After 4 long years of waiting, I finally received a pay raise! I'm glad for the money, but it really feels like I have sold my soul to the devil. These people don't do it for you, they do it so you can be obligated to them. We lost another receptionist, she quit, so they are hiring for the other location which means the extra hours I would have worked there are gone. I don't really mind, as I would have used lots of gas to get there! I am learning more back office work and figure I will use the training for more job experience. Lots of bookkeeping stuff. Hope I don't screw it up! :-)
Archive for April, 2008
Well, due to my last post, I have been AWOL. I have been working a LOT and busy every other second! I've been on field trips too and had a fundraiser for DD1's Girl Scout trip to New York city. Working a lot will have its perks in my paychecks, but I am TIRED and I am spending too much eating out. Need to take stock of food and make meal plan. I'm just too tired. Round and round it goes! I did get a Dove free sample from Walmart and today is a NICE Schick Quattro razor for DH. Love freebies!! Can you believe they are rationing rice at the club stores. A little scary!
Okay, I'll make a long story long. Over a year ago we had a change of management. The ladies came in and took over and most of our office agents left and most of our staff is gone now too! We have one lady that wants to control EVERYTHING and will drive you nuts till you quit if she doesn't like you. Sooooo, while they have been ditching office staff, we have been picking up the slack of missing people. No raise, just more responsibility. Soooooo anyway, today another lady walked in and quit. So we are down to 4 receptionist for 2 locations. It looks like I will be getting more hours, and I made the hint that I would like more money. Of course that fell on deaf ears. Sooooo...anyway, I will be working lots of hours, lots of weekends and have even MORE responsibilities. At least I have a job.
I paid the bills with DH's check last week. Had to borrow from the savings acct. Now, this check will be less than I had expected and I need to make DH's car payment (aka, the garage paperweight) and pay to see DD2's talent show and I need gas, oh, and then the regular grocery expenses. Ugh. I know somehow we will make it through, but I hate feeling like a desperate kid that wants to go to the movies with her friends, or buy a new blouse. It's aggrevating to be an adult and to feel this way. Yes, I could use a credit card and alleviate my frustrations, but I really want to stay the course and reverse process. Ahhh.... a nice whine. I feel better now!
With best intentions, I went to Walgreens to use my $5 off coupon with $20 purchase. I bought DD2 a flat iron and I bought a couple of things for the Girl Scouts "April Showers" event. However, after dropping off DD2 at her babysitting job, picking up "the girls" for bunko, and making sure I had money for bunko, I realized I forgot to use my stupid coupon!! >( Doggone it! As a useful bonus however, DD2 does not like the flat iron and wants to return it. Ugh.
DH will be paid tonight through the auto payment. It is already spent, but I will get to see what our exact salary will be now that I have upped our deductions to 5.
Went to the grocery store. Bought 64.42 worth of groceries for 46.41!
I went to work for my Pampered Chef friend. She had my gift card payments for my work last month. I got $60 to Walmart, $22 to Home Depot and $40 to Chevys. I got a LOT of stuff for my Walmart GC! I am proud! I got 5 Colgate toothbrushes for .26 cents each! We have a donation drive this weekend for the Girl Scouts. They pick up personal care items to give to local food pantrys. I will put some of the toothbrushes in for that. I got 2 Crest toothpastes for .50 Each. Would have got more, but they did'nt have any more. So anyway, good shopping deals today! I am planning on using the Walgreens special tomorrow (Happy Couponing mentioned it in her blog).
Will play bunko with girlfriends tomorrow night. $5 for an evening of fun with the girls is quite a bargain. Have really stretched my garage sale money out!
I have'nt posted much, because I am in auto mode. Paycheck comes, is divvied out and we wait for another pay day. Ugh. Soooo sllllooooowwwww. Feel like I will be in debt for ever.
Had my own garage sale. Pretty good. Was so sick, DD1 did majority of work on it. Made about $120, gave DD1 $40 cut for her hard work. Still have tons of stuff to put out. May set up again if subdivision has a sale. Gave my neighbor TONS of clothes. She brought down her wagon and we loaded it up so high she had to have her daughter hold onto it to get it home!
Thinking about starting my own website to see if I can bring in extra money. Doing a little research into it and asking some other online friends how they do it. Can't think of anything catchy to call it. Would like to stick with Boomeyers in the name, but what would go well with that?? Thoughts??