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settling in

At home.
Officially jobless.
R is "grounded" due to medical treatments assigned by the doc that would make school difficult today. 

So, I'm back in contact with cousins I haven't seen since 1985 or that I've seen only at funerals and weddings within the past few decades and I'm going to wrap up into a big warm quilt with the wee princess [who really isn't so wee anymore] and enter as much of the existing family tree research into the fancy-schmancy program ;) 

I have my father's research. Some of it I've had for over 5 years.  I have a cousin's research [copies that he shared with my father]. I have my own research.  I have a stack of papers 6 inches tall sitting on the floor at my feet.

Gotta go. Gotta type.

Then to scanning the photos.

Awesome :)

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UPDATE: Now I remember why I stopped when I did. Some pages are missing. People just appear in the 1300s in Scotland.  Where the page states "entry 1 on this page is entry 12 on page XX"... page XX is missing.  Grumble.  I suppose I enter the humans and work on connecting them later.  I believe there is just a missing box.  I hope.  I think there were two copies, but I don't remember why...


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Jan. 14th, 2009 03:29 pm (UTC)
What happened to the job? Are they laying off at IUPUI/Med Center?

Jan. 14th, 2009 03:54 pm (UTC)
The official story is that I was "falsifying my timesheet".

In reality, I was filling out my timesheet the way I had been trained to. Except I didn't understand that what was made as a recommendation ["don't wait until the final day a timesheet is due to fill it in because you might not remember the exact time you come in/leave"] was actually a hard and fast rule and not merely a suggestion. I got a verbal warning [via email] on the 19th. I was off the entire week after that, with a timesheet due on the 26th. The following Friday, I was given a list of dates that I needed to document my actual work hours [as management suspected the times on my time sheet didn't match reality. I told my boss that I was sure they didn't, but that I could document that I had been in the office a full 8 hours. She said to do that. So I did. On Monday, I had a meeting with her, her boss, and a rep from HR. It wasn't good enough and I was given 5 days off with no pay. So I had a little vacation and a chance to gather actual documentation via parking services of my parking garage scan times. I did. At this point, it was made clear to me that although I had clearly documented that I had worked 8 hours and had not falsified the AMOUNT of time I had worked in a day, the 10 minutes that the hours were "off" was a serious problem and I was terminated. What really aggravates me is that all of the dates I was asked to verify were prior to the 12/19 verbal warning date and that after that date I changed the way I was documenting time. But whatever... If they're going about it like that, I'm glad to be away from the office. I do need to head down there tomorrow or Friday to clean out my desk, though...
Jan. 14th, 2009 03:58 pm (UTC)
That is frigging ridiculous! Especially given what you've stated as when you've been warned, your explanation that you didn't realise it was a hard and fast rule, and the fact they've decided you're OMGudz Teh Ebil for TEN MINUTES OFF. Egads! The world has ended!!!

I also like how they punish you with five days off.

Really, I know it's hard to be unemployed right now, but I'm with you--if that's their attitude, you're better off outta there.

*pats you* I'll be praying for a new source of income for you!


Jan. 14th, 2009 04:27 pm (UTC)
Thanks :) And!!! I guess one of the girls in the office was told to "watch" me. To see if I was actually coming in at the time I said I was. And she was doing this for a month or more. If, at that time, someone had mentioned that I was not filling out my timesheet the way I should have been, I would have done it differently.

Of course, we started hearing rumors at the beginning of December that two employees would be let go before Christmas. And they were. And then we hear rumors that someone else would be gone shortly after the new year. As soon as this issue was brought to light, I assumed it would be me. And it was...
Jan. 14th, 2009 05:37 pm (UTC)
That totally sucks. However, you're almost always better off gone when management is out to get you. (Almost.)

I wonder if you have any legal recourse, since you have evidence you were working those hours per day.
Jan. 14th, 2009 05:52 pm (UTC)
I agree. I think it's better to be out of there now. I think the climate would have been HORRID had I stayed. I can feed my kids. My roof is secure.


And I saw it coming. My resume is updated. I just need someone to need me...
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