Posted on June 25, 2017June 25, 2017 Long time no write. Long time no paycheck. My response to the latter was taking two days off last week in order to do other (paid) work in order to keep all my balances in check, and by in check, I mean more than afloat, because I made some rule for myself that Balance A can’t dip below a certain number of dollars, and Balance B can’t dip below a certain number of dollars and Balance C can’t ever be touched. So Balance B was looking low and that’s the balance that job’s funds get tossed into. I told them I needed all 3 pay cycles they owed and that it was urgent. My boss told me she would pay me by the end of the week. She had not paid me by Wednesday, so I made the choice to take those two days off. So the next entry might start with: I got fired. Or They asked me to leave and offered me two weeks to do so. Or Captain Yale won. Or Whatever. Balance B is back on track and I made two weeks worth of pay in two days. Thank whomever for my other jobs. But here’s the real story: I’m sure my boss at the job that doesn’t pay is pissed / jealous because I was working a job that =ed another person’s / a friend of her’s work being shown at _, where she has not had her work shown / would like her work shown. While watching her texts fill my phone screen all I could think is get over it, be happy for someone else for once. When this boss found out who their competition was on a job, the first thing she talked about when she got back from the presentation was how _ was their competition and–I think I’ve written about this already. All she had to say was that _’s been taking jobs from them and all I could do was roll my eyes behind her back because her thinking that was incredibly egotistical. I felt odd thinking Focus on your own work at her because Focus on your own work is something I’m sure other people have told me in the past. In all of this, I am pleased to report that I am standing up for myself, that I have been working on my own issues with jealousy and always feeling less than, forcing myself to catch sleep, etc., etc., etc.