Monday, December 15, 2008

I think we all need a bailout.

Remember those days where one person would work one job and be able to support the whole family? Well those days existed. I’m pretty sure of it. I saw it on Happy Days. These days however, it seems like people these days can’t seem to get by on one job anymore. Let’s see, for example, I have 2 jobs, and an e-commerce site, and I’m still just getting by. I can see a day where I’ll finally buy things like a …car…a condo, but they still seem years away.

Now, I’ve read that the gap between the rich and not so rich seems to be getting wider, and yet when the rich need money, they get a bailout. Where’s my bailout? I don’t need several billion for my bailout. I don’t even need several million for mine. I just need a 5-figure sum, and I’d be fine. Then I’d go and get myself out of debt all over again, but at least it would be a mortgage and a car loan.

Originally, I thought that my situation was just because of my own bad choices, but recently I keep hearing from other people that’s they’re thinking the same thing. Getting a second job, something on the weekends or a few evenings a week. I guess this is why both parents work these days in families. It costs more to live, and the expense of living a decent lifestyle keeps going higher and higher.

I don’t own a car, but I’d like to own one. I’m not looking for an expensive SUV, but even the less expensive stuff seems expensive these days. I’m starting to think a used car is my only option.

I’ve read that this generation is suppose to be the first generation that isn’t suppose to do as well as the previous generation…but really, this really sucks. At least I’m finally in a position where I’m starting to regain lost ground, but it’s still going to take years before I even get to consider a mortgage or a bank loan.

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Saturday, December 13, 2008

Why the hell can't I get a bailout.

I was working at the second job today and a small bombshell was dropped. I'm being moved to a new dept in the beginning of the year. The issue is, that I don't want to move to a new dept. I'm happy where I am, even though this whole scenario stinks of the work of a Dept head who is the most negative person I've ever met in my life. All she does is bitch bitch bitch. The thing is, I can't really least not until mid May. I fear it's going to be a long 5 months.

I could actually quit now, but it would mean cutting back on a few things, like next summer's trip to Chicago, but I refuse to do that. I've been looking forwarded to this trip for awhile. Also, if I quit saving for that, then I'd also be quit the fund for London next year as well, and I refuse to do that. Why should I let this person ruin things for me? I refuse to let her ruin my trip to Chicago, and London. Not going to happen bitch.

Well it's also my fault I guess, for needing the job to begin with. I recently took a look at all the debts I have, including student loans, and I'm shelling out a lot of money to other people. Well, spring will free me somewhat, as I won't have to pay out the largest of those payments anymore, but May is a long way away, especially with it being -27C out there (yes it's friggin cold).

Give it a few years, I can get out of this hole, that I've dug myself into. I just wish that it would be sooner. I went through a bit of a mini freakout again, knowing that I might have to put up with some shit for the next 5 months, but I'm just going to think about the end goal. Getting out of debt, going to Chicago in August to meet my City of Heroes friend, and going to London next year to check out life across the "pond", meet Vics, and her bloke. Recently I've been dreaming of being in the UK a lot. I'm not sure why. Shouldn't I be dreaming of going to Chicago?

Well, I'm not the type to put up with a lot of crap (BIG LIE, or else I would have left the old job sooner), but I can only take so much, and this cheap shot is something that is making me think, perhaps it's time to go somewhere else. I now have a year's experience working in retail, so maybe with that experience and my IT experience, I can get a weekend job at Future Shop/Best Buy or some other type of consumer electronics place. I'd rather help people find a wireless keyboard than hollandays sauce anyway.

Oh well, worst case scenario, 5 months of bullshit. Actually this makes sense in a freaky way. Things have been going so well at the main job, that something had to piss me off eventually, and if nothing is pissing me off, I don't seem to be blogging, so this might be a good thing for the blog.

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Friday, December 12, 2008

Saturday, December 06, 2008

The Clip of the Week: Homophobia on Stage AKA Prop 8 The Musical

I know I should be blogging, but this is worth watching. I'll write a review tomorrow.

See more Jack Black videos at Funny or Die

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