I volunteered to work 3 days a week at Na Hoaloha in the office because the full time worker quit April 1 (no joke!). My understanding is that I would help out for a couple of weeks while they interviewed replacements. I helped out last year about this same time of year when they were test driving new software to match drivers with clients needing services.
We three get along just great and I was flattered when they offered me the job! Good salary AND reimbursement for my health insurance ($628/month right there!). I'd have to give up my $1,000/month Social Security and who knows the red tape that will involve. Then getting it back again when I retire (again). I've been mulling it over ... but really do not want to work full time. I counter offered with a part time rate ... it was rejected.
Now they have decided to not fill the full time position. I'm not wanting to volunteer on a permanent basis. I love love love the work. (They ended up buying a different software system which is a real learning process, interrupted continually with phone calls from clients needing rides or visits.) Being a nonprofit the office is small and antiquated. The equipment (desk, chairs, file cabinets) are horrible! (Although they did rush out and get me a new chair. The other one would slowly sink to the ground and need to be pumped up.) One drawer won't even open. One drawer will open on occasion after many prayers and attempts.
Today was my Friday! TGIF!! I gathered up the energy to go to Verizon to upgrade my phone (and am gifting my old one to the UNson-in-law for his birthday in June)(early ... he has Ralph's old iPhone 4!) My brain was not able to comprehend their new way of upgrading as well as all the sales pitches for everything else (have you heard of Hum? Another blog!!) It took an hour and then I have the 30 minute drive home. Thank goodness for NPR.
So much to reload or restore to get new phone up and running as smoothly as the old one. I'm exhausted.
P.S. And I caught a mouse at the office ....