UGHHHHH!! This has been bugging me for a while. My dad used to work for ABB as president of the Power Plant controls division. His company cheaped out and wanted to move everything to ohio and lay off a bunch of people. My dad had the option of moving to Ohio or getting laid off. He chose to get laid off. He has a lot of connections and after two weeks of being out of a job, he went to work for a new company. There he is the President of Electrical Engineering, Aux. Systems, and Proposals (Power Plant related). Thats fine in all but he works about 1.5hrs away in worcester, ma. He leaves the house every morning at 6:00 and comes back aroun 7:30-8:00. And now the power plant control division at his old company, which was 20min is dead. In fact, the last year he worked there they brought in 14 million in revenue. Now that his division was broken apart, they brought in kust under 4 million dolars. And they are laying off a bunch of more people including my neighbor. So anyways, he works 1.5Hrs away, he is never home and when he is, he's to tired to do anything. On the weekends he is always busy toom, either working around the house or doing something at work. For instance, yesterday he had to get some kind of electricians certification and today he was doing a bunch of finacial paperwork. When there is bad weather, he still goes to work, he just leaves early to avoi the storm, which has been as early as 4:30am. Last thursday he had a huge proposal he had to get finsished cause the guy he hired to manage all the other people (cause he is incharge of two other divisions) was on vacation. He got home at 1:30 am and woke up at 5:15am and left at 6:00am. Then sometimes he has to go out to dinner with customers which means he gets home around 11:00. On vacation at our beach house, he is there maybe 3 weeks out of the time I'm out of school. Most of the time he's on the phone or doing work on his laptop. Same with when we're skiing in VT. Or if we are driving somewhere he's talking to some guy in africa about a building a new power plant. Talk about workoholic. When I was little, he went to africa for months at a time. Came back for a week or two, and went back again. When I was like 6-11 he would constantly be in germany, italy, switzarland, or Sweeden. From 12-14 he would go to ohio every week for two days. Now he does his really long commutes, goes to PA fairly often cause thats where they have an mfg plant. He also has had to go to some sawdust and bark burning powerplant 300miles north of quabec. So quite frankly I wouldn't mind moving. If it means being able to do stuff with him, not having him be tired and cranky all the time, and not spending $6,000 a year driving a fricking Land Rover Discovery 150 miles everyday getting I dunno 15mpg. So thats gas + tolls + and mainting the car that much more. I am not a nerd, dork, looser, w/e at my school. I am actually in the top of the social standings. But I am tired of my stupid little semi-hick town and about 90% of the people in it. I also hate most of my teachers although I am getting good grades. My science teacher is a complete pain in the ass and he just is one to be one. My math teacher is stupid- like actually stupid, if not mentally retarded- I'm moving out of his class after midterms to a different honors geometry teacher. My graphic design teacher is an annoying 60 year old looser that knows nothing computers and tries to start fights. My applied electronics teacher although sorta cool, has been on so many drugs he is so messed up- claiming to have seen hell in his basement and lies just manipulate people into believing certain thoughts. I'm not emo and wanting to cut myself, but I am stressed out like crazy. Last weekend I had 4 major projects to do for school, and in manditory group projects, who ends up doing all the work...me. Thanks for reading this rather long rant. Post here or AIM me if you want to give me some comments. I'm about to explode just because.