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Thursday, November 29, 2007

Ranting...Proceed with Caution

Oh the lengths we moms will go to to insure that our children have a nice Christmas! I am working a pt job at a department store which ranges in hours from 20-30 each week. Sometimes I go in as early as 5am or stay as late as 12:30 am! But we will have a cash Christmas, meaning no bills afterwards. I also got a pt job at the place I used to work on a pt basis because they wanted me to come back. So that will add an extra 10-15 hours to my stash of cash each week! So, I am a wee bit tired from all the crazy hours.

Then of course, I selected my pt job based on where I shop the most anyway to take advantage of the employee discount. Which they have totally managed to screw up and not given me. I use the store CC and pay it off each week when I get paid. Tada...no bills. The employee discount is supposed to be automatically applied. We've had two special shopping days where they double our discount and we can use any other printed coupons on top of that so sometimes we can save as much as an additional 45% on top of any sale, reduced, clearance prices! Wow, eh! Except that the credit card division is apparently separate from the stores division and they don't have any record of me being an employee so they won't give me my employee credits. The store says they mailed in the paperwork to make me get my credits, and I'm caught in the middle getting NOTHING and working like a dog. It is really upsetting me to the point it is affecting my sleep, which might be stupid, but the whole reason I'm working is cash only and discounts! I've got to call the store's HR person today who I have already talked to about this once, but apparently it's not a big deal to her? I don't know, but someone can have this fixed right away.

And then there will be the whole issue of back crediting me, which credit says they've never done before.

And how much of an ass can you be to your employer?

On top of that, my lovely dd has decided that she is just going to be the world's biggest crab. Nothing is making her happy lately. Nothing is good enough. She is really pissing me off. She's being very self-centered...ah teenage...like last night when we were shopping to take advantage of the employee shopping day discounts and she just couldn't be bothered even though she supposedly needs shoes for her upcoming dance and a strapless bra. So I sent her to the car. I needed my wallet attached to my keys so she took the keys off. This morning she wants to start the car and just grabs any ole keys and attaches them to my wallet so that when I ask if my keys are with my wallet, she can say yes. Which means that when I get home from driving her to school, I am locked out and dh has to come home from work and let me in.

She wanted to go to the beach this weekend with her friend. She is so grounded it is not even funny. Maybe that is a Merry Christmas to me.

Thank you for listening to me rant. Sorry there are no fun pics to look at with this post! Although I will be scrapping today to calm my frayed nerves! LOL!


JanMary said...

Hope your scrapping relieves your stress and hope your employers get your pay sorted NOW :)

Azrood said...

Yep, sounds like you are definitely in need of some scrap therapy! I hope you have a much better day today and that they're able to fix the issue with your discount asap.

Carjazi - aka Diane said...

Wow, that kinda sucks and I totally understand your need to rant. I hope that they can straighten this out for you. Enjoy your scapping today, hope it calms you down.

Heather said...

I agree! A good dose of scrap therapy should make you feel a little less stressed!

I hope they get that figured out at your work! That stinks!

And now I am not looking forward to my daughters becoming teenagers. They are crabby enough at 3 and 1. ROFL

Here's to a better day! (((hugs)))

Ambearluv said...

Hope the scrapping helps with the relaxing! Also, if you still have all your paystubs, you can probably manage to use those when you fight to get the credits back applied. And when all else fails, when you are done working the Christmas season and they are no longer your employer, you can be as mean as you want to the CC department :) Hope your day gets to looking brighter

Carolyn said...

Ugh!! Teenagers can be such a challenge. What can you do?
Sure hope you get all the discounts worked out, that really is very un-cool that they did that to you.

Melanie Harris said...

Hope everything looks up for you soon and they work out the credit problems. Its not right.

And teens, we can't live with tem and we can't live without them. Lol

Gina said...

Teenagers never appreciate the levels we push ourselves to, do they? My 16-year-old daughter is so much like yours it's scary. I just keep telling myself, "It's just a phase, it's just a phase..."