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I quit my job yesterday. Just like that. And I'm supposed to feel relieved because that job was beginning to make me a little suicidal, except that I did it in the wrongest way possible: halfway through my shift. Before I'd even finished my first route (which, due to the unexpected rain and thunder, took much longer because I wasn't wearing water resistant shoes and I had to go into the town center to buy a raincoat - after which it pretty much stopped, of course), I called up my team coach and said I was going home after finishing it and that he should find somebody else to take my second route.
Obviously, he didn't like this at all, but I was so desperate that I actually stuck to my guns and said I wouldn't do it. Because that job, for the past two months, has seriously made me want to walk under a car. Even though it was only one day a week, my feet were growing into little horny lumps and my wrists have been hurting and ultimately, the phrase "disgruntled postal worker" is so much more true than you could ever know. Except that I'd morphed into a homo/sui-cidal postal worker.

However, that's not just due to the job. I am simply not doing well. At all. Contributing factors are: 1) my supervisor completely slammed the introduction to my thesis, so much so that I refused to work with her and am now starting all over again, which means that I won't graduate until the end of the year. 2) I moved. In and of itself that's pretty great, except that it cost me a lot of money, it's an illegal sublet, my "landlord" is an idiotic egomaniacal electronics salesman / comic creator (a bad one) that didn't pay his taxes which means the county deurwaarder is coming to knock on my door next Thursday to take 1500 euros worth of my stuff (probably). Landlord (we'll call him E) said he'd took care of it and asked for a kwijtschelding (sorry, too lazy to get the dictionary), but the bureaucracy is slow and yada yada yada. Of course, if and once they come I'll surely explain that I'm not E, but then again, he's still registered at this address and I'm subletting it illegaly (did I mention that stupid move?) and oh oh oh it's all just going to hell.

I never should've taken this apartment. I'm thinking back on it and realizing that I didn't think it through at all. It all just happened so fast. I reacted on Monday, and by Thursday he called me back to say that I could have it. And I was so blinded by the fact that something like this was finally happening and it was happening so fast that I just didn't step back and say "Whoa. Think about this for just a minute."

Plus, the floors are so hard to keep clean.

As far as I'm concerned, I'm getting out of here asap, except that it's really hard to find anything remotely roomy in my price range. At Kamernet, the square footage goes down dramatically once you go below 500 (plus, they very often don't allow pets), and markplaats has pretty much the same. There's a lot of official websites, such as Funda.nl, but most of the landlord (which are often companies) ask for a secure job with a pay at least three times the rent. Now I've been thinking about a construction where maybe my mother (who has a secure job) could rent a place that I'll live in and then I'll pay her, but it would have to be okay with the landlord or renting company, because I don't want to get in trouble again.

I'm trying to see this as a learning experience, but I sure as hell am not enjoying it.

Date: 2009-08-23 07:44 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] -glarawen-.livejournal.com
...Yeah, I can definitely see where you're coming from. I wish I could say anything at all to cheer you up or make you feel any better, but I can't. After all, landlords usually are the most idiotic of idiots who leach off of their tenants - you will be surprised at how often we've had the threat of our water/power being cut off with just a few days' notice.

I hope your case is the same, and that nothing will actually happen. Should we have a girls night one of these nights? Get your mind off of it (although I read you had a silly films/pizza night just last night, and if that resulted in this update...)?

Main conclusion: learning experiences SUCK. ASS.

So there.

(I'll give you the biggest hug ever next time I see you, okay? Might not solve much - but it's a hug!)

Date: 2009-08-23 08:42 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] damnmydooah.livejournal.com
Hugs are always good!

I'll figure it out somehow, and it might not be anything after all. Maybe E did take care of it. But the uncertainty just sucks, y'know?

Pizza and silly movies was great, unrelated to the post. Just had to get it out there. Braindead is disgusting.

Date: 2009-08-23 08:57 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] -glarawen-.livejournal.com
Oh yeah, uncertainty ruins everything. I mean, at least you deserve to know if you're properly buggered, right? Then you can prepare. Now it can swing both ways still..

Hahaha, Braindead is awesome. I especially loved the zombies eating porridge bit. ;)

Date: 2009-08-23 12:51 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] damnmydooah.livejournal.com
After lots of talking with parents, I will go to the rechtshulpwinkel tomorrow, and then to the county people. See what happens.

Date: 2009-08-23 04:03 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] -glarawen-.livejournal.com
Smart move, indeed. Keep me updated!

Date: 2009-08-23 01:38 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dracothelizard.livejournal.com
Oh, wow, all that stress is not good :(. I hope things get better soon.

Date: 2009-08-23 08:50 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] damnmydooah.livejournal.com
Nope, not good at all. Luckily, plans have been made, which will hopefully take the first layer of shit from the pile. Then just slowly moving on until it's all gone.

Date: 2009-08-23 08:51 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dracothelizard.livejournal.com
Plans are always a good start.

Date: 2009-08-23 03:51 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sals-uni-diary.livejournal.com
Damn, that sucks HUGE hairy ass! I hope you find something soon. Meanwhile, I'll keeps my eyes and ears open for you.

Date: 2009-08-23 08:51 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] damnmydooah.livejournal.com
If things go well and I get the information I want at the rechtswinkel, I could possibly be living here legally. First order of business is to make sure nobody takes my stuff next week, though. And thank you!

Date: 2009-08-24 07:21 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] roaminronin.livejournal.com
Oh dear, you sublet from E. Copper? I sympathize!
Hope you get things on track soon, and things start looking up!

Date: 2009-08-24 09:04 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] damnmydooah.livejournal.com
Ha, figures you would know him. The comics world is a small one, yes?

I should definitely be able to stop the deurwaarder from taking my stuff, so that's probably going to be just fine.

Date: 2009-08-24 11:22 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mayanarebs.livejournal.com
it's gonna be okay! it's just annoying as hell. rechtsbijstandwinkel is a good idea. good that you talked to your parents!

about the job: alain's doing some test translations for language centre and some others. maybe also give that a go? would be more fun!

Date: 2009-08-24 12:39 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] damnmydooah.livejournal.com
I shall send them an open application thingamajig. Putting my eggs in many baskets!

On a slightly less happy note: since even 40 or 50 bucks is a lot of money for me right, I won't be able to come visit you guys for at least a month... :( But maybe we'll have a nice Indian summer, and if all else fails, we'll go skating on the Maas instead of swimming in it.

Date: 2009-08-24 01:59 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mayanarebs.livejournal.com
exactemundo. money issues are impeding me in my coming-to-Groningen-age as well, grmbl. it's like, you know everything will turn out okay, but you do wish all the icky stuff in front of you would already be over and done with...

Date: 2009-08-24 02:19 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] damnmydooah.livejournal.com
Exactly. And of course you want the icky stuff over and done with yesterday, but that won't happen and suddenly you realize that you're going to need a hell of a lot of stamina... Mine is definitely getting a workout.


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