Tuesday, January 18, 2011


Today I will be grateful. I will start the process of turning today’s pain into tomorrow’s joy.

I have a lot to be grateful for in my life. I have wonderful family and friends who are there when ever I need them, sometimes even when I don’t need them. I have a son, who I love more than I can describe. I have the ability to fight for the things my son needs and WIN.

I should be grateful for my job as it usually provides me with the means to support myself and Son. But right now I am pretty disgruntled, as I am sure everyone in the company is. See, we are supposed to get paid every 2 weeks which was last Tuesday. But they didn’t have the money to pay us. And they have no idea when the money will be coming in to pay us with.

On Thursday, they paid the full timers half their pay and the part timers got all what was owed to them. But they still have no idea when the money will be coming in to pay us. And on this coming Friday, they will owe me for THREE weeks!

What they are doing is illegal and I along with the rest of the employees could file with the department of labor for this. But that won’t necessarily get us our back pay, it just might cost the company more money in fines and get me fired for reporting them. Plus the entire process takes at LEAST 10 days with the Department of Labor.

I am between a rock and a hard place. I need my job as long as there is a job. Now if they say leave, then I can file for unemployment and be able to live on that. I won’t be going to Hawaii in November but I will be able to put food on the table. I know that there will be money in the bank on a set date and I will be able to look for a new job.

While I am stressed over how to pay my bills and everything that goes with living, I am grateful for this little bit of stress. Nuts, you say? Of course I am! But this little bit of stress reminded me that I have lots to be grateful for.

For now, I have a savings account to dip into to cover expenses.   Gratitude!

Another reason is that my parents offered to loan me some money to help out while I am waiting for the paycheck to come in.   Gratitude!

Plus my neighbor Kathy, who also happens to be my landlord told me to pay her last, she can wait for my rent if necessary.  Gratitude!

AND a blogger/twitter buddy told me I should send my resume to her so she can share it with her hubs.  My biggest reservation with that is that I would have to move.  And not to somewhere warm!  lol  Gratitude!

Am I the luckiest person on the planet? I am so grateful to have these people in my life!

Thank you all SO much!

Now if I can just get my employer to cough up some money.


  1. nice that you could turn such a stressfull situ into a positive...sucks but...

  2. That's pretty scary, and you're probably wise to look for something on the side, just in case.

  3. Great that you are looking at it this way!


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