The USS Quad Damage

Pay, NZ and Hurricane Katrina

At a previous careers event I went to, someone asked just why shouldn't you ask about salary in the interview. The reply was interesting, besides being bad form, it's not in your direct interest to do so, as you your worth to the company should increase as the interview progresses, that and if you go through an agency, they're the ones who are supposed to talk about the pay.

When I was in NZ, my friend was going for a sky dive and we saw a shooting range down the road a bit, we mentioned we were going to have a look at them and the person working there said he'll give them a call to see if they'll be open. It was a bit strange, but it wasn't the first time someone there made a call on our behalf without being requested.

For those who were puzzled why FEMA weren't up to job, there was an article in the Washionton Post which said - "This year it was announced that FEMA is to "officially" lose the disaster preparedness function that it has had since its creation. The move is a death blow to an agency that was already on life support. In fact, FEMA employees have been directed not to become involved in disaster preparedness functions, since a new directorate (yet to be established) will have that mission."

There was an interesting article in the SMH which said that

"Not for decades has there been such merciless questioning of the President and his Administration by the US media.


Never before, say some observers, have US reporters been so emotionally involved in a story to the point of being enraged. They are not just telling a story, they have become part of it"

Perhaps some good will come out of it.

Final thing, here's a 2001 article from Scientific American predicting the destruction.