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Great Week

March 10th, 2023 at 11:12 pm

Whew, this has been a pretty productive week. 

I’ve managed to knock everything off of my to-do list. 


Today I received my final payment from my former employer. I was able to save some funds for my car, sinking funds, and EF. 


I also added $500 to the credit cards and $100 to the student loan. In addition, I get an extra 300+ dollars to use towards what I want from my employer every quarter, a nice little perk, so I’ll be adding that toward my student loans. 


This week I feel as though I'm making progress 


I’m happy because though I’m nervous about my role, things are still coming together. My official training kicks off next week, wish me luck. 

Former Employee Terminated

March 7th, 2023 at 08:11 am

I just got word that an employee with my old company was terminated today. The executive director and another director were not going to stop until they terminated this employee. I shared my concerns with my regional manager who did nothing. While there I pushed back on this because it was indeed retaliatory in nature. 

I wish I could tell the employee what I know. 

The primary reason I left was due to this mess.  


Working in HR is tough. There are some cut throat managers out there, and often as HR professionals we advocate for the employee however the final decision is the manager’s even when we don’t agree. 

Sadly, I’d love to see more legislation on bullying and harassment in the workplace, it sucks because this can be touchy; however, situation such as this makes me really want to push towards it. Sad just sad 


Slowly Getting My Groove Back & My SA Anniversary

March 6th, 2023 at 03:25 am

It’s been months since I actually looked at my spending, needless to say , it was out of control. Primarily my spending was on things for the house. 


Since quitting that toxic job that made me too exhausted to do anything, tonight I was able to catch up on balancing my accounts and entering receipts. I still have a few more accounts to reconcile but at least I’m in a much better place than I was a few weeks ago. 


I also updated my planner, so that I’m on a work schedule, working from home can go sideways if you don’t stick to a schedule. 

It feels good to be getting back on track. 


Lastly, I had the opportunity to meet up with a few friends this weekend, we haven’t seen each other in 20 years. Though it was sort of planned but not planned, meaning I didn’t budget for it but knew about it, just learned two weeks ago about the meetup, I’m glad I went. I only ended up paying for my lodging and gas. 

oops I failed to mention, last month was my SA anniversary. I've been blogging on this site now for 17 years 

Talk Me Off the Cliff

March 3rd, 2023 at 09:36 pm

Talk me off the cliff. I am getting the new car itch. I just paid over $2k to fix my car, actually close to $3k and I have almost 300k miles on it. She runs good and the mechanic told me it’s a good car. 


It sucks because I recently used my CC it redo the kitchen, the under-sink cabinet collapsed and all others were falling off the hinges. If I could have held off I would have, but when the base of the cabinet collapsed I knew it was time. I have the cash but I feel like it wasn’t an emergency and I knew things were collapsing so I should have saved. I also got hurricane shutters, another none emergency but I can’t seem to find anyone to help me put up and take down the boards whenever a storm was coming. So having the ability to close and open works for. I cleaned out my home fund paying toward the shutters. 


Back to the car, last week I went to a formal event. I had no choice but to the valet park. As I sat and watched all the new cars pull up I felt a sense of shame. Why? I don’t know. I didn’t want anyone to see me get into my car, I was so embarrassed. Since I’ve been on this journey, I haven’t felt this way but now the more I look at my car the more I’m not liking it. I’m not sure where this feeling of shame came from. 


I am planning on adding a fresh coat of paint, which I think will help. I just hate that I’m not in a situation to buy another car. 


In other news, I’m still throwing money at my student loans and working to pay off my kitchen, which should be paid by June/July. I’ll update my side car later. 


Lastly, I quit that toxic job and landed a fully remote position. It’s about $10k less but when I factor in the benefits, fully paid medical, dental, vision, up to 45% match 401(k), unlimited PTO, bonus, it’s way more that I was making. 


So that’s it