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Taxes

Sunday, February 19, 2012

I've been doing my own taxes with Turbo Tax for years now. I always think I'm organized when I start out. But it always seems to take so long to do them! I spent a few hours yesterday working on re-organizing some of my information and entering it in and I'm nowhere near done. Then I get to start on my daughter's taxes. Hers should be a breeze after mine. She doesn't have as much information to enter as I do, thank goodness.

  
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BERGBA7 2/20/2012 2:30AM

    I will need to do taxes in 2 different countries this year... I am still in denial and am pushing it away but no one will do them for me. Good luck with yours!
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NANCYBOAT 2/19/2012 7:27AM

    Organizing it is the key - Turbo tax is great. Good luck!

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Jinxed Myself

Saturday, February 18, 2012

I just blogged yesterday morning about how I felt that I was finally getting used to my new schedule. When I got to work, I just started having a hunch that I would soon have the assignment ended. (The lady from the employment agency calling was a clue.) Sure enough, after lunch, the lady that I reported to came up to me and told me that yesterday would unfortunately have to be my last day.

I understand the reasoning completely. After getting the assignment, the office was told that they lost their contract that they had with a major insurance company. The phone calls were fewer and father between each day I worked after getting the news. There was less work for the other workers to do. It makes sense to let the temp go and have them fill in for the receptionist until she gets back. In a couple months, the place will be closing down and I feel sorry for them. At least I knew that this was a temporary job.

Now I get to see how I'm going to do at keeping up the schedule. I was getting things accomplished more than I had been in a long time and would really like to continue this. Using my time wisely, there's no telling how much I can accomplish and what I can become. I'm off and running now.

  
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FLYER99 2/18/2012 9:36AM

    I'm sorry your assignment ended. However, you can manage your time well. It's a matter of priorities and setting yourself a schedule that fits you. Good luck and I know:
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Finally Getting Used to Schedule

Friday, February 17, 2012

I can feel that I'm getting used to this work schedule. I'm not as tired when I get home as I was the first couple weeks. Of course! I don't have much time left here. I really want to see if I can keep this schedule going once this assignment ends. I will replace the work time with working on Avon, working on job skills, hunting for jobs again and KEEPING TRACK OF THE TIME! I think it will make me more productive: something I've been seeking to do for awhile now.

  
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GLASSART43 2/18/2012 9:06AM

    It's great that you can figure out what's working for you. I do much better with a routine and a schedule -- give me too much "free" time and I tend to fritter it away.
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FITMARY 2/17/2012 7:33AM

    Go for it!
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EMGERBER 2/17/2012 7:00AM

    You have a new lifestyle in the making, now it is time to make it a great habit!

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Different Kind of Work Day

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

It was one of those days yesterday at work where things could have gone a little smoother. The phone calls that came in were asking questions where I didn't know who to direct them to, or they were asking for the wrong person or two different people, or they didn't explain what they wanted well. I know I directed a few calls to the wrong people. Made me feel kinda bad. I just felt a little off my game. I've written some notes on some of the questions in case I get asked them again. I'm hoping today goes a little better.

I did read an article that got my attention and that I'm going to strive for. It was an article on de-cluttering: something I've been wanting to do for awhile now. The article said to make a game of it - "100 Item Toss" (or whatever number I want to use). Now this is something I can strive for. I figure I will give myself one month to do it. I will keep track of what I toss/give to someone else. I'm anxious to look back at the end of the month and see how much I've actually accomplished.

  


I Hate Help Lines

Sunday, February 12, 2012

I was working on my taxes yesterday, using Turbo Tax. I've been using this product for years and have never before had trouble with it...until yesterday. So, I called the number they told me to call. I was two hours on the phone, being transferred to six different people who all told me different things. I finally got someone who told me that I needed to upgrade to a different CD for an extra $40. It took me four tries to have this person get my name right and three times for him to get my address right. I live on a mile road, which is a number. He just couldn't comprehend it. I understand the workings of a business: the object is to pay the lowest price for what you need in order to make a profit. But, come on people, it takes more time (and therefor more pay) when you hire people that are not that smart or don't have a working command of the language your customers speak.

  
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BUDDYSMYFRIEND 2/12/2012 10:50PM

    You are SOOOO right! I've wanted to crawl through the phone line and slap useless "customer service" people in the past!

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