This Bothers me...

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Ugh. I overpaid my VISA by $.02 cents. Bah. Now it has a positive balance. Too bad I can't buy anything worth that little anymore. Yeesh.

New Links!

Just so you all know, I have also added a couple new (to me) blogs that I have been reading for a while but never got around to adding. Most are found under the (PF) section to your right, but I have also added some of my favorite UK bloggers on the left, as well as some non-PF blogs and some gossip and deal sites at the bottom right.

Do just what the heading says, and check 'em out!

We finally got our raise!

... Sadly, I won't be here really long enough to take advantage of it. Poop.

Currently, at office job, we make a measly $12/hour. They've been pushing to get it upped for quite a while, and, this morning, have finally suceeded. They actually increased it to a whopping $18/hour - a huge jump. The downside is that it doesn't take effect until July 1, 2008, and I am only paid until July 18th. Siiigh.

I technically stop working on July 11, 2008, and am paid out the extra week since I didn't take a vacation again this term. So it's a nice extra $720 that I won't have to work for that week, it just sucks soooooo hard that they didn't get this raise together when I started.

If they had, I would've been able to pocket (spend/save/drink away) an extra $12,480 before taxes. That's immense. So. Much. Money. Of course, I would've just spent it, I'm sure, as I really didn't get my act together and start saving until January. Bah. Hum-fakin-bug.

That still would've been an extra $5,760 dollars I'd have made since January 2008. Most likely about $4,000 after tax. I could've had a goal of $14,000 saved instead of $10,000.

Argh! #$%^&*(&^%$%^&*&^%$%^&*(*$#$%&**&$##%%$^&()($%.

They asked if I wanted to stay over the summer, and I did think about it. But I decided against it. The reason I'm leaving this job as soon as I am has nothing to do with the pay. I'm tired of the job. And now my supervisor is leaving this unit for a different district in the city, and as much as I do enjoy working with J, she's not enough to keep me there. I'm tired of talking to people, with their stupid problems.

Plus, I have family comming for the summer, and I'd like to have a lot more freedom to spend time with them. Not to mention the mountain of crap I still have to sort through before I haul my tushie over to the UK.

Looking at it this way, it would be an extra $4,000-ish to work the rest of July and August. I would be working up until the moment I leave. Given the amount of crap I have yet to do, I'd probably have to quit working at Subway.

If I leave on July 11th like I've planned, I will work the July weekend ($168), and will take the week of the 18th off. The week after I will work full-time ($420), and for the month of August I will work 2-4 shifts a week ($672 - $1,344). So, I could easily pull in around $2,000 before tax (or more, if I wanted to).

So I guess the way I have to think about it is that I'm not earning $2,000 to have spare time to spend with my family, friends, and myself before I leave. I like that.

That makes me feel much better. I still wish that I could've been making $18/hour since I started, but I suppose that there's nothing I can do about it. I am getting tired of the job, and with everyone I love working with leaving, there's not much left for me there except crabby callers and goofy policemen. I do enjoy the goofiness, though.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Oh my, it has been quite a while since I've posted, hasn't it? I blame the new girl at the office-job, J. Hah. It's not totally her fault, it's just that I post mainly from the office, and with her being there with me every hour of every day, I don't get much privacy. Yikes. This week is her last week of training, and I cannot wait until June.

See, J is a morning gal, I, however, am not. So, she's going to work the 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. shift, while I get to work the 12-8 shift. Yay! That does mess up the Subway job, since I won't get to work as much there, but seeing as I'll be there on and off all summer, I'll be able to make up the hours I'll be missing. As well, I just can't wait to sleep in. Can't. Wait.

It's like Christmas.

On the $$$ front, things are still chugging along. I just want to see those goals accomplished. I can taste it, I'm so close, and yet, so far. It's very frustrating, and in the meantime, all I've been wanting to do is shop. Shop shop shop.

I did buy a couple travel-related things, but they were things I'd need anyways. I've also been steadily contributing to the Pre-trip fund, and spending from it at the same time. It may never reach $2,000, because I just might spend it before that.

As well, my friend S asked if I wanted to road trip from Calgary to Seattle with her over the Canada Day long weekend. I know it'll be a stupid crazy-busy weekend, but I think it'd be a lot of fun. I've never been to Seattle, I think i'd like it. I just don't know what to budget for it. We'll see how the plans come together.