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Things are looking up financially and sad personal news

October 21st, 2017 at 06:24 am

I took it upon myself to call the school district regarding the subbing. I could kick myself for not doing it sooner. I was able to straighten things out. I was a little worried this would cause waves with the staffing company, but it worked out okay. The woman at the staffing company who was supposed to take care of everything was only emailing the district. For nearly two months, she was emailing someone who had left apparently. I am now on the last step. I paid for my subbing certificate (which I could not do until the fingerprints were approved). As long as nothing happens with that, I will be all set. I hope to start subbing after this coming week.

I was getting worried about being paid for tutoring. I have direct deposit. The introductory email stated direct deposits were the 18th and mailed checks were on the 15th. I was told it could take one pay period before I got direct deposit. I had nothing through the 19th. I was going to email the manager after the mail ran yesterday, but the money showed up in my account finally.

I put in my notice for the part time work I do for the editing company. I had to more or less. It overlaps with tutoring. It is a long story, but it also wasn't a matter of doing the work and then I ws done. It requires a lot of follow up which was the big issue. I only work that part of the job 12 days a month officially, so I wasn't losing a lot of money. In the end, I will make up the lost money with extra work through tutoring and shopping. The tutoring is so much easier because I don't do any prep work. I do the calls and fill out my time on a spreadsheet then I am done.

On a personal note, please send out your thoughts/prayers for my grandma. She just turned 90 and had a heart attack a few days later. It affected her mentally. She was lucid and in great shape for her age. My mom said she has now completely changed and will likely go to a nursing home. I guess she is too combative for the family to take care of her. This blows my mind as she has lived on her own in a bi-level home up until now. It is sad, and I feel horrible saying/thinking this, but if there is no hope of her bouncing back, I hope she doesn't linger. She would not want that. She told me this more than once. She said if she ever "lost her mind" (her words) or could not take care of herself, she would not want to go on.

8 Responses to “Things are looking up financially and sad personal news”

  1. ceejay74 Says:

    ((hugs)) If those were her exact wishes then it's not horrible at all to say that -- you're only hoping for what she wanted. Sorry to hear that though. Frown

  2. CB in the City Says:

    I, too, hope that your grandma doesn't linger. It is hard on everyone, including the one who is ailing. If a viable recovery is not possible, I wish for a peaceful exit for her. Take care of yourself!

  3. snafu Says:

    Delighted that you and the school board have found each other. All that effort with the staffing company going back to last May seems a waste of effort and a whole lot of frustration. I wonder how many other applicants gave up after 3 months. It takes a special teacher to sign on for the extra challenges of subbbing.

    Sad to learn grandmother suffered a heart attack...possibly a stroke as well that has affected behavior. How wonderful that you were there to celebrate her birthday.

  4. rob62521 Says:

    Glad the subbing problem has been resolved.

    Sorry about your grandma. I totally understand the lingering part. There is something to be said about quality of life.

  5. PatientSaver Says:

    I'm so sorry to hear about your grandmother.

  6. LivingAlmostLarge Says:

    Sorry to hear about your grandma.

  7. Laura S. Says:

    Thanks everyone.

  8. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Sorry about your grandma

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