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Mon, May. 28th, 2007, 11:56 am
monday, etc

it's noon.

so far, today, i've informed the team (one and one) that we'll lose our project on august 1. lovely way to send people off into the summer season, eh?

also, i had a dentist appointment. it was the sixth, and final tooth, that needed work. (one of the teeth needed 3 separate appointments, mergggh!)

i'm done, hooray!

that means, loosely calculated, that i've spent $2,600 on my teeth since september. dad probably helped out with $6-700. add on top of that almost $2,000 in school loan payments, and $400 i had to unexpectedly pay back to my company for the paris trip (...don't ask).

so, not counting dad's help, that's approx. $4100 in BORING yet necessary expenses that have plagued me since september. that's roughly $450/month on top of regular expenses. that's more than a quarter of my monthly paycheck (after taxes)

it's safe to say the past 9 months have been pretty ..tough, financially speaking. but, well, with the dentist bills dealt with, and the paris aftermath, things should be clearing up. finally!

hearing my dentist say: "so! that was that -- see you in a year for your annual check-up?" was AMAZING. i shook his hand very enthusiastically, and smiled crookedly (due to the anasthesia) at him.

i'm still not quite out of the woods money-wise (i've raked up various minor loans from my parents and marp), and not having a project lined up after summer isn't.. ideal. but whatever.

no more dentist to drain. yey. :)

...and now back to discussing having to let people go, with the people being let go. not yey...

Mon, May. 28th, 2007 10:15 am (UTC)

i'm sorry you're having such a rough time of it lately, financially at least. that's rubbish that you should have to pay your company *back* for a business-related trip they sent you on! (i'm not asking, just sympathising!)

having to tell people they're being let go certainly doesn't sound fun. i hope it goes as best as it possibly can.

Mon, May. 28th, 2007 10:23 am (UTC)

yeah, the paris-aftermath was very annoying (should have been avoided, but i only had a day's notice so i neglected to check on things as carefully as i should have, sigh), but at least it's dealt with. i hope to be finally on my feet, money-wise, by, like, september.

of course, i always say that every year and then some crapola happens, but whatever. i'm hopeful. :)

hopefully, the people being let go can be kept - we hope to bring in a new project by august, so hopefully they can stay on, but we still have to give them fair warning like this, two months in advance, so odds are they'll choose not to stick it out and go find other jobs. meh. :/

Mon, May. 28th, 2007 05:18 pm (UTC)

it sounds like your company operates very similarly to mine. :/ i guess that's (one of) the bad thing(s) about contract-based projects.