Punching the Clock

I don't want to get all in-your-face and ask you how much money you make. (That would be rude.) I just want to ask a couple of questions. (No, the IRS will not be notified.)

  1. Are you salaried, work on commission, get paid by the hour or are you independently wealthy?
  2. If you are any of the above except independently wealthy, do you punch a time clock?

I have a weird working situation in that 'technically' I'm part-time, but when we get really busy I can end up working an 80 hour week! A couple of years ago my boss agreed I could officially get overtime. Then he screamed about how much it cost him. I make a pretty fair amount for an hourly wage and as far as I'm concerned, I'm just as happy taking 'comp time' instead. This has worked for the past 8 years I've worked here. We have time cards, but we hand-write in our hours and I keep my official hours within the 40 hour range, then keep track of the overtime I'm putting in and use it at my own descretion to get some paid days off. It has never been a problem. Until today.

We have a new weasel man in the home office who is as worthless as tits on a boar  has a questionable role in the company. He was brought in to take some heat off of the very big boss, but all we can tell is he's a lying, sneaky, freak of nature unpleasant man who thinks he is smarter than everyone else in the universe and will never give you a straight answer about anything. He showed up today with a time clock. Then he proceeded to tell us it wasn't his idea. Riiiggght.

This is going to be a pain in the ass. Seriously. I hope he gets hit by a truck. I mean that in the very nicest of ways…

A Day of Rest

…would be nice. As much as I love fall, I hate fall for the hectic days. I work on Saturdays, sometimes Sundays at my 'town' job, and although I didn't work this Sunday and it was my 'day of rest', this was how it was spent:

  • -Dusting the entire house
  • -Vacuuming the entire house
  • -Because we have animals, vacuuming the furniture thoroughly
  • -Cleaning two bathrooms
  • -Doing 7 loads of laundry
  • -Doing two dishwasher loads of dishes
  • -Cleaning the kitchen
  • -Scrubbing the non-carpeted floors
  • -Taking the garbage out of the entire house
  • -Making chicken and noodles with mashed potatoes
  • -Taking dogs outside 5 times
  • -Feeding and caring for dogs and cats
  • -Taking outside dog for a walk
  • -Paying bills
  • -Coloring hair
  • -Reading a book (the new Dexter book – VERY good)

Yes, I realize the last one wasn't really a chore and was technically leisure… still? Sometimes when I really want to read a book and I really want to get through it because it is very good  I "power read" – which, although I am a fast reader, is a whole new level of intensity to reading… it is enjoyable but not necessarily relaxing. Does that make sense?

So. Now you know why I didn't post yesterday.