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Plodding Along

May 24th, 2016 at 04:24 am

I wish today's post was uplifting but have had a bad day, and am so not in an uplifting frame of mind. Work has really quietened down, which stresses my boss out and then it filters down my way.

I wish I was more understanding but I tend to get annoyed and just withdraw instead. Ie it's not my fault, I am sorry that in the quiet period I am simply a costly overhead while in the busy period because I have been here a long time and know what I am doing, I do my work as quickly as possible, as efficiently as possible and you make a fair bit of profit from it. I don't say this of course, but these are my thoughts.

I have 13 business days until my trip and if the days are like today I don't know how I will cope. I'd actually be happy to work part-time in the quiet period (which could very well be July-December), and may offer this. I wouldn't mind a bit of a change of scenery anyway. Seriously though if the work dies off I am going to offer unpaid leave. Financially not the greatest move but sanity would thank me.

I realised I finish on the Friday, have Saturday off and then go on Sunday morning, so would be happy with a little more preparation time.

Thank you all for listening to me. I feel a little bit better already.


On another note, the GBP is getting slammed! I bought some money a couple of weeks ago for 0.4827 on my travel money card and 0.4965 cash; on Monday I bought more on the travel money card and it was 0.46! All of these problems with the EU stuff in the UK, I take it.


Financial transactions for today:

*repaid $71.69 on my credit card for groceries purchased on Sunday. We had a big weekend so overspent - this week is the last week of the month and we have $452 left for food, petrol, and other miscellaneous items. Tough but doable as long as we stick to what we have left and try hard not to overspend.
*bought a groupon to go on the Churnet railway in the UK. Apparently it passes through a place called "Little Switzerland" and it looks really pretty. I got us a family daypass for $38.16AUD / 18GBP.

That's all folks, hoping for a better tomorrow!

7 Responses to “Plodding Along”

  1. scottish girl Says:

    I hope your day is better tomorrow. All I've been hearing about recently is the EU. Have you got all of your travel money sorted now? That sounds like a cute little place Smile

  2. VS_ozgirl Says:

    Thanks SG. My travel money is pretty much sorted- I am saving up in instalments, with the last instalment at the start of June; the methods are sorted though. I'm sure you have been hearing all about the EU, it seems like a pretty big deal. PS I wanted to come and see you but I don't know how to tell my friend about how I know you because she knows nothing about the blog (I keep it secret from everyone but B)! Will need to email you and talk about it Smile

  3. creditcardfree Says:

    Yes! May tomorrow be better for you. Smile

  4. scottish girl Says:

    I know exactly what you mean! My email address shows up in notifications Smile

  5. VS_ozgirl Says:

    Thanks creditcardfree! And I'm glad you know what I mean SG, will email you soon Smile

  6. CB in the City Says:

    I'm so sorry about your work situation. I was in a similar position, being eyed as a frivolous extra when activity was low (not MY activity!) All I can say is, plow through it! Maybe part-time or time off during the low periods would be just the ticket.

  7. VS_ozgirl Says:

    Thanks CB, nice to hear I'm not the only one! As I go away in a couple of weeks, I won't be getting a part time job of the next couple of weeks. I may request some unpaid leave. And who knows, maybe part time will be a good option when I come back. I've seen some great one day per week jobs which would really be helpful for my skill set, so I could do one day there, four days at my current job. Time will tell.

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