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Tuesday, September 21st, 2010 12:07 pm
So my temp job is turning out to be a bust. For the past month it's been half days or no days. This week alone I worked 3 and a half hours on Monday, 2 and a half hours today and I don't go back till Thursday. It's frustrating because it means my checks are tiny and I can't pay my bills.

Time to dust off the old resume and start the job search again.

When I took this job it was supposed to be 37 to 40 hours a week and last at least to December. Funny, my calender says its only September.
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Wednesday, January 27th, 2010 04:04 pm
I'm on the official John Barrowman mailing list and was disturbed by something I saw there.  Apparently, I could have read this wrong, someone saw John walking his dogs near his home and followed him home.  The person in question said she didn't stand there and snap pictures and that there were no signs that said keep out. From the tone of her post, it sounds like she's going to go back and stare in his backyard again unless he expressly says not to.  That's borderline stalker behavior.

Let me get this off my chest, and then you guys on my flist can tell me I'm wrong.  It's none of my business where a celebrity I like lives. If I happen to run into them on the street, or in a store, that's one thing. I've run into celebrities a few times when I worked at Barnes and Noble. I was always polite and professional knowing that they were there shopping and not there for me to drool over or harrass for an autograph. If I bumped into someone on the street or in a restauraunt, I would gauge the situation to see if it was an apporpirate time for asking for an autograph. 

At no time would I ever follow someone home and decide that now that I know where they live it's okay to keep going by their house whenever I feel like it.  Someone on the Barrowman list pointed out that John's partner Scott did not ask for people to start following him around just because the man he loves is famous. What if one of their nieces or nephews happened to be visiting? Just because Uncle John is a celebrity is no reason for their privacy to be invaded. And it is also an invasion of John's privacy.

Bottom line, public situations are one thing. If you want to ask someone for an autograph when you run into them on the street, at a store, in a restuaurant, whatever, that's your choice. Following them home is stepping across a fine line. 
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Sunday, December 27th, 2009 05:34 pm
My one roommate has a girlfriend.  Not a big deal right?  Except said girlfriend is in Australia.  She is also a little nuts. He talks to her through Skype.  He has to keep that thing all 24/7 because, God forbid, she doesn't hear everything he's doing, including sleeping.  I was just informed that while I was having a normal conversation, at a normal volume in the living room, she heard me through the headphones and it woke her up.

Oh boo hoo!  I'm not going to censor myself or control my voice to accomidate some wack job in another country!  Tell her to go back to sleep!  That's what people tell me when I get awakened by them talking loudly after I have gone to bed and complain to them! 
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Wednesday, October 7th, 2009 09:31 am
Last night there were probably too many cashiers I'll admit that.  We're in the middle of a big sale and I think they satffed the registers the way they did because of that.  I'm not complaining, more money for me.  Anyway, it was slow last night.  However, the cashiers that were working with me were all doing our jobs.  We did not need the girl who was supposed to be on men's registers on the other side but decided to work in Juniors instead, telling us that we should put stuff away.  We know that.  We are new however and do not know where this stuff goes.  A little guidence might be nice.

And then one of the guys that was working in the misses section seemed to get annoyed because we were straightening up things at the registers instead of putting things away in his department.  Basically he was annoyed we weren't doing his job.  Of course I think he's also annoyed he's considered part time and he might be pulling full time hours, but that's another story.  And anyway, if that's the case, his beef is with the managers, not me.

My first new job rant.  I'm so proud.
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Saturday, August 29th, 2009 05:08 pm
So my friend has to have his application and payment in for his State Medical Board test for Massage Therapy by 5:00 pm on September 1st.  Shouldn't be a problem right?  Especially since he's known about it for a month.  HA!

He had me sign an affidavit stating that I had known him for at least six months and that he was a good person on Wednesday.  Had it notarized yesterday.  Didn't realize that the person has to be present when their signature is notarized.   He had another find sign the other one for him, but alas she lives on the other side of town and he can't get in touch with her to meet him at the notary. 

So now he has to get another friend to meet him at the bank on Monday to get her to sign a new form and get it notarized.  This means there is no way he can put this in the mail.  So we have to drive down to Columbus Tuesday to personally drop it off at the State Medical Board office.

Why do I have to go, you might ask.  Because he has class that night and if he drove all the way to Columbus and back and then drove to school, he'd probably get in a wreck because he fell asleep at the wheel or something.  It's a two and a half hour drive to Columbus, another two and a half hours back and he has to be in class at like 5.

Of course the paperwork has to be in the State Medical Board office by 5.  If this job comes through and I have to work Tuesday, his mother has to drive him down.  

They have deadlines for a reason.  I can't believe he let this wait until the extreme last minute and now he's got to scramble to get this done.  If he doesn't get this in the office by Tuesday at 5 he has to wait till next June to take the test.

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Thursday, April 9th, 2009 08:00 pm
I feel like I'm stuck. I'm in a job that I can't stand, barely making any money and I can't leave. The temp agency that placed me here said that they would start looking for something else for me only if I left this job. I can't leave this job. I can't afford to leave, and I can't afford to stay. I'm not making enough money to pay my bills, the job is forty minutes away and on a bad week I have to fill up the gas tank twice.

The job I was interested in a couple of weeks ago fell through. That would have been two dollars more an hour and closer to home.

I've now signed on with probalby half a dozen temp agencies in the desperate hope to find a job. I've applied for who knows how many jobs. And the big kick in the ass is that my old job is up on Monster! So they haven't found anyone to replace me yet.

I can't take much more of this.

Oh, I'm supposed to be working right now. I can't concentrate. How sad is that?
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Tuesday, December 2nd, 2008 08:10 pm
I've had it.  I can't even imagine going to work tomorrow. Not after the crap I went through today. I told my boss and my co-worker in my department about a drawer full of files weeks ago. The information out quality manager needed was in these files. Both my boss and my co-worker acted shocked when I produced the files.  When I told them that I had informed them of the location of these files, they said that I hadn't told them. They basically accused me of lying. Then my co-worker bascially told me that I "screwed up" therefore causing her more work. If she hadn't been leaving early, I would have walked out.

I'm going to call off tomorrow.  I have already applied for about 5 or 6 jobs and there are some temp agencies I will probably go to tomorrow.  I am just sick and tired of being everybody's whipping girl.  I know the economy sucks right now and it's not really a good time to quit, but I don't know what else to do.  I can't face these people any more.
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Tuesday, January 29th, 2008 08:28 am
For the last three weeks, things have been pretty stressful at work.  But it hasn't be anything I couldn't handle.  We just got really busy and everybody got behind in what they were doing.  I think I have said before that a major part of my job is to put together the certification packages for the military orders.  These packages are then passed on to another girl in the office to do the certificate of conformance and make sure that the packages are distrubited to the shipping office, the billing office and the customer.  Well, on Thursday she tells my boss that I didn't give her packages for a couple of orders.  I keep an Excell spreadsheet log of everything I give to her and I keep copies of the packages on my computer.  These pacakges were in both places, but because I hand delievered them to her instead of e-mailing them like I usually do, they mysteriously got lost.  Well from now on whenever I have to hand deliver something to her, she has to sign for it.  That way if it gets "lost" I have a log showing that she did indeed receive the package.

Now, today, I was told that I misled my boss to believe that I didn't have a traceability sheet that I showed him yesterday.  I showed this piece of paper to three different people, including my boss and the 1st shift shop floor supervisor, to let them know that we had a problem with the order.  Somehow my boss forgot that I showed it to him and when the 1st shift supervisor came up to look for it today and my boss found it on my desk, he thought I had misled him.  

It's only 8:40, I've only been here for 40 minutes, and I want to go home.  I think I need a holiday.
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Friday, August 31st, 2007 10:22 am
I work in the inventory department of a steel company.  I have to make sure the plates that we send to the suppliers for the military are properly certified so that if anything happens, we can find out if it was because of the steel.  Now, normally that's not a problem.  However, when you come to me at 3:30 in the afternoon and tell me that there are trucks on the way to pick up material that I haven't even looked at yet, it causes some furstration.  When it is 5:00 before I get the paper work, I have passed frustrtrated and graduated to pissed.  Then this morning, they tell me there are three trucks on the way for material I haven't even looked at yet.  Now, my job is a strictly paperwork job.  They knew these trucks were coming yesterday.  Why didn't they give me the paperwork yesterday?  Why didn't they give me the paperwork for the trucks that come in yesterday either the day before or in the morning instead of as the trucks were rolling into the building?  Thank God it's a three day weekend.