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Good News
Saturday, December 09, 2017      5 comments

In my last blog, I lamented how I received $150 less on my second paycheck than my first one. I spoke to the administrative assistant at my job, and he gave me the email address for HR. I emailed them, and they got back to me right away. They... Read more
Paycheck Blues
Saturday, December 02, 2017      3 comments

Today, I got my second paycheck for my new job, and it is about $150 less than how much I got for my first paycheck. :( It's because my health insurance, life insurance, and retirement premiums have finally kicked in. I'm just so upset, because... Read more
Treated My Family And Friends To Dinner
Sunday, November 19, 2017      8 comments

Yesterday, I got my first paycheck!!! :D So, I treated my dad, mom, sister, brother-in-law, best friend, 2 aunts, and 1 uncle to dinner at a local Chinese/Korean fusion restaurant. It was my first time there, and I had read really good reviews ... Read more
My First Week Of Work
Sunday, November 05, 2017      8 comments

I apologize for not being active on Spark these days...last week was my first week of work for my new job. I am in the process of being trained, and it has been overwhelming, and stressful. But overall, though, I like my job. :) Almost all of ... Read more
Tuesday, October 24, 2017      6 comments

I'm disabled, and I currently get SSD, SSI, Medicare, and Medi-Cal (Medicaid for California). I start my new job on October 30th (next Monday), and I need to know how that will affect my benefits. I called Medicare to find out how working will... Read more
I'm Melting
Monday, October 23, 2017      3 comments

Today, I finally got another Japanese straight perm. I wanted to get it before my new job starts. When I walked into the salon this morning, the owner (who didn't seem very friendly) told me to sit down and wait (I was a little early for my ap... Read more
My Bus Adventure
Wednesday, October 18, 2017      3 comments

I start my new job on October 30th, which is located in downtown Los Angeles. Yesterday, my best friend and I did a practice run of the Silver Line, which is a bus that goes from where I live to downtown LA. It was stressful, but an adventure ... Read more
Good News!
Tuesday, October 10, 2017      10 comments

I have good news! Today, I got an email from HR saying I have passed all the background checks, and they want me to start my new job on October 30th!!! :D I was so worried that I wouldn't be approved for whatever reason (credit, etc.). I'm act... Read more
Still Waiting To Start My New Job
Monday, October 02, 2017      5 comments

2 weeks ago, I did a drug test for my new job. After a week went by with no response, I emailed HR over the weekend, and they got back to me today. They said that they "need to wait for the approval for the waiver request". Basically, a waive... Read more
No More Pedicures For Me :(
Wednesday, September 20, 2017      6 comments

Today, I went to Quest Diagnostics to get routine blood and urine tests for my family doctor. I had never seen it so busy before! Usually, I get seen within 15 minutes, but this time, I had to wait 40 minutes! Oh well. I'm still in the p... Read more
Bad News From The Cardiologist, And Bought Work Clothes
Wednesday, August 30, 2017      4 comments

I finally got the results for my heart ultrasound and stress (treadmill) test. He said that I have mild aortic stenosis, and a high pulse. :( He said that my heart is aging prematurely because of my diabetes. He said that in 30-40 years, I mig... Read more
I Got the Job!!!
Monday, August 28, 2017      15 comments

Remember that federal job interview I had 2 weeks ago that went well? Well, I got an email this morning saying I got the job!!! :D This is perfect timing, as school starts tomorrow, so I dropped all of my classes today. It works out well... Read more
How My Interview Went
Tuesday, August 15, 2017      5 comments

Today, I had my federal interview. It was in downtown LA, but my parents knew the area, which helped A TON. It was still stressful driving downtown, though (and I didn't even drive--my mom did!). The interviewers showed me around the office, ... Read more
Good News!
Friday, August 11, 2017      6 comments

Remember how I mentioned that I was referred for that federal job? Well, while I was driving today, I got a phone call, but didn't pick up (for obvious safety reasons). After I parked, I listened to the voicemail the lady left, and apparently,... Read more
Tuesday, August 08, 2017      7 comments

Today, I met my Department of Rehabiliation (DOR) counselor. She said that when we spoke over the phone yesterday, she got the impression that I was already accepted into the sonography program, which is false. I told her that I am going to ta... Read more

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