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From one crisis to another

February 11th, 2017 at 05:09 am

Crisis #1:
At work, the system for holidays is this: fill in the form, give to your supervisor or manager, get the form back which tells you whether it's been authorised. I did this, a year in advance. I have the slips.
Last week I left work knowing I was on holiday. The next day, there was a phone call from work. I had to call them back. It rang out. When I finally did get in touch I was told that they didn't know I was on holiday (therefore, no pay). I told my supervisor I had the slips right here. Luckily, she was fine with it and it's now been sorted (and I don't have to withdraw a week's pay from savings)

Crisis #2
Got a letter this morning saying we're no longer getting Housing Benefit (aka rent paid) because we had ignored other letters asking for details. We never got any other letters. I'm still going through this one, we're waiting on somebody phoning us back - probably next week, I'd guess.

Had a birthday. We went our for lunch. Spent 28.xx. The plan was to have tacos that night for dinner but we were all really full, so we're having them tonight instead.

Hubby got invited to a stag weekend in England. He can't go because we don't have enough money for both. It's still nice to be invited.

6 Responses to “From one crisis to another”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    What qualifies you for the housing benefit? I hope you can get it sorted.

  2. scottish girl Says:

    It's because hubby isn't working and we're on a low-income.

  3. CB in the City Says:

    I feel like people are really paying through the nose these days because of clerical incompetence. You are dealing with TWO messups at the same time. I've asked it a million times, can anybody do their job any more? Hope you get it worked out.

  4. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    That would be annoying - re: work holiday. Glad you got it sorted.

  5. My English Castle Says:

    Kudos to you, Sarah, for keeping the slips for your holiday authorization.
    Good luck getting the housing benefit straightened out.

  6. Debt-free by Thir-ty Says:

    I hope everything works out with the housing situation!

    That's great that you had the slips to prove your holiday leave approval, and it got straightened out quickly. Hope you had/have a good holiday despite all the crises.

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