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26 August 2005 @ 04:50 pm
Bad manager. No biscuit.  
Sept. 11: Drive 300 miles to Harrisburg.*
Sept. 12-15: Teach I-dunno-what-yet at Harrisburg facility.
Sept. 15: Drive 300 miles to Albany after work is over.
Sept. 16: Catch plane to Pittsburgh.
Sept. 18: Catch plane to Albany. Come home, unpack, pack, drive 130 miles to Orangeburg, NY.
Sept. 19-20: Teach MS Word in Orangeburg.
Sept. 20: Drive 130 miles to Albany.


For letting them know in May that I'd be traveling to Pittsburgh in September and would need a little breathing room for that, this is what I get instead. Friday the 16th is off, that's the lone bright spot.

I'm an apps instructor, goddamnit. I don't exactly have specialized knowledge. I am easily replaced by people who are a thousand times better at teaching. You're telling me there's no one in the vicinity of Harrisburg or Orangeburg who knows how to use MS Office?

Extra kick in the nuts: I have to make my own hotel reservations on my own credit card, until they get around to reimbursing me.

Extra extra unrelated kick in the nuts: my landlord is currently showing our apartment to a real estate agent. Implications are as yet unknown.

* What, you actually think they'd pay for me to fly to these places? Or get me a rental car? AhahahahalololomgNO!!1!11!1!
Current Mood: pissed offpissed off
Current Music: Green Day - Insomniac album
mqstout on August 26th, 2005 09:31 pm (UTC)

Do they reimburse you sufficiently for all the TONS of miles on your car?
Miusherimiusheri on August 26th, 2005 09:48 pm (UTC)
Thirty-five cents per mile. I dunno if that's good or not. I'm going to make damn sure I get gas and food reimbursement, too.

BTW- will we get to hang out that weekend in Pittsburgh? ^_^
a stunning paragon of nomenclaturesemperar on August 27th, 2005 01:34 am (UTC)
i'm quasi-estimating here;

If you get 20-30 miles per gallon, isn't 35 cents roughly 7-10 dollars per gallon (respectively-ish)?

I make 35 cents per mile delivering a monthly paper around the county. 70 to 100 miles, 35 cents a mile. it makes for half of the payment, works out pretty well.
Aikidoka, dreamer, seeker, general purpose geekmanycolored on August 26th, 2005 09:38 pm (UTC)
Applesapples491 on August 26th, 2005 09:41 pm (UTC)
Yeah .. our landlord is selling the house our apartment is in. which means we MAY have to move come May. I really like this apartment ....
Miusherimiusheri on August 27th, 2005 02:41 am (UTC)
Gah! I hope that everything works out okay! (But you're free to move up to Albany if it doesn't!)
a stunning paragon of nomenclaturesemperar on August 26th, 2005 09:51 pm (UTC)
girls are not allowed to complain about nutkickings, just as we cannot compare traumas to childbirth.
Miusherimiusheri on August 27th, 2005 02:33 am (UTC)
Well, neither can I, technically. Not until I actually squeeze one out, that is.

But, fair enough, it's not a nutkicking, it's a, uh... timeofthemonthing.

//Just doesn't work as well from a stylistic standpoint...
ex_radric52 on August 27th, 2005 10:26 am (UTC)
Stick with nutkicking. It causes more wincing in a male-dominated society.

Even if someone dosn't have the ability to be nutkicked, it's well known it hurts like the... dickens?
Ellie: justiceellie on August 26th, 2005 10:02 pm (UTC)
When does your lease expire? In addition, does your lease have any prevision that you could be asked to leave if the building is sold?

If you want, I can do research in the NY Landlord Tenant Handbook because well, my company publishes it and I get completely free access to it. :)
Miusheri: Laramiusheri on August 27th, 2005 02:35 am (UTC)
I don't remember seeing a kick-out-the-tenant release aside from the normal "if you break the rules" thing, but I could be wrong. Lease is set to expire March 2007.

Heh, that would be cool- I'd appreciate your help, though I hope you understand what I mean when I say I hope I won't need it!
though she be but little, she is fierce: fairytale (by drazzi)golden_d on August 26th, 2005 10:21 pm (UTC)
Gah. *hugs* On the upside, at least they didn't schedule you through your vacation?
Miusherimiusheri on August 27th, 2005 02:36 am (UTC)
There is that. *hugs* Originally, they were going to have me in Massachusetts on that Friday, up until half an hour before my plane is set to take off in Albany. True winnars, they are.

My apologies for no feedback just yet. I will try to fix this over the weekend!
Angel: brilliant nonsensedeathslilsister on August 26th, 2005 10:39 pm (UTC)
Real estate agent? EEP!

Don't worry... if Gene sells the building, we're perfectly within our rights to take him for every penny he's got :)
Miusheri: Morriganmiusheri on August 27th, 2005 02:39 am (UTC)
Heh- the legal hassles would be a bitch, but in a way, it'd almost be fun if that happened. I mean, I wouldn't mind a little extra in the way of funds... though admittedly, the homeless bit would kinda suck, lol ;)
skyibesky on August 27th, 2005 12:52 am (UTC)
Not to mention take him for more cause technically, this place is illegal. There are no smoke detectors in the bedrooms. :)

Miusheri: jon with tequilamiusheri on August 27th, 2005 02:39 am (UTC)
Bad hobbit! Bad!
ex_radric52 on August 27th, 2005 10:29 am (UTC)
So, uh... when did they sign you up to be the long-distance gopher without your knowledge?
Miusherimiusheri on August 27th, 2005 11:35 pm (UTC)
Well, every once in a while they do send instructors to an off-site location. 90% of the time, this location is within Albany (and sometimes within walking distance of my apartment, which works out pretty well). But every once in a while, one of the sales guys gets a wild hair up his ass and sells on-site training to clients way the hell away from Albany- like those Massachusetts trips I sometimes have to take. Those are mildly annoying, but one day driving about 120 miles round-trip (mostly highway) isn't so bad. These trips, however, are something else.

My objective at this point is to be as demanding as possible without being too unreasonable (Can I get a train ticket instead? Can you put me up in this not-run-down hotel? What about safety issues, etc.?). I want them to think twice about sending me on more trips like this! ;)