Give Me Back My Five Bucks

A Wednesday Post

Wow, have I been busy at work! The graphic designer quit the day before my first day last week, and as part of my job, for the next year I’m taking over a bunch of someone else’s duties while she’s on maternity leave – so right now I’m juggling 2.5 jobs worth of tasks. One second I’m dealing with sponsorship requests, then I’m editing graphics and uploading to the web, then doing a photo shoot, then putting together spreadsheets and sales reports, then putting together marketing packages. My tasks are so diverse and I have to keep going from one train of thought to another. It’s a lot to get used to – especially in a new work environment, but I like the challenge.

Anyway, enough of the job. That’s all I seem to talk about these days. Which is the reason why I haven’t been posting as much as I usually do, so for that I apologize. I have flashes of ideas for posts at such random times during the day, but by the time I get around to writing them, I’ve forgotten about them. So I’m going to start to try quickly typing them in a memo on my iPhone.

In other news, I did not get a single dollar from my unemployment benefits during my 6 weeks of unemployment. I *should* have gotten 1 week of benefits (according to 3 weeks of severance and a 2 week waiting period). But for some reason, they calculated my last week of pay as an additional week of severance (so they thought I got 4 weeks of severance and then a 2 week waiting period). And for whatever reason I didn’t catch that? I should have. It makes me angry that I missed such an obvious error and now I’m past the 30 day window to dispute. So, that sucks. But it would have only amounted to maybe $450 anyway. Good thing I had my Emergency Fund … and that will be my priority to rebuild once I get my first pay cheque (Friday).

Author: Krystal Yee

I’m a personal finance blogger and marketing professional based in Vancouver. I’m a former Toronto Star (Moneyville) columnist, author of The Beginner’s Guide to Saving and Investing, and co-founder of the Canadian Personal Finance Conference. When I’m not working, you can usually find me running, climbing, playing field hockey, or plotting my next adventure.


  1. Carrie says:

    sounds about like my job where i handle all the graphic design (at a printing company so there's a lot), trade show coordination, and marketing

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