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Someone Got a Bonus, Just Not Me

December 30th, 2014 at 05:38 pm

Yep...one of the other employees got a pretty substantial bonus. The only reason I know is as the accounting manager I cut the check. But no one else got a bonus. It really angered me yesterday to the point of tears. This particular employee has only been there since May, is late every day, leaves for 1 1/2 hour every day in addition to lunch to pick up dd at school and used all her sick days in the first 5 months she was there. I just don't understand it. We all worked hard to make the year a success and to single out one person seems so unfair. It would have been nice, but I will survive without it. The only thing I can't figure out is how to get DD's senior pictures. But I will figure it out.

Christmas Bonus?

December 23rd, 2014 at 12:18 pm

Still waiting to see if we will get a bonus this year. At this point it wouldn't be a Christmas bonus but an end of the year bonus.

We had the office Christmas party last Friday. We all got Ipad Mini's. He left the receipt on them so that we can exchange it if we want. I am giving mine to my son for Christmas.

I hope that isn't all we are getting. We had the best year we have had since I have been here (7 years). I know I am probably sounding greedy or ungrateful but I am just hoping for more. I can live without it, I have my budget done for the next couple of months but it would be nice to pay off a credit card or two early.

Now I Am Really Done

December 16th, 2014 at 10:18 am

I thought I was done with Christmas shopping but then I remembered my great-nephew. So I ordered something today to be shipped to him and now I am really done.

I am really hoping to get a bonus at work this year. I know my boss has been looking at things and I am just waiting to hear from him. Keep your fingers crossed.

Gas for $2.10!!!

December 15th, 2014 at 08:01 am

I couldn't believe it when I drove by the gas station this morning. I hope it stays that low since I don't get paid until Thursday.

The paycheck stub from my second job posted yesterday(although we don't get paid until Thursday). It is for $50 more than I estimated. That is good because I went to the store and spent $30 yesterday. Was only going in for one thing! But I needed the rest of it for my breakfast/lunches at work. So I don't feel bad about spending it.

New Internet Provider

December 12th, 2014 at 07:32 am

Other than Satellite internet, there are only 2 providers in the small town I live in. I have been with one for 5 years. I tried to get them to reduce their rates. I tried to cancel my landline phone but would end up paying just as much because the internet price went up. So I switched to the other company. They came on Wednesday and hooked it up. It is only $19.99 per month. I am saving $60 per month. I am super excited.

Today is pay day and as usual, everything is already set up and allocated to where it needs to go. Unless the girl I work with pays me the $25 she owes me, I have $15 to get me through to Wednesday. I have a full tank of gas and just bought milk last night. So I should be good. I know I will need to buy more OJ for work since I am eating breakfast here instead of eating out. I can't tell you the last time I ate out for breakfast, or lunch for that matter(that I paid for). My boss has taken us out a couple of times but I didn't pay for that. I feel like I am saving a ton of money.

Just a little update

December 11th, 2014 at 08:38 am

With the income from my second job I have been able to pay off 2 credit cards this month! And pay cash for most of Christmas(I had to charge DD present but have already worked it into the budget to have it paid by the end of December).

I am just about done with Christmas shopping...only have one more person to buy for and the white elephant gift for our family Christmas. It has been a long time since I have had Christmas done so early. It feels really good.