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thinking about changing course

November 21st, 2018 at 03:00 pm

So my DH said we could go out or leave town for a long weekend etc since Thanksgiving is not even what I want to think about this year.... … then he bought stuffing mix and stuff to make the free turkey he got from work ….

I hope he enjoys all 14lbs of turkey because I will not be partaking I might just take a drive or find some place open.

I normally have not ever gone to places open on holiday because I wish places would close so their employees could have their holiday.

The work thing is just asking for more and more
they want us to work from home on FRIDAY and Saturday.
The WHOLE month of December they want a minimum of 10-20 hours a week over my 40 hours. This may be a gain for some who need the extra income but I just want to do my 40 and go home. People are truly on edge with stress making the whole job uncomfortable.

I think it is really unorganized and need a bit more hands on management but as a temp I guess I am suppose to smile and take it.
I guess NO one is listening to me.... if this OT issue was told to me I probably would not accepted this assignment.
I know it is odd to say on a financial blog but this is not worth it.


dealing with the upcoming stress

November 17th, 2018 at 07:24 am

This year I am hoping to avoid most stress that starts after Halloween and often goes into January.

I used to think how hard would it be to have a death etc to ruin a holiday. Last year I FOUND out.

After many days of lingering after taken off life support my mother passed on Black Friday. My thanksgiving was alone in a cafeteria of a hospital. Thankfully they did a great job for those who were either working or in the hospital.

This year all the grown kids have their own plans, we are on our own. i hoped to not cook but DH received a free turkey from his job so I think he want me to cook. last year he was at home with deli fried chicken while I was waiting in hospital in another city.

I just want to forget Thanksgiving for at least a few years. then come holidays I feel more obligated then excited about gifts etc. my kids are grown and really do not need/ want much so it becomes a chore to find stuff and I always want to get things that will be used as opposed to stuff to clutter their world.

During this is year end in my job which seems to be a big issue (I have only been here since august). They expect us to put tons of OT in for this and i am not sure how well I can operate with no time/ no ideas and simply no joy this year. OT is just not worth it when I am falling into this depression.
A radio station has already started the Christmas music had to drop it off my presets in car until it is over.

dealing with bad customer service

September 22nd, 2018 at 05:16 pm

So the last couple of days have been trying to deal with just in my opinion unacceptable issues with companies I do business with. I have worked in customer service and do not usually let minor BS bother me but this week has me frustrated.
I am tired of emails with NO purpose but to sell me something. My homeowners insurance company sent 2 increasingly urgent emails that I call them to go over my policy ASAP. I called when I had a chance as business hours I am usually working. I TOLD them I was responding to THEIR emails and they acted like I called to discuss stuff about policy on my own they had hoped to sell me additional policies like car even though they had cancelled ME a few years ago because my son had an accident. so the guy said HUH well that is what those emails are about is to sell you upgrades or other insurance. I went back and re-read emails and shared with a friend who also agreed that WAS not the tone of email it was more like if I did not call there was going to be a problem.

#2 I have a membership at a massage chain and have built up many free uses and could not catch up with using them so I took a freeze on membership for 6 months to get a chance to use up visits. I am now in month 4 and for 2 of 4 months they tried to charge me the fee that is waived during a freeze. I complained and they acted like it was somehow my fault.


#3 This year the insurance we have through my husbands employer had already made me angry by sending a demanding letter to get a bunch of tests some person at insurance company decided without ever seeing me I needed. I ignored their RUDE letter NOW I get one with them assigning me a doctor.... in a town about 15-20 miles away from where I live … WTH?? Now I have to fight them to use a doctor in their network that is in my neighborhood seriously they have my address they sent the letter!!
I guess I should buy them a map app so they can see assigning to someone in another town is STUPID.


I need to get in a better frame of mind to deal with these annoyances.... I will talk to my independent agent to discuss insurance maybe change companies... massage place have now waived all fees and offered extras to appease me.

next is health insurance, every one whom asked who the company is just groans, and says "I am sorry, they suck" so I doubt I will have anything but trouble maybe next year company will have a better option.


#4

September 17th, 2018 at 03:10 pm

So I have wrote out 3 previous entries to the blog some were long and detailed and when I pushed the button to save and publish it just disappears so I am sending a test through today to see if it works.


hooray it finally works so I will just add to this.

The new job is going very well and even though it only last until JUNE 2019 I will make the most of the checks.
I was trying to hit every possible thing with money but I am truly getting frustrated at the speed so I am really dialing down on the car loan. being that it is the last quarter of the year I also want to send as much as I can to my IRA and Roth. also each end of month week they offer OT so I will try to get at least a few hours extra.

the bonus interest rate on my new accounts has made me think I should move most of my liquid accounts to this CU, although I noticed this last month my bank has lifted the rate they pay so I am doing a tiny bit better there.