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Sunday, October 18, 2020

IF YOU WERE WONDERING

 


As you know from my last post. 

I was alone at the center 

when Delta hit.


When the power went out that night, the generator kicked on, but did not feed power into the center.

I called the Safe-in-Shreveport Generator Supervisor to inform him of the situation.

He asked me to climb the storm wall one-handed with a flashlight in the other, fighting 96-110 mph winds, 

Take off the middle panel one handed, 

put my hand into a running generator as torrential rains poured into it through the open panel,

and turn the Toggle Switch, whatever the heck that is, 

from Auto to Run, while standing on top of the storm wall, 

trying not to be flung off the slippery stone by the tremendous winds.

"Trust me," he said.

He said that three other times in other suicidal orders during the weekend.

I politely refused each time any of his orders seemed hazardous to my health.


An inspection group is coming this Wednesday to inspect our center, 

whose head took a week's vacation during the hurricane, 

leaving me alone to handle situations for which I was not trained.

The team may have words for me, and I may not be here Thursday ... 

but I will be alive ... 

and out on the streets.

Say a prayer for me, will you?

6 comments:

  1. Go out in the middle of a hurricane? Is he nuts?
    Really hope it doesn't come to homelessness for you.

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    1. And at night! Let's just say my estimation of his expertise continually lowered over that weekend! My times are in The Father's Hand.

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  2. There are other jobs. I would think they would have responsibilities towards you. It would not hurt to consult a lawyer if they fire you. You might have an easier time finding another job and their replacing you. Sometimes what looks bad is actually a blessing in disguise. Keep your chin up.

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    1. Thanks for caring, Ann. Right now, all the lawyers are busy suing insurance companies failing to fulfill their policies. Ouch!

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  3. All the best Roland - people are extraordinarily selfish and unfair ... I do hope things work out for you and Midnight - thinking of you - Hilary

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    1. Sandra told me the trouble with people is that they are People! :-)

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