micaturtle: (Oh My)
I can't keep WAITING to succeed. I keep waiting to make more sales/income/profit at my current job so that I can justify asking for a raise. ($250 a week BEFORE taxes is just NOT a living wage, especially for a full-time job *sai*)

So I applied for a Citibank customer service job last night (no sales), and I got a call back surprisingly quick. They just called me and set up a phone interview for today at 5:20PM. Eeks! Scary!

I should make a list of why getting a new job scares me.
+ Quitting/giving up too soon?
+ wasting time listing the last few months?
+ Love my current job. :\


There are a million reasons why moving from my current job scares me, Maybe I will list them later, but right now even STARTING that list is giving me anxiety headaches, and I don't need to have that stressed mindset when I'm doing my phone interview in a few hours.

I guess the main reason I want to move from my current job is the money issue. I'm 31 years old now. I want to be able to afford to move out of my dad's basement and get my own house. The thing that bothers me the most is that I feel kinda like a liar. I've always said that money doesn't matter as long as you love your job ... However, when it's not even a living wage (technically I make less than minimum wage right now) it just can't happen. It sucks because I HIGHLY enjoy my job that I have right now, and I'm very good at it. But there are months when I actually COST the company money to employ me (in other words, the profit I generate is less than the money it costs to pay me for that month) and the months I *DO* make enough, I only make a few hundred dollars at most over my salary costs. :[

Hell, maybe I'm worrying for nothing. Maybe I'll totally bomb this interview tonight, or maybe citibank will say "no way I want that crazy working here again!" I guess I will just wait and see.

I will write another entry tomorrow (hopefully) detailing why I'm afraid to leave my current job and with more info and thoughts about this. I will also tell you all how the interview went (although I doubt if they'll confirm the job yes or no over the phone, we shall see.)
micaturtle: (ARGH)
NOTE: this entry has NOT been edited, but MAY be edited later tonight, after I talk with Jenn. It is also friends-locked.
NEW NOTE: This STILL hasn't been edited, so it may jump a bit around a little bit in thought patterns. However, I updated the date, added tags, and also un-friends-locked it.

Under the cut, I ramble about changes at work, and why I fear moving to a new town.

BLAH BLAH BLAH under cut )
micaturtle: (ARGH)
Ok, I wasn't going to post about this, but it's been almost 3 days since it happened, and it still irks me. Grrrr.

Stuff about work )

Oh yeah, I *AM* working on NYCC 2010 entry (I know, I know, I'm really late) I should have it up by next week. :)
micaturtle: (Poke with a Sword?)
Ok, whomever thought it was FUNNY to break amazon's book-listing system as some sort of twisted april fools day joke is a jerkface! :p pppphhhttt! I'm TRYING to WORK here *grumps*

In other news, both Jenn and myself got blackberry phones over the weekend! It's pretty awesome! :) My blackberry messenger PIN is: 315ED144 Feel free to add me if you have blackberry messenger.

A thank you for all of you who read my last dramatastic entry under the cut )
micaturtle: (Hermes Talks)
First of all, my friend [livejournal.com profile] kaz26 wrote me an AWESOME lil TMNT ficlet for a Xmas present: See it's shinyness? Yay! It's imageverse, and made of AWESOME :D (altho I might be biased since I'm kinda an image fangirl)

Secondly, I am WORKING on my fanfic xmas gifts to others. *beam* got one that's ALMOST complete, but Don's inner monologue has got me a little stuck. Blech. Oh well, I'm just happy to be writing again :D

Thirdly, my paid LJ account expired about a week ago (it was a year membership that my sweety-pumpkin [livejournal.com profile] soliloquy bought for me in 2008 for xmas). I am SERIOUSLY considering renewing the account. I don't mind the ads TOO much (although they are VERY annoying) but the lack of email notifications is bothering me. So is not being able to edit my comments. :p I also miss my notes. :{ I like to be able to mouse over someone and know where I know them from! With the coupon Jenn sent me it would only be $9.95 for the year... what do ya'll think, should I renew? EDIT: WOW!! [livejournal.com profile] kaz26 is AWESOME! She gave me a gift of 2 months of paid LJ for free!! :D that makes me happiness. I really mean it, Thank you kazzy! It helps a LOT having that little money worry no longer on my mind! :D

Fourthly, my mouse at work is DUMB. Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't. *grumbles* I wants an optical mouse! *grumbles some more*

Finally, I am finishing up making the turtles forever DVD. It took a little finagling but I think I got it. Blech. stupid AVI format. I beat you with stick.

Work Rant

Aug. 26th, 2009 06:34 am
micaturtle: (ARGH)
Ok, Jenn wanted me to write this up, so here I go.

((this isn't proofread, so forgive any glaring errors, please))What? Wiccans are rude? )
micaturtle: (Oh My)
Ok, Jenn ([livejournal.com profile] soliloquy) and I brought our 2 new kitties, Molly & Murphy, home to our new apartment on Friday. They spent the whole weekend in hiding basically. Finally I got sick of it on Sunday night (after 48 full hours of hiding kittys who were NOT using the litter box, NOR eating) I went into the closet where Molly was hiding and, despite her hissing, started petting her. I know that most people in this entry said that I should just wait them out and they'd come out on their own (advice that was echoed to me by Jenn), but I was sick of waiting! :( I think it went okay, because I just continued petting Molly until she started purring. I don't want to invade the kitty's personal "safe" space (the closet where she's hiding) but that's basically the only place I've seen her! Also, I don't want the kitties to go without pettings and love. I hope that tonight after we've been gone for the whole day, maybe they'll be a little more friendly and show their faces.
Also, last night I woke up to Molly hissing and growling at our bed as we slept. It completely unnerved me. I don't have any idea why she'd be so mad at us. Unless she blames me and Jenn for taking her away from her old home and uprooting her. It's a thought that has greatly disturbed me. I really don't want the kitty to hate me, but I don't know what else to do. *worry worry worry*

In other news:
+ We had spaghetti last night. Vine Zinfandel is MUCH different than White Zinf. It's icky compared to White Zinf. :p Much too dry and it's red.
+ Jenn has to fast tonight for 12 hours so she can have a diabetes screening tomorrow morning at 7AM. No eating after 7PM for her. Poor Jennifer *pets*
+ Next month at work, I've decided to change my bookkeeping system a little so I only record the state the book goes to instead of the full name of the recipient. The full name was important when amazon had different systems, but much has changed and this will eliminate excess typing (hopefully)
+ Fucking STOOPID work computer! Why do you keep freezing randomly!?!? I DON'T HAVE TIME TO REINSTALL WINDOWS! ... argh. Bad technology. No biscuit :p
micaturtle: (Grumpy)
My Doctor's front office staff sucks ass. They were supposed to fax my Rx into Walmart last week on WEDNESDAY. I went round and round with them and walmart pharmacy with each passing the buck. I finally gave them a DIFFERENT pharmacy for them to fax it to ASAP on Friday around noon. They failed on that one. No Rx with them all weekend. I called the other pharmacy today, they had received nothing from my Doctor's office. I called my doctor's office and left a grumpy message with my doctor's ineffectual nurse. Then I decided to call Walmart to cancel the order with them. Guess who FINALLY has my Rx? That's right. Walmart. Argh. I am so grumpy about this. However, it's been 6 days, I've missed my Paxil all but 3 of those days, and I'm beginning to get withdrawal symptoms. ARGH. I will go to Walmart after work today and pick up the meds. Mostly because I'm just sick of the whole thing. *grumbles* Fuckfaces. Jenn is going to ask our counselor, Dr. Flynn-Crowe, whom she recommends as a medication doctor, and I think I will start going to whomever she recommends as well after my next appointment with my current doctor.

ARGH. and now I just got my latest paycheck and it's only for $200 instead of $400. I think it might be because of my vacation, but I didn't think that was effected because of my new "salaried" status. I will have to ask before I put the check in the bank, but both of my bosses are, of course, no where to be found. *sai*

I hate this depressed feeling. I am grumpy and sad and angry and overly worried, and I know it's all because I've missed so much of my anti-depressant pills because of FUCKING ASSHATTERY. *grumps and pouts and whines for cuddles from Jenn*
micaturtle: (Default)
I'm at work I just posted a book called "Manhattan Nocturne" ... is it just me or would that be an AWESOME name for a TMNT fanfic?

*Mica has turtles on the brain... can u tell?* ;D
micaturtle: (Default)
So Jennifer ([livejournal.com profile] soliloquy) is supposed to find out whether or not she got the permanent job at Citi today. *crosses fingers and hopes* I'm pretty sure she's got it, but I've been wrong before. (God, I hope I'm not wrong here!)

Also, Jenn and I have agreed that we are going to New York City after comic con with [livejournal.com profile] amandatello *squeals* YAYNESS!! :D

On my own job front, I'm a little worried and confused. My bosses called me into their office on Tuesday and talked to me. They said that book sales were not meeting their expectations, so they want to put me on a salary of $500 every two weeks (a little less than what I make now as an hourly employee) and then if I make over a certain amount in sales per month, I will make a commission on what I sell. I was rather worried, and I asked what happens if I don't meet my monthly sales goals, and they said "Nothing." ... *blink* So okaaay. I think my job is safe, since no one said anything about letting me go or anything. Maybe it's just my asperger's and I'm not reading between the lines like I should, but I'm just going to try to let it go and not think about it. It won't do me any good worrying about it. Blech.

In other news, some of you wanted to see my new TMNT "crotch shot" Tshirt. So here's a pic that my sweetie took of me yesterday morning:

Photobucket

I know it's not the best piccy. Sorry. It's such a fanservice shirt! :D It doesn't say Hot topic on the tag tho (no tag actually) It says "Giant" ... strange... and I cant find it on Hot Topic's website. More weirdness. NE1 else find or have this shirt??
micaturtle: (Poke with a Sword?)
Just a quick update on life, as none of these things are really related to one another.

1. I feel like such a heel because I was kissing on my girlfriend, [livejournal.com profile] soliloquy last night and then she wakes up this morning with a cold sore and she's never had one before. I feel around my mouth and sure enough, I have one open canker sore and another beginning of one. ARGH! I GAVE MY GIRLFRIEND HERPES! :-O (I know, I know, TMI and GROSS) I feel like such a jerk and a bastard, though :(

2. Saw the ending of "Battle Athletes Victory" last night. STOOPID ENDING! argh. I dislike the end of this anime almost as much as I dislike the ending of shaman king or the NONENDING of Inuyasha. I think I will rewatch the 6 episode OVA "Battle Athletes" tho, so I can see if Anna's "secret" is discussed or if I'm mis-remembering the anime. At least it's only 6 episodes of torture if it's craptacular.

3. Jennifer ([livejournal.com profile] soliloquy) is the most AWESOME girlfriend EVER. She bought me a year subscription to the game site I frequent, pogo.com! Here is a link to my profile It is AWESOMENESSS!! Do any of you out there play? I was so happy when she got me a paid subscription (even tho most of the games are free/adsupported) Now I can hang out in the same rooms she does all the time! :D

4. Amazon is being a dork today, as it has been doing since last thursday. Now I could deal with the not autofilling descriptions when I list a book for sale, but now it won't let me list AT ALL. ARGH. So I basically am UNABLE to do my job (list books for sale) and to make it worse, I've finished almost all the little menial tasks I save for when amazon or half.com is being douchey (ie, straightening books, fileing, emptying garbages, vacuuming, etc...) Thus, this is why ya'll get this long LJ entry from me. Joy of joys. THE BOOK SELLING FUNCTION WAS NOT BROKE, AMAZON! WHY'D YOU TRY TO "FIX" IT?!? *grumbles*

5. Jennifer and I are part of a weekly bowling league. On Saturday night, at league, I had a miniature mikey action figure with me. Jennifer was being super silly that night and wanted mikey to play in the ball return. Sadly, she has bad aim, and she accidentally threw him into the chasm where the bowling balls come out of. YIKEZEZ! NOOO!! MAI MIKEY!!! The dude who works there retrieved him for us, grumpily grumbling the whole time. Poo on him. He just didn't see the humor in it. ;)
micaturtle: (Lube Hermes Up)
ARGH. I just got a new monitor (a gateway VX900T) and everything looks funny. I've been mucking around with it all day (between posting books online to sell{doing ACTUAL work!}) trying to make it better *sai* I guess I'll just have to get used to larger font, as it doesn't like to display the smaller font clearly. Oh well, I guess it's better for my eyes that way....

PS Cheesecake is the food of the GODS! ;D
micaturtle: (Default)
Finally! I'm finishing up this Meme! :D


Today's happiness:

DAY 7 (01/08/2009):

+ I came into work this morning and my co-worker, Susan, hands me THIS!:

Yayness! A TMNT Hoodie! :D And only 50 cents! (much cheaper than $29.99 @ Hot Topic! :)

+ and ALSO, I called Lucky D's and talked to Rob, and reserved a 4 person dorm room for [livejournal.com profile] lindentreeisle, [livejournal.com profile] thegreatmandyii, [livejournal.com profile] soliloquy, and myself for July 20th thru the 28th For COMIC CON INTERNATIONAL! YAY!!! I may have booked too many days, but once I get my plane tickets, I'll call back and adjust the reservation. It's better to overbook than underbook. ;D


HAPPINESS MEME:
Day 1 (12/17/2008)
Day 2 (12/18/2008)
Day 3 (12/23/2008)
Day 4 (12/29/2008)
Day 5 (12/30/2008)
Day 6 (12/31/2008)
micaturtle: (PWEEEAAASSSSEEE?)
I have been getting headaches more and more frequently at work, so I wonder if maybe I need reading glasses. I am wondering if there is any way to tell if your headaches are from reading while needing glasses or from something else. I wonder because my vision never goes blurry (so I think I'd pass an eye exam just fine) but the headaches persist, and they seem to happen whenever I'm at work (where I do a lot of reading and looking at a computer screen) Does anyone have any suggestions/ideas?
micaturtle: (Raph Smash)
Ok, work SUCKS today.

1. My computer is going all wonky and shutting off randomly. I think the power supply is on it's last legs. Sadly, it does it intermittently, so it's really hard to trouble-shoot. (I want to type that's its been behaving for a few hours, but I keep thinking I'm going to jinx it and it will shut down again.) I think it's the power supply. Like I said, it's almost impossible to troubleshoot.

2. The big postage change that USPS threatened us with back in May has come to fruition. ARGH. They have changed it so only people with a permit can use bound printed matter mail. Now I am going to be making LESS profit for my work. (because of higher postage costs) Also, I am going to have to re-invent & re-learn my entire postage printing process, and get endicia canceled. DANGNABBIT!



But, I guess there's a LITTLE bit of good news. I found some fun stuff randomly at work this morning:
+ Mcdonalds Raph (strange, how come you can't squeeze HIS legs together? he just does the arsenio fist pump..)
+ Bo-spinning McDonalds Donatello for [livejournal.com profile] mandy_nyar
+ TMNT nesting dolls (the little plastic ones that came with candy, I always wanted them, but couldn't justify spending $10 on them)

So, I guess there's that good.

I *SO* need a break from this. I am so glad I'm going to Utah to visit [livejournal.com profile] soliloquy on the 20th. We're going to drive back and bring all her stuff back here to south dakota. On the way, we're gonna visit mount rushmore and drive thru the badlands. It will be fun :) (I really miss you, Jenn ♥ )

You know, just typing out all my problems I've had today makes them look a lot smaller and more manageable. This entry was a good stress reliever.
micaturtle: (Grumpy)
ARGH! I DO NOT WANT TO BE AT WORK ANYMORE TODAY! *fusses like a crybaby* ... *sai* I miss Jenn. Oh well, it will be over in a hour or so.
micaturtle: (bunni)
ARGH.
I m tired. I couldn't sleep last night. Don't know why. Random bout of insomnia. and I have a MAJOR headache. So PLEASE mister evil co-worker, WHY is today the day you choose that the small bit of carpet outside my office door needs to be vacuumed repetitively until it is raw? ... *sai*
micaturtle: (Grumpy)
ARGH! Soooo MUCH Stresss! *pulls out hair*

Ok, My head is just EXPLODING with stress right now, so I'm gunna try to blog it all out.

1) Cosplay outfits: I ordered my Son Goku & Gakuen Kino outfit for Comic Con International(San D Con) a LONG TIME ago! It was SUPPOSED to be here on July 13th... ARGH! and IT IS LOST IN THE MAIL!! ARGH!! I'm very much stressing out. I don't know what I'll do if I don't get my costumes in time. I guess that's a lie. If it doesn't come, I will throw together my Venus costume, and my INCREDIBLY hot layered Kino costume :p Also there will be no Goku to our group... *whines* I will also be very grumpy, but I will get a refund, so I'll have an extra $100 to spend at Comic Con. *sigh*

2) Work Stuffs. I finally got fed up with my workplace. I love my work, but I HATE my superiors. And the company I work for. So I contacted some places and I went to a meeting with another non-profit thrift today, and I may be changing jobs before Sogencon in October. Gah! The stress! I'm just trying not to think about it

3) STOOPID UNITED! they changed our flight AGAIN, now we have to leave @ 6AM on the 25th, and we dont get there til noon. and then we have to go thru chicago! *grumbles* AND THEN THEY CHANGED OUR SEATING SO WE WERENT TOGETHER! I got mad and called up the stupid india-outsourced customer service and raised holy hell until I got a manager and he said he would make sure we could sit together. Idiots. Get your rear in gear united!

4) I have a Sogencon meeting this weekend, and I have NOTHING prepared/finished for it *grumbles* They are having it in watertown, which makes no sense to me. I mean the con is here in SIOUX FALLS, shouldn't we have the meeting HERE? *grumbles some more* I may just ditch for the first time ever... but I doubt it. I've only missed 1 meeting, and nobody in that group can take minutes to save their life, so I'd never know what happened and what was decided if I dont go. *grumbles and clings to Mikey plushie*

4) I LOST MY DIGITAL CAMERA! My Mavica! My baby! gah! It makes me so MAD! I am pretty sure I left it at Otaku Omaha, cuz that's the last place I remember using it. *sigh* damnit, there's another $300 I'll have to shell out :(

Well, I feel a little better now that I've been crabby about stuff. *sigh* I need cookies. and an aleve.

~Mica
micaturtle: (Nyar?)
Hi all,
Okay, I know this happened last thursday, but I didn't have a chance to type it up until today. I am in charge of doing the mail run at work, which means I run around to all the differnt VOA buildings and deliver inter-office mail. I just started doing this last week, just so you know. Anyway, I accidentally put 2 of the mail bags on the top of the car and then drove off, leaving them in the street (YIKES! BIG WHOOPS! :-O ) according to the receptionist in the place I was parked in front of, some guy in a gray suburban picks them up, puts them in his car, and takes off (WTF? DONT TAKE STUFF THAT'S NOT YOURS!) Anyway, I get a call from my boss's boss (whom we'll call J) as I'm stopping at the next place on the route, and she chews me out for my mistake. I continually say "I'm sorry", almost in tears, and she says "I know you are sorry." (WAHHH!) Anyway, I spend the rest of the mail run feeling sick and scared that sensitive information (and maybe money) has been stolen.
Here is where I find out God answers prayer : Between my last 2 stops, I start praying that God will help that person decide to return the mailbags. When i arrive at my final stop, some nice person tells me that the person who took the mailbags called and he's returned the bags to the place they were taken from (still weirds me out that he didn't just do that in the 1st place) But, a wieght lifts from my shoulders. YAY! See? I should have started praying earlier. Sometimes I think when I have doubts about god's existance that he has to little things like this to smack me in the face and say "DONT IGNORE ME!" hee hee

Ok, and here's the part of this whole situation that annoys me. I get back to my workplace, and my boss comes in and tells me the good news offically, and soothes my feathers and tells me that it's all okay. But he says "J wanted me to wait a while to tell you, and let you 'stew' a little, but I didn't want to. I know you stress out enough as it is." I'm just wondering... WTF??? What kind of manager thinks it's a good idea to let a person who is so upset that they are almost crying "STEW"? WTF? Did she think it would help me learn something or something??? I don't understand people sometimes.

But I'm better now that I've had the weekend to relax. NYAR!

~Mica

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