[-$15,000] Warming Up

Yes, my balance dropped. No, it wasn’t because of the minimum monthly payment. I’ve been standing on the sidelines of this race for long enough, I think. It’s time to get back on the track. This week’s payment is a warmup.

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[-$15,390] Another Week, Another Dollar

I know I’ve been missing-in-action for a while now. Thanks, C, for checking in on me. This job has me so exhausted and takes up so much of my life, that don’t have much time for myself and the very few hobbies that I used to have anymore. And not surprisingly, so little has changed that this post will be very, very similar to my last one. Ugh!

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[-$16,000] Looking for the Escape Hatch

Sometimes I feel like I’ll be fine at this job with enough time to learn, but other times, I just feel in over my head and exhausted. I am feeling stressed because I’m working on my first two projects and my crew is waiting on me to finish my part before we can all move to the next phase.

So I’m holding up multiple other people and they are getting frustrated. They want me to work faster, but I have to work with other (non-crew) people and timelines outside my control. And I’m working with tools I’ve never used before and creating new processes where none currently exist. The crew doesn’t care.    Read More

[-$20,200] New Job and New Financial Priorities

Woot! 😀   It feels good to see that balance dropping again!

I got my last regular paycheck today from my old job. Because of all of my recent job drama, I’d been holding on to my cash for the last month or so instead of paying down my debt. My new job doesn’t start for another week, but I threw the money at the debt today out of sheer impatience.

I’ve been told that I should get one more check for unused vacation hours accrued this year. That check will go to the debt too.          Read More

[-$24,200] Holding On

Miserable at Work

Newish Leader is now surrounded by mini-me’s as a result of recent hiring. The office has changed so much. A few of the mini-me’s have knives out for our team. Not in an overtly dramatic way, but, mostly covertly, as it has become apparent that we’re not what Newish Leader and the mini-me’s want and the clock is ticking.    Read More