Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Got my car running...

it wasn't the starter or alternator but the friggin' battery. $140.50 to diagnose the problem, put in a new battery, new battery and an oil change. Well at least it's running and I can go places. The only thing is... I don't go anywhere except for work and carpooling the kids around. Oh well at least I have my car. I did find out that my serpentine belt will need to be replaced in the next three months but right now that's all that needs to be done. The car only has 38,500 miles on it. Not bad for a 2001.
I didn't get a chance to ask my boss about the retroactive deal because he was on the phone for two hours this morning and then snuck out of his office. I swear he has stealth powers. The General Manager however told me that "right now was not the best time to do that kind of thing seeing as we are watching our budget more closely now that "season" is over". Bite my ass.... then why did we hire two new techs and a helper? Huh? Makes sense to me. NOT!!!! The company is worried about making budget and not being able to give the employees their raises but we can hire more people. Yep, that settles it I am officially a corporate mushroom. Keep me in the dark and feed me shit. Gotcha..


DSB said...

Wow, what an analogy!

Glad your car is running right, though.....car trouble sucks!

Mindy said...

Having a mechanic in the family (dad)one would think that I would be able to do things to fix my own car. I used to be able to on older models. The way they build cars now you have to take out the fucking engine to get to the simple things;) I personally think car companies have a deal with car mechanics. It's a conspiracy I tell you.