I started my new job this Monday, and I’m enjoying it so far. I was doing office-type busy-work for my first three days because the lady who was supposed to train me for what I was hired for (phone-based customer service) was on vacation. She came back today, and we got started. It’s definitely interesting, and I know I’ll get the hang of things quickly as soon as I get an actual phone to play with and become better acquainted with the software package. It’s also a really good work environment – so far, a lot better than the retail gig that I’m still keeping one day a week just in case. I’ve already started making jokes with some of the others in the office.
There’s a TV in the kitchen area that’s usually on during meal times. When I was eating my breakfast in there before work this morning, I heard about something that got me fairly riled up. This bill called the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act that helps 9/11 first responders get health care. Some so-and-so decided that cancer would not be covered under the act, despite the fact that a lot of the folks who were at the World Trade Center doing SAR (Search And Rescue) during and after the attack have reportedly been coming down with and dying from various types of cancer. According to the story they were telling on the news, these cancer cases were brought on by the responders’ exposure to the toxic chemicals (not to mention concrete, brick, steel, airplane, etc. dust) released when the planes crashed into the Twin Towers and the Towers subsequent collapse. Now some politico and/or agency is trying to deny these heroes proper care because there’s supposedly no proof that their cancer is related to their actions in the wake of the tragedy. This sort of thing makes me mad. Grrrr! http://www.cnn.com/2011/US/07/28/new.york.trade.center.cancer/index.html?section=cnn_latest