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Updates (interview, renewal, 2 flat, homes)

May 5th, 2014 at 09:10 am

HI all

I continue to be dragging the bottom here and need to focus and get back on track.. spend some time gettign 'defrazzled'..

Interview. went well but did NOT get it.. they went w someone who took $10 less an hour.

Renewal. I got renewed at work but only for 5 months (11/28) which happens to be right when we have our 'change freeze' and basically there is no work to do from 11/28 thru 1/15/15. I need to know now/soon if it is likekly I will be extended past that because if it does not look likely I will look for work now (good time of year to look).If I wait to look after 11/28.. basically hiring shuts down til 1/15 so I will not be talking to hiring folks until at least 6 weeks of joblessness. Not good.. I have 4 months of savings in case of job loss. includes enough for rentals). NOt an ideal situation to be let go in 11/28. Disappointing

2 flat. Talked to the bank attorney. They do not get the deed or record it for 3 weeks after the sale confirmation. I asked because I have utilities in my name and can not change them over until then. With that in mind, tenants paid 1 more month. I iwll settle w tenants as of 5/31 unless confirmation does not go through or my understanding is wrong.

2 flat tenant (who moved). no news on $807. Contacting him at work today but upset and I have no recourse unless I sue.. upsetting. maybe a loss.

Painters finishing today. hoping it looks good but way overbudget.. $400+

My 401k cancellation (just for this month) did NOT go through..I was trying to make up some of that shortage for this month w that . So full contribution went through and I am $1800 short of where i want to be for the month unless I pull out of savings.. postponing that as long as I can (trying to sell stuff, switch things around, recover what is oweed from 2 flat tenant and start consulting etc etc)

Calling property manager today on 6 homes. Section 8 tenant is still there.. (but looking . applications sstuck in approval process). Upseetting. I want her out and this turned over before June 1..

Also calling motorcycle guy who owes me $6000

Work continues to be insanely stressful and lonely (no one at the office). I was excited about hte new job 'sortof' to meet people and have more of a fun atmosphere and will start looking now for higher paying jobs. Since the first inquiry from a recruiter.. 2 more have surfaced w the same $75 hour rate. I am willing to take $65 if it is not so far I just went in at $75 at this first job to 'throw something at hte wall, see what stuck'.. but still disappointed and motivated now to look.

6 homes and 3 units taxes went DOWN (still getting exact figures but some good news)

Put $138 towards rental emergency fund and $630 more in 401k. and cut cable starting next month by $130.

The Rachael update. Smile

8 Responses to “Updates (interview, renewal, 2 flat, homes)”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    Cutting cable is a good plan! And starting to look for a new job sounds like a great plan. Hopefully you can find something closer to where you live, too.

  2. Wife of the Deacon Says:


    Good to read the Rachael Update. Smile
    Sorry to hear that you didn't get the job, assuming that you wanted it badly. Good news about the current contract being extended, and keep looking. I think that people end up where they are meant to be. DH took a major wrong turn back in July that was a promotion. Ended up being a nightmare in hell and causing major upheaval in the house (essentially loss of father/husband because he now works 55-65 hours per week). Only benefit of this experiment is he knows where he wants to be and will be going back to school 9/1.

    Hey, are you open to RL meeting? CB is in Elmhust, I'm in DG, and EnglishCastle is in Milwaukee. Could be interesting?!

  3. Rachael777 Says:

    I am unclear what 'Rl meeting' means but if it means face to face.. yes. lets go to lunch. be fun to meet like minded people. as you all know I am in good ole Naperville., Smile

  4. Wife of the Deacon Says:


    RL = real life

    Smile

  5. Another Reader Says:

    The good news is you now have an idea of the market value of your time and the window for finding a new job. That's a lot of uncertainty resolved.

    Cutting non-essential expenses in the near term gives you more flexibility. I haven't missed cable a bit, and the $80 extra goes to savings.

  6. Rachael777 Says:

    I am up for real life meeting. how do we contact each other or set it up. I am also thinking that it may make sense to start looking now anyway. I do not want to have to use my emergency fund for job loss. so if I look now I already have a job. and am in a better position. p

  7. Another Reader Says:

    The window opens today. Now that you know your contract ends at the slowest time of the year, something with a longer term is a lot more attractive. You have some time so you can be picky. Bonus - you will be paid more per your discussions with recruiters and your recent interview experience.

    Wouldn't it be great to find a four year project? The end of the project would be the same as your goal date.

  8. Rachael777 Says:

    What a dream to have a $75/hr 4 year contract!! most are 1 -2 years but even that would be awesome. think how much progress I could make w $75/hr and the 6 homes switched over and under control. wow! $75 would give ms so much freedome. even $65/hr.

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