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Archive for April, 2008

Saturday morning

Miss Monique and I woke up entirely too early this morning.   We were both up and talking by about 7:30 a.m.  Ugh.  We didn’t stay up too late, so it wasn’t too bad.   We are going to be going to Sprint so I can negotiate a cheaper plan, and then to Petsmart to get the Kong for Chloe.  After that, we are going to go get our nails did at my nail place.

We watching Without A Trace this morning and are now watching a dance show on Bravo.  It’s pretty good.  I may have to start recording this regularly.

And of course, we were talking about working out.   I just have to say I still wish that I had some personal fitness equipment. Once I’m on a regular schedule and after I see a doctor and an allergist, I’m going to start going to the gym again. I miss working out. I miss how I felt after the workouts. Must.get.back.to.it.

Until next time…

Well now I’m just pissy

Boss on Crack told me yesterday that he and The Owner wanted to sit down with me today to discuss permanent employment, etc, etc. 

You know that shit I’ve been OBSESSING over for the last two weeks? 

Yeah, that topic, that’s the one.

Not only did I not get to sit and talk to the Owner today, I had a discussion with BOC that left me speechless.  He let me know that I CURRENTLY make more than the rest of his office staff.  Some of which, have been there since they opened the business.  

I must have looked at him like he was insane because he tried to excuse/justify it by saying insurance rates are high, blah blah blah.  We continued talking and I finally told him that I HAVE to find a job that pays me more than I’m making AND has benefits.  If I can’t find it with this company, I’ll end up looking elsewhere.

I did NOT tell him about the paperwork I faxed earlier in the day over to the HR lady from here at the FD.

I’m working both ends here.  I’m staying connected with the FD stuff, while I’m patiently waiting to talk to the Owner.  While I’ve appeared patient to the people I work with, ya’ll know just how impatient and frantic I really feel.

I thought my luck had changed late this afternoon.  I was talking to my mom on the phone when The Owner pulled in.  OH MY GOSH!

Could it really be I’d get a chance to sit and talk with him?   I quickly finished my conversation with mom, ran upstairs to get the stuff I typed up (salary averages and job duties I’m currently doing) and ran back downstairs.  HE WAS GONE!!!!  POOOF!  Like a puff of smoke, the magician that is the Owner had pulled yet another disappearing act.

I think he’s avoiding me.  /sarcasm

I was so pissy when I left the office, I just prayed and prayed on my way home.   I then listened to two Christian songs that I have on CD in my car so I could just concentrate on God, instead of how I was feeling.

It helped a little bit, but I’m still frustrated.  I know that I will end up where I’m supposed too.  If anything, it’ll be some more shit to add to my resume that I’ve learned and now know how to do.

Until next time….

Oh boy! It’s here!

The Derby week festivities start today at 11am! WHEEEE I’m just so excited I could spit. *smirk* While I understand horse fiends and fanatics getting excited, I am just not feeling the spirit here. Could be that I’m not from here.

As I mentioned in my post last night, it seems they are sending me in a different direction from what the Owner and I had talked about. Which is fine, really, as long as the salary is commiserate with what I’ll be doing. I did some more research and for hours, I could NOT figure out what my job title would be.

Miss Monique was even trying to help me research stuff.  I sent her a long email about what I’m doing and even she had NO idea what my job title would be.  LOL  And then I found salary dot com (thanks to Miss Monique) and started researching marketing jobs, because I am under the marketing manager right now.

I tried to find an Administrative Coordinator type spot, but nothing. I ended up researching Marketing Assistant, Admin III and Secretary to CEO. I took an average of those three careers and have come up with a figure I can live with. It is, of course, negotiable (but only to a point), so I’ll see how it goes today.

Yesterday afternoon, as I was getting ready to leave the office, I went into the main office to let Office Assistant know I was leaving. GB was in there, talking to Cute Payroll Guy. Of course, being the stalker that I am, asked CPG when he would be in tomorrow, so I know when to give him my invoice/bill. He said “oh why do you want to know? So you can harrass me again?” And I said “Of course. I want to stalk you on Fridays, you know you love it.” CPG blushed a bit and then told me to give him the bill/invoice now.

I filled it out and handed it to him. 10 minutes later, I was walking out of the office with my paycheck in hand. Now I just need to get to a Chase ATM and deposit it, which I will probably do at lunch today.

At least I won’t have to worry about finding the check today or getting it before lunch. I already have it in my hot little hands.  I will, just to let ya know, miss stalking CPG.  

I am going to go get ready for work now.  Want to make sure I leave on time so I can get there with plenty of time to hunt the owner and Boss on Crack down for a sit down meeting.  Wish me luck! 

Until next time…

what it is and what it should be

I can’t remember where I got those lyrics from. I heard the song on my way home tonight.

I printed up some stuff reference my job duties and National averages on salaries. It now looks like they are going to send me in a different direction from actually being the owner’s assistant. Which is fine, as long as they make my salary something I can live on and something that is acceptable to both of us. We’ll be negotiating soon.

Boss On Crack told me today that he and Owner want to sit down with me tomorrow to hammer out the details. He told me this right after dumping another job duty in my lap LOL. Go figure.

I’ve suddenly have been tagged the resident expert on the marketing software I’ve been doing data entry on. The data entry is so EASY, a monkey could do it. Learning how to run the reports and print mailers and advertisements, on the other hand, is a little more time consuming and difficult to learn. I’ll be calling the company tomorrow to have them give me an hour of training where they walk me through how to do all the stuff I need to do.

I feel so horrible right now, I’m going to go lay on the couch for a bit and see how I feel. I was going to go to a meeting tonight cause Miss Monique is coming here tomorrow. However, plans got shifted a bit and I am still going to my home group tomorrow night, instead of tonight. She’ll be arriving later in the evening than originally planned.

In all this financial mess, I started thinking about life insurance rates. I don’t know why. I can barely pay my rent, let alone pay some life insurance rates. LOL

I have some stuff to share about the Cute Payroll Guy, but I’m going to do that later, after I relax a bit.

Until next time…

I think I’m melting

I’ve been awake for half an hour and I have yet to move towards getting ready for work.  I just now did my nose spray and swallowed my meds.  I noticed I’m just about out of Nexium (I have one more pill).  This  is upsetting because that one is the most expensive. 

I slept OK I guess.  Isn’t that sad?  I’ve gotten so used to waking up multiple nights throughout the night that I’m beginning to say I’m sleeping well.  *le sigh*  Not a pattern I like being in, that’s for sure!

I was talking to GB last night about the financial inventory that freaked me out so much.  He helped calm me down and we are going to go over it Sunday afternoon/evening, after Miss Monique has hit the road back to her casa.  I’ll be DVR’ing the BB9 finale, so NO SPOILERS!!!  I will avoid all things Twitter and email until after I get home and turn it on to see who won.  I hope it’s not Adam.  I just don’t like him.  I don’t like his personality, nor do I like the way he looks.

I guess I’ve put it off longer than I should.  I need to get ready for work now.  Oh, before I go, I need to bitch about the A/C in this apartment again.  Because IT SUCKS ASS!!!!  I got home at 6pm last night and it was 90 degrees in here.  The A/C was going, going, going, constantly running.  It did not begin to cool off until the sun went down.  And even then?  It sucked ass and was not blowing out cold air.

However, this morning, it’s popped on a few times and guess what?  It’s blowing ice cold air and working fantastically.   So that tells me, I have the worst possible apartment ever on the face of the earth.  The blinds do not hold out much heat, obviously, and the A/C unit must be in the sun constantly in the afternoon/evenings.   I’ll be calling to complain, trust me on that.

Until next time….

Live from the Ville

I called GB and we are going to meet sometime in the next few days to go over that financial thing.  He said something on the phone that makes me think I wasn’t thorough (?) enough.  I am going to go back over it in a few minutes.  He said if his appointment fell thru right now, he would call me back in a few minutes and then we would go eat and go over it.

It is SOOOOO hot in this apartment.  My sliding glass door faces west.  Do I have to say anything else?  I don’t have another building behind me to block it either.  So until it goes down behind the trees, I’m sitting in a sauna.  The A/C doesn’t seem to be strong enough to counteract the sweltering effects of Mr. Sun though.  *le sigh*  My computer desk is right next to the sliding glass door.   I am seriously going to hate it if I’m here in the summer.

Papa Grumpy (the FIL of the Owner) gave me some great tips for getting Chloe to stop chewing my stuff.  I’m hoping to get to the store this week or weekend (and drag Miss Monique with me) to get a Kong (suggested by commenters here) and a few other things Papa Grumpy mentioned. 

I have no plans on drunken debauchery this weekend, but I will let her view the drunken videos from a few weeks ago from when Miss Lucy, Miss Laci and I got shit faced.  Miss Lucy and I polished off a bottle of tequila and had quite a few beers in between those shots.  OY.  The memories still make me cringe LOL

I’m going to over to the couch.  It’s much cooler over there.  I’ll come back and forth tho, to check emails and what not I’m sure.   And if I don’t go meet GB, I will for sure be at the computer after the sun goes away and stops trying to melt me and my dogs.  kthx

Until next time…

 

Where do I go from here?

OK, I finished the financial inventory GB had me doing for my Step 4 work.  Holy shit.  I don’t even know where to go from here.  I’m hoping when I go over it with GB, he’ll have some guidance for me.  I prayed and cried as I prayed when I went to bed last night.  It’s horrible.  I have so much money going out, and the income I do have, doesn’t cover it all. 

However, I now have a picture of how much I really NEED to make when negotiating terms with the owner or when I find a regular job here in the Ville.   I felt so sick to my stomach after finishing that last night, I emailed mah bitches and then went to bed.

I slept like shit.  I was coughing most of the night and I kept waking up.  A lot.  I know it’s stress.  I know it is.  I even felt like I was going into a small anxiety/panic attack last night.  Haven’t had one of those for awhile.  Guess it was time, eh?

I feel whiny and icky and I just want to stay home and bury my head under the pillows.   However, I won’t do that.  I can’t afford to miss a day of work.  And I really don’t feel like isolating right now.   I will suit up and show up, just like I do most days.

Until next time….

 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!

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Today is a very special day!   My oldest nephew has turned 10!  10 years old!  Can you believe that?  After I called him and sang happy birthday to him, I hung up and thought of when mom and I traveled to where my brother lived for Big J’s baptism.   My godson is 10!!!!!!   I cried when I hung up with my brother.

I miss my family something fierce right now and I wish I could have been there for his birthday party tonight.

Big J, I love you, I miss you and I will hopefully see you very soon!

In the bridges he burned

Post title from Season of Love on the Rent movie soundtrack

I have been researching stuff.  I got home at about 6:15 and have been non-stop researching salary averages and what not for several different things.   I’ve also made up a list of my current (as of today) duties and a possible list of duties if I were to accept the job offer.

Things are very muddled and confused and disorganized at this company.   I emailed the lady in HR again for the FD job, she said that she did not know when I would hear, but she was told “they will make a decision soon.”  WTF is soon?  A few days?  A few weeks?  A few months?  My life is hanging in the balance here!!!  GAH!

I had a fairly decent day at work, although they are piling on more job duties with this database I’m working in currently.   The Boss has also decided to dump ANOTHER database, this one online, into my lap.  I’ve also started running reports and different administrator stuff in the one I know.  While I don’t think I should be getting paid what the sales people are getting, I do believe I need to make some more money.  If they are going to keep piling on the duties, I deserve more money and it needs to be commiserate with the work that I’m performing.  Period.

I didn’t get to talk to the Owner today, hoping again for tomorrow or Thursday.  The man does not rest, works 16-18 hour days and comes in the next day for more of the same.  No wonder why he has all that administrative stuff on his plate LOL

There’s another post coming, I did not want to combine this subject with the next.

Until next time….

And I’ll make mistakes I’ve never made before

Post title from the song Moving Forward by Hoobastank

I love this song, because it basically talks to me and lets me know how I was feeling when I left Las Vegas.

I wonder if, the journey will be,
Short as I hope, or much longer than it seems.
But either way, I’ve made up my mind.
I’m through feeling scared, I’m leaving that behind.

For me that verse explains exactly how I felt just before leaving Vegas.  I was done feeling scared.  I was going to do it anyway.

I woke up this morning and brought the girls out with me.   I will no longer let them keep sleeping in my room.  I shut the bedroom door on our way out of it.   I’ll have to work on this habit LOL   I’m so used to getting up and coming out here while they still lay in the bed.  If it’s a day they aren’t going apeshit over hearing MGT leave for work, ya know?

I feel like my heart is wrenching right now.  I don’t want to leave the girls.  They are both extremely attention starved.  Josie will not leave my side and is constantly trying to get up on my lap.  Chloe jumps up on me all the time and then chews stuff whether I’m here or not.  When I get home in the evening, they both go crazy trying to get my attention and that continues until we go to bed.  Sometimes, even after we’ve gone to bed.

Last night, I was laying on my back while Josie lay on my chest with her head just under my chin and Chloe situated herself in the crook of my left arm, with her body stretched out beside my side/stomach.  It was awesome.   They stayed that way for about half an hour.   I wish I would have had a camera so I could have gotten a picture.

Wish me luck today on cornering the owner.  I need to get this done.  Soon.

Until next time….