Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Naysayers Already

Janine Melnitz: Do you believe in UFOs, astral projections, mental telepathy, ESP, clairvoyance, spirit photography, telekinetic movement, full trance mediums, the Loch Ness monster and the theory of Atlantis?
Winston Zeddemore: Ah, if there's a steady paycheck in it, I'll believe anything you say.

Financially, I'm so close to the edge, I'm hanging on to a root with my fingernails. So my attitude is totally Winston right now. I've got good vibes about the company, I'm asking questions to make sure it's not a scam to blow up in my face, and overall feel very relieved over the opportunity to earn some money.

My mother who has been spending at least the last six months silently fuming whenever I have needed to borrow money and can't pay it back is now suffering from I'm not saying anything because you're so excited but something ACK! is going to happen to my baby on this new job! I'm not sure what bad she is expecting and really don't want to ask and invite the drama into my head.

My supervisor doesn't think anyone should have to work a part-time job. I asked for my annual work performance raises back. Today she's convinced that I will hate a demo sales job, to which I responded, "If there's a steady paycheck in it, I will sell whatever they want me to."

I am not going to plop my financial statements on either's desk. No one needs the dirty details but me, and hopefully they'll be more in the black this time next month.

Read Free!
The BookWorm


bek said...

What if they like working part time? I hated working part time, this contract stuff suits me just fine. Granted though I'm not going through nearly as much money stress as you are!

Hope the new job is great and pays well :)

bek said...

I meant I hated working FULL time obviously XD

KLCtheBookWorm said...

It was based off personal antecedent time. Once upon a time, one of the men in her life said the same thing when she was thinking about getting a part time job. "Either cut back on your spending or get a better job" was the actual advice. She didn't want to give up her job, so she cut back on her spending.

Oh where to begin the logical fails of the comparison. Hello, dual incomes. I'm the only breadwinner of my household. What is killing me is all my debt payments, not shopping sprees at the mall. I gave up on looking for promotions inside the DOI because a) I didn't have enough years in to match other applicants seniority and b) I believe she was telling other departments not to take me away. And let's not even talk about the gasoline prices now versus twenty-odd years ago.

So I joked and moved on, rather than get into all that.