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Old 12-12-2002, 04:21 PM   #1
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Default OT: Life's strange twists....

So, this week has been some what interesting

I got laid off on monday.... Dosen't matter, it sucked anyway. It was good money, but the expectation to work 7 days a week was getting a little tiresome to say the least.

So now I just got back from an interview....

with the sierra club....


Remember in the movie Star Trek “the search for Spock” when Kirk has just self destructed the enterprise and beamed down to the planet with Dr McCoy. While the two of them watched the burning hulk of the enterprise pass like a shooting star across the planet.

Kirk says to McCoy,

“my god what have I done?”

And Dr McCoy replies

“you did what you have to do, survive”



That’s how I feel….


















So It looks like I am an environmentalist now working for calpirg.org; http://www.calpirg.org. Yep, I am now a tree hugger out begging for money to buy off the local politicians (state and fed) to support the preservation of our national and local forests here in CA. Canvassing, never thought I would do this again. But, it has the potential to allow me to pay the bills and stay off unemployment for a while.



Heh, heh, heh….It’s going to be kind of interesting showing up in my loud little hotrodded WRX.
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Old 12-12-2002, 04:43 PM   #2
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...Heh, heh, heh….It’s going to be kind of interesting showing up in my loud little hotrodded WRX.
I hope you still have all your cats.
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Old 12-12-2002, 04:55 PM   #3
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LMAO. I can't believe they'd hire someone who's a car guy. Very ironic to say the least.

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Old 12-12-2002, 05:08 PM   #4
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I hope you still have all your cats.
Yes I do have 2 cats, the 4 legged variety

I kept one cat in the car with the vishnu stage 1 exhaust.
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Old 12-13-2002, 01:14 AM   #5
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LOL...calpirg door hopper driving around a vishnu stage 1.....priceless
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Old 12-13-2002, 12:35 PM   #6
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LOL

way to go Chris..

with your autox skills you'll be able to cover your area twice as fast as everyone else too!!
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Old 12-13-2002, 01:52 PM   #7
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I think its kinda sad that you think protecting the environment is such a dumb idea. It is possible to be environmentally conscious and a car enthusiast. Cats don't rob that much hp, most everything on a car can be recycled, and the Subarus are more fuel efficient than most vehicles on the road.
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Old 12-13-2002, 01:53 PM   #8
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i figured you were an enviromentalist anyways cuz you live in santa cruz. ya 2 things at once and whatever pays the bills.
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Old 12-13-2002, 02:43 PM   #9
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There is nothing wrong with the Sierra club or being an environmentalist. It's just shocking going from my former white collar job, to walking door to door... It has the potential to pay the bills, but that remains to be seen. Either way, it's better than unemployment.
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Old 12-13-2002, 02:58 PM   #10
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Yeah, that must be quite a change from a deskjob to door-to-door. Sorry if my earlier post was a bit defensive, its just that your first post seemed to have a negative spin on the whole environmentalist thing. I know its got its share of extremists like any other organization does, but overall, I believe in their cause. I hope it works out for you. Hopefully it will be rewarding in more ways than just financial. Good luck.
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Old 12-13-2002, 03:20 PM   #11
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Sort of strange they'd hire you if you aren't really interested in the environment. What did you tell them in the interview? Or do they not really care? It is a big secret to most people--the nonprofit world is one of the easiest to get a jobs if you're unemployed, because they don't advertise with conventional sources.
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Old 12-14-2002, 12:49 PM   #12
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Sort of strange they'd hire you if you aren't really interested in the environment.
It's not that I am not an environmentalist. I just walked away from a 6 figure salary to walking door to door.

It's a good cause; stopping the clear cutting of our national forests.

I am really really uneasy about it because I don't know how long I can do this an maintain my bills
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