{February 21, 2020}   A Conversation With The Yard Guy

Wednesday at my night job one of the yard guys came in to clean up and take the trash out. He comes in most the time so we have gotten to know each other and we talk. He comes in and talks to me and the other guy that works with me at night.

Some how the subject of work came up he was saying that they were two guys short in the yard and was talking about how many days, hours he works and what hours. I asked him how does that work with your hours and things like that? Because I have a lot of guys ask me about jobs out there but the way the days hours were explained to me, I don’t know anyone that is going to go for it. They told me before you might work a 12 hour day but in between trucks and things you have to clock out until the next one or something else comes up that needs done. I don’t know anyone that is going to do that.

He said no you can get your full hours, you work 4 days have 3 days off. He said some guys will just work and then clock out until something else comes and sleep in their cars or what. He said but there are always things to be done always work if you want to work. If you do you can stay clocked in and get your hours.

I asked him what they pay out there? I was thinking $16 or $18 an hour. At least what I make but probably more. He said $12 and hour. I almost fell out of my chair and almost said what that’s less than I make. I caught myself and didn’t say anything. If I had that would of started an all out war around there. They are out there loading, unloading trucks, sorting everything out, packing, washing trucks, washing trailers, cleaning trash in the parking lot, they come take out all the office trash, clean the office and the bathrooms for $12 an hour. I am making $16 to answer the phone and do nothing hardly. I had just told Jw and my friend as I was walking in the door last night I was going in to watch dry paint dry some more because that is what it feels like I am doing. He said he had been there a year and half and just got a $2 raise a while back. one or two of the other guys just got a raise as well. He said but that is because they work, they stay clocked in and work not nap sleep or slack off on the clock.

I am just glad I didn’t ask to transfer to the yard like I was thinking about doing shortly after I started working there. Had I asked and they told me yeah that is $12 and hour, I would of told them they done lost their minds I would keep the job I was hired for.

But I still don’t see how he figures this all out and decides who gets what or what area makes what. But I guess I should not be surprised after all the other “math” he does in that place. None of his math makes since the way he does.

{March 30, 2019}   Getting On A Budget

I really want to get on a budget I said that in a post the other day when I was talking about starting this job.

I have been looking for an app I could set up a budget in, that tracks everything that I want in a way that I want. But I haven’t found that. I want one that tracks planed expenses and planned pay but doesn’t add your pay into the figures until you approve it the day it comes.

The one app I like I can put planed expenses in and it will take them out the day I set. But when I put planned pay in it adds it right away. I like it shows how much going out is coming up takes it away from your available money but tells you over all with it how much you have. If it did the same with pay that would work too but it don’t. But it is good to track daily expenses like those stops at the store, gas or just that few dollars you spend here or there. I like that.

The new one I found last night does what I want and a little more. But it is more for monthly expenses than daily and monthly. But it really help me set things up way better than the other. It is laid out as a calendar you see every day and it has a red dot for expenses and green for money expected in that day. Then at the bottom of the box it shows you how much money you will have on that day after either or both have been added in and taken off. If you go in and put in all your pay days and all your bills it really puts into perspective how much you should have at any given point and makes you think about how much you really spend.

It help me to put my bills in order too. It helps I get paid in Friday and Wednesday. I set my bills up so I pay one every Thursday. They will be on time and get caught up.

I really like it shows your pay and bills like that just wish it was easier to track everyday stuff. Like the money I spent at the store this morning or on the way to work.

By the middle of next month I should have about $1500 to put on a truck. I should have it paid off in no time a few weeks or month. By mid June with tax money I should have enough to buy a really nice truck like the one I have. It will be paid in full when I get it. Seeing all my household everything laid out and seeing what I can have motivates me. Seeing it is possible that I can do it is nice that we aren’t just going to be getting by.

If anyone is interested the apps are called Vault and income vs. Expenses.  Vault is the one that will really put things into perspective and show you what you can have on any given day.


{October 2, 2018}   You Have Me

Sunday when I got off work I went to see my friend. We were laying there he reached over and was holding my hand. He just kept looking at me. I ask him what he say nothing. We were talking and talking about moving, I told him what was going on. He said he hate to see me go it sucked I had to move. He said he was moving soon too because they are upping his rent.

We talked some more he ask what I needed to stay here and things. I told him. We talked about if he rented the room if that would help and I could stay? I said maybe. He was going to come this morning and look at it.

I got home started crunching numbers. I am so short that won’t work. If I could get things caught up i would be okay and if he rented it then I would be better. But without cating up I can’t do it. I messaged told him not to come we needed talk first. He said okay. Ask why and things. I didn’t message him back until this after noon.

I told him I didn’t think it was going to work I was to short. He said he could give me two weeks rent upfront then just skip a week. I told him I was much shorter than that.

He said he would like to help but not sure how.

I told him I knew but I had just got myself in a jam and that I needed to just get out and do something else. My cousin in GA was trying get me a job and place there.

I know you didn’t ask but my opinion is…. It is a bad idea. Moving like that is a big deal not easy. And you have fewer people to help out.

I really have no here either. My mom does nothing i dont talk to rest of my family hardly at all.

Me!!! I have been trying to help you. You just don’t want it.

I know i just feel i need to be able to do it on my own. Something always happens. I end up like i am now because i trusted someone else or depended on someone else.

No one can do it on their own. Not man or woman. Humans were meant to work as groups.

That only last until you decide your ready to go somewhere eles or what.

It last for as long as you need want and accept my help I’m not like other people plus im trying to improve my situation as well and that will only work if yours improves so.

I did not reply after he said that and he never said anything else either. I feel he is looking for more than roommates. I can say I love him but not in a I want to be in a relationship with him kind of way. He goes back and forth on it. I just don’t see it working.

Bff is like he is right you don’t let anyone in, you don’t let anyone help or get close. I said no I don’t use people. I don’t want to settle just to get by. I won’t even be getting by because we will both be on our asses because I can’t catch things up.

I also know that he don’t stay in one place long goes from here to there. I know some is because like me cost but some are other things that could pop up down the road. I don’t feel I could count on him.

I just have had a really uneasy feeling about it from when he ask me before. The more I think about it and think about saying yes the feeling gets stronger.

{July 29, 2018}   The First of When

So I talked to Deadbeats boss yesterday and he said he start giving me $600 the first of every month. He said he could start it as soon as I got him the letter and something about the first of the month.

But sitting here thinking about it now I am not sure if I will get it the first of August or the first of September. With the first being in just a few days. He kind of have to give him the money and take it from his check every month. So he would be paying it then collecting it from him weekly to get paid back. Or if he is going to collect it this month and pay me the first of next. Then it be coming out of deadbeats pocket. I want to ask but feel funny asking. But it would be nice to know when to expect it.

I think I will wait until Tuesday or Wednesday if I have not heard from boss or deadbeat then I will message boss. Just hey wanted to touch base and see if you were able to talk to him how did things go? Wanted to see what to expect or where things are going to go from here. See what he says.

I am going to also ask him about setting up a direct deposit so we do not have to go around in circles trying to meet up and things. This wayway the first it will be there I can pay rent or other bills and things.

et cetera
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