I loved the Rocky and Bullwinkle show, at the end of every episode they’d describe the next episodes title with an alternative. Which were typically puns of the same title, so I’m going use this as a title format for my post today. Because as bad luck would have it, things have gotten a bit better but not by much.
Started My New Job And Already Hate It
Now ya’ll knew where this was going right? Since I had already posted having to take a huge cut in pay from my last job. Then the entire working from home situation that for some, might be a peach of a situation. But for someone like me, who already has a hard time trying to keep the lines of work and home separated, isn’t a great work situation. Because on several occasions when I’ve had to review documents (which at times takes fucking hours) instead I find myself watching the Cooking Channel and laying on the couch with my hand on my laptop to keep it from going into sleep mode so that it shows I’m woking. Yes this is bad I know, but I’m not a great work from home person like my coworker Babble Mouth. Which on several virtual meeting was seen sitting outside with her husband eating breakfast. This is not what I call professional, yes I may watch t.v but when I have a virtual meeting, I’m in front of my computer and paying attention for fuck sake! And I’d never eat during a virtual meeting, NEVER!
But if going to the office was an option, then it wouldn’t be any better. So our office building is an old building that was once a warehouse, then an art gallery and is now city government offices. This building was converted to sections of different city entities that have huge cubicles, air conditioning that doesn’t work and ONE kitchen/common area where the refrigerators/microwave/sink and coffee pots are…….and THEY ARE ALL IN THE FUCKING BASEMENT!!!!! My office is on the 3rd floor and the there’s one elevator for all three floors not to mention the badly constructed are deco stairs made out of pure concrete.
When I say the air conditioning doesn’t work I mean it works….but barely. I went into the office this past Tuesday and I was there for half an hour and I was sweating like a pig. And the fact that everyone in my department is working on a hybrid schedule, so not all of us are in the office at one time. So I was there by myself for a while until my new co-worker showed up and made my time in that infernal hell hole a lot better. Not to mention that I had back to back virtual meetings almost all damned day long. Having to hear my other coworker talk over my boss for hour upon agonizing hour was getting on my last nerve, and this is the person that is supposed to be training me. She has the horrible habit of talking over everyone even if you began the conversation or answered a question first.
She hears you but doesn’t care she just babbles and babbles until the rest of us just give up and let her ramble on. She’s so annoying that I’ve already thought up countless ways of disposing of her body.
New Co-Worker is a Complete Ray of Sunshine
My new coworker is a great guy, he was hired to be part of our team a week after I started. We hit it off as soon as we met. He has a great sense of humor and it’s as sarcastic as I am, which makes for a much welcomed change from Babble Mouth and Sarcastically, Ill Timed Comment boss. Don’t get me wrong, I love my boss he’s a great guy but he has what I called bad timed mouth. He says the wrong thing at the wrong time, which at times makes for a lot of awkward situations. My new co-worker is such a sweet guy and I love that he gets my humor and then joins in. Which makes us a really good but evil combo of coworkers if you ask me. When we got our first paychecks he walked over to my cubicle and said “Is this a joke or did I really fuck up by taking this job?” I looked at him and said “Its both, believe me I know exactly how you feel.” He laughed like Tom Hanks in The Money Pit when the tub falls through the floor of the house he’s renovating, and walked away.
Which endeared me to him even more because he’s like me, we quote movies all the time. So I knew exactly who he was imitating when he did it and in turn make me laugh out loud for the first time in what seem like months.
Trying To Making Ends Meet
After my coworker and I saw a full paycheck of ours I began crunching numbers and literally almost cried because there is no way I am going to be able to afford to keep my house if I don’t find another job that pays me more soon. My coworker is a contractor/house flipper who has a business on the side so he doesn’t have to worry so much about what he’s getting paid. I mean he’s not happy about it but because of COVID hitting his business hard, he took this job to supplement his income. But I on the other had have had to contemplate some serious changes, which include maybe having to sell my house and move in with my oldest to avoid having to file for bankruptcy to avoid losing my house in a bad situation turned worse. I cried all night on Monday night because I’m feeling as if this horrible year just keeps getting worse. I can’t believe it hasn’t even been a year in my house and now I might have to resort to selling it to avoid drowning financially. Just writing this makes me want to cry, I can’t believe I’ve found myself here.
Searching for Other Opportunities
Even before I started this job, I told myself that I was going to keep looking for something that paid close to what I was making before. Something that didn’t require me to take a $13K pay cut, I could handle even a $5K pay cut to live comfortably and now worry the way I am now. Slowly but surly I’ve scored some interviews, and since most of them are virtual I’ve had no problem taking them while I’m at “work” at home. I hope to find something soon so I won’t have to take the drastic measures I’m contemplating right now. I’ve been using ZipRecruiter and Indeed for help with searching for better opportunities but I keep getting referred to administrative/secretary positions. I uploaded my resume with the title of executive manager, which is what I was but my title didn’t correspond with my duties. And even though I’ve changed my preferences in both, I’m still getting referred to secretarial jobs that are hourly and pay little to nothing and that pisses me off to no end.
I even contacted JMR to help run the numbers since the housing marking is hot for sellers right now, and there is a shortage of inventory. So this one thing could be in my favor and I could actually walk away with some cash in my pocket if I have to sell my house. As he said, this money can be something I can save for when Im ready to buy another house. But I’m thinking I won’t be able to buy another house anytime soon with the housing market the way it is and mortgage rates going up anytime soon. My boys tell me to try and stay positive and I know they mean well. They are also all ready to jump in and help if I needed it, so I know I’m extremely blessed because of the men they turned out to be.
Until next time……this is the Huntress, saying…”Don’t be a Moth Around a Dim Yellow Bulb, Be a Moth to a Flame, Make it worth the Burn!”