Money Matters - Part 15

Lower Hudson Valley, NY(Zone 6b)

Well over a 1000.

So.App.Mtns., United States(Zone 5b)

Well, nothing new. They didn't read the Patriot Act before they passed it, either. It wasn't printed and in their hands yet.

annapolis, MD(Zone 7b)

Quote from schickenlady :
1st time I went ot. Isnt it a federal law unless your on salary or a contractor?


I have worked for three different plant merchandising companies. Only one allowed 'overtime' with prior approval. We were always getting reminders to not go over hours. The stores I worked in did 3-4 times the volume of sales as other stores and yet each store got the same # of merchandising hours. I would have made much more 'on commission' or a % of sales! Any way, suffice it to say that I was a lean mean merchandising machine at the end of each season!

When I owned a house cleaning company with employees paid on an hourly basis, I changed from hourly pay to pay per house cleaned well with no customer complaints. This allowed each cleaning team to finish their houses more quickly and thus do more houses and make more money than when they were paid by the hour. We all seemed to like it but I hated being "an employer"

annapolis, MD(Zone 7b)

Are we headed for peak fertilizer? A look at P and K of the NPK.

http://www.motherjones.com/tom-philpott/2012/11/are-we-heading-toward-peak-fertilizer

Hey Darius how are you?

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Sherrie In, NH(Zone 5a)

arghh - my 1 store turned into 2 stores & this morning it turned into 3 stores. If it wasnt physical labor at 54 years old I would be fine. I am LOOKING for a different job. Freak Me!

central, NJ(Zone 6b)

Ugh gas almost at $4!

Lower Hudson Valley, NY(Zone 6b)

Yep, been going up every week.

Lower Hudson Valley, NY(Zone 6b)

Just read that gas is up 35 days in a row! Funny how there is just crickets from media.

annapolis, MD(Zone 7b)

Some of you perhaps can remember those old wringer washers? And how flat clothes came out. Feeling like that last drop wrung out. Or like that Kingston Trio song about Charlie who couldn't get off the Boston MTA because when he got on the fare was one price but before he could get off it went up.

All the same usual explanations as to why...here's a new one

Maybe some global investor group wants to make a killing by replacing all of the pumps in all of the gas stations with ones that can calculate the price per gallon on a second by second basis with direct debit from bank account to boot, so we can all 'play the market' at the pump in real time! Day traders or day pumpers. And no 'hoarding gas as it spoils in under 30 days and can wreck new engines.

I swear that one pump I fill up at sees me get 28MPG but if I use the other three I get about 10 MPG less.

Sherrie In, NH(Zone 5a)

Alway look to see if the pump has been inspected by the state and is not Expired. it has to be inspected to make sure the gallons are not over or under.

Also I know this is going to sound weird. If a tanker just comes in and dumps its load, Bubbles/Air will fill that underground holding tank. You put gas in your vehicle & the air dicipates and you have less gas. Also in the same time when they dump they are stirring up any water that has gathered over time. Not good it usually takes a good 12 hours to vent & realease.

Trust me = I know

Lower Hudson Valley, NY(Zone 6b)

Hearing tax refunds slow. Anyone get theirs yet?

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annapolis, MD(Zone 7b)

Kids in VT have theirs 3 weeks now. Still waiting on State. Me, I don't get one. boo hoo no government savings plan for me.

Anne Arundel,, MD(Zone 7b)

Our State came immediately, our Fed gave a 'got yr return' message about 2 weeks ago. We had heard those with education deductions ( us) would be delayed.

Pepperell, MA(Zone 6a)

have not even filed yet

central, NJ(Zone 6b)

haven't filed yet either

Salem Cnty, NJ(Zone 7b)

Not yet here, either

central, NJ(Zone 6b)

If the country is trillions of $s in debt where does the $ come from for refunds?

annapolis, MD(Zone 7b)

lol it is being printed as minting is too slow and costs more in raw materials or it is electronically recorded in the virtual treasury.

Lower Hudson Valley, NY(Zone 6b)

I haven't filed yet either.

Fairfield County, CT(Zone 6b)

I have filed.

So.App.Mtns., United States(Zone 5b)

Thankfully (but only in a few ways) I don't have to file.

Fairfield County, CT(Zone 6b)

Just checked and both of my refunds are in my bank.

Sherrie In, NH(Zone 5a)

Quote from schickenlady :
arghh - my 1 store turned into 2 stores & this morning it turned into 3 stores. If it wasnt physical labor at 54 years old I would be fine. I am LOOKING for a different job. Freak Me!


I have 3 stores again tomorrow & Monday. Ughh. One person is not made for doing 3 Stores as 2 stores is pushing it. I worked 49.5 hours last week with 2.

I am going to croak.

Pepperell, MA(Zone 6a)

be thankful you have a job.

Anne Arundel,, MD(Zone 7b)

So many jobs are 'feast or famine' these days!

Lower Hudson Valley, NY(Zone 6b)

Abercrombie to close 50 stores.

central, NJ(Zone 6b)

Glad A&F is closing stores, their visuals were as close to porn as you can get, totally not necessary to sell clothes and obviously not working for them

Lower Hudson Valley, NY(Zone 6b)

Yes, I agree.

Gas is ridiculous again.

Lower Hudson Valley, NY(Zone 6b)

The VP said today that Americans are no longer worried about the economy.

central, NJ(Zone 6b)

They are so out of touch with real people

Salem Cnty, NJ(Zone 7b)

What is he smokin?

Lower Hudson Valley, NY(Zone 6b)

Mind-boggling. And they also deny we have a spending problem. You would think the apocalypse was coming with the sequester 'cuts'. What a joke. Then CBO says the actual cuts for '13 are 41 billion. This is in a budget of 3600 billion! They just spent over 70 billion of new, borrowed Chinese money on Sandy. It's just so out of control.

Lower Hudson Valley, NY(Zone 6b)

More lunacy. So glad we had financial reform.

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-02-20/why-should-taxpayers-give-big-banks-83-billion-a-year-.html

Lower Hudson Valley, NY(Zone 6b)

GAO audit says the healthcare law will add 6.2 trillion to the debt over 10 years.

Sherrie In, NH(Zone 5a)

I guess I am going to be Edward Sissor Hands sister. Put an app in today for a Dental Assistant Job. In 1 hour I had a phone call & interview set up for Friday at 10 am. Now I get a phone call to do more with 3 stores as a Flower Fluffer and they want me to work tomorrow, Friday & Saturday. The guy from the 3rd store totally quit.

I am going to freak out and cut the flower bouquet's to look like a Black Rhinoceros and go to the Interview with the Dentist. Talk about freaking out.

Fairfield County, CT(Zone 6b)

Just say you have a dentist appointment and need the time off - it isn't even a lie! Good luck on the interview.

Salem Cnty, NJ(Zone 7b)

Best wishes, Sherrie!!

Sherrie In, NH(Zone 5a)

3rd store I was helping & filling in. Now the guy just quit. To do sales & inventory, 3 stores, 2 of them 30 miles apart is impossible. To get the product out & everthing done in 1 day I would have to work 16 hours.

Its just "untimely" and puts unwanted pressure on my pee brain. Dental Assistant is not a LABOR job & I went to school for it. Lets hold on & see. Friday 10 am.... Unless I go Postal.

Fairfield County, CT(Zone 6b)

Sherrie - you can't afford the stamps (to go postal - ummm - I hope that was funny...)

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