The Awesome News I Was Totally Talking About Yesterday

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Good morning, fine folks.

I commented to some folks yesterday that I have some good news.

Well, kind of a string of good news — and apologies in advance, I like to keep things dealing with who I work for and what I do kind of vague… mostly for stalker reasons, and also trolls and doxxing.

But I digress.

First bit of good news — S.O. got a nibble on a job from a government job in town. They asked for a writing sample — explain this one program in less than a page. It’s a program he already uses at his current job. I looked over his writing sample and it looks really, really good.

So keep your fingers crossed!

We’ve already started talking about his exodus and moving in. Pretty much he’s going to have to live out of suitcases until we can get a bigger place. I kind of have everything snug and cozy in my little one bedroom/one bath.

Second bit of good news — my position is being changed from “temp” to full time, which means I get paid holidays, paid annual leave, and paid sick leave.

No more coming in on weekends and coming in early/staying late to make up time.

Also, there are other benefits — better retirement plan, free university classes, etc…

My boss is going to put in for the change at the beginning of the next fiscal year — after July 28. Don’t know how long it’s going to take. But words cannot express how happy I am just for simple paid holidays. Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years have killed me the past two years. I’ve had to work, some days, 36 hours in three days….

Also, when the change was proposed, they were talking about cutting our pay. Come to find out, our pay has not been cut and we got a nickel raise.

I know it’s not much, but I was fully expecting a pay cut — the pay we got was supposed to “compensate” or “even out” for the annual leave/holiday pay/sick leave we didn’t get.

So yeah, very happy about that.

Also, my crazy next door neighbor moved out!

Last bit of good news!

One of my fuckhead coworkers (Lazy) is moving on to greener pastures.

I wish the best for her and I hope she does well on her next new adventure. But I’m so glad that I don’t have to continually clean up her mistakes and deal with all that bullshit.

My good news!

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12 thoughts on “The Awesome News I Was Totally Talking About Yesterday

      • From the first time I stepped out of my mom’s house and into my first husband’s house, I had an escape plan — what I’d do if it all went south. And when it all went south, I am so glad I had that plan in place because it probably saved my life. I didn’t move to Mexico, but disappeared of the face of the earth. Someone would have to spend a lot of time, effort, and money to find me.

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        • Don’t blame you.

          I know this makes me sound like a nut case, but I’m a proud owner of a bug out bag.

          Seriously — food and water for 72 hours, ways to make fire, few changes of clothes, etc…

          I doubt there’d ever be a zombie apocalypse, but if I need to get the hell out of town pretty quick, I can just grab and go.

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          • Not just a zombie apocalypse, but any natural disaster. I had a bug out bag, but sadly didn’t keep on top of it… most of the stuff went stale/expired. Now I have to build it up again.

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