Archive for January, 2006

Benefits

Monday, January 23rd, 2006

I’ve been working for this company since last december. After 90 days I get benefits. I still don’t have them.

I started out as “on-call”, so I wasn’t offered benefits. After a few months, they offered me a full time position, and I accepted with them knowing that I would go away for 3 months to Europe that fall. It would have worked out that only a matter of like 5 days after I left for Europe, I gained the benefits because I’d been working 90 days. However, since I was away for 3 months, it was like my employment was terminated for that time. Which means no official employment, which means no benefits. Not only that, but when I came back, my 90 day “trial period” started ALL OVER AGAIN. It’s been almost 14 months since I started here, and this 90 day trial thing hasn’t ended yet. If I put in my two-weeks notice today, I’d get two days with benefits.

No Shortage of work

Monday, January 23rd, 2006

There truly is no shortage of work for me to do here in the office. I’ve got two big jobs I’m working on, and this morning one of my other bosses came in and gave me a side one to do quickly. And even if somehow miraculiously I do get these big jobs done…I’ve still got a zillion more lesser priority things to work on.

Oh, and this reminds me once again of Office Space. =P

PETER
The thing is, Bob, it’s not that I’m lazy. It’s just that I just don’t care.


BOB PORTER
Don’t, don’t care?

PETER
It’s a problem of motivation, all right? Now, if I work my ass off and Initech ships a few extra units, I don’t see another dime. So where’s the motivation? And here’s another thing, Bob. I have eight different bosses right now!

Office Space said it well. There is no motivation for me to do more work than neseccary.

BOB SLYDELL
I beg your pardon?

PETER
Eight bosses.

BOB SLYDELL
Eight?

PETER
Eight, bob. So that means when I make a mistake, I have eight different people coming by to tell me about it. That’s my real motivation – is not to be hassled. That and the fear of losing my job, but y’know, Bob, it will only make someone work hard enough not to get fired.

Such a great movie for us office folk.

Dirty Voting

Monday, January 23rd, 2006

I won’t say who I voted for because they don’t really represent what I want. None of them do so it’s a tough decision to choose the least of my dislikes. It’s disappointing to feel this way about our freedom to choose our government.

Future Shop

Friday, January 20th, 2006

i was at future shop and they’re closing this location tomorrow so they have all these sales like 15% to 25% off things… and there were all they men there aged like 30-50 all like almost excited in an older manly way about all these good deals on sweet technology they’re wives will let them buy. Or maybe they aren’t telling their wives where they’re going…

Jared’s Fresh Reminder Calls

Friday, January 20th, 2006

Haha….I was surfing blogs and I found a link to someone who plays pranks on her friend and this one was that she signed up her friend for daily motivational messages from Jared, the Subway guy!

http://www.subwaymessages.com/

So obvisouly I got the great idea to sign up one of my buddies! lmao…I can’t wait to hear how this plays out. He’ll think it’s hillarious and will probably think of someone else to do it to!

Can you believe these are DAILY calls of motivation?!?

Back At Work

Friday, January 20th, 2006

Well I’m back after a short break that I took from work. And since I was away from work, I didn’t get around to blogging =P See, I blog at work cause I’m bored and need something more exciting than work to do. lol…

Still feeling a little crappy, but the fever has gone away so I’m good enough to work. I’ll be going up snowboarding tonight too so we’ll see how that goes. My nose is gonna be running like an open facet.