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The Good & The Bad

April 3rd, 2014 at 03:58 pm

First, can't believe it is April!

The Good:

- My cat care client gave me a bonus gift - $20 Starbucks card.

- My coworker gave me a code to get five stars on my Starbucks account (Free drink every 12 stars).

- A client gave me and my coworker a $100 bill each! Big Grin

- Trees are cut down and all cut up.


The Bad:

- DH hurt his knee playing racquetball with his boss last week. It seems pretty bad to me, but naturally DH doesn't want to see a doctor. He has injured this same knee before and it takes weeks to feel better. I am of the mind that it might need surgery. If that is what it needs to "fix" it, well we'd have to do it, but oh man could that create some financial bumps.

- Water pump went out in our truck. FUDGE! I wanted to get a load of garden soil/amendment this weekend so we could get started with our boxes. That didn't happen. Frown And the repair will have to wait. Quoted $750 and I don't want to take any more from savings.

- My car has had a few weird episodes where it seemed like it wasn't getting fuel. Was okay last night and this morning. Our mechanic neighbor looked at it this morning and of course it didn't do it for him.
Going to change the fuel filter wait and see if it does it again. Might be the fuel pump..

- Disgust is at an all time high for me at work.
My boss owes money to almost, strike that, *every* vendor we use. Some have stopped accepting orders from us until they get paid.

I haven't gotten one cent toward my health insurance yet; although the boss says that is coming.

Sore subject for me.
At first it was, "pick a plan you like."
Then it was, "choose a few you like and we'll discuss."
Then he was, "I'll need to limit the amount I pay to $300/month."
That meant not getting a plan I "liked"; just a plan that was cheap.

Tuesday I asked what the status of reimbursement was because I paid the April premium two weeks ago and just received the May bill. He asks me how much the premium is. And I'm thinking - "look you pledged $300 so don't you dare think of shorting me now."
I told him just under $300 because I can't afford to pay anything beyond what he is offering.
SO he was like "Oh, okay, so you'll need $280 to $290 then?"

I am not trying to sound ungrateful. I am thankful that I have had 100% employer paid coverage and hopefully still will. But I feel pretty unappreciated with the way he is handling all this.

By the way, I have the day off today because he and his wife went to Tahoe to ski ... Heaven forbid he say "No" to the family.

6 Responses to “The Good & The Bad”

  1. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    How very frustrating - employer stuff, etc. I hope things get better soon!

  2. ceejay74 Says:

    Ugh, he sounds like NT's employer. Always changing their story so you never know when to trust what they say.

  3. Another Reader Says:

    With an employer that is this poor at managing money and that takes advantage of employees to make up the difference, in your shoes I would start looking for a new job. Not paying vendors is a bad sign. Eventually this will catch up to him, and the business may simply collapse. You could be out of a job with no notice and short several weeks of pay. Better to start looking now, before disaster strikes.

  4. creditcardfree Says:

    Sorry about the insurance issue with your boss, I tend to agree with Another Reader on this one. The man is likely putting off paying vendors because he wants his wife/family to think things are okay...thus a vacation to Tahoe. It will catch up with him.

    Tiger balm to help your husband's knee. Obviously, don't know the whole issue, but if inflamed it may help speed up the healing. I only suggest it because it helped my husband with a knee issue at a time when he couldn't take pain meds.

  5. snafu Says:

    I add my voice to the others suggesting you polish up your resume, list on LinkedIn, work out a list of potential employers etc. The fact that vendors will no longer accept orders means they know he can no longer pay his bills. I sincerely hope g you've his agreement to pay the medical premium in writing as his word is worthless. Do what you can to verify you're eligible for Unemployment benefits because he may not be submitting sums owed.

  6. TashaC. Says:

    Wow. Sounds unprofessional and disorganized. I hope your boss has a larger staff than just him- because he sounds...like he is distracted and secretive. I hope these are not red flags towards larger problems.

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