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Monday, November 21, 2005
Today I found out I will not be getting my raise.
It isn't a surprise. I mean, with all the state budget cuts, I knew there was no way it would go through. It still doesn't take the sting away from doing one job (6 levels higher) and getting paid for another (the one that's 6 levels lower than what I should be).
Things like this make it even more unbearable:
I just spent 15 minutes on the phone with an otherwise intelligent individual trying to walk him through setting up a bookmark - and then placing it on his toolbar in an old version of Netscape. 15...minutes.
This phone conversation, dealing with a man who could not - could not for the life of him - figure out how to save the document he was working on:
Me: "Ok, let's just forget all that. I want you to save the file on the Desktop and with a new name."
Him: "Oh, Shanna, I just don't know. I don't get any of this."
Me: "It's ok, I'm going to walk you through it. Okay, you have the document open?"
Him: "Yeah, it's open right here in front of me."
Me: "Ok, click on File and Save as."
Him: "Ok, got it." He proceeds to start reading me everything on the screen.
Me: "Don't read it. I know what it says - ok, just listen to me. Up at the top of that save box it reads Save In - next to it is a little drop-down menu. I want you to choose "Desktop" from it. At the bottom of the little window it says File Name - I want you to type in a brand new file name there. Then I want you to hit "Save".
Him: "Uhhh...ok..um, so you want me to type the word "Desktop" next to File Name?"
But it's all good. This will give me the incentive to start concentrating on my writing, and getting my web design business off the ground - start really pushing it.
I'm still blessed. I still have a job - I have a home, all of my family, a car - my things. There's a lot of people out there have lost everything, that may never get quite back on their feet. Yes, it's rough - it's unfair - it's frustrating - but I'm still blessed. That's how you have to look at it. Right?