Friday, January 23, 2009

Getting there but more car and parking drama

Went and brought all my paperwork in today, and HR lady says it looks really good. She was impressed with my thoroughness and honesty, so that's good. I watched a video there today about the company, and it really seems like a great company to work for. They give bonuses for certain things, and everyone I've met seems really nice. Sounds like I will learn a lot more about security, safety and whatnot too. Today I learned about fire extinguishers and each type and which one to use in different types of fire. I didn't know that before, so that was pretty cool.

My car is broken broken though. I had to rent a car today because I can look underneath my car and see the oil squirting out. I've done our taxes already, so our return should be coming January 30th. Problem is that I have to go back to the office on the 29th to renew my license and get my uniforms. We really don't have the money for me to rent a car again. It was $32. But, I think we will probably just have to make do.

I got two parking tickets today. One was for not putting the sticker in the driver window, I put it in the windshield. I thought the meter maids drove around in small cars, so I figured it would be good in the windshield so they could see it from the street. But, apparently they ride bicycles on the sidewalks these days. The other ticket was for parking over the line blocking a garbage can. The line was really faded, and I didn't think it really mattered, but I guess it does. $24 each. Ka-ching! You're welcome, City of Portland! Maybe you can afford to paint the parking lines with that money and the faded yellow zone in front of the garbage can!

I'm pretty excited to start my job though. Not looking forward to getting up at 5am. But, I'll get used to it I'm sure.

3 comments:

Jen said...

Stina, sorry to hear about your car troubles and stupid parking tickets, can't they drop one for the sticker that wasn't in the window its not like you didn't have it at all....

The Job sounds great, 5am stinks but you get used to it...

(praying everything goes well)

Nicole said...

So you have the job right? 5am does suck, but its a job that pays ok, so...
Sorry about those fines. That sucks, can you appeal them at all?
Poo about your car too!! Praying it all goes smoothly and you can get things sorted!

Nicole said...

Wow, that stinks about your car and the tickets... I'm so glad you have a job though! I will be praying that things work out for you. That you will have a car to drive so you can get to work. Thanks for keeping us updated.