Whining Thread #2

pygmalion

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I agree for medical situations, and emergency stuff, but our city has a good public transport network, and the airport is only 15 minutes from town.
As an ordinary employee, there'd be no way I'd be allowed to leave for 3 hours in the middle of my shift. I don't see how it should be any different for a manager

That's where we see things differently, L. I think that you, as an ordinary employee, should be allowed the flexibility to go get your Mum from the airport rather than ask her to take the bus.
 

pygmalion

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I know I'm putting the cart before the horse to speculate about it, but I wonder how they're going to calculate the furlough pay cuts, if they happen. Meaning, will folks lose three weeks work of pay or more than a month? If you consider that the average work month has about twenty actual days of work, twenty-two days off is more than a month's pay, if you take annual salary and divide by the number of work days in a year.

That's a heck of a lot of money, even if it is spread over however many paychecks.

Fortunately for me, it would probably cost the ex more to take me back to court and have DS's child support adjusted down that it would to just continue to pay. Not that the ex hasn't taken me to court for no good reason multiple times, mind you, but I think he's outgrown the vindictive just because I can be period. Divorce is a crazy making thing. No two ways about it. *sigh*
 

pygmalion

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Oh yeah and I also heard something about pay raises automatically being reduced for some group of people. I missed who this would affect, exactly. But, apparently, the pay raises, which were already a ridiculously low 1.7%, would be reduced to 1%. I could've sworn this had to do with military personnel, but I could be wrong.

Short answer: the sequester, if it happens, will have effects on people and their livelihoods long after the sequester is over. *sigh*
 

Lioness

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Working at a different store tonight...it's crazy busy, so I can't go to the loo, and to top that off the light in the loo is broken and I hate peeing in the dark!
 

Purr

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and

Not DOD, but furloughs are most certainly looming for me as well.
We're all in the same boat, then.

I'm not a DOD employee either - I'm with another federal agency. From what I've been told so far, my agency is not going to be hit nearly so hard as DOD. My agency is looking at everyone being furloughed at least 5 days, a hiring freeze, reducing the number of employees through attrition, performance awards limited and/or frozen, and cuts in training and travel budgets.

Please keep in mind that pay for federal employees has been frozen for 2 years, and that freeze is likely to be extended at least another year.

If my part is being furloughed 5 days, I'm ok with it, and I'm not going to complain.
 

Purr

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I know I'm putting the cart before the horse to speculate about it, but I wonder how they're going to calculate the furlough pay cuts, if they happen. Meaning, will folks lose three weeks work of pay or more than a month? If you consider that the average work month has about twenty actual days of work, twenty-two days off is more than a month's pay, if you take annual salary and divide by the number of work days in a year.

That's a heck of a lot of money, even if it is spread over however many paychecks.
Each federal agency will have its own plan to deal with the sequestration, and some will be hit harder than others with cuts. DOD will be hit the hardest, with employees looking at 22 furlough days.
 

Peaches

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gosh darnit!. Despite body butter, and shea butter, and mittens, and every other type of moisturizing I can find to use...after a weekend if lots if cooking and baking (and hand washing) my hands are now cracked and bleeding. In multiple places. Sigh.
 
gosh darnit!. Despite body butter, and shea butter, and mittens, and every other type of moisturizing I can find to use...after a weekend if lots if cooking and baking (and hand washing) my hands are now cracked and bleeding. In multiple places. Sigh.

oh dear; would you be better off wearing gloves? or getting a housemaid ;)
 

dancelvr

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gosh darnit!. Despite body butter, and shea butter, and mittens, and every other type of moisturizing I can find to use...after a weekend if lots if cooking and baking (and hand washing) my hands are now cracked and bleeding. In multiple places. Sigh.

Avon Moisture Therapy, and a pair of night gloves.
 

Lioness

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Bummed because I spent almost the last of my money on some hayfever meds...and then they melted in the car :-(. Now I can't buy more and my eyes are really badly itchy :-(
 

3wishes

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Ice cold wash cloth Lioness, wipe your eyes with and also apply the cold cloth to eyelids to reduce swelling.
Wash your hands as well, people touch some part of their face at least every 11 seconds,,,,
whining - planned on new dress - now planning on repairs to house. sigh.
#2 whine - planned on flying to Austin, as per normal, saw airfares for March, now plan on driving, sigh.
 

pygmalion

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Shouldn't you be getting wedding invitations from...couples?

Depends. If they're old fashioned, it's possible to get wedding invitations from couples' parents. My guy friend, who got married for the first time at age fifty-one ( the bride was forty-seven, IIRC) had his mother's name on the invitation. I thought that was a tad peculiar, but there you have it. *shrug*
 

Lioness

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Dad just called me and said "hey do you wanna go to your cousin's wedding?"

Last time it was BF saying "hey my best high school friends are getting married...wanna come?"

The only time I've received a wedding invitation from a couple, the dress code was "evening casual"

It's all so confusing...just going to buy a pretty floral dress or something and then check with dad what the venue is...or maybe I'll do that last bit first, lol.
 

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