at the edge. The edge itself contained a “curve” which was made-up of 3 connected straight lines. About 1-inch in total. The longer part of the “L”-shaped Key was designed as a “Lizard”, laying on its back and with its tail just reaching the Key’s “corner”. This part of the Key was almost 4-inches from its edge to the “corner”.
- I then looked at the Lock on the door and saw that it also contained a “slot” which was identical to the 3-segment “curve” in the Key.
- We talked about using the Key to open the door and go outside. We’d been exploring for a while and wanted to take a break… but a new thought entered my mind… Why would anyone put a Lock on the INSIDE of a door?… Unless… it doesn’t actually open the door to the “outside”. Maybe the door opens a different way or maybe that Key unlocks something else in this room and opens a passageway to an otherwise un-explorable part of this building? I don’t remember what happened next.
- The next thing I do remember is that we were now “outside” this “House” and walking along that dirt Path. As we came up on that “merchant stand”, I told the person with me: “Oh, that’s the door we were at before.”
- I don’t remember any more to this Dream.
Later, I don’t remember even “half” waking-up but this next part is from that space in-between the “here” and “there”.
- A word was placed within my mind: “Kwen”. (Pronounced as it looks.) This was someone’s “name”. I looked at it and as I began to wonder about it, the “Guide” / “person” / “whoever” that was helping me with this, explained (in “feelings” and “Sensings”) that this was a very old name but if you go back a lot further… before Ancient times, this same name was spelled:”Qaweignan” and was pronounced: “kah-WEE-nan”. It means the same thing and refers to the same person.
- This was so important to my “Guide” that I had to keep repeating both of those names in my mind and visualizing their spellings while I quickly got out of bed, went to the bathroom, turned on my computer and wrote this down.
- No other information was provided with this “energy”. just that it’s important, somehow.
- Maybe this is related to that “House” Dream or maybe it’s not and will simply mean something to somebody reading this… or maybe this energy will be activated at a later date.
- Only Time will tell.