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September 12th, 2019 at 05:54 am

I have been at new assignment for closing in on the end of week three. This placement pays IMO far more then needed for the work required. I think it is because the industry is highly paid and they must think what they pay is peanuts.
So i should be happy right... i can make saving much easier and reach my goals. i don't feel that way i am bored out of my mind most of my day is pretending to be busy waiting to order a lunch for a group in a meeting.
I am working on paying off house 1 early and socking away for retirement but i think i will die of boredom before that happens. I know when i apply for lower level jobs that would actually be busy i am often not considered because i am too qualified whatever that means but i need a job where the 8 hour day does not feel like a week.
i know that sounds counter productive but at what point does job satisfaction mean more then how much per hour etc you make??

disappointed in people

June 26th, 2019 at 06:01 am

We have been super frugal for many years and put off some home items thinking we will find time to get it done.
Well the HOA sent a reminder to all about things put off either we are not the only ones or it was a round about nudge.
Anyway we decided to hire a person whom has done many projects in area He gave an estimate we discussed all items to be done.
we came home after the work was to be done and wow what a mess he hacked the trees/ bushes we have instead of pulling weeds only weed whacked to the ground so I will see them back soon.
This should have been a good days work he did in about 3 hours? my husband refused to pay the amount but offered about 1/2 as it was so poorly done.
The guy took that as payment but I am so unhappy we finally hired someone that did so badly even though other ppl here seem to hire this guy over and over.

I am kicking myself for not doing it myself.

Job continues to be less then great in fact barely tolerable I had an email to apply for a better position I sent my resume and such as requested hope I hear from them soon.
The MGR here was not sure if we had to work on the 4th of july until another TEMP told her on holidays the building is closed/ locked …. how could she be so uninformed she has been there a decade. A temp should not know more about policy / procedure then a manager.

day one

June 10th, 2019 at 06:19 pm

Well today was day one of new job it was a complete disaster as the company still did not complete access for 3 out of 4 people the fifth person did not bother to show up and when called said she did not get the email we all did.
Really not looking forward to the next six months with this crew ( one they rehired was let go for incompetence during last assignment).
I hope the rest of week goes better. I was told I did not need to do some paperwork since we just left but once again the rep was WRONG and I had to spend about an hour doing paperwork again.

I am now seriously just staying until i line up another job I have always stayed the entire length of contract but I really do not feel they have lived up to anything they promised so why do I feel honor bound.

I have a bunch of expenses coming up and this will be easy money for that. need to get estimates on dealing with a tree that has a huge branch looking dead I want it cut off or tree removed before wind or storm blows it into my house( #1) or neighbors fence.

Need to invest some on my house #1 that daughter and son in law live in all though some small expenses I feel they could pick up since they are paying about 1/3 of market rate for rent.

does anyone follow the rules

May 31st, 2019 at 05:42 pm

so I did talk with a few other job items but was waiting thinking I would hear any day on start time on the job OFFERED and ACCEPTED on May 20th
I finally told them I had other offers was no longer waiting since I had not heard back from them and it has been almost 2 weeks. Immediately I got a phone call with many excuses for the delay etc.
they use an extremely small lab for employment screenings the page you print out and take had in all caps none would be done without an appointment so I followed the RULES and made the soonest possible. when I got there I found even with an all caps note in a different color from all of the page the squeezed ppl in IF they did not make an appointment.
WHY do I mention this ??
Because the first EXCUSE for dragging this out seemed to be insinuating it is MY fault I had to wait a few days for my appointment.
I guess I should have just showed up and demanded to be worked in sooner????
I am so angry now even though they also said they do not have computers set up for this job and my access although I was just on their system 30 days ago..... I passed on another opportunity at this point and with a Wednesday June 5th start date my first check will be for only 24 hrs.
this frustration is added to my other items I have had to deal with lately with a bank and others things.
the area I now live in just has this idea of oh well that is how things work... NO you keep a candidate in the loop as to timeframe etc not wait until they tell you I am thinking of taking something else. No wonder they seem so surprised when they find a good person most would have moved on.
I am at a loss lately as to why I HONOR my word. READ and follow rules and simply do my best when it seems like NO one else is.

I am simply at the point where I have calculated my expected return on this job and by January.
I will be moving back to my original city where People have more respect for others.

life on hold

May 29th, 2019 at 08:28 pm

so I had an interview on the 20th they offered position on the spot they acted like it was an ASAP thing ...............….but they have to do paperwork etc so it is now the 29th with no start date given yet.

I am assuming it will be next Monday but I am now getting some other offers for interviews and I am debating on whether I should respond and act like the other deal is not done. I did accept and I will feel wrong for not honoring that verbal commitment but am frustrated that it is dragging on.

I hope that I get the call by Friday or I will simply have to move on. I sometimes wonder if my loyalty to my word and not wanting to burn bridges is actually holding me back.

trying to blog again.

May 13th, 2019 at 05:54 am

I was simply not in the right place to blog before not sure I am now but I find putting ideas or things in writing especially with the ability to get feedback is something I might need.

I am in a very mixed place as my temporary job has now ended. I have no desire to find a new placement and simply have not seen the right job listings for something I can picture myself in a permanent role. I know that I need to adjust my attitude to be in a better place I am just frustrated by incompetence that surrounds me.

For some unknown reason the IRS said the direct deposit for our refund did not work no explanation (the routing and acct # were correct) so they said they would mail a check waiting and waiting and when it gets here not only did they have the wrong zip code they put the wrong street # ( my street is 112th they had address on 11th street) too all was CORRECT on the filing and the w-2s attached , just gross incompetence on the IRS.

I had many emails the last week of work telling me they wanted to place me here or there.... I responded to all those that were relevant to my commute distances etc and told agencies, I was free on a specific date.... fast forward and now zero follow-ups or getting back in touch with me.

there were many jobs listed while I was still working I should have applied for but as I felt I should finish assignment and the last couple of weeks they kept changing end dates I honored my commitment now that I am done the good postings in my area seem to vanish.

thankfully I am in a good finance place. I was really able to boost my savings at last placement and spouse income is more then enough to support us. I have NEVER applied for unemployment but know that I am qualified to do so I am wondering if it will be worth the hassle just in case I do get a call back from temp place.