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The policemen look annoyed ...

Haven't updated in a while as I was kinda waiting to write up about my holiday with Jess, Kat and Alex. Right now I have a stinkingly bad headache and I'm still a bit shitty about money, and lack thereof. My employment agency (who I am employed through and will be until Xerox hire me) seemingly forgot to pay me last week. A few phone calls on Friday and one today revealed what really happened: They'd forgotten to officially assign me holidays. So now not only do I not get paid for my holidays, I have to wait a whole 'nother week for it.

Also with regards to my P60 (kind of like an end of year tax summary), my agency informed that they wouldn't be able to send it out until 19th May (last week). Which is about 7 weeks after the end of the tax year. Talking to other people employed at my agency, its probably going to be wrong and I'll have to check it against my payslips. Assuming the payslips are correct as well!

In other news, my bank just seems useless. I also found out today what was taking so long with them getting my money back to me. They must first send a nice polite letter out to the companies who took my money on behalf of the asshole who hacked my account. Then if they don't respond for 45 days (respond meaning, send back the money) the bank just takes the money anyway. Its been about 30 days. /sigh

With regards to my new debit card: I got the new debit card just before I went on holiday, which made it easier to withdraw funds from the bank, allowing me to scrape by on my pay for the holidays. The PIN didn't turn up for a week, so naturally I rang them about it. They said they'd send a second PIN. What actually happened? I got a second PIN for the card, which would have worked if they hadn't cancelled the replacement card and sent out another card. When I received the PIN for THAT card, I also got a letter saying "We're very sorry, but the PIN you received won't work, you'll have to wait another week for the PIN that does work."

So between the banks, employment agencies, and public hospitals (where I work), I'm really amazed that anything of any worth gets done at these organisations. I'm sure there's plenty of companies that are better, but none so far that I've seen or heard about.

With regard to the holiday, it was fan-fucking-tastic. I plan to write it up somehow in the next few days, if my head doesn't explode before that happens.


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May. 22nd, 2006 09:17 pm (UTC)


May. 23rd, 2006 02:41 pm (UTC)
Wang wang wang wang!

May. 23rd, 2006 08:46 am (UTC)
Yay! It was awesome, wasnt it?
May. 23rd, 2006 02:35 pm (UTC)
Totally awesome, like. I can't wait to do a write up. Oh and I have a bunch of my pictures up: here then click on recently updated.

Jess uploaded hers to her flickr account.
May. 23rd, 2006 05:08 pm (UTC)
Hey, update! There's gotta be something more interesting (and recent) than inflatable sheep! :D
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