Monday, July 22, 2013

I just may pull the trigger on this vacation

I love to go on vacation. For the past 5 years I've been really cranky because I haven't had a chance to go. Then last year I decided to go at the last minute. Unfortunately I charged that vacation, and I'm still paying for it. The other day I won a few bucks at the casino and it put me over the amount that I needed to take a quick trip. It's about $450 including expenses like transfers to the hotel and tips, etc. That does not include airfare but I have enough frequent flier miles that I can use to basically fly free. There will be taxes on that free ticket but less than $50 for a $500 or so ticket is darn near free in my book.

I should just save a portion of the money and plan a nice vacation for next year instead of jetting off this year. On the other hand, next year could bring it's own problems and I might not be able to go then either. Oh well, I always book at least 2 weeks in advance so that gives me about 3-4 weeks to decide whether or not I really want to go.

Decisions decisions.

Wednesday, July 03, 2013

My last post sounds like sour grapes

And in a way it is. I gave someone a heads up on a job and they aced the interview and got the job. It was a job that I really wanted so I was bummed out to not get it. The kicker is that the person is now looking for a new job because she doesn't like it anymore. To be honest, she never liked it but she recently completed her 1 year job requirement and she graduated from school.

There is someone else that I know that is looking for a job and if I can help her I will. But if it's a job that we're both competing for, I won't give her any heads-up about anything. If that sounds like sour grapes then so be it. I won't give away another job like that again.