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Old 06-20-2008, 09:13 PM   #571
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I'm soooooooooooo pissed right now. The resort is DEAD this weekend. Completely dead so now I'm on a 3 1/2 day weekend. Only 1 1/2 days of that is unpaid. I have PTO to cover it but I'm planning a 10 day visit home in August so I wanted to save it.
Does your PTO work where you accrue so many hours of PTO for the hours you work? Ours works where you get a set number for every 40 you work. When I hit the 10 year mark next month I'll get close to 5 hours for every 40.
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Well, now that you mention it, one of our city's possible solutions to the budget problem is to get rid of our 911 call center and let the county take it over
I have heard that people often have to wait on hold when calling the local 911, and they were thinking of increasing its budget to hire more workers.
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Does your PTO work where you accrue so many hours of PTO for the hours you work? Ours works where you get a set number for every 40 you work. When I hit the 10 year mark next month I'll get close to 5 hours for every 40.
That is sweet.

Will you still get a gift for the milestone anniversary, or did they do away with those? I was very sad when they did away with the numbers; I really wanted a big silver 5!
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I am doing some laundry and I discovered that my roomie definitely washed some pants with a book of matches in the pocket.
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Does your PTO work where you accrue so many hours of PTO for the hours you work? Ours works where you get a set number for every 40 you work. When I hit the 10 year mark next month I'll get close to 5 hours for every 40.
I'm not really sure how our PTO works at all. What's even more confusing is that during my 6 week externship I was considered a part time temporary employee even though I was working well over 40 hours a week. They were able to adjust me to a part time status for those 6 weeks once I was hired full time. So for those 6 weeks, I was only eligible for 1/2 of the PTO that I really should have been. It just finally showed up on my last paycheck for the first time and it was close to 12 hours. My Chef said I get almost a full day for each paycheck but I'm not going to take his word until I see my paycheck next Friday to see how much it went up. He's kind of a scatterbrain so I don't always take his word for it! We do get a few extra hours a year because we're open 365 days a year 24/7 so obviously not everyone will get the holidays off. I've never had PTO before so I'm a little confused. My Chef thinks I'll have close to 50 hours by the time August hits and I want to take my vacation plus he said I'll have a lot more by the end of the year. I should have asked if it rolled over. I doubt it.
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The new Coldplay album was only $9.98 at Target so I bought it today. I wasn't going to since I'm missing hours at work this weekend but I couldn't pass it up since the sticker on it said $14.99. It's not bad. I wasn't too thrilled with their last album but I've heard a lot of good things about this one so I wanted to hear it.
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the boyfriend's kids are here. The animals are a mess right now. We can't find the cat. The dog never comes into my room or the kitchen for whatever her strange reasons are. I woke up today to my sister opening my door for Roxy to come in. Not only did she want to come in but she snuggle up with me in bed for a while. Then a little bit ago she was sitting in the kitchen. Poor baby. Between having to spend the whole day at my sister's work yesterday and then then boys this weekend, she's just completely out of sorts right now.
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The take your dog to work pic is Hope Roxy has a chance to 'chill' for awhile.
I bought the Coldplay CD but haven't listened to it yet...............the Bruce Springsteen 30th Anniversary Born To Run box set (has concert DVD and documetary DVD included) arrived so that is on the agenda after finishing up the Netflix Sopranos that I have at home.
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That is sweet.

Will you still get a gift for the milestone anniversary, or did they do away with those? I was very sad when they did away with the numbers; I really wanted a big silver 5!
Yep...we get a very nice watch that I believe is of the pricier variety. I saw the mens version last month in person and it was really nice so I'm actually looking forward to getting mine next month. I'll have to get links taken out to size down but I'll just run to the jeweler next door to job 2 on a break for that. Instead of the 5's they give little pins now and you still get the certificate in the clear frame. I'll be replacing the certificate with a black and white of NYC from the Empire State Building I took last Fall.
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I'm not really sure how our PTO works at all. What's even more confusing is that during my 6 week externship I was considered a part time temporary employee even though I was working well over 40 hours a week. They were able to adjust me to a part time status for those 6 weeks once I was hired full time. So for those 6 weeks, I was only eligible for 1/2 of the PTO that I really should have been. It just finally showed up on my last paycheck for the first time and it was close to 12 hours. My Chef said I get almost a full day for each paycheck but I'm not going to take his word until I see my paycheck next Friday to see how much it went up. He's kind of a scatterbrain so I don't always take his word for it! We do get a few extra hours a year because we're open 365 days a year 24/7 so obviously not everyone will get the holidays off. I've never had PTO before so I'm a little confused. My Chef thinks I'll have close to 50 hours by the time August hits and I want to take my vacation plus he said I'll have a lot more by the end of the year. I should have asked if it rolled over. I doubt it.
It sounds like you do have some sort of accrual and if it's similar to ours at all once you get a hang of how it works it's awesome. Last month was a slow month and we had opportunites to leave early on Friday's plus I had to go in later for a few doctor appts and each week what I accrued equaled out to what I took PTO for so I haven't lost anything by leaving a few hours here and there. Those days are over though because July/Aug/Sept are basically our big season and we'll be crazy busy. I'm actually hoping for some OT.
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oy vey what a day........we met the boyfriends dad at some sort of raceway park place. It was over 110 degrees and not one single ounce of shade to be found anywhere. Thankfully for everyone else, I'm obsessed with suntan lotion so we all covered up before we left. The two boys are a little pink but not nearly as bad as they would have been. It was miserable. We got there at 4 to see the cars before the race and also let the boys play on the little kids area that they had set up. Neither wanted to play and I don't blame them. We went through a ton of water and gatorade before the sun finally went down. It was definitely a crowd I'm not accustomed to Lots of mullets and other interesting hair styles and the choice of clothing had to have come straight out of the latest Kmart catalog. :snob: It was a rotten day. If we would have gotten there later on, closer to race time, it wouldn't have been so bad. But the poor little guys were a mess and the adults weren't too far behind them. We went to see some gigantic robot/dinosaur thing but the boys were exhausted and we left before it even came out. I did take a few pictures of it earlier in the day. It was massive.

I did have a lovely vegetarian talk with the grandpa. He's been a vegetarian since he was a kid too. I'm always amazed when I meet people 20 or more years older than me that have been veggies since around the time I've been one. It's nice to see that they're healthy and still happy with their decision. He told me he's been one for at least 45 years.
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we're taking the little guys to the mall today. I was going to do my own thing if they were doing another outdoor activity.
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We've had thunderstorms on and off all weekend - so no trips to theme parks this weekend.
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