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I have been seeing this little guy a lot lately. And it’s sort of how I’m feeling. I can’t seem to shake it.

Why?

Well, hmmm. Let’s see. We at the Gas ‘n Sip were told what our “annual increase” was. Hooray!, right? Yeah. No. Coupled with the increased cost of health benefits, I’m actually seeing $30 LESS in my paycheck. Awesome.

Last week, my debit card was compromised, so the bank closed it out and gave me a new one. Except they set it up incorrectly, so when I was at Whole Foods buying groceries on Saturday, my card was “not authorized”. Fantastic.

Also last week, one of my co-workers at the Gas ‘n Sip challenged me on a conference call. I’m okay with the challenge, but he wouldn’t let it go when I asked to take it offline and I ended up looking very incompetent. Brilliant.

Another Gas ‘n Sip example: apparently, they like their employees to post internally for different jobs. (I don’t know why. Asking becomes exhausting.) So, for kicks, I went to the job site and found another Slurpee Manager job, in a different department, in the same building. To be clear, it would be doing THE EXACT SAME JOB, for a different line of business. And what’s my problem, you ask? I’m glad you asked. The pay grade is a whole pay grade higher than I am currently at. For the same job. More money. Same. More.  I asked my manager what I needed to do to be brought up to parity with my peers. “We’ll have to work on that.”  D’ya think??

Then there is the news. I have posted before that I don’t watch the news because it is SO depressing. I get it – “if it bleeds, it leads”, or some such thing. And in the age of 24 hour news coverage, they need to fill the time with SOMETHING. But let’s just peek as a few of the more recent headlines, shall we? These are from CNN:

  • Lance Armstrong doping
  • France sending more troops
  • Armed school guards
  • Gang rape in India
  • Teachers in child sex sting
  • Hundreds at VA possibly exposed to HIV
  • 10-year-old boy murdered by neo-Nazi dad

And it just goes on. Is it any wonder I look at pictures of cute kittens online?

So that’s what’s up with me.

What do you think? Should I apply for that other job, just for the pay bump?

 

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