Saturday, September 15, 2012

Sorting mail lol

So much for posting more often heh? Lol, yeah I know, I'm pathetic. But hey, at least I'm honest. And I think the key word here, is TRY. :-) Anyways I'm back at work full time now, thank God. I've been working 5 days a week Mon-Fri since the beginning of Aug. I don't have much $$$ but bills are getting paid, and I should be able to start putting some savings away starting with my next check. Hell, even if its only $40 per check, it'll be something. The job I'm at is seasonal, which means I'll be laid off mid December, but I've been with the company (seasonally anyway) for 15 years, so I know what I'm getting into.

 I quit my retail job at a dollar store. I'd been there since march of 2011, and the ENTIRE time, except for this past Easter, it had been 1-2 days a week, sometimes not even that, for 5 hour shifts only. Um, yeah, I'm not ever gonna make it on my own on that kind of money. If I was 18, maybe I could be happy with that (Yay! I don't have to work today!) but I'm not. I'm 31, will be 32 soon. Buh Bye!!! The one good thing to come out of it is that I learned to be a cashier, so I have that experience to put down on future job searches. Which, come December, will be starting again. But thats ok. I keep going back to the seasonal job for 2 reasons. #1, obviously, $$$$$. They pay more per hour, simple as that. #2 though, I love the job. Physically, I'm moving around most of the day, even when I'm standing in one place, I have stuff coming to me. (Its a food/snack/goodies company, they sell by catalog, internet and various stores, including, but not limited to, their own stores)

Its an assembly line type of workplace, so stuff is always coming at you, whether your putting 1-4 things on in the basket as it comes down the line, or a packer, putting the whole thing together, from off of a tray from the tray line (I'm usually on the tray line, only I'm just adding the pears/apples, etc to the tray, to be sent down the packers... You would NOT believe how fast those packers can pack. Seriously, they are FAST FAST FAST!!! I can't do it that fast). So even when I'm standing still, I have stuff coming to me, which means my attention is on that, and it also makes the day go by ALOT faster than it would at a desk job. I love that. I wouldn't be able to stand a desk job. Not unless I was also able to move around alot. Seriously, if someone wanted to just hire me to be an errand girl or some shit, I'd be more than ok with that. Cause I'd be moving around and well, it would make the day go by fast. I may look into something like that after I'm laid off again. Cause I really wouldn't mind it.

I'm still pen palling, will be til I die, lol. I need to cut some pals loose though. Some I'm just not bonding with, and some I just don't hear from often enough to want to keep writing (we're talking once every 3-4 months here, not every few weeks). So I'm letting some go. I'm going to write them though and let them know. I'll be nice about it, just say something about $$ reasons or something. Though to be honest thats also partially true, cause once I'm laid off again, at least for awhile, I won't be able to buy stamps as often as I like. I was able to keep it up this last time around (the last lay off I mean) but this next year may be different because my grandma, who I live with, is retiring in Jan. And both my dad's and I's rent will be alittle more. Not by much, but we're gonna be splitting the cable/light/food bills 3 ways. I don't think it will be more than about 50 a week for me (I'm paying $30 per week right now, and when I'm laid off again, my unemployment will be $118 a week) So I'll be limiting some of my hobbies.... But I'll still be writing lol :-)

My main bill right now is my phone bill, but I may be able to take care of that in Nov. I got a walmart straight talk phone, and they have 6-month cards... Unlimited everything for 6 months. I'm thinking, to save myself the hassle, I will get 1 maybe 2 of those cards in November, that way, if I end up not finding work for awhile after I'm laid off, I'll at least not have to worry about my phone getting shut off. Cause god knows, I need my phone. I text. Alot. Daily. :-) Anyways we will see how it goes. I'll know by Feb. if I need to limit my palling by ALOT or if I'll be able to carry it on just fine. To be honest, I think it will be fine. What I do know for sure is that I will never give it up. I love it too much.  Well, I'll post again in a few days. Til next time....


  1. I love straight talk... seriously going with them was the best decision I ever made!!