It's All About the License  

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Well tomorrow bright and early I'm off to the state capital. I get to take some unbelievably long test to determine whether or not I should give the training that I"m now giving...(gotta love California). I've been studying for this whopper for about 6 months, and even though I think I'm ready, only time will tell. Guess at this point I'm a little bit nervous.

I never realized how much beauracracy is involved in chemical regulations. I have been around this industry my whole life. My father worked at this very same company before me, as well as when I did. He did basically the same job I am doing (except in a higher capacity). I've watched the EPA, OSHA (calosha especially), DPR (department of pesticide regulation) and a handful of other "environmentalist basically demolish my lovely valley with regulation after regulation. Now granted many of these rules are absolutely necessary and in fact are just good common sense. Others, well maybe not so much. I know that we take the good with the bad, but until I really read through all the laws and regulations I didn't realize just how restrictive this state is on just about everything.

So I've come to the conclusion that after this test, everything I do will be without excuse. I am now entering into everything with my eyes wide open. So the next time I "discuss" something that is irritating or just plain crazy and it relates to the job, you can remind me that I KNEW THAT ALREADY!!!

So wish me luck, and if you don't hear from me for a few days, it either means that I failed miserably and stayed drunk in a bar in Sacramento or, I passed with flying colors so I'm celebrating in a bar in Sacramento. Either way, I feel a bar in Sacramento is in my very near future. I wonder if they serve Castle Lite there????

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Good luck!

March 24, 2010 at 7:43 PM

Good luck and toss back one for me!

March 25, 2010 at 1:15 AM

Well, I don't know specifically what your job is or what you do for a living...I know it involves training of some kind. But good luck to you!
Whatever happens, be comforted that your day can't be any worse than mine usually are!

March 25, 2010 at 6:58 AM

Today...not so good...No alarm clock this morning meant that I spent a lot of money and spent 6 months of steady hard studying and now i'll have to wait and reapply for this examination and spend another good amount of money :(

BTW Joe...I'm a health and safety manager for an ag company...It's all about rules and regulations regarding pesticides and applications of chemicals (not exciting) and regular ol' safety stuff to boot...

March 25, 2010 at 8:38 AM

I just read your post and the'll have to re-apply? Is it in a very long time?

Rue that fucking alarm clock!!

March 25, 2010 at 12:49 PM

Ha ha! Castle Lite! I like the subtle plug.... You know, if Vanilla Ice doesn't appear, you can break out the Bendigo Ice. Freak out the other patrons and start rapping until they finish their beers....

California is suuuuuuuuper restrictive. And suuuuuuuuper ready to fine you if you do anything wrong....

March 25, 2010 at 3:24 PM

Well sarah...I'll have to reapply tomorrow and hope that I can get another appointment in April sometimes...if not it could be around june or july... are so right...verrrrry verrrrry restrictive...(maybe just a little extreme huh)

March 25, 2010 at 6:29 PM

Good luck my dear Bendigo! You go take a test that will tell you you can teach something you already teach ;)


March 26, 2010 at 9:25 AM

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