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Things have changed


So... I quit my job.  It really was killing me and my boss didn’t believe me when, after months of working six day weeks, I told him that I couldn’t absorb anymore. I really couldn’t.  And he expected me to keep my staff in the office through several covid outbreaks.  None of my employees were making enough money to risk their life for.

So... I jumped at something that came my way.  Turns out I went from one extreme to the other.  This job is so much more junior than they lead me to believe.  The title has no reflection on the responsibilities and my direct boss is an obnoxious, jobworth, little pissant.  He has no idea how to utilize me so I have spent three weeks reading 20 years if financials and trying not to sleep in my cube.  

So... I am trying to jump again so I can just leave this one off my resume entirely and find somewhere I can stay.  

But... there are good things about it too, mostly not related to the job, like I have time to start running again, I am back in Manhattan, I don’t have to drive to work, and I haven’t had to work past 5:30 or on any weekend yet.  

Did I tell you guys that I drive now? I own a car and everything!  A 2009 Mini Cooper S.  She’s leaky, has a temperament, and a trick trunk that only stays closed if you follow extremely specific instructions.  She’s everything that I could have hoped for in a first car and I love her.  Still hate driving, but if I am forced, she is the only car I want.  I honestly can’t wait to start taking her to races that I used to have to pass on!  You know, once there are races again.

I’m on my 409th attempt to start running again.  After getting covid a year ago this week, my lungs were shit (can we say shit here?  Should I say poop?) my lungs were poop and while I was fine day-to-day, I struggled on all of my runs, no matter how short or how easy.  I decided to decide to try again a few weeks ago.  Slowly run/walking like the first time all over again.  Fingers crossed.

I am living with my partner which is amazing and weird.  I never thought that I would meet someone that I could tolerate in my space for more than a few hours at a time, let alone enjoy them being there and missing them when they are gone.  We are moving to Queens next month which is gross but loving someone sometimes means you have to do things you hate like moving to Queens or sticking to a budget, because you hate those things less than you like supporting your partner and your future together.

Other than that (I guess that’s more or less everything, though) all is the same. 

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I'm so happy 😁 to read a KRG bloop! I love it! Everything I remember about your writing and so much more.

Hope you find a new place to jump to soon. Also nice to hear that the love life is going well.

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2 hours ago, ocrunnergirl said:

I'm so happy 😁 to read a KRG bloop! I love it! Everything I remember about your writing and so much more.

Hope you find a new place to jump to soon. Also nice to hear that the love life is going well.

Thanks and thanks!!

I need to be here more often. It’s good here.

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Hearing from KRG should inspire all of us.

Seriously, no car until now? I heard that about NYers, but didn't really believe it. You know, how some people don't believe covid isn't a real disease? Like that.

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21 minutes ago, Dave said:

Hearing from KRG should inspire all of us.

Seriously, no car until now? I heard that about NYers, but didn't really believe it. You know, how some people don't believe covid isn't a real disease? Like that.

Haha!  I got my driver’s license at the age of 29 (I think I blooped about it and it kills me that I can’t go back and read it.) and my first car at 38.

I don’t know what’s wrong with people.  Same with people who start talking about survival rates or comparing it to the flu.  What’s that saying?  You can’t reason and logic someone out of an argument who didn’t use reason and logic to get there?  Idk.  You get my point.

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Good luck with the job thing. It seems extra difficult right now (I am also job searching, but at least my current situation is tolerable, though not ideal). 

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16 hours ago, garbanzo a gogo said:

Muskrat Marathons is only a 2,438 mile road trip away!!! Enter soon for reduced rate.

Do we have to wear masks?

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18 hours ago, garbanzo a gogo said:

Muskrat Marathons is only a 2,438 mile road trip away!!! Enter soon for reduced rate.

Sweet!  Now I only have to figure out how one stays at a job long enough to accrue vacation time... 

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11 hours ago, amarie2009 said:

Good luck with the job thing. It seems extra difficult right now (I am also job searching, but at least my current situation is tolerable, though not ideal). 

I’ve been lucky so far and praying that continues.  Good luck to you, as well!!

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First - happy you found someone who's crazy about you. No more OAOA jerks. 😃

Second - fun to hear about your new car. The first decent car I bought was a 1979 Renault Le Car (Google it) - it's a lot like a mini cooper - so I feel the bond. 

Third - hope you find a job that works for you soon.  

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OMG what happened to KRG?  Driving? Living with someone?  And in Queens.  Seriously... Queens?  BQE baby!

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5 hours ago, Dave said:

Do we have to wear masks?

masks are for suckers. Safety cones are mandatory.

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1 hour ago, CompulsiveRunner said:

First - happy you found someone who's crazy about you. No more OAOA jerks. 😃

Second - fun to hear about your new car. The first decent car I bought was a 1979 Renault Le Car (Google it) - it's a lot like a mini cooper - so I feel the bond. 

Third - hope you find a job that works for you soon.  

1. Thank you!!  :)

2. Oh my god I love that car!!!  
 

3. Me too.  I need something stable and sustainable.
 

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1 hour ago, Slow_Running said:

OMG what happened to KRG?  Driving? Living with someone?  And in Queens.  Seriously... Queens?  BQE baby!

I KNOW!!!  
 

No, like deep in Queens!  Like off the GCP!!   😭

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59 minutes ago, Keep Running Girl said:

I KNOW!!!  
 

No, like deep in Queens!  Like off the GCP!!   😭

Wow! That is a world away from BKLYN. Easy trip to the 59th St station? 

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Good luck with everything; job search, starting back running, cohabitation, a car and driving in NYC.  

I don't know if have gotten a COVID vaccine, but I read that it is suppose to help any lingering affects from having COVID.

Also, several years ago I lent my daughter a car in my name while she lived in Brooklyn and I received a boatload of bills for parking fines.

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3 hours ago, Run2BFit said:

Good luck with everything; job search, starting back running, cohabitation, a car and driving in NYC.  

I don't know if have gotten a COVID vaccine, but I read that it is suppose to help any lingering affects from having COVID.

Also, several years ago I lent my daughter a car in my name while she lived in Brooklyn and I received a boatload of bills for parking fines.

Thank you!!

Oh!  You just reminded me, I have to move my car tonight!!!!  

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