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September 19th, 2005


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05:48 pm - Oops.
Well, this is amusingly embarassing.

I totally forgot to pay a bill. My car payment, to be exact. I was certain I'd made it, actually. Totally positive. 100%.

But they called me (I'm on the phone with them now), and when I went to find the check receipt. . . it wasn't there.

So that's nearly $300 (including late fees) that I wasn't expecting to spend.

I think I could use another paycheck.

A second job is looking more and more appealing. This paycheck simply isn't enough.

I could tell, though: the Customer Services agent on the other end has heard my excuse before. . . Doesn't matter that in my case, it was true. I wouldn't believe me, either.
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From:creature_tamer
Date:September 19th, 2005 10:09 pm (UTC)
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Sarah is correct. Company policies can vary, and the CSR might be trained to resist your attempts at negotiation as strongly as possible. But if you've never been late before, I think most companies will generally give you a "freebie" on your first offense. Ask to speak with a supervisor if the representative won't budge (supervisors often have more discretionary power in these cases).
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From:chronarchy
Date:September 20th, 2005 12:35 pm (UTC)
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They do. I've gotten freebies before, but this time, no dice.
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From:chronarchy
Date:September 20th, 2005 12:40 pm (UTC)
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*nods* I once got my bank to overturn a fee. I didn't manage with this company, though (and had no reason to expect them to, honestly), even though I have a similarly stellar record.
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From:chronarchy
Date:September 20th, 2005 12:35 pm (UTC)
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Banks. Gotta love 'em. No matter if they wear pants or kilts, they're all after your cash :)
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From:creature_tamer
Date:September 21st, 2005 02:46 am (UTC)
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If you can't beat 'em, join 'em? It's still not too late for you to be converted to the dark side. Join me, and together we shall rule the financial industry. It is your destiny.
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From:rfunk
Date:September 19th, 2005 11:13 pm (UTC)

second job?

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Why not look for a promotion or a replacement higher-paying job?
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From:chronarchy
Date:September 20th, 2005 12:15 pm (UTC)

Re: second job?

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There are no promotions in OIT. OIT is a dead-end.

I was once offered the chance to move laterally. For crap work-hours, no future advancement possibility, and no pay increase. I was, honestly, rather offended by the offer.

But it says something that I honestly thought about it.
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From:singingwren
Date:September 20th, 2005 06:05 am (UTC)
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Bah, bills. I hate it when I am certain I have done something and find out too late I have not. It does not happen very often, but man, it can certainly be disorienting.

Maybe you should consider doing internet stuff for money on the side. Hell, you could even do it AT your other job. You know, make websites for people and work with e-mail accounts and such. Or you could join my fetish empire and sell images of your dirty... hands. Yes, that would work. It would finance you for a long time.

Also, forgive me if I am being rude or ignorant for asking, but is looking into somewhere less expensive to live an alternative option? No way? I don't know why, but for some reason I feel sad for even asking.
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From:chronarchy
Date:September 20th, 2005 12:13 pm (UTC)
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I barely have enough time for my job at my job. Adding another job onto it would be dishonest, anyway.

I can't look less expensive for another two years, at least. And, honestly, it doesn't get much less expensive. But I need the full five year cycle to get anything out of my house, I think.

If I get a second job, it's going to be real work, though. It won't be internet stuff. I'm tired of my computer.
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From:rfunk
Date:September 20th, 2005 05:05 pm (UTC)
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Housing is cheaper in Canton than in Columbus.

Of course, there are reasons for that... last I checked jobs were easier to find in Columbus, for one.

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