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Bearable Bob Reporting for Duty?

I’m done bitching. I received an email this morning from a federally contracted agency that is soliciting past and present US Government consultants for interest in 90 day contracts for emergency help in the Katrina-ravaged gulf coast. I requested a 90 day leave of absence from my job this morning. I’m waiting to hear on whether my job will let me go. If so, I’m responding to the solicitation with a very quick deployment date. I hope they hire me. I am great under pressure and crisis and have superior organizational and project management skills.

This isn’t bullshit. I’d want others to do this for my community if it was devastated. I’ve consulted in Mobile Alabama before. I’ve sat on the brilliant white beaches of the gulf shore and sipped frozen rum drinks and swam in the bathwater warm sea of the Gulf of Mexico. Time to put up or shut up. Time for prayers to put on boots and hit the streets. Time to make a difference.

Bob Salsbury/Unbearable Bobness of Being


DFO: Bob just posted this on his blog and already Stebbijo and Green Libertarian have said, me, too. Amazing. I absolutely salute the spirit. You can read the comments to this post here.


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D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

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