Okay so I’m a little poorer than I expected to be at this stage – despite my actual wages being a bit higher. My back up account has fallen to below 4 figures for the first time in years which is a little concerning. But I’ve been really strong this week and not splurged on the things I have been splurging on (let’s not go there), and only using mum’s birthday gift cards in Tesco and Sainsbury’s. But those are dwindling fast.
But you know what? Still I’m Lovin’ It!! (thanks, McDonald’s – I’ll use that for free since you don’t want it anymore). One thing that may be presenting a skewed picture of my finances are the current eye-watering petrol prices (and no, America, you DON’T know what I’m talking about – you’ve been getting away with paying pennies per litre for decades now – you can stop whinging about finally paying close to a realistic price) and also my electric – after the 54% average price hike for that. This has meant that instead of putting £40 on my meter every 3 weeks or so, I’m now having to put it on every (just over a) WEEK.
One thing I know about time is that it tends to pass very fast when I’m having a nice time. It’s already been 2 months or so since I started Collections Monday to Friday. As I understand it, after 12 months your hourly pay rises to £12 per hour. That is fucking insane to me!! So if I can manage to hold down this job and not fuck up for another 10 months, I will be more than sorted. As it is, we are ALL due a pay rise soon. I overheard 2% being mentioned. Some have called that derisory, some are probably going to strike over it. Fuck that I am NOT going on strike!!! These people want to try working in a care home, where ALL you get every fucking year is “Thanks for all your hard work in these tough times” in a blanket letter from Head Office with a printed signature. Perspective is very much a thing.
So the race is on!! But christ I hope energy prices come down again before the end of 2022!! Cos this is heavy duty shit.