Published: February 1st 2008February 1st 2008
So the drama really continues…
January 31 = my pay day. When I left work on Thursday I asked my boss if he had my account number to wire me my paycheck. I thought he could use a friendly reminder since he always forgets stuff. He looked surprised and kind of mad that I asked him that. He said no and I asked him if he wanted it. He said “now?” I said “yes” obviously, since today is my pay day. He said to write it down. That night I get home and check my account no money. Later that night Betty and I went to the bath house, when I got home, I checked my account. No money. I’m a bit annoyed at this point. But decide to wait it out until tomorrow. I wake up and check my account at around 10:30am. No money. I send him a text message saying please send my paycheck to this account number today. Two hours later. No response. And no money. I send another text message. Did you have a chance to send my money? No response. And no money. I am angry at this point. I go to work at 3:30 and find him. I ask him if he sent the money. He said no I will send it on Tuesday. WTF?! I ask why and he said that he thinks that I’ll get my money and leave for Seoul this weekend. I said I’m not going to go and that I said that I’d work until the 15th. He said he can’t trust me anymore. He said he will pay me on Tuesday before the holidays and also be taking out my airfare. I said I worked for a month and my payday was yesterday and that he needs to pay me. He said no. I AM SO LIVID RIGHT NOW! IF that was my plan, to leave after getting paid what makes him think that I won’t do it on Tuesday? What’s two days? Seriously! Then he threaten to cancel my cell phone. Do it! How the hell are you going to get a hold of me then? What a dumbass. I am so pissed because (1) he is holding my paycheck and (2) he didn’t tell me that he was planning on doing that. Don’t you think you should tell someone that you are not going to pay them on time instead of just avoiding them?! Don’t you think I’d realize that my money wasn’t there and get upset?! If I didn’t need the money to hold me over until I moved I would have walked out the door. But I’ve decided that Tuesday will be my last day. Thanks for the brilliant idea. I’ll get my money (or not) and then pick up the remaining things at my apartment and leave my cell phone, keys and bills (which the safety deposit should cover since I’m sure I’m NOT going to be seeing that) for him in the room. I’m sick of trying to work with him. If he’s going to make my life difficult, I’m going to do the same.
This is what I think…a few days ago my landlord calls the school. My landlord is a very creepy old man that always stares at me and tells me to come visit. Well he calls and Kate answers the phone. He tells her that my lights been off for about a week and that I’m not checking my mail. Why is he checking up on me?! My apartment is all the way down the hall…you would not be able to see if my lights were on or off unless you intentionally walked down the hallway. I’m creeped out at this point and don’t want to face him. I go back to the apartment to get my mail and it’s not in my mailbox. I’m so confused. My coworkers send him a message to put the mail back in the box. I go back the next day and it’s there. Thank God I didn’t run into him. I think that my landlord could have told my boss and that they went into the apartment together and saw that my stuff wasn’t there. And that could explain where he got the idea that I was going to move to Seoul this weekend? Who knows?
And to top off all this madness…Betty informed me last night that someone was killed right around the corner from my work two nights ago. Cold hard murder at around 3 in the morning. She said that that area is actually quite dangerous at night. Where the hell am I!?! Seriously!
So two more days of hell and then I’m through…
Outside of work I’ve been juggling this drama filled life, mainly brought on by my own stupidity. Chitra I should have listened to you from the get go. I feel like I’ve been sending a lot of apologetic emails. I’ve become this bitter, angry person that I do not like and have been hurting people because of it. I am ready now more than ever to move. I can’t stand this all this crap any more. I’ve got bad vibes with Daegu! I need a fresh start with Korea.
I’ve seriously been missing America and everyone there so much lately!
Peace and love.