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Posted by gbmonline on

In a great way !!

So….My Day starts with my Blog & tweets being followed by the Anchor & Editor in Chief of, and who is a regular contributor to Town Hall, The Blaze and a few others….(yeah, I know I could be dumped at any time, but for RIGHT NOW, it’s BIG
Then, my Alma Mater finally solved a 30 year old graduation problem, and will be sending my diploma post haste. That matters because it means my kids get to go to university for $5,800 a year versus $20k a year !!! Cha Ching! (yeah, I can’t even send them to local 4 year universities near here, where they could commute for $5.800 a year!)
THEN, the doctor I’ve been taking DD16 to, says, (while she’s there), I really need to see her every couple of days if treatment is going to be effective. I’m like dude, I just dropped $1,000. I cannot afford to do that, that’s why we’re booking every 2 weeks when we get paid. He goes, yeah, I’ve been thinking about that. Aren’t you like the best genealogist in the world? My DD pipes in: yes, she is. He goes “HOW ABOUT WE TRADE OUT? I REALLY WANT TO GET MY GENEALOGY DONE !!
Holy smokes, what blessing. That is $150 A WEEK worth of care !!
PLUS, can you say BYE BYE KOHLS and BYE BYE HOUSEHOLD credit cards? I paid minimums on everything else, and when the dust settles this weekend, I will figure out what else we can pay off; I’m thinking Home Depot.
AND we made it through the last 2 weeks. A slight irony (if you remember the NetFlix drama), DH lost his wallet, so I had to shut down his Visa/Check card. That’s the card tied into NetFlix and Hulu. So of course, they haven’t been able to charge against it, and won’t be able to until the replacement cards show! So he couldn’t even hew and cry, because it was HIS FAULT. (Not that I had the money to pay for it anyway.)
AND AND, I started teaching Foreign Language classes FOR MONEY today. That’s $100 a month, maybe $150 if another person decides she wants to do it. I’m going to bill them through Paypal rather than have them write me a check or pay cash, because that is money I can’t easily access, so it will just sit there and grow into a BEF.

Posted by gbmonline on

My thoughts

Dh told me last night that he knew the owner was already pretty pissed about all the mess this new comptroller has created and he had a feeling she wasn’t going to be long for the company. My thoughts last night, after looking at the program they are using for timesheets and payroll that the programmer needs to go back to school. The four hour difference, by my estimates last night was because they have set it up to be 40 hour work weeks before OT which is a normal set-up, however because of the change in paydays the weeks per pay period are not always going to end on a 40 week—ex: this pay period. Instead of fixing it where it would go ahead and calculate the ot per the actual pay period they calculated it on 40 hours. The last week of the pay period was 36 hours so the program rolled the ot to regular hours.I told both guys I figured they’d get the 4 hours ot next pay check. This morning dh went to his immediate boss and pointed out all the mess of the “new” pay stub. Who took it on up the food chain. The bosses were NOT amused with the mess that had been created. The comptroller told dh my deductions were correct and the four hours would be on next pay day. The owner is NOT happy at all with this mess because he could get in trouble with the fair wage and hour board if such issues keep coming up. So dh and ds will eventually get paid for the ot, it just will be another 15 days before they do. Neither is happy. They don’t like this woman personally and her messing with the pay checks is not winning them, or anyone else, over for certain. Me, being the never ending Pollyanna pointed out to them that the next pay period will be for 82 hours (but due to this mess will be 78 regular hours) and the one after that for 80 so having the little extra on the 82/78 hour check will be nice (this check was suppose to have been 98 hours straight time and was actually 102—try budgeting with such wild fluctuations, it’s interesting to say the least).
Dh’s next grumble was they informed him yesterday they are getting ready to send “teams” traveling again to do walk downs. He HATES doing that, and ds is not too happy either.Oh well, it will all wash out eventually.Richard who did pay extra on BOA today due to the overtime they did get paid in OK

Posted by gbmonline on

I sincerely hope that when your guys talk to the owner

the owner finally “gets it” that this new whiz-bang system ain’t working. And that maybe the person who recommended all this bru-ha-ha wasn’t onto such a good idea after all. I don’t know how this will sort out but I sure hope it sorts out in favor of less income drama. Nothing like working OT only to worry about whether you’ll be paid for it.