Monday, March 16, 2009

Bad Blogger

I've been a bad blogger lately...sporadic posting and not commenting. But I'm back to regular posting and commenting. Last week was just crazy with leaving my old job. Here's a quick update on me:

Have left old job. Friday was my last day. I'm so glad to be gone. I'd like to say my last week was fun and made me sad to leave but that would be an outright lie. My last week was horrible and reminded me why I'm leaving. I don't want to get into it too much but my boss was incredibly rude (told me on my last day that I wasn't good at my job...who does that?!) and my colleagues really couldn't have cared less that I left. Again, great reminders as to why that job made me so unhappy and how ready I was to leave.

Friday I also had to have an emergency root canal. My tooth has really been bothering me and Thursday night I couldn't sleep so I found a dentist who could see me last minute on Friday. Ended up having a root canal done and paying $1300 for it as my insurance does not cover root canals and crowns (so why do I pay $60 a month for it?!). Friday was just a horrible, horrible day and in the interest of not spreading negativity, I won't recap the entire thing but I was excited to go to sleep on Friday knowing that Saturday just had to be better.

I was supposed to start my new job today but Friday (part of the horrendous day) I got a call saying my fingerprints did not go through and that on Monday (today) I needed to go get them redone at a location an hour away on the subway. Then I could start my new job on Tuesday. So this morning I go all the way out to get my fingerprints done and I get a call as soon as I get there saying that I don't need to have my fingerprints redone...they ended up getting accepted late Friday night. I also found out that I can't take leave for today (i.e. I won't be paid for today). I am so ticked off that I have to take today as a leave without pay day...I have 90 hours of leave I could use but since I haven't started my new job, I can't take leave from that job. It is so annoying b/c it's their fault...they are the ones who wanted me start a week after offering me the job and then they don't get my fingerprints submitted to the FBI on time so I have to take a day without pay. After having a root canal done on Friday...I could really use the $175 I would have made today. And I was so looking forward to wearing the first day of new job outfit I got.

Oh well, there's nothing I can do about it. It's not under my control. I am going to talk to the HR people again tomorrow about it when I do my first day orientation/paperwork. No use expending energy on something I can't change. Instead I'm going to look at this positively...I have one more day to rest and relax before starting a more stressful job. I have one more day to rest after my root canal.

Well, I said that was going to be a quick update but it ended up not being so quick. I'm off to check up on you all. This blog will go back to running/working out/eating healthy topics more drama for me.


Heather said...

wow, what a crazy few days you've had.

Great attitude to not let it get you down though :)

♥ Dee ♥ said...

Yikes! But way to turn a frustration into a positive!

Jen said...

I am so sorry to hear that the week was so bad...but it definitely is showing you why you left there, right??

I hope you can get something for all your trouble today!!!
Can you wear your fabulous first day of work outfit tomorrow???

Juice said...

Way to take lemons and make lemonade! I hope you have a lovely day or R&R and that your teeth are feeling better. :)