I just got word that my contracting company basically came out and said they could not work out something for me and said I could look at other companies to see if they can help me. Which in the contracting world that’s almost unheard of. They could sue me if for doing that if they wanted to get nasty. So yay, I have two other companies lined up right now to present me with packages and I just get to pick the best one. And both should include that 14% raise I was supposed to get. Whoo Hoo! Thank you, Jesus!
For the third time in about a week, I’m going into the office to work tomorrow. No access to this site while I’m there :(.
The rest of tonight will be spent watching tv. I may get in a post about The Bachelor before I zonk out. I doubt it though. I’m really tired tonight.
So good news and bad news.
The bad news is my client can not meet the demands of my contractor to increase my pay rate enough to let me have some and actually get that raise they want to give me. It’s really ridiculous. So, I might be on the hunt for a new contracting company. I hope it works out because depending on how stubborn my contracting company wants to get, it could get really nasty.
As for the good news, I’ve been informed I have to decide by tomorrow what vacation I’m taking for the rest of the year and I have 63 hours to take. In my world, that’s 10.5 days. So I’m going to take next Monday off since my client company has it off even though my contracting company doesn’t. Then I’m taking off December 20-January 1. That means after this week I have two short weeks this month and then only have to work 2.5 weeks until 2008. Yay!
I’m headed to work in the morning. Yes, I know, same ‘ol, same ‘ol for a lot of you. And I work every day too but normally it’s in the comfort of my sunroom at home and tomorrow I’ll be headed up to the "big city" to the office to work. And just last week my domain got put on the big no-no firewall list and I can’t view any of my site from the network. So until about 5pm tomorrow, I will not have access to my site. This will be a record I think and I’m really not looking forward to it. AT. ALL. Especially since I’m enjoying SO MANY of you commenting to enter my giveaway and I’m just lovin’ seeing it all come in and visiting your sites. So, it’s almost 1AM and I am going to be TIRED tomorrow at work. So Adios for now.
Google is not cooperating but I once heard that a person changes careers 7 times in their lifetime. Maybe I’m way off on that because I have a lot of jobs left to do if that’s the case. So far in my life, these are the jobs I’ve held.
- I worked a few times at a movie rental place but I was fired because I wouldn’t work the Christmas holiday. Their loss. I could have been a fabulous DVD checker outer.
- I worked at a ice cream parlor. I was named the Banana Split Queen and I still have a strong right arm from scooping the frozen ice cream.
- I worked for a realtor as an assistant. I worked mainly on her flyers. I also worked for the real estate as the secretary on Saturdays. But I did everything from balancing her checkbook, getting her car washed, licking envelopes to making copies of contracts.
- I worked as an intern at a paper manufacturer. I was a developer there. Did some small stuff in Access but actually learned some top-notch object-oriented programming there.
- My first job out of college was a IT consultant as a developer and I’ve only had two contracts. One for 6 months for a small shipping company that was based out of Lebanon and this one for 6 1/2 years for a large financial company.
So that’s it. Five jobs total and two of them in the same field. Wonder what else I’ll do…
11:42 PM and I’m just now leaving work. Lots of little issues that are now all fixed and everything seems to be working.
Headed home. Still need to do that packing.
So we had a person at work today that emailed a very large distribution list…like probably a hundred or several hundred people on it. Apparently the list was alot large than it needed to be and several people kept emailing the entire list to say they wanted removed from the list. People start emailing the entire list to say quit emailing the entire list. One guy finally emails this to the entire list.
That is HI-larious! I find it so humorous today that I email the guy back (not the entire list) and say, “THAT was hilarious.”
His email back?
So ‘member that huge raise from my client manager I thought I was going to get? You know, just for being a great employee (well, contractor technically)? Yeah, well, not happening. And oh yeah, today I got a call from my contracting company and I’m not getting anything for my annual raise either.
I’m so bummed and mad and frustrated. I want out of that contracting company pronto. But you know, non-compete clauses and political stuff like that keep me from making the jump in a skinny minute.
My client manager and contracting manager are all supposed to have a conversation next week and maybe they can work out something so the contracting company doesn’t eat all of it and I get some pennies as least.