Okay, let's try this again, perhaps without the power outage this time?
On the employment front, I have good news and bad news. The good news is that I haven't quit. I'm sticking in there, despite how much the job has stressed me out (and how little my supervisor seems to appreciate someone who's stuck it out longer than a couple nights), and am still earning a hefty paycheck. However, apparently the minimum wage has gone up, and my supervisor has advised me to increase my speed or face unemployment. I guess my current performance is not worth the new wage, and unless I can improve it (and I'm not sure I can without ruining my neatness), I may very well be fired. I guess Congress thinks it can do whatever it wants to "fix" the economy without thinking on the potential negative consequences in both the short and long-term. (And no, I don't blame my employer or supervisor. Running a business isn't easy, even less so when you're trying to be honest, and I won't tolerate hate-filled comments. This is your only warning.) Granted, I'd be more upset if I didn't hate this job so much, but it's still a little disconcerting. I'll have to make a better effort at obtaining new employment.
Even so, some happier news: Birthday!
Yes, my 31st birthday is coming up. March 3rd, to be precise. I'm allowed a personal holiday for this, and my supervisor has agreed to let me take the exact day off, since Monday is usually the lightest day of the week. I plan to hang out Saturday with the local furs, since I recall there being a movie night on the 1st. I won't show up and declare myself "The Bandit King" and demand foot rubs... but I'm tempted to. Getting a massage after a night of work would be nice, but not expected. I don't expect gifts either, since my family will be taking care of most of that, but if you're inclined, you can look up my wishlist on Steam. Pretty sure my account is "BanditRingtail", so I shouldn't be hard to find. I also take gift art and food-related gifts, just so you know. But I don't expect it really.
Last on the agenda, writing news!
I have some new ideas, though they vary between original and fanfics, and I don't have a lot of time to write between my job and sleeping. Part of working third shift, unfortunately. Still, I hope to make time for the stories soon, and I still have some I can edit. I have an entire series in need of editing, though I also need Beta Readers to help me improve once I've hit the second draft. I can't find all the mistakes myself, as much as I'd prefer it. Anyone who's willing to be one, you can note me your email and I will do my best to get you some stuff to look over. Perhaps when my job situation has improved, I'll have more time to devote to that. I really need to get moving or I'll end up procrastinating again, and that will only delay my writing career. Work, work work, but if it gets me closer to my dream, it'll all be worth it.
I guess that's all for now. Long story short, work sucks but I'm sticking it out until I'm fired, birthday's coming up right quick, and I'm looking for Beta readers.
Thank you for reading and God bless!