Wednesday, July 14, 2010

A Terrible, Horrible No Good, Very Bad Day

I got to work yesterday to an email telling me that since I was no longer a staffer, I was no longer entitled to my shift differential.

This was not news to me.

What was news to me was that they wanted me to pay back $650 from Pay Period 12. No matter that I didn't actually RECEIVE $650 since a big chunk of that went to the tax man. Also never mind apparently that I was actually STILL THE STAFFER during that pay period. So they wanted me to pay back money I received for time I actually worked.

To make it worse, when payroll asked our EX office about it, they replied that I was not entitled to the differential for that pay period because my replacement came on board on June 6. Never mind that I was still there, training her, for the next two weeks.

In the end, it seems to have gotten sorted out. I am cautiously optimitic that they will not take that money out of my pay.

I got home, had a nice run, and a nice dinner with my wife.

Then we had a massive thunderstorm storm was around 8 pm. I called our homeowners' associations' emergency line around 9 or 9:30 to report that I was seeing water on the wall in the upstairs guest bathroom. The on call guy said the drain was probably clogged and that he couldn't get a roofer out until morning.

Around 12:30 or 1, we had a second serious storm, at which time I noticed leaks in the hall near the roof access and through the dining room light on the first floor and put out pots to collect the water. A few hours later, water came pouring through the ceiling onto the bed (yes, with us in it) in the master bedroom. At this point, fearing a roof collapse, I called the fire department and the emergency call number. The fire department discovered the entire roof was covered in about 6 inches of water. Finally, at about 3:30 am, the on call guy was willing to call the roofing guy to unclog the roof drain.

So now we have serious damages thanks to the on call guy's unwillingness to call the roofer (who said he would have MUCH rather gotten the 9:30 call than one at 3:30). The ceiling in the master bedroom has collapsed and the ceiling in the office is threatening to. My carpets and high quality mattress are soaked, and I will have to have an electrician come look at my wiring as well. And all of this could have been avoided.

So now I am home today, missing class (meaning I will have to make up material of risk not getting credit) while I wait for the ServPro folks to come and dry out the place so the damage isn't even worse.

I am thankful though, that no one was hurt, that we have insurance, and that we have a spare bedroom to sleep in.

Today's gotta be better, right?

And on a happier note, sometime overnight, I passed 100,000 hits on this blog. Not a massive amount compared to some blogs, but I feel pretty good about it.


Sara said...

Wow, that super sucks! I'm so sorry! I hope that what ever isn't covered by your insurance is paid for by the association since it was their employee who f*ed up here.

SMD said...

I hope it all works out!

A Daring Adventure said...

Oh. My. Goodness.

I am so very, very sorry. I am sorry about the money issue and I'm sorry about the roof issue and the rain issue and the laziness issue on other folks' parts and I'm just... so sorry to hear about all of this.

On the money issue, James and I once had to write a check to State. THAT was a fun day. So I totally understand these random monetary happenings that pop up out of nowhere. Hugs to you both. I'm so sorry about your horrible day.

Daniela Swider said...

OMG! So sorry about your damage and that you have to miss class to sort it out! Hope the insurance company is cooperative!

100,000 hits sounds impressive! For what period of time?

Leslie said...

Crikey, I think water hates you even more than it hates me!

Bfiles said...

what a nightmare. sorry.

TheJ said...

we all have our good days and bad days. keep up the good work.

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Archaeogoddess said...

Well, it's not very nice of me, but I hope the on-call home association guy gets rabid squirrels in his pants.

Glad everyone is okay.