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Whine and vent

I know it's the day before Thanksgiving and I should be thankful and all that but my day is sucking.  And it's only 2:30pm.  Quick recap (yes, I know, this may not seem like a lot, but today, it is.  And I know there's a lot worse that could happen, I just need to get this crap off my chest):

1. Talk to the head of HR today about the position I'm supposed to be moving into in February.  Her advice now (different from 3 weeks ago) is to put my resume together and start looking elsewhere for a job.  So, I've been working my butt off for almost 2 years for the promise of a better job which now may never happen. 

2. Go to Whole Foods to pick up our turkey breast and last minute stuff.  Send DH with my order to pick up the breast.  While we've in line to check out, I notice it's $30 more than it was supposed to be.  So, I have to go back to the meat place and get them to understand that's not OK.  Yes, condescending meat guy, I understand that was just an estimate but a $30 difference is not even close to the estimate.  For that much money, I would have bought an actual turkey. 

Of course, by the time I get them to understand this DH has checked out and has to go back to exchange our breast for another. 

3. While I'm waiting for him, I discover I've lost one of my earrings.  The earrings I wore on my wedding day.  Not expensive, just sentimental.

Oh, and then they tried charging us for the original turkey breast again.

I'm opening the wine now.

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    Drink up, Julez. You deserve it. I'm sorry about the meat and the earring, but mostly I am very upset with your HR person. WTF is going on with that??
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    Just think that you're getting all of the crap out of the way TODAY so that TOMORROW is nothing but awesomeness. Copious amounts of wine will assist in believability of the above theory.
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    Cry

    I'm sorry.

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    Have one for me.  I'm still at work with absolutely nothing to do.  I might fall asleep at my desk.
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    She's actually trying to help me because she knows how frustrated I am.  She's even going to fix my resume for me next week, as a personal favor, not as the head of HR.  It's just ridiculous that I should have to look for a new job.
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    Is there any way that the position will be open at a later date?  Did she say what happened to the position?
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    I am really really sorry Julez, especially about the job. That is very frustrating and just a blow to your sense of accomplishment.

    Definitely open that wine now, take a deep breath, and hold H's hand :)
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    wine dot woot dot com - then you can buy numerous bottles of wine all at once.  Sounds like you need it. 

    A $30 difference is a horrible estimate.......I hope you have a better Thanksgiving Day. 
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    Frown I'm sorry you're having a crappy day. 
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    That doesn't sound like a very fun day before Thanksgiving.  I'm sorry you're having a crappy day!
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    That's nice of her to be completely honest with you though.  It's better to know now, then in 2 more years that you are just a sitting duck within a company.  I hope you are lucky and find a great job very quickly. 
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    That is sucky :(

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    I'm sorry.  That sucks.  Have a glass of wine for me, because I've had a rough day and I can't drink on top of the Vicodin they gave me for my ankle.
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    And betrothed, I'm disgusted with most of the comments that you have posted. I don't think I've ever read such judgmental comments in my life. I'm so lucky that the girls I speak to on theknot are nothing like you...I would've never come on here for ADVICE if I would've encountered a big a bitch as you. I genuinely feel awful for your children or your future children, and I think it would be irresponsible of YOU not to invest in their future therapy sessions starting now. Because trust me when I tell you honey, they're gonna need it. ~jcaruncho2010
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    Poor Betrothed!  You really can't catch a break :(

    The position was supposed to be a new position basically created for me. 
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    It certainly has been a rough month for me.  I'm hoping next month is better.
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    And betrothed, I'm disgusted with most of the comments that you have posted. I don't think I've ever read such judgmental comments in my life. I'm so lucky that the girls I speak to on theknot are nothing like you...I would've never come on here for ADVICE if I would've encountered a big a bitch as you. I genuinely feel awful for your children or your future children, and I think it would be irresponsible of YOU not to invest in their future therapy sessions starting now. Because trust me when I tell you honey, they're gonna need it. ~jcaruncho2010
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    Yeah, but it makes me sick to my stomach so I can only take it if I'm going to lay down for hours afterwards.  Work without pain killers was rough.
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    And betrothed, I'm disgusted with most of the comments that you have posted. I don't think I've ever read such judgmental comments in my life. I'm so lucky that the girls I speak to on theknot are nothing like you...I would've never come on here for ADVICE if I would've encountered a big a bitch as you. I genuinely feel awful for your children or your future children, and I think it would be irresponsible of YOU not to invest in their future therapy sessions starting now. Because trust me when I tell you honey, they're gonna need it. ~jcaruncho2010
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    That's frickin' lame, julez.  Sorry your company is being stupid :(  Also, that Whole Foods is stupid.

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    I'm sorry you are having a crappy day all around.
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    If the estimate was $500 or more, a $30 variance doesn't matter much.  Since some turkeys are just $30 to begin with, that's a lousy estimate.

    At least your HR lady was straight up about it.  She could have left you believing the job was still out there.  Doesn't make it suck less, but a sucky situation with honorable people is better than a sucky situation with a bunch of douches.

    Drink up.  :)
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