Thursday, September 24, 2009
Aggravation and Other Stuff
Did you ever have one of those days where it seems like everyone is out to get you?
Today is one of those days in my world.
Let me explain....
No, there is no time. Let me sum up:*
Over the summer, my husband had surgery. Went on disability. Came off disability in August and went back to work. Lo and behold, was temporarily laid off on September 11. He should be going back in about another two weeks (a work stoppage on the contractor's part) but until he does, we live on unemployment. (Yes. It does suck. You can't live on unemployment for very long.)
At least, that's how it's supposed to work.
But it doesn't if Disability still has you in their system. You can't collect Unemployment and Disability at the same time.
And getting Disability to release you is like banging your head against the wall. Only with banging your head against the wall, the agony does end. Not so much with Disability.
For the fourth time in two weeks, my husband's dealing with the lovely folks who work for the state of New Jersey. And I use the term work VERY loosely. All someone needs to do is take him out of the Disability computer system.
AND NO ONE SEEMS TO BE CAPABLE OF DOING THIS VERY SIMPLE THING!!!!! WTF?!?!?
It's so simple and yet, for two weeks, we've been going round and round with the state. He's still down at the Unemployment office, most likely standing over the woman who's "helping" him, looking very much like Snoopy's vulture. Let's see if it does any good.
Okay. I'm good now.
And look - two posts, two days in a row.
I am on FIRE!
But now, it's time to get back to work on Dance with the Devil. And, of course, my morning chores (that's the "other stuff" part of the post.)
But look -
Two posts in two days.
*taken from teh ossum movie The Princess Bride