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man do I hate charter cable

My internet went out last night, about 30mins before I was supposed to teach a virtual tutoring session. My cable modem company admitted it was some kind of unexpected outtage, and that I was not the first to call from my area. However, what they don't seem to be able to admit is that this happens almost every week. And the only reason I'm using them is because my apartment complex has an exclusive contract with them, so I'm not allowed to chose anyone else.

This was just the worst possible time for it, because the last time I was late for one of my evening sessions I promised I wouldn't forget again. I was sure they were going to fire me this time, especially after I tried to call my boss at home to find a substitute for me, and instead woke up her roommate who didn't know where she was but wrote down my name and number. Miraculously, when I called today to see what my fate was, my boss congratulated me on responding to it in a mature and appropriate way. Whew. What a relief. She also said that she got the message 15 minutes after I called and found a sub.

Of course I'm going to have to quit soon anyway, so I shouldn't be all that worried. I'm already working on a separate software consulting job now which pays about 6 times as much (if everything goes right and they can cough up the money!) Life is hard. I'm ready to disappear into the inviting arms of a university and forget it for a while :)

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paideia
Jun. 29th, 2003 08:10 am (UTC)
"Life is hard."

God, you are telling me. It was so nice to see my parents for a week and have them take care of me. Coming back to NYC was so depressing with the thoughts of all the work I have to do, and how far off the payoff will be.

Grad school is looking more and more inviting.
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