Monday, December 08, 2008

Foreigners, jobs, free work, and daycare

So I have made my choice for graduation. Thanks for your help.

My boyfriend reads my blog and doesn't think I blog enough. Every time I tell him something one of the first things out is mouth is how I could be blogging about it, lol! So here is basically what I told him some stuff he don't know yet!

I ordered my Christmas gifts online. Some I already received to my home. The only one in limbo was the gift for Snookums. Per the company website, when my order is shipped I would get another email stating so and how to track it. That email never came. Today at work things got reallllly slow so I got online and checked my email. Still no email saying they shipped my order. So I called. A very heavy accented dude named Sam answered. After I gave him the info he needed to look my order Sam said the WRONG thing...

"It's no longer in stock"

"But when I placed my order it was in stock"

"Yes ma'am, but when we went to ship it, it was not in stock"

"So when will my order be in stock?"

"We will ship it as soon as it comes in."

*not liking the answer* "When is that?"

"Hold on" *insert typing noises* "December 23rd"

"So my order will be shipped AFTER Christmas is what you're saying"

"Yes ma'am"

I cancelled my order. I swear I could scream! Why couldn't they send me an email telling me all this before? UGH! I mean really!!!!!

I had an interview today. A few weeks back I was online just applying places I thought were cool. I applied to another company that does home care for the elderly. Then I forgot all about it. I mean, I got the job at another company that does similar work and they were flat out shady so I never started with them. This company is established and has locations all over the US. Flash forward to last week. They called me for an interview. I was so lost! It didn't click to me who they were until I looked them up online after agreeing to the interview. Flash forward to 10am this morning. I have my interview and walk away not being able to gauge how things went. My interviewer tells me I should hear something in about 2 weeks. Flash forward 7 hours later. I am at work about to shut my computer down and the interviewer calls me and asks if I can come to orientation next Tuesday at 10. SWEET! I guess this means I got another job. Lord knows I need the money.

One of the grad schools I am applying to is Elon U. I wasn't going to apply there originally, but once I knew I wasn't going to try Howard out I needed to apply to a 4th school to make the number even. Shut up, don't judge me! LOL Well with Elon you have to have at least 20 hours of acute care experience. Which basically means working with patients while they are admitted in the hospital right after their incident/surgery/whatever. I've been doing outpatient which is post acute care. So great 20 hours is nothing right? Wrong. It is very hard to find a hospital that allows people who are not PT students to volunteer for inpatient/acute care. There is ONE hospital that does allow it(not the one I'm at now), but they stay full with volunteers all the time in that area, which is why I didn't bother with them the first time I called them.

Today, also in my boredom, I call that hospital up and low and behold, they have spaces available. YAY! Only problem is I won't be able to start until next year. BOO! The application is due 1/15 and my orientation is tentative for the 12th! Per Elon's website the hours can be in progress so everything should be okay.

*sigh* Daycare....I receive a little bit of state help with Pooka's daycare. When I say a little I mean just that. I am not complaining cuz something is better than nothing but whatever. Part of my agreement with the state is that I am supposed to tell them when my income changes. Weeeeeeeeeeeeell my income changed in September and I didn't tell them. I got my recertification letter in the mail and I need to give them a copy of my pay statements for the last 3 months (Sept, Oct, and Nov). They are going to notice that I switched jobs and they would have the right to terminate my help.

Part of it freaks me out cuz even having to pay that little bit more every week is going hurt my finances. If it happens I'd have no one to blame but myself. I did not do my part. I am just going to go to the appointment, which I haven't called yet to set and see what they say. Truth be told, if I got into grad school I wouldn't be able to get assistance much longer anyway because they do not help parents that are in grad school, just undergrad, which is something I still don't understand. I've already started to look up daycares and SAHM's (Stay At Home Mothers) who would fit better in my new budget. I really love Pookas current daycare and I hate to have to take her out, but only time will tell what I will need to do. All I can do is try to be prepared what might happen.

Other than that, I meet my temporary personal trainer for the first of two free sessions tomorrow at 6:30. I hope and pray that they don't convince me into buying more sessions with money I don't have! LOL


blkbutterfly said...

once i mentioned to CO that i was blogging, and i was so happy he didn't ask for the url. for some reason i don't like for friends and/or family to read my blog.

congrats on the new job. i hope it works out for you.

my guess is that they don't offer assistance to ppl in grad school b/c they feel like grad school students are working while completing a graduate degree.

Freaky Deaky said...

That sucks. They're supposed to notify you if there's going to be a significant delay in shipping. I would've canceled the order too.

Congratulations on the new job! What's that your fifth? LOL!

You won't spend any money you don't want to.

Elon is an odd name. I don't feel like looking up what it means or how the name came about so please fill me in. Thanks.

Ladynay said...

Giiiiiiiiirl blood family, non blood family, friends, boyfriend, men I've dated, and everyone else has my blog address. LOL! If they don't comment you sort of forget that they are there.

I hope it works out too, thanks.

Well some grad students don't or can't work their first year in, so they so have exceptions to that rule.

Freaky, that's what I'm saying!

Thank you, you got jokes! LOL!

True, but I don't even want to be enticed with a great deal :-( I love me a great deal!

I don't even know what it means or how it came about so you might as well look it up! HA!

AR Gal said...

*waves @ LadyNay's boyfried*

My bf knows I have a blog but I refuse to tell him the web address. I gotta keep somethings to myself. lol

Booo @ Sam from Pakistan. lol I would have cancelled too! That sucks! I hope you're able to get something for Snookums in time.

Congrats on your new job!

You'll find no judgement from me about applying to 4 schools. There's a method to your madness....I can't knock that. I think it's great that you make sure you always have different options.

You're going to be a great PT Ladynay. :)

Darius T. Williams said...

Be careful with those personal trainers - lol - they're sneaky as hell! Have fun though...and milk them for all you can!

kasandra said...

That sucks that you may have to take your baby outta daycare, especially when she is used to going. I hope the best for you.

I hate when they never send you a follow-up telling you that it's not in stock. I ordered something for my kitchen and I won't get it until freaking February!!!! WTF?

feels good b n FREE said...

hi..thanks 4 visiting me. been missin blogspot.
and congrats on everything...
but, the daycare thing sux. i mean...paying for daycare is for the birds!
i have 4 kids, daycare just hasn't been a part of my
it's all gon' work out, and good luck with the trainer...can u send him over here, cause a sister needs some training.

Thoughts of a Southern gal said...

Congrats on the job.

I get no help with daycare and I'm still mad about it. I don't like how the system works. If I'm working and trying to better myself, I get no help b/c I make about 25% more than the cut off. But they don't figure in the other bills. But if someone isn't working, just sitting around all day, they get help with daycare. If you not working, you don't need daycare!

Monique said...

That was messed up about the gift.

Make sure you post pictures from graduation day!

DFitz said...

congrats on the job!

The Lady Girl said...

Blogging is a full time job...sometimes.

Congrats on the new job.

A good friend of mine lives near Elon.

Ladynay said...

Argal, he says hello :-D

Everyone will have a gift for Christmas by Christmas that is getting one from me.

There's always a method to the madness and organized chaos around.

I agree, once I get into a school and finish! HAHAHAHA!

Darius, after the first session I wanna join...I SUCK! LOL

Kasandra, actually I may have found a back up plan that will save me mad money so what ever the gov't has to say doesn't bother me much anymore. I may take her off of assistance anyway come the New Year, guess I can blog about it.

FEB???? R U Serious? I'm with you...WTH?

HEYYYYYYYYYYYYYY CHAN! Thanks and you are sooooooooo lucky not to have had to pay daycare fees x4! You're blessed, but you already know that *wink*

Southern, Thanks and I know. Out of all the gov't assistance available I qualified for a voucher that paid 37% of my darcare. I have shared your same argument many many times.

Monique, it's all good.

I plan having a few photos up Sunday, we'll see.

Dfitz, well hello neighbor! Thank you and thanks for stopping by my blog. Feel free to come back and make yourself comfy.

Lady Girl, it can be at times, esp when you have nothing to say :-(

Thanks and I live about an hour away from your friend :-)