Friday, June 16, 2006

God? Do You Have To Kick Me While I'm Down?

Well, the hits keep on comin'!

I had my review/evaluation at work yesterday. My actual anniversary date was back in April, so I was also expecting retroactive pay for my raise on my next check. Well, apparently, when I got my promotion back in January (with a slight raise), our office manager made a mistake and put my raise at way more than it should have been. Of course, they just noticed this last week when they were going over my "new" raise with the Exectutive Committee. So, after receiving glowing comments about what a fabulous job I'm doing, I was informed that not only am I not getting a raise, but my pay is getting cut by roughly $2.40 an hour to make up for her mistake. WTF???
This new development has sent me over the edge. There is no way I can obtain financing for my house now. So, on top of being screwed over by my employer, I'm going to lose my house and proceed down "broke as a Joe" street.
Oh, yeah, did I mention that my heating and air conditioning unit is blown, my built-in microwave blew up and my Dad mistakenly erased the 170 + pictures I had saved on my camera from the last year?
I really and truly give up!


Blogger TwistedPain Opined...

Darling, my precious darling...

You are living, healthy, eating, not freezing or sweating living on the street. You have a healthy family and friends that love you. You'll have to jump in the 'when it rains it pours' boat with ole' twisty here and we'll sail away to where we can find a better place. I am so sorry for the pay cut that would only kill me as well if had been me. The A/C thing hurts too b/c I had to deal with this semi-recently as well. The picture loss almost at times can seem worse than all the others because we as humans tie alot of emotion, (good bad or indifferent) into remembering events and the camera gives us this. I tried to reach you yesterday knowing you've not been doing well but could only leave you a message. Let me know if there is anything I can do or if you need someone to talk to I am here.

My darling, my love...


June 16, 2006 10:35 AM  
Blogger Jinsane Opined...

I know - I hate to sound so whiny, especially when there are so many people out there far worse off than I am. I just want a break. Just a small break!

June 16, 2006 11:48 AM  
Blogger TwistedPain Opined...

I can "break ya off some" =)

babydoll, don't sweat the petty, pet the sweaty. (as I've said dozens of time I'm sure on here.)

June 16, 2006 11:52 AM  
Blogger nelle Opined...

Twisted has some wise words my dear!

You know, you could just sell the house and move to a beach somewhere in some fabulously cheap and beautiful country......
oh wait, that's my fantasy...well, you're more than welcome to borrow it.

I am sending positive energy in the direction of Louisville...

June 16, 2006 12:55 PM  
Blogger Jinsane Opined...

Well losing over $400 a month in salary is not "petty". But I'll do my best!

June 16, 2006 12:56 PM  
Blogger Jinsane Opined...

EJ: Thanks for the thoughts - I appreciate it!

June 16, 2006 12:56 PM  
Blogger TwistedPain Opined...


June 16, 2006 1:14 PM  
Blogger TwistedPain Opined...

I don't mean your situation is petty. But.... Nevermind.

June 16, 2006 1:15 PM  
Blogger Kelso Opined...

Jen, just getting to know you through this blog, I sense that you are a strong individual. I know things are hard for you, but I have no doubts that you will come up with a way to make it through this and everything else that is handed your way. Do you realize that if you ask for more of anything (strength, patience, etc), that it always gets tried? Sorry to hear that everything is going downhill at the moment.

June 16, 2006 1:32 PM  
Blogger Kelso Opined...

Also, if you want to email me, you can at mividaloca = my crazy life in Spanish!

June 16, 2006 1:33 PM  
Blogger Scott Opined...

Wow, man that is really tough. Take care of yourself!


June 16, 2006 3:09 PM  
Blogger Snaggle Tooth Opined...

It's been my experience not to ask what's next, cause there'll be something...! Remember Murphy's law?

I'd be thinking of how to legally appeal that pay-cut after doing the work of two people all that time... without ticking off the partners somehow- that doesn't sound right at all!
Let's hope it all stops at the three-zees...
Been prayin, so guess it could've been worse! Will continue this week too!

June 17, 2006 1:05 AM  
Blogger TJ Opined...

All I can say is hang on, and hope that things start turning around for you again soon. They will...

June 17, 2006 2:35 AM  
Blogger Ellen Opined...

Well, the first thing we need to do is correct the number of comments... 13 is not going to help at all!

It seems like the world is kicking you into a corner, and finances become the biggest worry of them all. Oh gosh, been there and done that many times over. (Currently going through it again now.)
Somehow, someway, it will all come to pass... because there's no place lower to go. It's all uphill from here, chickadee. Hang tight, because a new door will open even if it doesn't seem possible. Many prayers are being said for you from here in the blog circle. We all love you, and our shoulders are never to soft to listen and soothe your pain.

June 18, 2006 8:03 AM  
Blogger Mr. Althouse Opined...

I have been told that God never gives us more than we can handle. No one ever says this, however, when things are going well. I would wonder how much it was that God thought I could handle. Yes, that's a rhetorical question... the answer is obvious because I'm still here and things did get better. And they will for you too - and you know it I'm sure - and I'm equally sure that you're as ready as anyone ever has been for a break.

Knowing that as bad as your situation is, it's still better than other peoples does not, in my experience, give lasting relief. It does seem to help to compare with my own past when things may have been worse, or at least seemed so. Then again, this may be a bottom for you - if so, be thankful that you're getting through it.

I have been keeping you in my thoughts and will continue to do so. If you're having trouble believing things will get better, then believe that I believe - because I do. Your HNT post worried me and it would appear that I was not alone, judging from the comments you recieved. Judging from your own comments back on this post, you're already turning the corner.

Hang in there baby - you'll be ok.


June 18, 2006 5:11 PM  

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