Friday, August 27, 2021

Future Friday Predictions & Planning 8-27-2021

Now this will be the thing that kills me with my own hubris.

 Future Friday Predictions & Planning!

 Well... or something like that.

When I started this I was not expecting to be trapped in another state while waiting on my car warranty.

But that is now the past and this is for the future.

One thing I do have to start is re-touching or finding my resume. It's time for the hunt to start again and i am not happy. There is a long story about that for later.

The house is still a house. It is still not unpacked.

welp... that would be that for this month? I honestly thought I would have more to put. Maybe next time?

Monday, August 16, 2021

When Good Jobs Go Bad

 When Good Jobs Go Bad. 

Or when a bad supervisor takes over the whole of the dept and pushes their Bad Ideas that no one likes onto everyone and then they can't figure out why everyone is leave the dept like a sinking ship.

This is not the first time, and sadly this will not be the last time.

I fully admit to having hoped that the supervisor that is literally driving all the good people away from my department was going to jump ship. I had been hoping. I knew it was almost impossible because they have such a death grip in our department.

This person is a micromanager and is very good and not having anything they say written down so you can not use it to defend yourself. The only thing good about them is that when they really want to have your back, they do in fact have your back. They also support the work from home for now.

But they also pick favorites and when they set their sights on you you are pretty much done for.

I am fairly cirtian that they have been trying to get me into their department for a little while. 

They are also fully aware that I refuse to be in their department.

Right now myself and another are being used as tests for learning the stuff in the other department because the plan is to merge them. This is extremely stressful because I hate and refused to be apart of this particular department.

I have a feeling that they are trying this so that when this idea doesn't work, and it's won't, that oh look! the two of you are already trained so you have new jobs now!

I will go to HR if they try that because I did not and will not ever apply for that job and they technically can not force me to move to it because they couldn't keep my department fully staffed before the pandemic and they have shown that they still can't do it now.

I also think that they are setting the new supervisor up as a fall guy. They did it to all the others with varying degrees of success.

I, perhaps, should have tried for the harder butt kissing department were the supervisor that I like moved to. 

There is another department I wouldn't mind looking into but the hours are horrendous. The person I knew that did work there got out as fast as possible but they had no life at all until they did.

I currently have a very good plan because I am not faking how long this new crap takes me to do. It's overly confusing and doing extra work for another department. If I mess up I mess up because that was the only other reason I wanted nothing to do with it. Outside of the supervisor.

If this person wasn't known for being underhanded and back stabbing I wouldn't worry. As it is I will be pitching a fit about this and all the stupid stuff until it's fixed or I find a new job. 


Tuesday, August 10, 2021

Second Tuesday Updates 8-10-2021

 Second Tuesday Updates? What am I thinking?

Chaos mostly. Let me explain.

I'm trying get any kind of schedule for both blogging and writing. I knew getting into this that it wasn't going to be easy. I have an old blog post were I Did Math and regretted it.

Honestly most of this had been out of spite at an old job. Surprisingly not bad spite. Just spite of the I-know-what-I-am-talking-about kind of spite. Scary to think what the numbers would have looked like if some life things hadn't have happened. Oh and the whole certain company getting sued because they didn't pay bloggers their less the $100 when they cleared out bloggers with out reason.

So! Second Tuesday Updates are going to be general updates. They will be a little out of date because *gestures at entire blog* precedence?

I might end up making a cushion of 1-2 posts just so I can laugh at my own hubris. Actually, that give me a really good/bad idea for another type of post that I could be able to buffer.

Maybe this isn't that bad of an idea?

Well... here goes something.

Monday, August 2, 2021

on the Volt car Warranty

 Long story short car financial managers are going to lie to you that the very very clearly specified warranty will not cover what it says it will. They will say it only covers the battery.

Like I said, they lie.

There is a 8 year / 100,000 mile warranty by Chevy/GM that covers all the electronics that make the car run in their Warranty Manuel that is listed on their site but that the dealership will try to charge you $4,000+ to fix. Specifically the BECM.

This only work if you are still in/under the 8 year / 100,000 mile warranty!!

 I didn't even know about this warranty let alone that I was still covered by it. Thankfully my friend did and was texting me info on it while we were talking about it before I authorized the work. 

No your tech guys will not check the warranty for you. Again you will need to specify VoltTech and the Warranty Manuel that is on GM's site.

There are a few small-ish things like the 12volt battery that can cost $200 & the $400 coolant flushing that they have to do 3 times & they are required to do (I am still arguing about this one but seems legit) and any  other thing that is not the main control box or specifies as being under the VoltTech warranty.


Also AAA got me a super Super awesome tow company that was able to give me a ride with them to the dealership near my parents that was almost 3 hours away from the gas station that my car wouldn't turn back on at. Super awesome guys.

Now if you just say that you found info on it on a website no one is going to take you seriously. That is why you have to specify VoltTech and the Warranty Manuel that is on GM's site.

 The site I found that told me about the VoltTech part was

The problem I (and a ton of others) had was "shift to park" error.

There is a forced restart that I did by accident when my car wouldn't start the day before my trip. something like holding the power button on for 10-20 seconds and then leaving the door open for 60 seconds. I did this while freaking out in my driveway at home. This is a full shutdown of the car because the "shift to park" error doesn't let you shut your car off all the way.

So! fortunately because I freaked out the day before I was completely calm when I had the same problem at the gas station and I was totally not shocked when the earlier solution didn't work.

I do think my calm and relaxed attitude threw the tow guys for a loop. But they were super awesome.