Tag: escambia county

The World Is Finally Going To Real School

Last Wednesday I went to my beautician ( 16 years I have been going to her) for a hair cut that was 3 or 4 months over due ! So continues and asks me if I am working and I respond no.  She continues says she has a client who works for the school board and they need help in the cafeteria  schools all over escambia county.  I immediately lit up because I love children, I had other thoughts running through my head, anyways, my friend calls her client, tells her she has someone and puts me on the phone with her.  I get all the details to meet with her.  I live in Pensacola, Florida where  all the  schools were going to shut down the next day  due to low temperatures, roads having ice, so I would meet the following day Friday.

So this past Monday I had an appointment that was set up to get fingerprinted, and a photo at a ups store, it was a cost to me of $ 81.00 !  What is wrong with this picture ?  It should not matter who you go to work for, the responsibility is on the employer who hires employees.  The UPS store fingerprinted all my fingers .   I got the results back within a couple hours the HR department of the school district of Escambia  county sent me an email with a confirmation that I was cleared.  now I just have to take a drug test. The process takes like ten days for all your info to be cleared, before you start  It is a shame there is such convoluted red tape, extortion of money, I can not wait for the system to change.

Another lovely brother coming to you Anti School, who is doing his love work for the world.

I woke up sore this am 01/24/18. Yesterday I was a busy bee. I did some house chores, then I put some rubbing compound on my car, honda, that has a million scrattches that are coming out of no where.  I have not driven in a while, and I am not a destructive driver.  I do the buffing to preserve the paint,  I am not a flashy person, I like practicality, functionality and to preserve things as long as I can. I do not like to be wasteful, and I do not buy a lot of junk. I bought the compound and a bottle of liquid wax, well the bottle of liquid wax fell to the floor putting two holes in it, leaking all its fluids to the ground.  I will have to buy a new one.  The plan was after applying various areas of the rub,  I was going to take my car to a car wash and then apply the liquid wax myself.  So no biggie, will have to buy another bottle.  So after I finished buffing the car, I vacuumed it inside.  Then I moved on to trimming the aztec grass in the front yard.  I did landscaping for two years, it is getting to be that time to trim everything back.  I love all season, however when I go walking and I get to see all the plants, trees bushes coming back to green, I simply love it, it brings such joy to me.

Pensacola, Florida Flood, And Its Surrounding Communities

Pensacola, my home town, suffered a big, massive flood on April 29, 30 2014,  we got at least 18 inches of rain, just rain, however neighboring neighborhoods got several feet because of low lying land.  Governor Rick Scott declared Florida a state of emergency .  A lot of residents have lost their homes, many are having to reconstruct theirs, tearing out sheet rock, throwing out furnishings, personal memorabilia,  so far it has affected 3200  residents and businesses.

There is a link in the PNJ website to charity, volunteer groups in the Escambia , Santa Rosa, Okaloosa communities.  For example in Pensacola, manna food pantries  was affected with the flood they need help restocking their shelves to help feed the needy within the community.

Who is covered for flood insurance ?  Most people who live near or on the water get  coverage through their homeowners insurance.  With all the hurricanes and coastal water in Florida, insurance companies make it very expensive to get coverage because they do not want to pay out or get wiped out( go bankrupt).  For people who live in water free zones that coverage was not necessary, so what happens now?  Will residential homes and businesses get assistance from FEMA ? Will they get assistance period?

Here is a list of all types of insurance companies in the United States. ( home health , car, travel. workers compensation etc…)  All this coverage and yet normally we do not get what we pay in to these insurance policies.  Something is mathematically wrong, just wrong period.

 

 

 

 

 

Is BP Cutting Back, And Who Will Be The Remaining Contractors For Our Waters in Pensacola?

Front page on the PNJ today” BP cutting crews“.    A contractor, P2s, was let go with its people  Monday at the Fort Pickens location (supposedly replaced by another contractor who will intern hire new people??, and will the workers be from out of state????). P2s employees went to Fort Pickens yesterday to protest and my hat goes off to them!  If they are a functioning certified crew, why are they all being eliminated?   And does it affect p2s in Perdido , Johnson area as well?   P2s from my understanding hired all local people from Escambia county through the  Workforce Escarosa Center( Unemployment office) not sure if neighboring Santa Rosa, or Okaloosa County residents fell into this Escambia clean up crew as well.