Wednesday, October 24, 2007

$34 an hour

This is Amber. If she was a blond everyone would hate her. She is a California girl, has legs that never end and think that the world revolves around her!

Amber is not getting many hours at her "job". They say it is because they are training new people and that they are gearing up for the holiday shopping season.

Whatever. Amber told me that she does not have enough money to pay her cell phone bill. I said cool. I need a new cell phone because mine is on its last leg.

So Amber asked me if I would ask my boss if she could work. So I did, and my boss said yes as long as she works with someone.... because she is new.

Now let me back up a little here. I do petitions. I have done them for about 8 years. The last few years I have worked in the office, But now I am back to petitioning.

So yesterday I took Amber for out about an hour. I showed Amber how to do it, and then I went to another door. Amber calls me five min. later and asked me how many signatures I got. I told her 6. Amber started pouting because she had only gotten two.

So I went down to help Amber again. After a few minutes I left. Amber wanted to leave but I made her stay out there until she finished one full page.

We were out there for a whole hour! Amber only made $34. Now think about this. Amber is 17 and she just made $34 an hour! I had to remind her that 34 is a lot bigger then 8.

She so does not get it. She can work for one hour and make more then she can working 4 hours at the store. Oh this child should have been my blond.

Anyway, Rusty made it to work today. I am not working today since Ryan will be coming home early. I am going to try to do some stuff around here. I would like to clean, but I am wondering what the point of that is since I have a feeling that everything will still end up covered in ash.

I talked to most of the marines yesterday....after I posted. They are all doing good. They are just itching to go do something. They can't leave base, and they cant work. These marines either want to go fight the fires that are burning down their base or go down to the beach and help set up for all of the people. They want to be doing something.

I feel the same way. I want to go do something to help someone else. But for now we are blocked in. Rusty said in no uncertain terms that I am not allowed anywhere near base. I tried complaining to the marines but they took Rusty's side. All I heard was mom "mom stay where you are. We will be pissed if you get hurt". What is a women to do.

Oh I know I will go finish that quilt. LeRoy will be happy to have his very own blanket this weekend. If they can make it off the base.

I need to run and start my day.

Oh! Lyn, I have not heard anything on santee. However if you bil would like to log on to kfi they have the fire reports going on around the clock.

Yes our air ports are still open, but if you coming this way please bring a mask. The air here is so bad.


lisa41076 said...

Awwwwwww Kelli sorry the air is so bad there, stay safe, Hugs Lisa

cgtperkins said...

Hey tell Amber I will take that money per hour over what I make anyday!!!! And I make pretty good an hour! I know I am still not through packing but I will get there....LOL. Stay safe and take care......and mind your hubby and marines and keep your butt away from base!!!

hugsdoodlewacky said...

((((((((((((((((((HUGSTOYOOU))))))))))))))))))))I will take the money to,even thoe,I get it pretty good sometimes,but otehr times,my hours are cut back big time.Amber should be luky.You listen to you Hubby and thoes Marines who care about you.DONT GO OUT.I am praying for all of you.

lanurseprn said...

Amber is very beautiful!
The air up here is horrible. Everything looks orange.
Stay safe.

deshelestraci said...

Oh poor Amber!  I want to make $34 an hour!!!  Crazy kid...
Stay safe.  I know it's boring but it beats the alternative!

plieck30 said...

I can imagine how the air is there. You take care of yourself. Paula

nelishianatl said...

OOO Let me do it.  I'm a brunette.  I get simple  math. lol


lurkynat said...

I think Amber is super awesome adn she looks so funny in this photo! thanks for  a great entry! I am totally amazed; both of you guys are great at petitioning!

helmswondermom said...

Are you having to keep your house closed up like Pam?  She said the air is orange where she is.  I'm glad the marines are all safe, and it's understandable that they are chafing to be doing something.  As for Amber -- poor dear.  She's a good kid, though.  She'll learn in time.

amyrangei said...

$34 an hour is awesome!  Yea, I think that my oldest is really blond, I have to explain things over and over for her.  If the fires get close to you you should really evacuate!!!!  

magran42 said...

I completely understand's like one time I was told.."I might as well spend (aka blow) this money cause it's not enough to pay my bills".  Duh.....What's wrong with keeping this until you get more and then pay the bills? ? ? ? ?

seraphoflove9001 said...

Cool! Thats a lot for 1 hours work! :o) I hope she gets the hang of it!

gehi6 said...

Yes, it would probably be best to quilt if all else is denied youat the moment. It is scary to think the fires have come within two miles of your house, and to think someone might have started them. and so hard to catch.  I wanted to find the arts and crafts building at the fair to take quilt pics for you, but my legs wore out before I could find it.  Kitchen crafts mall wasn't it!  Anything to soothe the nerves!  Gerry

lurkynat said...

Dear Kelli
she is such an awesome person!