Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Is Saying No An Option Anymore?

My husband's job is driving me nuts. He works in pharmaceutical validation (don't ask me what that is because I just smile and nod when he talks about work) and the company he works for just laid off the other validation guy. I know companies are struggling, but this layoff just doesn't make any sense. According to management, there is enough validation work for four validation guys. So they decided to narrow it down to just one and expect him to work 70 hour weeks to get it all done. Of course it's not all getting done and they get mad because he won't work Sundays. He is starting to say "no" to 12+ hour days more often which is making us both a lot happier, but naturally it pisses of the management. Hot Husband is a salary employee who is severly underpaid and I feel like the damn company is taking advantage of him. I am supposed to be the only one who gets to take advantage of him!

We just really need him to find a new job soon.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Earth Hour

Maybe you have all heard about this, maybe this is something new. Tonight the world is celebrating Earth Hour by turning off all the lights from 8:30 - 9:30 local time. I'm sure there are tons of links about this, but since I am late for breakfast I don't have time to find them. I'm planning on turning off my lights this evening. Just imagine all the fun things that can be done in the dark!

Thursday, March 5, 2009

I Don't Understand Technology

These days people can talk on a phone that is the size of a credit card. On this said phone, they can also check their email, look up travel times, google who first came up with the rules of the road, and anything else their little heart desires. The technology of a cell phone has been around for about a decade. Cell phones with computers on them are relatively new, but people still rely on them for so many things.

Here is what I don't understand: If we can put so much information into a tiny little phone and it actually works then why oh why can't manufacturers make a water heater that lasts longer than six months? That's right, I am about to buy a new water heater because my 6 month old water heater already broke. If Apple and Microsoft can do so many awesome things with technology, why are water heater manufacturers having such a hard time making a product that works? Especially since water heaters are not new technology! I just don't understand.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Gotta Love Karma

I took Thursday and Friday off of work because I was "sick." I spent those fabulous days lounging around the house with Hot Husband who actually was sick. We watched movies, snuggled, did some naughty stuff and really just enjoyed being together. On Sunday I got sick. I absolutely believe this is karma for calling in sick and lying to my boss two days in a row. And since I took Thursday and Friday off of work, I really didn't think I should miss another day so I went in today. Sick as a dog. I fell asleep on my desk twice. Thank Goddess my boss was in a good mood and didn't get mad at me. Instead he was super sweet and let me sleep! After I woke up the second time he then decided to talk to me about my health. He is worried about me. I have been sick so many times this year that he thinks something is really wrong. He suggested blood tests.

I didn't know what to do. It was nice that he was so worried about me, but I felt horrible because his worrying is based on lies! I've been trying to justify my actions by reminding myself that this very boss who is so worried about me is actually the exact same boss who makes me feel like I'm nothing 85% of the time. I try telling myself that he doesn't really care, he is just thinking about his bottom line. I try telling myself that my boss is only being nice so he doesn't have to apologize for being a dick head. Nothing works. Right now I feel guilty, but I can't really be that guilty because I am actually thinking of telling my boss I am having blood work done on Friday afternoon so I can leave early for my trip to Michigan!

I will never learn.