Where I’m at.

Allllright, so where’re things at. Let’s see.

  • Back to school next week Wednesday to finish up this undergrad degree in Business & Society—whatever that means
    • I’ll need to spend the next eight months researching what people who get this degree normally do with it (i.e. what jobs they get), as well as look within my bank to see if there are any jobs I’d actually enjoy doing—I’m a bit sceptical, but I have to keep an open mind with this sort of thing—see what works out for me best.
    • After getting that Mutual Funds license, I’m thinking of getting a few other licenses and certificates so I can at least keep learning and progressing in the bank. Not to the point that I go insane though, because that would kinda suck.
  • This upcoming weekend is Fan Expo 2006. How prepared am I? The degree to which I’m unprepared this year is rather preposterous. But I’m working my ass off on putting together Bananaz: An Intro to Fish & Chimps and Gorilla Warfare 2006 / 2007 Doomz Preview in time to sell at con. I’ll put prices and such on my website if anyone’s interested in buying copies. So yeah, I should survive this year. Then hopefully in 2007, my muse will return, and I’ll draw like a fiend so that Fan Expo 2007 will finally get me into the big leagues of indie artists 😊 But time will tell.
  • I lost my glasses when going back from the barbershop to work last week, so I’m getting new ones. But my optometrist’s office (with the cute young desk clerk) hasn’t called me back yet 😔 Woe.
  • Work’s a bitch. I can’t entirely agree with many the policies and viewpoints put in place at my branch. I understand that I work for a bank, and as such, I’m in the business of making the bank loads of money. At the same time, though, I find it ethically wrong not to help people when it’s completely in my power to do so. For example:
    • I got a debt consolidation loan approved for a client for $25,000, but it got declined by my manager because she felt it was a bad deal to take credit from so many other places and put it under our responsibility. Well, what are debt consolidation loans FOR, then? I find it perturbing that I’m being denied the ability to reduce a customer’s payments from the 25-30% that they’re currently at to 10.5%.
    • I had a customer approved for a $500 secured Visa card, but once again, via branch policy (minimum of $1000 with 120% security—i.e., $1200, so that we can generate more sales revenue), I was denied the ability to grant it to him. This kind of crap gets to me since it impedes my job and my general mindset as a salesperson. It’s bolstered my resolve a bit—to get out of the branches and work more towards doing something that will benefit people and not the people I work for. We’ll see what plans I can concoct.

So yeah, that’s about it. Just peepin’ the new Timberlake album (which I have dubbed “Timbalake”), and assembling my art. Should be a decent week, only short shifts. Looking forward to a lighter load.

Until next time, peoples!

–case p.

By Casey E. Palmer

Calling the Great White North his home, Casey‘s spent the last few decades in pursuit of creating killer content. From novels as a kid, comics as a teen, to blogs and photos once he could grow a beard, he’ll use whatever’s around him to create amazing stuff.

When he’s not creating, he’s parenting, exploring and trying to make life as awesome as possible for everyone around him.

Because a boring life’s not a life worth living!

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