warning: one of muh more narcissistic articles. might even delete in case some of this info is incriminating. i do like talking about employment statuses so its def very relevant, i just do NOT want to be IDENTIFIED and made Permanently UNemployable.
dec 22, 10:07 pm. ok want to go to bred in a few minutes, muh sleep has been rekt for the past week, and did not really catch up on sleep over the weekend, and kinda want to do that right now.
with the beginning of the new year and the new job I was curious to try mint.com. so I did that for like 2 hours today, playing around with it, getting the accounts linked, and I learned it may not be much more effective than the incredibly detailed but not-pretty spreadsheet I already have, especially when it comes to budgeting/earmarking/saving for specific things, ie, not spending money on anything until you have already demonstrably saved it.
but it also might take a few months for it to get to know you. i just set up muh 90000000 budget categories, incredibly detailed.
did laundry, needed to do that. prepared a xmas gift to give to someone tomorrow. went for a nice powerwalk. got a response from muh internet hero who said that he did not want to take my donation! maybe I should have made it clearer that it was intended more as a TIP or a CHRISTMAS PRESENT, however I am not going to argue with him!
but it pretty sweet to get an email from one of Muh Heroes! Try it out yourself!
So, Mint or Spreadsheet? I think a spreadsheet can do everything mint can, but it’s more work. Perhaps you might start out on mint and move to a spreadsheet, but I started out with a spreadsheet and and toying with mint, and don’t want to abandon muh spreadsheet! So, Lesson Learned, don’t abandon yer spreadsheet.
got to buy one last thing on monday. try to do that tom morning.
so, confused by 401k‘s vs IRAs yet?
I am just worried that 401ks will be flushed down the toilet because of Criminal Mismanagement, and you’d be safe putting your money in a Regular Savings Account, or in a MATTRESS, which makes me scared about putting a lot of money into a 401k.
again, first world problems, hehehe. Muh 401k does not even start for 90 days anyway. Or a year, hehehe.
I have another writing project, I did some stuff there.
might be starting a cold, feeling some swelling/congestion/soreness in the throat, some mucus, almost a slightly bloody taste, but not really. have been around sh1tloads of new people recently so it makes sense that I would get a cold.
dec 24 1:09 am
now I stay up till at least 2 or 3 am because of muh new job.HOWEVER will switch to yet another schedule next week that is a LITTLE more “normal.”
eating reeses peanut butter cups, miniature, wrapped.
gnucash? quicken personal finance software?
late at night, right now, I get the mad munchies, unfort. some sh1tty fast food like wendys or taco bell sounds real good, would HATE to stop there on the way home, because it’s a waste of money, it’s horrible food, and plus it’s not good to eat right before going to bed or late at night, better to go to bed a little hungry. but damn a Spicy Chicken sandwich sounds good. or two.
yep hard to believe tomorrow (today) is xmas eve, gotta wrap presents and go to church tom. work monday, back to work thurs and fri, off sat and sun, back mon. went to bed at like 10 pm sun night (yesterday) but kept tossing and turning, i remember distinctly looking at the clock and seeing 4am but i think I must have dozed off before then, woke up for a few hours, fell back asleep, got up around 10:30 am.
bad news is i get laid off in april or may, then collect unemployment, and hopefully get called back after 8 weeks if muh performance is good. did not think layoff would happen until at least august. rut roh rorge.
SOOOO…if the job is the worst job ever, then it’s not so bad if I don’t get called back, and I get to milk unemployment whilst doing another job search w00000t.
now I hate job searching of course, but I think I have already gained a lot of confidence in talking to people, and know I can get some Resume GOLD out of current job, that would make future job search 900000 easier.
ideally I would find a Better Job, but still get invited back if I don’t. if they think I suck so bad they don’t invite me back, then I will collect unemp, job search, and prob be able to get at least one reference letter. I am already looking at potential letter writers. one is a real nice guy who is above me, but is super nice and approachable, maybe early 50s. so at least one letter for sure.
with the updated res, I should be able to get an FT job that pays at least 80% that wage, and which is prob moar chill and quiet. this job is kinda less chill, and loud, and so much stuff to learn, but bretty sure I can handle it.
Other option is I pump a friend who has an FT midnights job which is more physical. I never felt I could do such a job, but like I say, I have gained a ton of confidence just over one week, which is priceless. I really needed that. I just don’t want to run out of that confidence when I get laid off.
ANYWAY he seems to think his job is easy, it’s not super DUPER physical, just moderately, plus it gets slow, it’s proper FT with no layoffs, with a union, better health care, heheh. now i’ve been in a union before and they are useless, however they do keep you from being fired or laid off. he works his 40 hours a week, every week, sometimes a little OT, gets vacation, actually I should have been pumping him for THAT job a year ago, i was just scared. Not any more! and I know for a fact that they DO hire new people sort of regularly!
That and I was ashamed to talk to muh frandz about Job Search. COME ON. Who BETTER to talk to???
Lesson Learned: talk to your friends ALL THE TIME about your job search, and they may very well bring you a job on a SILVER PLATTER. That’s EXACTLY what happened with muh new job. Got it thru a friend with whom I DO talk about job search with. So talk about job search with ALL your friends.
But I admit, it’s real weird out there. I would have LOVED to get an FT job with muh previous employer, but there were never any FT job openings. Like one opening every 2 months at the most, and each of those would get 900000000 applicants. one of those organizations where they try to save money by having as many PT employees as possible, and as few FT employees as possible. It seems this is the way more and more companies are going, and is a f00king TRAVESTY. S my D.
so the catch is, now I work FT and get OT, but I’m not tech “FT”, I’m “SEASONAL.” but Seasonal FT is better than Permanent PT, well it was for me in MY case. simply because I really was desperate for a change, and had gotten way too comfortable in prev job, and was starting to get OLD. too OLD for what I was doing.
so now I’m happy to see people older than me in my new job. very happy, heheh. there but for the grace of god go i.
of course, to move up to manager, you can’t just be a good worker for X years, you should prob have a f4gg0t MASTERZ DEGREE, of COURSE. and there are a few people working on masterz degrees! and I plan on talking to them about it.
TLDR: this new job is giving a TON of CONFIDENCE that will help in future job search, and will prob help when dealing with the WIMMIN too!!!!
Related articles: please don’t report me for muh politically incorrect attitude, just don’t accept the trackback
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- Why Use Excel For Your Finances? (patrickmoconnor.wordpress.com)