Sunday, February 7, 2016

One Step Closer To Selling House

The home inspection was Saturday, and we are expecting the repair list pretty soon. We are eager to see what needs to be fixed and what further wheeling and dealing needs to be done. We know that one duct needs to be put back into place. I went under the house to check on things, and noticed that it was damaged by another buyer when they were looking under the house. It's a small repair that should take less than 30 minutes to fix.

We also got the termite company lined up for a clearance letter and one year warranty, and it was a good report. We are just waiting to officially have the paperwork processed, and of course another couple of hundred dollars out of or account. I never realized that so many people get a piece of your equity when selling your house. I'm almost thinking I'm in the wrong business!?

We also had our second Dave Ramsey class today, and this group has had fewer people drop out. There is a lot of hurt going on in our economy. Our next class is typically when the class size drops, but the people that remain are going to go the distance. I forgot to do a head count...

We are both enjoying co-leading this class at our church. Getting people financially sound, or in a better position, is probably the best way that we can help our community be better prepared. How could you be better financially prepared? For our household, selling the house will get us out of debt [except mortgage] and savings back into the bank.

Keep Right On Prepping - K

Saturday, February 6, 2016

What's Good For The Goose...

 If two Hollywood stars can cause a racket, and call for a boycott about the Oscars not having any black actors as nominees, then I'll be boycotting this year's MBA All star game.  In fact, I'll be boycotting all of the NBA games, merchandise, and anything related to basketball (except the Razorbacks) because they didn't select any white players. This year's all-star game has zero white players. #NBAsoblack

Two graphs for your thoughts:

USA race Distribution

More whites need to be represented in the NBA.

Keep Right On Prepping  - K

Friday, February 5, 2016

The New Economy Part II

Today is payday, and after looking at my paycheck stub, I have a solution for the "no clocking in policy". I won't be leaving early, and will find little projects to occupy my time until clock out time. It might be trimming my fingernails, organizing my locker, checking the reports for new pathological diseases to study, or checking my eyelids for leaks.

Anyways, these projects will earn me an additional $100 per pay period. It seems that I was saving the company money by coming in early and leaving early. If the company doesn't want me to clock in early, I think that I shouldn't clock out early as well.

Don't get me wrong. I still like my job. I'll always do my's just who I am. It just really annoys me to split hairs about a few dollars when our clinic, which got the butt chewing, is one of the best performing for the company and saves money at every opportunity.

I've said it before, I like to be a problem solver. The solution is to work my scheduled hours, and we both get what we want. They don't want me to clock in early, and I get a bigger paycheck.

Keep Right On Prepping - K

Thursday, February 4, 2016

The New Economy

I don't recall if I've ever posted about the "new economy" that me and my fellow students observed while in school. Raises are a thing a the past, you'll have to change jobs to keep getting pay raises. The "new raise" is that "Congratulations, you still have a job!"

I walked into work yesterday, and clocked in early, and clocked out in a couple of minutes. The word has come done from management, in the form of a butt chewing, that there will no more clocking in early. They sure are happy to have us leave early though. So, no more leaving early. When I have to leave early, I'll tried  to make up the time by coming in early and helping out.

I think that management has failed to see the bigger picture rather than just looking at the bottom line[$]. For example, our contrast comes in two sizes 7.5 ml and 10.0 ml. A 75 kilogram patient receives a  7.5 ml dose. Generally, if we have a 78 kilogram patient, I will only push 7.5 ml contrast to save the company the cost difference between the two vials, which is about a day's pay for me.

Hey, I don't have a problem following the rules. It just seems that some things aren't worth the happiness of your employees. I learned as middle management, a happy employee is more willing to look out for the company rather than having an us versus them mentality.

Keep Right On Prepping - K