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October 25th, 2015 at 12:30 am

Met my friend for lunch yesterday. Spent 15.00 exactly. We went to a relatively new place, it was really good.

Found out at work that we're not getting a 20GBP gift card at Christmas. I've gotten it every single year since I've been there. I was going to count it as a snowflake as well. Oh well, I'll need to think outside of the box.

Dh and I always go Christmas shopping together, well, all of us go. We can't this year now that eldest is actually aware of everything. The plan is to divide and conquer.

For the past two months I haven't collected my payslip at work. I know what I've been paid anyway. However, it is a bit lackadaisacal of me to not collect it. Yesterday I got them. My rate of pay increased at the start of the month. Obviously, it increased so much I noticed. Nope. I had an inkling it might have increased, only because it happens every October.

I'm getting the impression at work that things are not going well. At all. I wonder if redundancies are in the future? This happened to lots of management years ago. I'm not exaggerating; a ton of them went. I remember coming back from maternity leave and noticing a lot of people were gone.

At work yesterday upper management kept getting my name wrong, or my nickname rather, so I assumed he must have been talking to my former supervisor who always uses my nickname. Before he used my full name. He only got one letter wrong but I think I missed my chance to correct him since when he first did it I was dealing with a customer and I didn't think he was talking to me - since it's not my name. Never mind.

My mum told me last week that she is saving up for her funeral. Told me she doesn't want to leave me with the burden of it. (She's fine, she was just talking to her friend about it)

The clocks went back. It didn't feel as bad as last year though when I was still doing night feeds so it's not been too bad.

5 Responses to “Little tidbits”

  1. alice4now Says:

    Hopefully the tensions at work are just typical ups and downs, and won't impact your position. I have a name that gets mispronounced all the time, and you are right, if you don't correct it the first time, you feel kind of stuck with it! I mean you could correct them whenever, but I usually just go with it, because I'm so used to it happening!

  2. creditcardfree Says:

    I would want someone to correct me if I was saying their name wrong. And I'm sorry your raise wasn't significant enough to notice. Did you check to see if there were other changes?

    Kind of nice about your mom planning ahead...even if something we don't want to think of.

  3. snafu Says:

    Lovely to get a raise, whatever the sum which is too often reduced as a result of deductions for income tax or benefits. Our economy is being negatively impacted by multiple factors, sure hope things in GB move forward this fall.

  4. VS_ozgirl Says:

    Glad you got a small raise, it's probably to match inflation. And sorry to hear you aren't getting your 20gbp gift card - at least you met your snowflake goal back in July..

  5. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    That's a bummer about the giftcard. I hope that the workplace rumblings turn to naught.

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