MariaAndMichelle wrote:Ugh, that's the same way we feel about our jobs. We're both working crappy retail positions at Barnes & Noble, and all of our co-workers are FANTASTIC... but all of our customers SUCK, especially the regulars. Our manager has become a really close friend of ours, and she's being really great about letting Maria take time off to care for Michelle, so her schedule is pretty set at the moment (Tuesday, Saturday, and Sunday evenings). But normally, we never know from week to week what days we'll be working, or what hours, and our schedules often are opposite of each other, so we get screwed out of seeing each other a lot. We were just starting to look for new jobs when Michelle got sick again. And now having health insurance is super-important, so we can't even quit before we find something else.
Ugh! It makes you crazy, doesn't it?? People are like, "We should go and do __________ on Tuesday! " and we're always like, "Uhhh... we don't know if either of us will be free. " And the never-two-consecutive-days thing is a killer.VeryCuddlyCornpone wrote:The crazy hours I think was the worst part for me because it made it impossible to schedule anything- appointments, going to a party, even running errands. I would often have two days off a week, but they wouldn't be consecutive, so I'd have that one day off to relax and recover but never get a second day to actually accomplish tasks.
This being in addition to ALL OF OUR MONEY being gone (student loans and medical bills), so we couldn't even make it even if Michelle was suddenly all better forever.Oh, and also we earlier wrote:And now having health insurance is super-important, so we can't even quit before we find something else.
VeryCuddlyCornpone wrote:The worst part about seeing a creepy crawly is realizing- what are the odds that you happened to notice that one particular creepy crawly? How many more of them have you missed
robotthepirate wrote:Actually it's similar to how I "got over" my fear of monsters in the dark, I figured that if they wanted to get me there wasn't much I could do about it so I may as well get some sleep.
McDuffies wrote:Eeeh, centipede's just gonna stand there on the wall and not move. Now, bugs that run or fly, that's another thing.
robotthepirate wrote:Sometimes I think I should point this out to my wife. In my head I think: "well there's no point getting worried about that weird bug thing, they're everywhere and that's just the one I've spotted". I've chosen never to mention this to her though in case she never sleeps again.
We don't get centipedes here, just spiders and recently an influx of moths. Oh and the giant 2 headed, man eating snakes, but that goes without saying.
RobboAKAscooby wrote:All this bug talk is making me laugh.
VeryCuddlyCornpone wrote:RobboAKAscooby wrote:All this bug talk is making me laugh.
Look, yours are big enough you can share a beer with them. You don't have pests, you just have friends you haven't met yet!!
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