In the works – multi post work rant.

February 12, 2007 at 3:12 pm (Debt Work)

I’ve really had a rough spell at work these past weeks, so I thought it best to start blogging about it. Starting tomorrow, I’ll be posting passworded posts about work issues. For those of you who read here often, it’s the usual password. If you don’t have it, email me at kinkylilblackdress[at]yahoo[dot]com. Just let me know who you are and I’ll let you know the password.

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All’s quiet.

January 30, 2007 at 2:19 pm (Debt Work, General Life)

My team leader was out today. For some strange reason, I got more accomplished with her not around than what I usually do. Weird.  The higher ups came around and helped us out when we needed it, and put on the pressure when we needed it, too. It’s the end of the month, so the numbers all need to come in between today and tomorrow. At least I wasn’t bored like yesterday.

More drama with the BIL’s ex. She’s apparently read my blog (well, she said myspace…which confuses me, since I don’t keep up two blogs…), and keeps texting Emma about it, making accusations to her as if Em wrote it herself.  But when Em said she has nothing to do with my blog, and that the ex should be texting me instead of Emma, she said that she would rather not. Which tells me one of two things. Either I’m a big scarey lesbian, or she’d rather not be confronted with the truth. Meh. Gotta love 21-year-old drama. My only concern is that she will go and complain to BIL, and BIL will be even madder at me than he is now.

Em’s making chili and roasted potatoes for dinner. Yum.  Well, she was going to until she got into the text-fest.

One of the guys at work keeps calling me “Mrs. Jacko”, in reference to Em’s last name. I kinda like it. I didn’t change my name after we got married, so this is kinda close.

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Oh yeah, I used to blog everyday.

January 29, 2007 at 2:04 pm (Debt Work, General Life)

I’m quite relieved today that my Crochet Club check from school finally went into my account. I only get paid monthly over here, and before I left, I assumed that I would have had that money to live on for the month. Unfortunately, no. The school lost paperwork, and a check that I was supposed to have December 30th has arrived January 29th.  So, I got that check today, and my new job’s paycheck Wednesday. I’ve been living on borrowed money for a month, and my Dad has been footing all my bills back home. At least now I can say to him that he can take money out of my American account to cover what he’s footed for me. Relief.

Work’s boring as fuck. For some reason, a job that takes my peers two hours to do, I can do in 30 minutes. I thought for a while that I must be leaving out steps, since the people who have been at this job longer take so much more time to complete the tasks. But, after going through the packs with one of the higher-ups, I’ve got it down correctly. The positive side to that is we get bonuses based on productivity. Woot. The negative side, is that when I’ve done the packs for the day (usually 2 or 3), I’m out of work to do. So, I’ve been asking around to see  if anyone has post that needs logging in, so I can at least keep myself busy, and give someone else a hand in the mean time.

Emma’s got dominoes tonight. It’s at the pub just 3 blocks from our house, so I thought about joining her for a drink. But then I realized a few things. The BIL that isn’t talking to me is going to be there. The BIL’s ex (who I told off) is also going to be there. I decided to just avoid the scene all together and hang out on my own tonight. I got laundry to put away anyway.

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“I don’t mean to piss you about, but…”

January 2, 2007 at 2:12 pm (Debt Work, General Life)

I’m home from my first day at work. I can’t say I’m all too impressed. The day started off with me waiting 45 minutes for the HR guy to get me and the other two trainees that started today. After filling out loads of paperwork, I was send to the department that I was to work in. They showed me to the department head, who handed me off to her subordinate (who happens to be Emma’s brother’s ex), who handed me off to HER subordinate, who then passed me along to someone who I was to sit with and listen in on calls.

That lasted about an hour until they realized that they had me in the wrong department. Emma’s cousin is one of the uppity-ups, and she had requested that I be changed to a different department, and the HR guy hadn’t known. Since the new department is actually a different company, I had to go back to the HR guy and fill out a whole new set of paperwork. Then cousin came and gave me the run down – no tattoos showing, and NO facial piercings. So, out went my labet. She sat me down with a guy who deals with the incoming clients. He got bored of me after about 30 minutes, so he shifted me off to another guy who deals with recovering all the debts and tracking down creditors. He only started a month ago, so he knew about as much as I did. He actually said,”I have no idea why they put you with me, but maybe we can figure out the job together.”

Two hours later, cousin comes back, and tells me that they are shifting me to yet ANOTHER department – Emma’s department – but for only three weeks. Emma’s very behind on her work, and Sarah wants me to help her out. After three weeks, she will “figure out” what she wants me doing. At least when I got to Emma’s department, I actually got to sit down and do some data entry instead of just picking my nose.

Needless to say, I wasn’t too thrilled at the lack of organization in this place. The nice thing is, I’m working 9-5, which means I’ll be home at 6ish. I’m going to go open a bank account tomorrow during my lunch hour. Then, I’m leaving work an hour early to have my first appointment with my new doctors. I hope tomorrow’s a better day.

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