February 21st, 2016

krazy koati

And when we get to 35 we sell cosmetics and survive

And now for news from work which I'm trying very hard not to overreact to.

So there was a mass e-mail from the company's owner, and boss, explaining they had a problem. They had to delay payroll some. He explained it was a cash flow problem. This is the time of year where the company has huge outlays, mostly for mailing. They'll get the money back, but it'll trickle in over the course of months, and you can see where that's a problem. It's a delay of only a couple of days, but still, I don't remember this ever happening before, or hearing of it happening.

As a one-off freak event that's not even annoying for me. I haven't got my savings up to what I want right now, but they're not in bad shape. Having my pay delayed by a couple days, or a week, or even a couple weeks is no inconvenience. But it's never a good sign when your employer misses payroll.

I've long had loose plans about things to do for some extra income. Some are obvious and seem like they should be easy to put into place quickly, such as tutoring. Some would be fun but take a more time to get into a paying position, such as actually getting paid for writing something. I keep hearing where there's need for writers for mathematics and science topics; I just don't know where the need is. Or doing bits of tech work like what I do for my daily job, just with less worrisome notes from the boss.

And, well, thank you all for your notes of concern and worry. I appreciate them. (I know they're coming.) I'd appreciate, though, if you know anybody who needs a contour integral evaluated or explained by someone who knows on which end of the sentence the period typically goes.

Again, I'm trying not to overreact. But I would like a more defined lifeboat just now.

Trivia: In December 1867 the Credit Mobilier of America declared a dividend equal to its entire capital. Its stock rose to $260 a share. Source: Devil Take the Hindmost, Edward Chancellor.

Currently Reading: Machines and Morality: The 1850s, Robert Sobel.

PS: Some Cards Stuff, just something that ran across my Twitter feed and was interesting.