Greetings.My name is Brad Felmey and I've lived my entire life in a little town just west of Fort Worth, TX.I have been active civically and politically for most of my life. I'm a past master and…Continue
"Fantastic! I hope you get out of Masonry as much as I have. :)
It's possible that jurisdictional laws may vary, but at least in Texas a lapsed Mason would not be considered eligible as a Masonic reference. Now would be a great time for your…"
"Mongoose, the protocol for visitation varies from jurisdiction to jurisdiction. Even within a jurisdiction, there can be variation based upon whether the visitor hails from within or without the jurisdiction. Specific to Pennsylvania, this document…"
"I have heard the same argument made with circular logic. Prevent black men from joining regular Masonry, forcing a schism, then prevent them from joining regular Masonry *because* the schism presents them another option. It's almost always made…"
"A mountaintop degree? That is awesome. What a great introduction to Masonry. You lucky guy.
The race barrier is falling all over the place (even in the Old South) - as it should. The character of the man should be all that's considered, as…"
"I'm glad you persisted, Brad. Some lodges out there are... hmmm... I'll stop right there. Other lodges are excellent, though, and I hope this is the positive experience you need at this time in your life."
"My lodge also needed line openings filled. I was raised a master mason, went to one stated meeting, then went to the west.
I recommend going through the line and learning each thing one at a time. I wished I had, although I recognize the need they…"
"Again thanks for the responses. 2 part-time roles may be an option, although I don't know how each employer would feel about me having another job. It wouldn't lead to any sort of tax penalty provided HMRC (our equivalent of the IRS) knew…"
"Are you saying people in poor countries without such generous welfare systems don't need jobs more than people who live in North America? It's hard to be unemployed anywhere, sure, but I can't imagine it being easier to be in…"
There's been a lot of talk about globalism lately, so I want to get people's opinions on whether it's a good thing or not (it's not necessary to read and respond to the following diatribe, a simple answer to this question would be appreciated).From my perspective, it's unequivocally a good thing that happens to have bad consequences for some people, but benefits the same people in some ways as well. I understand that a lot of small, one-industry towns are dying, partially as a result of…See More
"This may be a bit of a stress but have you considered doing two part time roles at the same time?
I don't know if it will affect your taxes or impose a penalty on your 'second' income or anything like that but you could make the hours…"
Thanks for the replies. My fiancee doesn't drive and there's not much public transport at night in this area (if any) so her getting a night job isn't really an option.
I don't have a particular job in mind at the…"
Are you working mainly night shifts because there aren't any vacancies elsewhere in the hotel? A move to another department could work out better for your schedules. It's not ridiculous that you're unhappy about not seeing…"