Consulted with my Union rep today, as nowhere in our contract can I find any language that addresses some questions I have in regards to my upcoming, UNpaid medical leave. Per advice, I have been in touch with Human Resources to get some answers, specifically, how will my unpaid leave be addressed as I have to continue to pay my medical ins, union dues, HSA contributions etc. HR person # 1 bounced that to HR person # 2, who has now bounced it over to HR person # 3. Hope to quickly get a response, as I need some solid figures on what I know will be a significant, financial hit. Need the numbers so that I can crunch them, and plan accordingly.
Fortunately, this is not me. I only have one credit card,and I am the customer that the bank hates. I pay it off monthly, in full, using their money for free. I even have racked up $112 in cash rewards that I am building up for (most likely) my next laptop purchase. While some of the expenditures for Christmas were put on the CC, it's paid off, in fact, I prepaid my January bill, so there is no payment due this month. My next statement will generate in about a week, but won't be due for another month (Feb 17th). Reviewing my additional charges, I can see that they are the usual culprits: gasoline, heating oil, cleaning service, hair services, netflix (currently on a promo offer), newspaper (dropped down to Sunday only). I'm Ok with this, I remain able to pay these charges, so it's all good as DS #1 would say. Meanwhile, I am under a fiscal fast. I would LOVE to replace my now quite tired, long and 3/4 sleeved, darker colored aka "Fall/Winter" season knit tops, but that will have to wait. It doesn't make sense to purchase clothes right now. I've been wearing the aforementioned more as I am forced to wear sneakers due to my ankle brace, so I am wearing jeans to work-something normally set aside for Fridays, half days. Dress clothes with sneakers would look ridiculous! So workday casual or very casual it is at the moment with no intentions of purchasing any replacement clothing. I will soon be off work, recovering, so no urgency and when I return to work, it'll be the end of March at this point, so my knit T's combined with my lighter cardigans will be worn.
Breakfast and lunch eaten/brought from home. No laundry day.