Jan. 7th, 2009

Updates!

Jan. 7th, 2009 12:57 am
marciadanielle: (Chairlift)
I don't think I ever posted here but I got the job at Madame Tussauds! I start on Friday. I'm pretty excited about it. I'm also excited about having some money again! Well, I will once I get my first paycheque anyways.

So this week has been pretty uneventful. My friend Rachel lost her full time job at B (which is a make-up store owned by Lush). Sorry [livejournal.com profile] scattydove, no more discounts at Lush! Which sucks for her. But I dunno, I don't feel super bad for her. This is going to sound completely horrible but I kind of even feel..well not happy that she lost her job...but kind of not unhappy...does that make sense? I know. I'm a horrible horrible person. But she makes me angry when I see her! I always feel second fiddle to her and like I'm her sloppy seconds. And it annoys me. So I feel maybe it's kind of karma something. I don't know. But mostly I do feel bad for her. The excuse she got from B was that they were only keeping people who wanted to stay for the indefinite future with the company. Because her visa only allows her to stay and work until April, she was one of the people they let go. They fired a whole bunch of people, not just her. They hired waaay too many people over Christmas and they never defined how long they were hiring them for, and now they're firing left, right, and centre. They need to learn the words Christmas temp. She still has her job at the theatre, but it's only about 20 hours per week and it's minimum wage. And she lives in Covent Garden and pays mucho rent. However, she comes from a wealthy family and she has lots of money. So maybe that stems the not unhappiness for me. But, it will be hard for her to find a new job. Not only is her visa only good until April, hardly any stores are going to be hiring now. The Christmas rush is over, the credit crunch thing is still on, and any people stores would want to hire, they'll just keep on their Christmas help. So she's going to need to lie lie lie about her visa status, say she can get it extended or something and hand out tons and tons of cvs. Madame Tussauds is still hiring for my position, so I told her to apply there.

In other news, I booked the car rental and hotel gift cards for my trip to Benidorm with my parents! My mother booked the flights yesterday, as well as the easybus to the airport. And then she re-booked the hotel, because it went down in price! So we're all set! We're going Feb 19-22. Hopefully it will be unseasonably warm and I can wear sandals!! Either way, I've never been to Spain, so I'm excited to see what it's like! The food, the drinks, the shopping! Plus I'll be with my parents so it won't cost too much! And I get to stay in a hotel (albeit in the same room as my parents) which is a plus for me since I'm so used to hostels! I love hotels. Although, my parents are staying at the Grosvenor House while in London and that's a JW Marriott 5 star plus hotel on Park Lane (my mother got an awesome travel agents rate) so I know nothing will compare to that. But hopefully our Best Western in Benidorm will be nice, it gets good reviews on tripadvisor.

Also, I think I'm going to go Edinburgh!! Which means another country can be crossed off my list! Scotland!! I need to find out my work schedule and find a time when I can go, but hopefully it will work out. I want to try haggis!

Okay, I have more to say...but I'm tired, it's late and I need to go to bed! Hope everyone is well!

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