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Oh, hell. My boss just called to tell me that I'm on indepedent… - Ldy, the lemony, ligerish ducttaparian's Magic Treehouse of Lost Thoughts
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ldy
Oh, hell. My boss just called to tell me that I'm on indepedent contractor basis.

Which means I'm no longer on payroll and I no longer have health insurance (not that I was able to use it much down here anyway).

Which means I either have to accept random payment for random projects (with unemployment), or get another job.

I don't want to ask if this day could get any worse, because I'm sure that it could.

I would like to stop crying now, please.

I have never felt more alone in my life.


In other news, I DID get my Sunday paper today. Ha! Take THAT, Universe!

Hey, I take small victories where I can.

I'm feeling all kinds of: nauseated nauseated

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Comments
blackhellkat From: blackhellkat Date: June 29th, 2007 03:54 pm (UTC) (permalink)
Not that this helps much but...
you should be eligible for COBRA which would offer you a few months extension of your health insurance.

I'm sorry you are having a super crappy day :C
ldy From: ldy Date: June 29th, 2007 08:37 pm (UTC) (permalink)
Thanks-- COBRA is first top on my list for things to do Monday!

Hee, I do so love that icon :)
duinlas From: duinlas Date: June 29th, 2007 03:55 pm (UTC) (permalink)

It's an oldie, but a goodie

Lady

She's something to behold,
standing there all alone,
with snow flowers in her hair.

Her hair is red like her lips
which smile so impishly
when you give her a wink.

Elegant and beautiful,
she's all a woman could be,
and all a woman i'll need.

But she'll burn you cold
if you think ill of her friends
or happen to see her in leather

Don't stare too long or you might
be trapped in the pleasure that
draws you so near to that midriff.

She's more than my friend,
or special someone to watch.
She's my only lady.
michaelboy From: michaelboy Date: June 29th, 2007 04:26 pm (UTC) (permalink)
I'm so sorry, Carly.
beachdog From: beachdog Date: June 29th, 2007 04:31 pm (UTC) (permalink)
Independent contractors are always paid at a higher rate than employees since you have to pay your own FICA taxes. If the boss is paying you employee rates but calling you a contractor, methinks you are being exploited.
dormando From: dormando Date: June 29th, 2007 04:36 pm (UTC) (permalink)
Be thinking of you. Don't forget to sit back and take some deep, calming breaths.
beatnikside From: beatnikside Date: June 29th, 2007 04:39 pm (UTC) (permalink)
I'm very sorry to hear that the fools at your company don't know a good thing when they've got it. Hang in there! You and your work have value, and it won't be long before some other (better!) company snatches you up.
bandicoot From: bandicoot Date: June 29th, 2007 05:20 pm (UTC) (permalink)
I hope you told him that as of the minute he changed your status to independent contractor, your rate has doubled (or tripled), including any projects now on your plate.

Also, there's a legal definition of independent contractor that means among other things, that he has a lot less control over you. Could be a big plus.

"When given turnips, turn them into turnip soufflé!"
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ldy From: ldy Date: June 29th, 2007 08:35 pm (UTC) (permalink)
Ah, but here's the thing-- the ceo can't afford shite right now. He's put himself into debt for the company. He would pay me on a per-piece basis, and price would determined (seemingly randomly) by the piece, not by the time it would take me to do it.

I've seen it comin' for a long time... I just didn't expect it to go down quite like this.
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gefiltebitch From: gefiltebitch Date: June 29th, 2007 06:13 pm (UTC) (permalink)
i hug you.
hitchhiker From: hitchhiker Date: June 29th, 2007 09:03 pm (UTC) (permalink)
damn :( *hug*
billijean From: billijean Date: June 30th, 2007 01:47 pm (UTC) (permalink)
Oh man.. that sucks :(

I'm so sorry honey...
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