Friday, January 31, 2014

It's Still January

It seems as though I'm back on the job hunt here in MI because...oh why not. The coffee shop that started off so strongly (like, for realsies. I liked it there. Like? Liked? Whatever) has kind of petered out. Because this is a new brand to the area they went, for obvious reasons, totally fucking gangbusters hiring people when they opened. Some of the original employees stayed and then they hired like, half of Oakland County.
Or so it seems.

This means that I went from work four days a week and getting maybe, 25ish hours, I'm down to two days a week and 11 hours.
This is a really big change. I was willing to put up with it for a week or two when I was told that this too shall pass, but this too isn't passing. People either have to get fired (which I'm down with. Some of them I don't really like) or quit (another thing I'm down with). However, as this doesn't seem to be happening in a timely fashion, I don't have any work in the meantime.

Back in December I enrolled in new health insurance via the Exchanges. I contacted Blue Cross directly and while it was a bit of a bumpy ride, I got better coverage and a better price. I honestly couldn't complain. I can't complain.
What I can complain about is the fact that it's been OVER A MONTH and I still have no health insurance card. None. Zero. Nada. I've tweeted at them, I've facebooked them, I've spent hours on hold and I've e mailed them.
And still nothing. If this shit goes on into February I will drive down there and threaten/bribe them with baked goods. I make really good pies and cookies and whatever. Perhaps it's being held hostage until then.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Welcome to 2014, bitches.

To sum up the last bit of last year, we're going to attempt to use short, declarative sentences. I may or may not even bullet point the whole thing.

November--
--I got a job at a local coffee shop via my friend, Cheryl. I always swore that I wouldn't go back to coffee, but here we are.
--So far I do like this coffee shop better than the one I used to work at, Biggby. It also pays better. This is a good thing.
--I then got a second job at Fossil, working seasonal help. I was the only one they called back to help this season. It felt very Hunger Games.
--This round of work at Fossil was not nearly as much fun as last season. Everyone worried about "numbers" and whatever and a new assistant manager who left me alone on the floor for 45 minutes. Not Okay.

December--
--I kept working both jobs. Man was I tired. I appreciated the money, but exhaustion.
--When I would get overtired, I would cry at inappropriate times. It could make for some very fun date nights, dinners or...you know, being awake.
--I did go on vacation with my mother. And I did not kill her. This might warrant its own entry. Our second annual TCM Classic Movies Cruise was a success.
--Christmas, on the other hand, was a hustle and shenanigans and hurried and did make my want to kill my mother.
--It turns out some of the people we invite to Christmas are batshit crazy Republicans who are at such levels of crazy that I regret admitting to knowing them.
--New Years Eve was...fine. A bit boring, but fine. It's a holiday I honestly do not care about.

I believe these are the high points.

Welcome to 2014, bitches.