End of Day: 10/3/2008

Your Cruise Director is officially washed up today.  Wiped.  En toto.  Wrung out.

Read, re-read, and carefully read the previous posts.  Talk to your loved ones.  Call up co-workers and friends.  Discuss, compare and contrast.  Talk among yourselves.

More importantly – take care of yourself and do what you think is best for you.  If you don’t agree with some of the previous posts, all is good.  If you have a different opinion, feel free to let it fly via our comments section.  You can even post anonymously, goddess knows I do.

My plans: talk to counsel, attorneys, and my panel of experts.  But also take care of me.  Hot tub time, red wine, chocolate, certain migraine.  Watch old movies.  Think.  Plan.  Try not to obsess about Monday.  Know that I have friends.  Know that I have great co-workers, even great shareholders.  Tell those shareholders who aren’t happy with the current arrangement that they have more power than they think.

Be safe.  Tell someone you love them.  Call your mother, she worries.

And, for on-board entertainment, I bet you thought I was going to go with The Boomtown Rats and I Hate Mondays?  Heller Drone cannot be predicted in his ways – they are many, they are varied, and they are sometimes bizarre.  It is Howard Jones appearing on the Fiesta Deck singing Things Can Only Get Better.  Ain’t that the truth.

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4 Responses to “End of Day: 10/3/2008”


  1. 1 help! 3 October 2008 at 9:48 pm

    What is happening to the incoming associates (and current ones)?

  2. 2 Formerly incoming associate 4 October 2008 at 3:08 am

    I wanted to thank Heller Drone for providing this site, and I’ve started a support group blog for formerly incoming associates:

    http://hellernomore.blogspot.com

    I won’t be as awesome as Heller Drone, but I’m hoping at least all of us can stay in touch and talk in our own forum.

    Hope to see you there!

  3. 3 Mad as Heller 4 October 2008 at 10:03 am

    Heller Drone — Thanks for all the info. Some of the state websites are pretty dense and bureaucratic, so can you help clarify a few things? In California, I had heard the firm was obligated to pay all earned wages and accrued vacation within 72 hours of termination…is that true? What is the penalty if they don’t? Also, should the firm go into bankruptcy, is there a cap to the amount that employees can be reimbursed either for time worked or accrued vacation? Thanks again…this is unbelievable. I’m reeling.

  4. 4 hellerdrone 4 October 2008 at 10:11 am

    Hey Mad As Heller

    Get out of my mind! I was just getting ready to do a post as to the specific regulations by state and the penalties. Are you reading my mind? Perhaps I need to wear my tin foil hat while I am working on this blog!

    Heller Drone
    Cruise Director


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