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Envelope, job, & challenge updates

January 8th, 2008 at 06:16 pm

I wrote this then added to it and am now adding to it again so I edited the name, also. I might as well post just one entry rather than three.

So far the envelope system is working! Yes, it's only been three days but there is money in each of the envelopes, including the savings envelope. Smile

It feels great to know our bills are paid for the month and we're working for the next round of them. We have a ways to go before we have enough for the next round of bills but we'll get there, I know.

Yaaaaay for envelopes, cash, jobs, and a little discipline!

Speaking of jobs, I'm a reasonably intelligent person and am capable of doing just about anything I set my mind to. But correctly marking cups at work boggles my mind and I'm close to admitting I've been outsmarted by paper and plastic!

I did pretty well today but still messed up at least 6 cups. I either had the wrong size or marked them incorrectly or something else stupid. It doesn't help that customers often don't ask for an item by the name on the menu board. So I think they're asking for one thing and they're really asking for another. Example: "I'd like a Chi Tea." I mark the cup for what I think is Chi Tea. Then I look around and don't see Chi Tea anywhere. After doing this three times I realized they were asking for a Chi Latte!! Doh! When I ask what size, they say they want the medium and I mark it. Then they change their mind and want a large. Okay, no problem, I can handle that. I get another cup and mark it and bam, now they want the other one again!

It's fun and I love my new job. Wink

My $20 challenge is up to $27 now thanks to a couple of meatless meals and not buying a snack or drink while out running errands. I have some change to add to it tomorrow, about $2. Yippee!

4 Responses to “Envelope, job, & challenge updates”

  1. merch Says:

    Nice work!!!

    I use mvelopes (electronic version of the envelope system) and am surprised how much money I have laying around waiting to be spent.

    You'll have that emergency fund saved in no time. You'll need to add more financial goals soon Smile

  2. DeniseNTexas Says:

    "You'll need to add more financial goals soon"

    Thanks! From your mouth to YHWH's ears! Wink

  3. midlight21 Says:

    It is a good feeling when YOU are in charge of your money and not the other way around!!!

    Hang in there you'll get that job down in no time. I've got you pegged for store-manager w/i 4 months!!

  4. DeniseNTexas Says:

    LL, that is soooo true! It's a new feeling for me and it's a little scary but yes, it's good.

    As for being a manager within 4 months, baaahaha! Only if I somehow manage to absorb all this via osmosis and the company is desperate. lol

    But I'll learn..

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