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Missing you all!

Sunday, December 04, 2011

Hi my lovely sparklers.

I am still here and missing you all very much. It seems that these last couple of days that I have been sparking nothing is being posted and when I do earn my points for all my hard work I am not getting rewarded.

So I have decided not to try to earn every single spark points and I am not going to get upset about my postings or lack on them staying put.

I am no answers and not help from anyone. So I will still read all my messages from you all and from all my teams and if a message from me gets to stay on your page or my teams page that will be awesome, if not I am not going to stress about it.

I have why too much stress in my life right now to add one more thing or I will explode and I don't need to do that.

So I wish you all a great Sunday tomorrow!
Time for me to try to get any sleep that I can get. I have had insomnia for the last six days again.

Good night my wonderful and caring sparkers. I love you all.

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LASARRE 12/6/2011 11:43PM

    Try to stop stressing. It is what is causing your insomnia.

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LALASLAND 12/5/2011 9:39AM

    Wow, I have not had any SparkPeople problems at all, but have heard that some people are. I am so sorry because that would be so frustrating! I hope all will resolve soon because I like to keep up with what's going on with you! Have a good week, Sandra, and never ever give up!
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IAMDESSIE 12/5/2011 12:43AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticonrelax and you will be alright. Do get some sleep.

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BUTEAFULL 12/4/2011 9:29PM

    misery loves company, I was having trouble with my computer and sparks too

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BOVEY63 12/4/2011 9:24PM

    Hoping and praying that your stress lessens.
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_LINDA 12/4/2011 9:10PM

    So sorry about the insomnia :((( Its the stress doing it to you for sure :((
I have had trouble with Sparks the last two days too. I just give up on it. My comments on blogs weren't going anywhere and I kept getting booted off. There was a time they shut down for maintenance too (at night). If you ask me, they made it worse, not better :(
Hope you can sleep better tonight and your Monday goes good. Maybe try meditating before bed. You need to let go the stress. If its not in your power to control, you need to let it go and things will be what they will be. Only look at the things YOU can control, to change them if they are bothering you...
Thoughts are with you,
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MUSIC66 12/4/2011 7:06PM

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JUNEAU2010 12/4/2011 5:52PM

    I hope sleep returns and that you get more work hours, too!

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    I hope you got some sleep last night and that today was better. emoticon

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SHERRY666 12/4/2011 1:46PM

    I GUESS MOST PEOPLE SAY THIS TIME OF YEAR IS STRESSFUL... BUT IT DEPENDS ON THE PERSON........ I KNOW YOUR HAVING PROBLEMS SLEEPING.. AND REALLY YOU NEED TO HAVE GOOD SLEEP TO MAKE IT THROUGH YOUR DAY... AND WE ALL HAVE SPARK PROBLEMS. I HOPE YOU CAN RESOLVE YOURS SOON.

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NATPLUMMER 12/4/2011 10:35AM

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LIBBYFITZ 12/4/2011 9:25AM

    This is a crazy time of the year. Hope your insomnia goes away . There is nothing worse than not getting enough sleep! emoticon

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ORGANIC811LFRV 12/4/2011 7:14AM

    I think the most stressful thought is: "Who would I be without my problems?" That terrifies the beejeebers out of all of us. That is why we cling to them so tenaciously.

Take a diet from them. Realize that most of them are made up anyway. Not that the situations are not there, but we make them into mountains. It proves we are alive.

I'd rather prove that I'm happy anyday. And it is a challenge LOL.

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BEEJAY49 12/4/2011 5:15AM

    I'm so sorry you're having trouble with posting. Have you cleared your cache' lately? That may help. Hang in there and maybe mail sparks for support and they can probably help you with it. Keep trying! Get some sleep! I know that's easier said than done sometimes, but try your best. Love you! HUGS!

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SAFETYSUE 12/4/2011 2:59AM

    Sandra, so sorry I have not been here everyday for you as I would like to be....I love your blogs and want to order some of your knitted animals, a couple horses for sure. I love when you leave a post on my page. If I have been remiss in returning the posts I am so sorry, I really try and send a message or goodie to those who leave a message on my page. It is hard to tell if it is us you are frustrated with or if it is Spark. Either way, I hope you get the support you need.

I understand the insomnia and it really can make me feel depressed, tired and irritable with my family, it makes me sleepy all day and not think clearly. I have been reading some of the articles under health and finding it has so many negative effects on us. I am trying so hard to change that!! I was so surprised by all the negative effects it has on us. You might read some and see if it fits with your feelings of how you are doing.

Hang in there it is a busy time of year and I know your friends would be here if they new you needed them. I will pray for you to have more support from all of us. I will pray for a better month in December.
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MOMMA_BEAR_69 12/4/2011 1:17AM

    Praying for you, Sandra, that you are able to overcome your stress or are able to at least get a good handle on it. Sure don't know what is going on with SparkPeople for you but hopefully they can get it straightened out quickly. May you get some restful sleep that you so obviously need. I can not imagine having insomnia for one day let along six. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Blessings to you for a wonderful Sunday.
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Trying to stay positive!

Thursday, December 01, 2011

It has been a tough two days and I am trying to stay positive with work and mom. I am still only getting 15 hours of work a week and won't be getting any more unless something happens.

It was mom's birthday yesterday and I called her to wish her a Happy Birthday when I was at work and she was upset that we wouldn't be seeing her. I told her will we see her tomorrow and take her out for lunch.

Which we did. John and I got dressed up and drove to moms and took her to a restaurant that we all like. We bought the lunch and gave her some yarn as a gift while I still haven't receive a singe thing from mom for my birthday.

I should have known better but I thought that when she wished me a Happy Birthday 12 days ago she said she did have a gift for me.

SHE LIED!!

So when am I ever going to learn to never assume or expect anything from anyone or from my mom.

Well I am done and over with it.

So now we are getting into a new month and I am going to make December a great one. I am going to try and stay more positive and I am going to make things happen for the better.

Well that is all for now I am heading to bed. I need to be at work tomorrow early and it is going to be a very hectic day. We have a big truck coming in and lots of stock to put away as well as seeing to our customers.

Have a good night!

  
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SAFETYSUE 12/4/2011 3:12AM

    I agree with all your friends...You have an Awesome attitude and I pray that December will be a peaceful and positive month! Take pride in the fact that you are a good daughter and feel good about that. Your mom has to live with and be responsible for her actions. Forgive her for being less giving than you are and be glad you were the bigger person here. I know it is easier said than done, but you can do it...take the high road and be at peace with who you are. You honestly can't change who she is so love her and let go of her short falls!
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JUNEAU2010 12/1/2011 10:39PM

    I hope you get more hours. Being busy will help reduce the sting of the snub from your mom... emoticon

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LASARRE 12/1/2011 10:02PM

    Believe me I can certainly relate to the mother issues. emoticon

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    HANG IN THERE SANDRA..... DECEMBER WILL BE A BETTER MONTH..... emoticon

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LALASLAND 12/1/2011 1:26PM

    Sandra, you are such a good daughter. You remind me of the perfect example of someone honoring their parents even when they don't deserve it. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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BOVEY63 12/1/2011 12:21PM

    Sending prayers and lots of positive vibes for a most wonderful December!
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    I agree wtih MommaBear ... December is going to be awesome for you! emoticon

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    emoticon attitude!!! December can and will be a great month for you!!
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    Keep the chin up and maintain that positive attitude. emoticon

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MUSIC66 12/1/2011 3:54AM

    sounds like a busy 2 days.

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Had a great weekend!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

I had a great weekend despite the migraine that I had on Saturday. I am thankful that it my meds took it away quickly.

Yesterday my BF came over and we went to his place to watch the BC Lions win the Grey Cup and to spend the night together.

Boy did we need that special time together for we hadn't seen each other in over a month due to his trip and him having the flu for over a week, plus my working when he was off.

He made me a very nice Roast Beef, boiled potatoes with green peas and gravy. It was awesome. The roast Beef was from a package and came with gravy but still very good and I was happy that he made the meal and not myself.

After the game and doing the happy dance because BC Lions won we watched a funny comical movie, about an assassin ending up looking after the target he was supposed to kill. Can't remember the name. I need to ask BF what the name of the movie is.

During the movie I did a couple of loads of laundry and while that was going on we gave each other foot massages and that was Heavenly.

Then it was bedtime, Sorry no further information. Wink, Wink!

Woke up feeling so relaxed and calm and was served tea in the living room while BF made breakfast. He made us Tomatoes on Toast with a lite touch of grated cheese and Lean Parrin Sauce, Another great meal.

Then it was time for me to get dressed, pack up my cleaned and dried laundry and go home. BF has to work in West Vancouver so he will drop me off on his way.

Once I got home, I put away all my stuff except for two pairs of jeans that were slightly damp at the waist which I hung up to finish drying. I then ironed my work pants and shirt and got everything ready for work tomorrow morning. I still have to pack my lunch and I will do that once this blog is done.

John went into work for four hours this afternoon so I had another afternoon of being by myself and doing what I wanted to so which turned out to be three hours of knitting and watching taped shows that I had missed and then two hours of computer: reading emails, sparking and deleting some old messages. I am still trying to catch up but I will have to finish it tomorrow or Wednesday.

Today I had over 300 email messages on my Computer. Some where junk mail so I had to delete them and to stop them sending me these messages. Now I just have my regular teams and blogs to read from you all and I need to post on my teams as well.

The rest of the evening will be spent knitting some more, at least another hour. Cinderella is coming along nicely. I am just finishing up the head of the doll, Then I will be sewing the seams and stuffing the doll before sewing on the hair and arms.

The Teddy Bear I have to frog it all out ( Rip the whole thing apart) I found a error in the pattern and have to start from scratch. What a shame it can't be fixed and the mistake is so apparent and can't be hidden.

OH well these things happen and I don't really mind on this one because this pattern(bear) is for me and no one else so I can take more time to fix it and have it perfect. Then I can write out the corrections, change a few things on it to make it my own pattern, I am changing the size of the bear also. I don't like the height of it. I want it smaller.

I can't wait to show these items to you all.

Well I can't think of anything more to say so I will leave and end it here.

I wish you all a great day tomorrow and I hope my mom can have a good day cause it is her birthday tomorrow so I best remember to call her first thing in the morning before I leave for work or there will be he77 to pay.

John and I will take her out for lunch on Wednesday since we had the day off together.

Enjoy the rest of the evening and Sweet Dreams


  
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SAFETYSUE 12/4/2011 4:59AM

    Sounds like an awesome weekend!

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    Sounds like an awesome weekend!
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LASARRE 11/30/2011 7:21PM

    Sounds like a super weekend emoticon

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JUNEAU2010 11/30/2011 6:14PM

    You had a fun weekend! Wow!
I can't wait to see your pictures of your knitting!
Have a great week!

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MUSIC66 11/29/2011 7:31PM

    great.

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 11/29/2011 5:26PM

    So glad you had a great weekend and reconnected with your boyfriend!! Glad he treated you like royalty...you deserve it!!! I can hear the smile in your writing. WAY TO GO!!!

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NATPLUMMER 11/29/2011 2:24PM

    A very good weekend :-)

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PEPPYPATTI 11/29/2011 2:07PM

    Sounds like you had a VERY GOOD weekend! So glad for you!

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SHERRY666 11/29/2011 1:52PM

    WHAT A GREAT WEEKEND YOU HAD...... SO GLAD YOU AND BF COULD GET TOGETHER.... NEAT THAT HE COOKED FOR YOU AND YOU COULD SPEND TIME RELAXING.... HAVE A LOVELY TUESDAY SANDRA..

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BOVEY63 11/29/2011 12:34PM

    Sounds like a wonderful weekend. So glad you and bf finally had a chance to spend time together.

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_LINDA 11/29/2011 10:42AM

    So glad your weekend finished so well! That is awesome! Can't wait to see the bear photo when you have finished it!

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LIBBYFITZ 11/29/2011 8:57AM

    So glad you finally got to reconnect with your boyfriend. Sounds like a great time!

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TUFFYBIRD 11/29/2011 8:47AM

    You sound busy and very happy. That's so nice to see!!!

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Migrain Headache!

Sunday, November 27, 2011

I wasn't much into Sparking today or talking to anyone due to a nasty migraine headache. I have been resting all day and evening trying to get rid of it. It is now almost gone and soon I will be heading to bed to sleep. I hope

Tomorrow I will try and catch up with you all.

Good night and I hope you all have a great Sunday!

  
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IAMDESSIE 11/29/2011 12:36AM

    I hope it goes away. Have a good night sleep and pleasant dreams.

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WORKINGSTIFF 11/28/2011 7:12PM

    Take care and I hope you feel better tomorrow!

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WORKINGSTIFF 11/28/2011 7:12PM

    Take care and I hope you feel better tomorrow!

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BUTEAFULL 11/28/2011 12:11AM

    they say more water helps with headaches, but I think you are hydrating already pretty well, hope your Monday is good

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 11/27/2011 10:09PM

    I hope you were able to find some relief from that migraine and got a good nights sleep. I know McKenzie had a migraine Saturday and pretty much slept the day away (she's eight and has been getting them for about 8 months now.) Hope yours was gone this morning.
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JUNEAU2010 11/27/2011 9:06PM

    I hope you feel better! I hate migraines!

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    I hope your migraine goes away soon. emoticon

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NATPLUMMER 11/27/2011 2:24PM

    BOO! I hop[e it goes away soon.
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SHERRY666 11/27/2011 2:17PM

    IT'S GOOD TO HEAR THE MIGRAINE IS GOING AWAY........ HOPE IT'S COMPLETELY GONE WHEN YOU GET UP..

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_LINDA 11/27/2011 11:32AM

    Sorry you got that, those are horrible :(( Hope you were able to sleep
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BOVEY63 11/27/2011 9:37AM

    I hope you are feeling better!
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TUFFYBIRD 11/27/2011 9:30AM

    Migraines suck! I hope it's gone when you wake up this morning.

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ORGANIC811LFRV 11/27/2011 7:24AM

    Sorry to hear about this hon. Migraines are a B*T*C*H.

Take a look at Greensmoothiegirl.com on the 'net. Getting a lot more greens into your diet will take care of those migraines so they don't come back. Honest!

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BEEJAY49 11/27/2011 5:30AM

    Those things are terrible. :) I'm glad you're starting to feel better and hopefully you can get some sleep. HUGS!

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MUSIC66 11/27/2011 5:19AM

    hope you feel better soon.

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MARKSTIPANOVSKY 11/27/2011 5:17AM

    Thanks for sharing and good luck reaching your goals. Enjoy today as if it really matters ( because it does)...

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    I hope you feel better. emoticon

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Being Thankful!

Friday, November 25, 2011

Thank you all for your messages today. I am so very Blessed to have you all as my spark friends, so very thankful indeed.

I had to work today from 8am to 2pm, a short but busy day and it went well.

Came home to a quiet apartment since John is at work and is working OT. In fact he didn't come home until 9:30pm tonight.

I spent the time relaxing and doing a bit of knitting before making pizza and a Caesar Salad for dinner.

It was so nice to be able to sit in quiet and just feel myself relaxing after a busy and tiring day.

When John did eventually come home from work he was so hyper, such a chatter box. Telling me about his work day and I told him about mine.

It was very nice to be able to share our day with each other, now we are watching TV while I finish writing this blog before I go to bed. I have to be up at 7:30 to get ready for another busy day at work. This time I am working from 9am to 4pm.

I got my new hours for next week and I am still only getting 15 hours, still no sign of me getting any more than that until next month. I really need more but I can't complain because they will cut me even more so I will stay quiet for now.

I am still looking for a new job, they don't know and I won't tell them because they can lay me off without notice. I was told this by someone at work.

Any ways I will keep plugging alone and hope for the best.

Need to sign off now and get to bed.

Again thanks for everything.

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JUNEAU2010 11/25/2011 8:04PM

    I hope you get more hours! Or, I hope you get that better and permanent job.

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 11/25/2011 7:42PM

    Glad you still enjoy your job. It seems like the perfect one for you. Being busy makes the day go so much faster. Whatever your plans are for your future...looking for another job and planning to leave that one...keep all ideas and information to yourself. Once you tell anyone (other than your brother) it is no longer a secret and anyone may spill the beans. Maybe some of the other help that was hired are only temporary and will be leaving after the first of the month or the beginning of the year leaving the door open for more hours for you.
Have a great weekend. Enjoy your time off doing things you want to do or just relaxing and resting.
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GOANNA2 11/25/2011 5:45PM

    15 hours won't pay the rent, will it. I hope you get more hours
and it is wise to look for another job without saying anything.
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SHERRY666 11/25/2011 5:02PM

    GEE SANDRA THAT'S NOT MANY HOURS AT ALL..... BUT LIKE YOU SAY KEEP PLUGGING ALONG..... YOU WILL FIND SOMETHING BETTER IN TIME.... IT'S WONDERFUL TO BE ABLE TO COME HOME AND SHARE YOUR DAY WITH SOMEONE.... JOHN IS A AWESOME BROTHER.... HOPE YOU HAVE ANOTHER GREAT DAY AT WORK..

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_LINDA 11/25/2011 1:00PM

    Wow! I can't get that you are only getting 15 hours per week :(( Seemed like you were getting more. Maybe that person who said you don't count knew that you were only going to be temporary and be fired after the Christmas rush :( When you looked at the want ad when you saw to apply, did it mention whether it was just for the holiday season, or some kind of temporary or part time only? Is there a friendly manager you can ask discreetly about it? You are wise to be looking elsewhere, although it may be more of the same -people hiring just because of the X Mas rush :((
Good luck with it Sandra. I still think this would have been the best job for you, its a real shame they have to be that way :((
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LALASLAND 11/25/2011 12:20PM

    Wow, Sandra! Somehow I missed that those were the only hours you're getting! I wish you would have more! Ah, well, it's more than you had before you got the job, but still! No wonder it's difficult to remember everything when you're not there more than that! Hang in there, and I'm so glad you have your brother! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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BOVEY63 11/25/2011 11:05AM

    It sounds like a nice evening with your brother.
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TUFFYBIRD 11/25/2011 10:23AM

    I think you're very wise to keep the fact that you're looking for another job quiet. Any time I was in the job market I kept it secret until I found something (I was in a union protected position but I knew if they wanted to they could make my life pretty miserable.)


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IILAAD65 11/25/2011 9:19AM

    Another big retailer does the same tactic. They hire lots of help through the holidays and then cut hours of those same employees until they move on.

Hang in there Sandra!! You're getting good experience!

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KMICHA 11/25/2011 6:58AM

    I must be out of the loop! I thought you enjoyed your job . . and I thought you were getting more that 15 hours a week. 15 hours isn't very much . . . Hope a door of opportunity will open for you! emoticon

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MARKSTIPANOVSKY 11/25/2011 4:01AM

    Have a lovely weekend and good luck with staying focused...

Hope you find a new job ASAP...

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SAFETYSUE 11/25/2011 2:59AM

    Happy Thanksgiving, glad it was a good one. Never tell your current employee you are leaving, or anyone you work with. Not until you have secured another job.
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CHIBIKARATE 11/25/2011 2:33AM

    good luck the right thinh will happen 4 u have a littlr faith

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SUNSHINE99999 11/25/2011 2:12AM

  I hope your sleep was restful... Happy holidays!

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