Week Ending 08.11.13 Budget…Another Short-Pay Week…HURTS!

Posted: August 9, 2013 in Budgets, Financial Organization
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Ok I am just going to say it – I am sick and F*ng tired of not being paid for days off…it’s getting to the point that I can’t even pay my bills because I want a couple of days off of work – my boss once again wants to have a “General Discussion” regarding this email I sent her the night we returned the car to the dealership:

“Good Afternoon Kim,

 Just wanted to sent a note to speak with you about a possible salary increase/raise.  After three years of dutiful employment, completing any and all tasks requested in addition to my regular duties I feel it is time to discuss the possibility of a pay increase.
Please let me know if this is something we can discuss further.
This I am certain will be just another one of her atypical “We haven’t decided what we’re doing with your position” or “The current situation of XXXX is not compatible with pay raises for temps” blah blah blah…frankly it’s getting to sound more and more like she’s a politician and not a manager…sickening honestly! I have zero respect for this woman and if the job market wasn’t so bleak in Wilmington I might be inclined to look for work elsewhere…as it is I am thinking of trying to find other avenues for making some extra cash – possibly jumping into the world of Freelance writing…my publishing career is once again stalled as I’ve been so wrapped up with our financial problems I haven’t had time to do anything with it…that post will be on my other blag shortly…
As it is this week’s budget is very brief, as with the shortage of our pay due to me being off two days last week (I only keyed/worked 26.5 hrs. last week) and there not being enough work to fill the balance 14.0 hrs. I would have worked I couldn’t justify logging in and just getting hours for doing nothing…so here we are, another short-pay week, it hurts like an SOB and I am so very tired of it all!
With that being said – here’s the budget this week:
 $110.31 Remaining from W/E 08/04/13  $304.07 Lara W/E 08/04/13 Salary
 $76.90 Amt. Spent  $259.13 Jimmy W/E 08/04/13 Salary
 $33.41 Avail. Starting  $563.20
 $7.49 PetsMart  $33.41 Avail. Starting
 $4.99 Office Max  $563.20 Total Pay
 $1.02 Target  $596.61 Avail. For Bills
 $18.44 Hobby Lobby  $250.00 Unpaid Car Repairs
 $8.85 Target  $846.61
 $6.39 Wal-Mart  $88.00 Unexplained Discrepancy
 $5.23 Harris Teeter  $934.61
 $3.18 PetsMart
 $1.00 Wal-Mart
 $4.96 KTC
 $4.12 Harris Teeter
 $5.95 Target
 $5.28 Everybody’s IGA


Ok two things here:

1.  We haven’t paid Scott yet for the repairs to the car, we’re waiting on him to find a seal for our intake system and then install it before we pay  him, so that $250.00 (down from the initial $275.00 from last week, as that’s what he and Jimmy agreed to) was put back into the budget

2.  The $88.00 discrepancy was the difference between what my spreadsheet said was available and what my checkbook said was available – not sure where it came from but it worked in my favor so it got plugged back into the budget.

Like I said it’s a  brief week – with just one item coming out directly from the account this week – Austin’s TKD payment and then payment on the utility and DB Plumbing (which BTW has just one more payment!!! WOOHOO!! and then that money will go back into the budget!)

 $25.00 DB Plumbing
 $80.00 Brigades Boys & Girls Club
 $5.00 Tate & Kirlin
 $5.00 OT Solution
 $89.00 APM
 $170.00 Groceries
 $25.00 Jimmy’s Money
 $25.00 Dinner, 8/9
 $25.00 Cat & Dog Food
 $35.00 Gas
 $100.00 CFPUA
 $250.00 Car Repairs

Now I did re-budget for the car repairs this week as I fully expect to be paying Scott before the week is out, he rightfully deserves it! He’s saved me a TON of cash!

 $25.00 DB Plumbing
 $80.00 Brigades Boys & Girls Club
 $5.00 Tate & Kirlin
 $5.00 OT Solutions
 $89.00 APM
 $260.00 Cash for Week
 $100.00 CFPUA
 $35.00 Gas
 $250.00 Car Repairs
 $ 85.61

Now I’ve had to keep Gas as a separate budget item from the Cash for the week as I have to stop and get gas on my way to get the kiddos tonight – running the AC (per Scott – to keep the car from stalling at a red light/when idle – it’s something to do with the missing seal and the intake system) all the time has eaten my gas and I am down to almost empty as of this morning’s drive into work – not enough to get me to Brigades, Bank and then a Gas station (they are too spread out in town), otherwise everything remains the same!

Well that’s enough from me, Jimmy’s off tomorrow so I am hoping we can hit the beach!

Have an Awesome Weekend Everyone! Until Next Week!

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