Wednesday, July 18, 2007

free money!

So we got furloughed, for a day, and now they're going to pay us for the day we had off.

I don't like this.

I thought about this awhile and decided that I'd give the 130 dollars or so (pretax) back. I didn't earn the money because it wasn't a holiday and I didn't work, since they laid 25,000 of us off. They're just doing it because they feel sorry for us. Or something. Or it's just more political games. Whatever.

Thursday, July 5, 2007

Yay Furlough

Since the Governor and the Legislature are playing games, it looks like that on Monday I get to have an unpaid mandatory vacation!

Things to do on furlough:

1. watch grass grow
2. watch TV

I've considered finding new employment in a new city all together, since I haven't exactly warmed to Harrisburg and I'm fairly tired of the mid-state having been here the better part of a decade, but I'm not quite ready to uproot and I started doing something new at work. Plus I have no idea where I'd live, or where I'd be comfortable living since I don't drive and that limits where I can move to. I already get looked at like I'm an alien here.

The notice I got in the mail says I can get unemployment. Or I could flip burgers with snotty teenagers at the McDonalds in the Uptown Shopping Center. Anyway, we'll see what Monday brings.