Working for a living

On Tuesday, the other new person at work sorta went off on the boss. She showed up for work on Wednesday, and was asked to leave. Interesting conversation. At any rate, I have worked out, and she didn’t. I will be taking on more duties at work on Monday — tomorrow is a day we are at wit’s end passing out paychecks to our clients.

I have just taken a bunch of written (some poorly) procedures and turned them into website pages, including rewriting the index page. I have not uploaded them to the website yet, and probably won’t until my boss gets to go over them with me, probably the end of next week. But I did a great job (am still proofreading a few of them to make sure I caught everything), and besides, where else can you get an HTML programmer for $7.25 per hour? Besides which, I do all the filing, man the front desk, do backup security, and now will be adding some new things next week (including a return to answering the phones). There are only three of us, and the boss tends to work 80 hour weeks (and doesn’t set her own salary, and hasn’t had a raise for 6 years), the other co-worker is a friend of mine through the Knit & Crochet Meetups and is definitely working more hours than she is supposed to be. I’d do that, too, but if I did I’d lose my SSDI check and there is no way I can replace it through work at this job.

OK, that’s about it I guess. Lots of successes, a few ways to look at it as a downside but mostly I refuse to.

BTW, my honey and I have been OK for a while… still tend to hit those tender triggers, but we’re learning.


Comments (5)

  1. HappierHeathen

    Oh man, wha’d ya do that for? Why’d ya go and kick one of my pets right in the peeve like that? I was going along thinking good for you, I’m glad it’s all working out — then you went and said HTML programmer. Ain’t no way you’re one of those — ain’t no such thing. The M and the L in HTML give that part away. Dang it!But having vented some small portion of my misdirected pent-up hostility, I’m glad it’s all working out well for you!

  2. mordewis

    @HappierHeathen – Alrighty then, Happier. I know I’m just a glorified editor. But I didn’t create the job classification. And I know my way around HTML4 pretty well, but no way can I get into that CSS and PHP stuff… or whatever passes for HTML5 nowadays (pick a standard, any standard).

  3. HappierHeathen

    @mordewis –  No worries at all, it’s just that HTML is undeniably, officially neither a tasty dipping sauce for fried shrimp nor a programming language. You cannot write HTML that will calculate the circumference of a circle given its radius.

  4. AJ

    @HappierHeathen – Please write me a compiler for Lisp and have it in my inbox by morning. Thank you.

  5. mordewis

    @AJ – Not for $7.25 per hour, I won’t.


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