Tuesday, March 27, 2012


Just gotta say...there sure are a lot of folks at http://www.rolexforums.com/showthread.php?t=225097 and I think that most of them have visited my blog.  Unbelievable stat count.

After reading some comments there, i would like to make a few things a little clearer.

First, yes I am a real person and yes I may be a bit "disgruntled", but with just cause.  Never did I expect that experience to end up being so negative.  Ever look forward to something so much you are literally giddy about it and can't contain your self?  That is what it was like when I started at Rolex in Lititz, PA.   After all, it's Rolex, right?  How incredible is that?  It just has to be the coolest place to work and spend my time until I finally retire. Unfortunatly it was the worst.  I have never before been ashamed to go to work so this was a new low for me.  Fact is, the worst disappointment can only come after the greatest expectations.  And I was ready to bleed Rolex blood if I needed to.  So, yes I am still a bit disgruntled.  But it wasn't my choice.   I still wonder who made me their pawn in who knows what game they played with my career.  My instructors never said anything negative about Rolex, but maybe I should have picked up on the fact that they didn't exactly gloat over them either. 

Second,  while I am so not perfect, I do take the truth seriously.  BTW, the best way to get out of a ticket is to immediately admit you were wrong.  When the cop asks you "do you know why I pulled you over"?  He isn't looking for your opinion, he is simply finding out whether you are a decent human being or not and if you consider lying to the police acceptable.  It isn't as if he doesn't already know what you did wrong...

I don't like being lied to and that is what Rolex did.  In a letter I wrote to Human resources at Rolex I stated that my employment was contingent upon my becoming a a full watchmaker within a short period of time.  Never happened and no reason was given.

Third, the purpose of my writing this is hopefully to save someone else from wasting their time, money, hopes and dreams.  Besides all the money, we lost at least 4 years of our lives and almost our marriage...which I didn't ever think was possible.  As I stated, if I had known what to expect, this would never have happened, I would not have gone into watchmaking in the first place, much less would I have gone to Rolex.

Currently, I am working in my original career field working for a (very) large aircraft manufacturer and absolutely love it here.  We laugh and work very hard  and carry on all day long.  Great bunch of people here.  I know how good I have it and I'm stayin'.