I worked for the state of Maryland until I made the mistake of going to work for a private company. The state would not have fired me while I was on sick leave!
I cannot lift the computers I love so much anymore so I am seeking training in computer forensics! I am partially blind in one eye and crossed eyed to boot! Not able to use my left hand so I am making do with my brain so my head is not just a hat rack anymore!
So glad to be here and alive! Looking forward to being an example for my grandchildren by completing college so they can say “like Annie” did! (I do not let them call me “Granny” I am too young! And way too cute!) (Note to Myself: send my body a memo so it can act like it knows the plan!)
If you get to know me, you will be surprised at the beauty you find. With God's love, I am becoming a gem of great value.
Computers are the toys I play with the most but I love to travel, and like to be outdoors where I can see the work of God in all I survey. The next great thing in my life is my grandchildren. They are wonderful little people! They were all born grown! I want to leave them something when I leave this world to make their way easy if just for a moment! So I need to make a few million before the clock stripes “?”.
And I am going to be an example too! They can all complete college because “Annie DID”
I am too blessed to be stress! I love my Lord! I like Computers and good food. Love to laugh at myself and others too! I am too rich to sweat the small stuff, and its all-small stuff! I let God be God and He is in charge of everything!
The Lord, Good Food, Computers, gospel music, movies, reading, writing and a GOOD Man! For many may be called, but few are Chosen! I am a blessed woman of God. I have walked thought the fire to discover this truth. After years of not believing I was a valuable person I found Jesus Christ. Gradually little things began to change in my life and the revelation came. God cares for me! I wanted to dig deeper into why God choose me.
He has interceded me so often I could not be sure I choose Him or just went along because I could not do anything right without Him. It still makes me cry to think about all the work He has invested in me without me trying to act grateful.
See my picture at the bottom. This is the half finished product God is still working on my heart and mind.
There is a slender fine young lady who just happens to be covered up with lots of junk food, potato Salad, Spaghetti, Mac & Cheese. A few ribs, chicken wings, and tons of Pepsi & Coke. Yes, I am a large woman! I feel so fat that my fat has fat. I am a diamond in the rough, some days are particularly rough!
Check me out! I do have some skills. During my working career I have worked for three employers from the pits of Hell and one fantastic company that I will always love and respect for their kindness and teaching me valuable business ethics. They invested in me and they did not make a mistake. Lockheed Martin is my dream employer after myself! Being my own boss is as good as it gets! Okay!
The last company I had the displeasure to work for was so mean and nasty to mention their name still pains like the knife they put in my back. From the outside looking in this seemed a nice place to work. I was told things in my interview that was not true and given impressions known by management not to be the least bit true.
I took the job and realized the chimera, revealed the lies, took the favoritism and the exploitation.
I am an ethical self-starter paid below standard for my occupation of choice; conversely, God orders my actions and gives me peace in the lion's den. I worked from 8:00 am - 9:00 pm six days a week plus numerous Sundays for my first year but only paid for a 40-hour week. I was leaded to believe any hours I worked over the 40 would be use to compute a quarterly paid bonus which I had to work six months for the company to qualify. Seven months into my first year management tells me oops! Your position is only paid a yearly bonus.
Okay, everybody makes errors I will wait until the end of the year. Three months in year two I get less than $500.00 for over a thousand hours of overtime hours on the books. I was not allowed to put on my time sheet actual hours because I was not supposed to work as many hours as the work determined. I was given less than $2.00 an hour. Did I quit? No!
The company had hired the person before me and he ruined the company's network so horrific that I spent three years cleaning up the mess. (The company compensated him $9000 more then they offered me to do the same job. They compensated all the white LAN Administrators more than they paid me.) Management assured me that I would get a better bonus the next year. Okay. Six months into year two I change my hours to 9:00am-9:00pm. I get hurt on the job and work sick and in pain, but change my hours to 10:00am-9:00pm in nine months into year two. Three months into year three I get a $1400 raise after being told that I would not get a bonus or a raise.
The bonus program is finished. In month two of year three I am hospitalized with pains in my chest that the doctors cannot explain. On medication I go right back to work after two days. Management makes it apparent that they cannot meet the expense of me getting sick. I change my hours to 11:00am-9pm so I can work and go to doctor appointments. Month six into year three I am written up for talking unsympathetic to follow employees. I am not told who or when I did this. I have in no way been written up on any job in my 14 working years.
But on this job when the manager want to fire someone she looks for any reason she can to write the person up subsequently she can have documentation that this employee was a problem in their work record. Seven months into year three my doctors fine a disc in my neck is pinching a nerve and I need surgery to correct the problem.
Because of remarks and announcements made by management I know that if I have the surgery I will be fired.
I trust God to take care of me and I have the surgery. I need to be on sick leave for three months but I pressure my doctors to let me go back in a month and they agree. I get sick leave approval from the job for a month during which 15 times I received calls from the job about network issues and talked them through how to fix the troubles. (They required me to work even on sick leave.) The day before I was to return to work they requested that I not come back to work after I spent the day before on the phone with a technician at the work site and helped him to troubleshoot the problem they were having with the equipment.
I wrote them emails to assist inform them of potential problems they might have with the equipment and what they could do until they got a new LAN Administrator. I even sent the manager a card for Boss's Day. I was not angry! I was liberated, broke but liberated! Now I can work for the best boss I know! (This is short version of the whole story but the truth is the same if told in the long or short version.)
Are you looking to start a home base business? Want to get in to see if you can make some money without having to pay for the opportunity? (Note: There are some good companies, which require you to pay to work with them, and I belong to a few of them. If you don't have startup money or your budget is tight just as mine was than free is a solution.) After you have been around the Web a few times and get burned by the companies. You can come back to this page and I will help you. I work hard always have, however now I work hard for ComputerLadyPD! Try me.