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Category: General Bitchings

Please Hire Me!!!

This Postsecret was not mine, however, I’ve saved tons of them that I like.  I find this one most fitting to my current situation.  I wish some employer (that has a desk job) would give me a chance at a full time job (not to mention insurance) that I am able to do!!!  Just because I don’t have a 4 year degree, or 6 months call center experience, THAT DOESN’T MEAN THAT I CAN’T DO THE WORK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!   I’m smart.  I learn easily.  What I don’t already know how to do… I can  L E A R N  people!  Please… just give me a chance!

Job Hunting

As we all know, I don’t have internet at home.  So, I job hunt through the CareerBuilder app on my iPhone & on the computer when I’m at work.  I apply for jobs daily.  What kills me is that I have WONDERFUL typing skills.  The results of the last typing test I took?  11,800 words per hour.  I am good with multi-line telephones.  10 key by touch.  I can copy, fax, file stuff.  I have 13+ years of customer service experience.  I have moderate experience with Word & Excel.  So, WHY do I need to have a Bachelor’s degree to get a job doing these same things??????   I’ve been doing this stuff for 10+ years!!!!  “Must have Bachelors degree” or “Must have 4 year degree”

For call center jobs… it’s  “MUST have a MINIMUM of 6 months experience in a call center environment.”   Ok, um, I worked the PBX office in a casino (Hotel, casino, food & beverage – 6 restaurants, & racing office).   Not to mention at a staffing service, I just took Call Center typing & Call Center listening tests & scored 95-97% on both.  So, Why can’t I get a call center job????    HOW ARE YOU SUPPPOSED TO GET CALL CENTER EXPERIENCE IF THEY *ONLY* HIRE PEOPLE *WITH* EXPERIENCE?!?!?!?!  What, do call center people live forever?  They must have found the fountain of youth, because if you *MUST* have call center xp to get a call center job that means they are not hiring people without it… So, people with call center xp aren’t kicking the bucket.

Anyway…..

I applied for 2 jobs the other day.   I’m REALLY hopeful I get hired on at Company A.  It’s full time & provides insurance/benefits.  I want to follow up with the hiring manager there, however, I have no idea when she will be in.  I popped in the day I applied & spoke with the manager of the store.  He said he doesn’t do the hiring… Their district managers do that, & she’s in there 2-3 days a week.  Company A doesn’t list their phone number, so I can’t call to see when she’ll be in.  I wanted to pop in today after I got off of work, however my black shirt is all dirty from pancake batter that I have to mess with every day at work.  So, I’m going to have to go home, change & drive all the way back here.  *sigh*  I hate living in a small, po-dunk, out of the way, 1 horse town.  -_-

I just read the website of the other company I applied for… & now I’m not so sure I want to work there.  It all depends on the pay.  I’d have to work an average of 60 hours per week.  & I’d be about 50/50 standing.  With my back that’s  not good.  I mean I’d deal with it as best as I could until I got insurance if the pay was really good… But the more I read the more nervous I get about that job.  It’s a good company, but I’m not sure how well I would be able to handle that job.  =/

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Yeah, so, I’m annoyed that this is coming out when we don’t really have the money to buy it AND when we don’t have the internet…… sucks.  /sadpanda

 

No Go Doc

I meant to post this a few weeks ago, but I’ve forgotten.   I posted in “36 to 80 in 2 seconds” about finding a promising pain management (PM) doctor that seemed promising.  Well, the ortho doc *did* give a referral, however, the PM doc doesn’t take self pay patients….  I am one of the MANY americans out there that *DO NOT* have health insurance.  My job does not provide it.  I cannot afford it.  I wish I had it.  So, I’m still looking for a PM doctor.

Pizza Delivery and You.

It doesn’t matter if you are at work, your car is broken down, you’re drunk, lazy, there is bad weather, or you just can’t seem to pry yourself away from the tv/computer game… If you order food (or anything for that matter, but for the sake of this post I’m going with pizza delivery) to be delivered to you, you should tip.  You should tip at least 20%.   Why?

When weather is bad & you don’t want to get out in it… They have to.  Icy roads, cold temps, snow, hail, hot summers, heavy rain… YOU are comfy & cozy in your house.  They are getting soaked to the bone delivering pizza in the rain.

Because the people delivering the hot, fresh pizza to your door are using their car.  Rare is it that a company provides a company delivery car.   They have to change their oil & change/rotate tires (Not to mention other maintenance on the car.) more frequently than you because of the amount of driving they do.

Most of the drivers have a car payment on said pizza chariot.

Gas prices are knocking $4 per gallon.   They do a lot of stopping & starting.  Eating up gas mileage.

“Well, what about what they earn hourly plus the delivery charge?” you ask?    Many pizza places are paying their drivers minimum wage WHILE IN THE STORE.  What does that mean?  While they are in the store waiting on orders, cleaning, folding boxes, making your pizza they make minimum wage.  When they are out on a delivery (which is most of their shift), they make about $4.25/hour.  The only job X cold get at the moment is pizza delivery.  He has many years xp in pizza.  Was management, but delivery is all he can get at the moment.  He gets about 32 hours a week.  With that $4.25/hr he earns on most of his check…we can barely pay our rent.  His last check was about $265.00.   Our rent portion is $273.00/month.  His 2nd check barely covers our living expenses:  gas, elec, cable, & food.

That delivery charge?  Well, that depends on the pizza place.  The delivery driver never gets all of it.  Even if the website/pizza box says they do.  Some places, the driver only gets about 25% of it.  So, if you’re thinking “well, that’ll be their tip.”, then you, sir/madam scrooge, shouldn’t order delivery.   That delivery charge, at best, covers most of his/her gas at the end of the night.

People who call in late night orders…..  Please.  P L E A S E   tip decently.  When the closing driver is doing the closing duties to get out of there:  sweeping and mopping the entire store, scrubbing dishes for an hour and a half, wiping down the area where they make the pizzas… having to stop to drive 7 miles *one way* to bring you a pizza for a stiff, or $1.00 tip……………..  -_-

Parents…  Sending your kids to the door so you don’t have to tip is not cool.

Businesses, Schools & Churches…..  Ordering large orders & not tipping…  Tisk, Tisk, Tisk.  If the pizza is a write off/in the budget, but the tip is not… then go get the pizzas yourself.

One thing to keep in mind if you are upset with the person who took your order.  97% of the time, that person is NOT your delivery driver.  Drivers usually do not answer phones.  So, if that person was rude, or slow, or whatever else not to your liking… don’t take it out on the driver.

And for the love of God… Please don’t order pizza & leave (or order before you get home unless you’re less than a few blocks away)!!!!!!!  If the delivery person gets to your house before you get back/get home, then they have to leave after a few minutes & bring it back to the store.  Then you get angry calling “where’s my pizza?!?!?!”  Then the manager has to explain the dumbass thing you did… “Well sir/maam, when the delivery driver arrived at your house there was no one home.  He/she waited about 5 minutes, but then had to come back to the store.”  Then, probably the same person has to deliver a SECOND time to your house & probably get stiffed because you’re mad over the situation YOU caused.

So, in closing, when you have anything delivered…. It doesn’t matter if it’s food, dry cleaning, flowers, or whatever else out there that is available to be delivered in your area… Please tip the driver.  Please tip the driver at least 20%.  More if you have the means!  If you have a great job & make good money good for you.  The economy sucks & good people of all ages are hard up.  Taking whatever jobs they can.  Many are in a delivery position.  Tips are a HUGE part of how they make ends meet & have some money to afford a few pleasures in life.

If Only…

If only I could get a 2nd job.  Hell, get a full time job even!  Or, luck up & win 10k from the lottery.  I don’t need millions.  I’d be just fine with $10,000 (after taxes).  What would I do with said monies?  Well, I’d move.  I’d take the steps to fix my life.  Let me give you a quick run down of my life.

I had a pretty stable life as an adult.  Stayed at jobs for 3+ years.  Spent time with family.  Took care of my mother.  Then she died in January of 2006.  Tore my world apart.   Moved to live near my dad.  Met the man I am currently with.  He has baggage, but so do I.  Our relationship is strange, but it works.  We are best friends.  Engaged.  It didn’t work out living near my dad, so  in July (2011) we moved to Ohio where he is from.   Biggest mistake I’ve ever made.

I want to move back home (not near my dad, but where I’m originally from).  He’s all for it too.  Since moving away from my family, my life (& my fiance’s) has gone down the toilet.  We moved in with his mother.  The thought process of this decision was so that living would be cheaper while we get on our feet here.  Go to school & have her as a roommate until we get out of some community college & can start to make a better life for ourselves.  His mother is reminiscent of a goblin.  Always has her hand outstreatched for money.  I won’t go into all the past details & problems that have come up with her (or his sister & her husband which I will get to, but much later) because there is so much crap I can’t remember it all.  But needless to say we are having financial issues.  I lost a job because I have a back problem & couldn’t stand up as much as they wanted me to.  I finally found one after 5 months of looking.  Apparently in this day & age in order to answer the telephones & take messages one needs a bachelors degree.  *rolls eyes*   AAAAnyway….  I could only find a part time job.  30 hours a week.   My fiance (we shall call X) is working too.  Part time.  Jobs are hard to find.  His mother doesn’t care.  I hope she doesn’t ever lose her job & need us one day for help.  Help will not be there.

So, I’d take the $10k, pack up X, & move back home.  Get into an apartment.  Have money to live on until we get to work.  We’re both willing to work 2 jobs to make this happen… We can’t even find 1 full time job.  So, I think I’d have better luck with the lottery.