Archive for September, 2008


It’s a Fucking Miracle!!

September 29, 2008

Two weeks of 5 days working and 2 days off…twice in a ROW!! HOLY SHIT!


Not What It Was Cracked Up to Be

September 3, 2008

My job sucks. We are chronically understaffed, and yet I can’t count on being able to work 40 hours in 5 days. How is that possible? How am I supposed to afford rent and food if I might work 40 hours one week, but only 20 the next? I have to fill in shifts on my days off to make up the difference. I have no idea what our health care plan is like, since I don’t qualify for it for another 4 months, but I hope it’s good because my parent’s coverage runs out at the end of the month. I have at least 3 drugs I need to take every day to function. Where the hell am I supposed to come up with the money for them on my own? Where am I supposed to find a health insurance company that will cover me with my medical history being so bad? I’m looking for a new job, but there aren’t a lot of places hiring people with my level of experience and qualifications, and the ones who will don’t seem to be the kind of place that’s going to offer me a benefits package that includes prescription coverage.

I’m fucked. I was hoping to stay in Portland for at least 2 years before I tried going to Japan to teach English, but if things don’t improve, I might have to try sooner. Who knows if I’ll be able to afford living in my own country?