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24 August 2011 @ 07:07 pm
So let me tell you about how I was passive-aggressively fired.

I have worked at my school's computer lab place for the last year. I thought I was doing okay; my mid-year review went well, I showed up and did my job. During finals week I was late a few times because I had that job, another job at Target, an internship downtown and five classes to manage so every time I sat down I fell asleep, which led to me being about 15 minutes late a few times.

Aside from that though, I thought I was cool. None of my bosses ever brought it up and at the end of the year I even worked a couple days after school ended because one of my bosses asked me to.

I left for the summer on good terms, with my availability turned in for the fall semester and figured I'd have a nice job to come back to.

Fast forward a couple months. I haven't gotten my schedule for the library yet, and we start in a week. I tried to check it on the website my boss posts it to, but when I try to log in it says my settings have been changed and to contact my scheduling manager. I thought that was strange, but idk maybe he came up with a new schedule system over the summer. I waited a couple days and thought maybe he'd send the schedule via email or something. Nothing shows, and since I haven't received any mail from the library in a month or so (mind you I was still getting notices to turn in my timecard tho like you would expect if you were employed) so I shot my boss an email asking what was up with the website and if I could get my schedule for next week.

You know what I got back?

A brief, one line email saying "we evaluated our staff over the summer and you were not one of the ones selected to return to work for us in the fall".

What. The. Fuck.

Remember how I said I hadn't gotten any email ALL SUMMER from them? Nothing? Not a hey, we're doing staff evals, lolz or hey, how's your summer, or even a hey, YOU'RE FIRED. Nothing. Not. a. thing.

If I hadn't emailed asking wtf was up with my schedule I am 99% sure no one would have ever emailed me to tell me I was being let go. I've worked a lot of different jobs, for a lot of different places. I've never been fired or let go before, but of the people I know who have never once has the firing been so passive aggressive and straight up cowardly.

Honestly bro, I have my big girl panties on. If I'm doing a bad job, let me know and I'll correct myself before I wreck myself. Like a big girl.

So yeah. That's how I got passive-aggressively fired from my job at the campus computer lab.

07 December 2010 @ 12:18 am
I am having a se4rious concentration problem with this semester's finals.

I have two presentations and a paper due tomorrow. One presentation is done, the other is half done and the paper is barely started. And what am I doing? Messing about on the internet, fiddling with my mp3 player, and thinking about how cold my hands are. I'm going to be up all night D:

Ergh. I WANT THIS SEMESTER TO BE OVERRRR. All I want to do right now is nap and watch stuff online and not think about school haha
07 October 2010 @ 11:28 am
Soooo I just bought a plane ticket to NYC for December 19. :x For three days i'm going to be hanging out in NYC....probably by myself BUT NEVERTHELESS. It will still be NYC and the closest I've ever been to there was when my dad and I drove through the Bronx on our way to Boston.

I predict coldness, much excitement, a lot of time spent inside museums, and possibly a bedbug infestation.

This will be fun.
28 August 2010 @ 05:59 pm
So I have homework due the first day of class already :| I have a worksheet to do for one class, two chapters of reading to do for another, and then a whole paper to write due on the second day of class for the class the worksheet is for.

WHAT. I guess my plan of easing back into school just got shot down in a blaze of homework D:
09 August 2010 @ 03:42 pm
If you had the chance to travel anywhere in the world for a year, where would you go?

Back to Praha. I miss that place :'( Also, I could for real use another year there because it was only the last month or so that I really got to know it and started feeling like a person who really LIVED there.
12 July 2010 @ 12:34 am
Late night update because I am bored. And tired. But I can't sleep until my room cools down which will be a while since my mom JUUUUST turned the a/c on despite complaining about how hot it's been all day.

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10 July 2010 @ 10:09 am
What was your childhood dream? Did you ever accomplish it?

Well for as long as I can remember, I wanted to be a paleontologist. Before I knew that word, I knew I wanted to be a "dinosaur person". I'm obviously not going to be one, when I was in HS and thinking about college I realized I was nowhere near as good at math and science as I needed to be in order to get my doctorate in paleontology and be a crazy dinosaur lady for the rest of my life. I did look at some programs for paleontology though and to this day I wish I'd worked harder when I was younger at mastering math so that I could have at least given it a shot.

Second, when I was about 7 years old I went to California with my grandparents. It was the first time I ever saw the ocean and I was hooked. I promised myself I would leave Michigan and go see what the rest of the world has to offer. I also promised myself one day I would live in a house right by the ocean. As of right now I've done pretty good on the whole seeing the world thing, and I went 250 miles away from home, to a different state, for college. So I'm a couple steps closer to that awesome house on the beach :P
16 June 2010 @ 10:45 pm
So I'm back in Chicago. Idk how I feel about this. I love the city, but I haven't gotten a job yet, so I have no money to do anything, and as such my apartment doesn't have any cable or internet (and I can't get the tv sans cable to work since the converter box antenna to pick up a single since our first floor apartment is a fucking dead zone for everything :| Can't even get a cell signal in it. Also, had to go to the apartment manager myself to get stuff fixed, since my roommate (who was there for a whole week and a half before me) decided she was 100% OKAY with living with 2 outlets (one behind my bed, one above kitchen counter) that didn't work, 2 lights (1 closet 1 hallway) that didn't work, a toilet paper holder that was falling off the wall and a shower that backed up constantly cuz the drain needed to be snaked -.- I swear to god I feel like her mommy sometimes with how I have to be the business end of this deal. She looked at me like it was a revolutionary concept that it was okay for us to request that maintenance fix shit in our apartment since we're, you know, paying rent and all.

I've been here since Sunday, and I already kinda wanna go home just based on the fact that I get free internet and tv, free food and all the free time to play with my kitties that I want. My cousin has a grad party on July 10 my mom wants me to go to, so my plan is that if I haven't gotten a job by then, I'll just peace out on the 10th and come back a week or so before school starts since I have the next couple months of rent already in my bank account.

The upside of the last few days? Got to see a free Whigs show. It was in the pouring rain, yeah, but still. FREE WHIGS. :D
25 May 2010 @ 02:24 pm
* Leave me a comment saying "sup."
* I'll respond by asking you five questions so I can satisfy my curiosity.
* Update your journal with the answers to the questions. Include this explanation in the post and offer to ask other people questions

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17 May 2010 @ 01:17 am
So I'm in my last couple of days before I go back to America. There's so many feelings going on right now. I'm excited to go home but at the same time I'm not at all ready to leave.

I feel like there's so much I still need to do here, and it's not really sinking in yet that in just a few days I'm getting on a plane and leaving this place for pretty much good. Who knows when I'll get back to Prague. I know that this place is going to hold a special spot in my heart forever. I've grown as a person here, I met some really cool people, did some really cool things and saw some pretty cool shit. I definitely want to come back here at least one more time in my life. Hopefully I make it back several more times.

In any case, that's where I'm at right now. Last weekend I went to Denmark (Copenhagen) and Sweden (Malmo). It was pretty fun, aside from my friend being attacked by a duck who stole her sandwich. True story. It was terrifying. So far two of my roommates have moved out of the apartment, and another is going on Monday. I will be the last to leave, so I'm going to spend the next couple days straightening up and making sure all the garbage finds its way out before I go, which I don't really mind. It gives me something to concentrate on besides thinking about the fact that I'm going.

On a happier note, on May 29 I'm heading back to Chicago for a day or so to view apartments with Schyler (who I roomed with last semester). Our other two roommates, Axana and Jennifer, aren't going to be back till a little later in the summer so it's up to me and Schyler to pick a place and get all the lease paperwork in order. We haven't decided how we're going to have the two of them sign yet, but we'll work something out. We've found a couple cool places in decent parts of town so far, for roughly $900 a month total which breaks down to about $225 a piece. In some places that includes water/gas or electricity, and some places it doesn't. More about that as I find it out I guess!

Also I am getting into Breaking Bad lately. It's super good, I've gone through 2 seasons in like two days! I've just started season 3, I'm going to try to make it last through the rest of my time here :P

That's it for now I guess....back to watching Breaking Bad!