Monday September 22, 2014.

Well. I’m sorry I haven’t written in a long time.

Things have been crazy and busy because once again I’m moving to a new apartment. This month has been the most stressful month ever and my birthday wasn’t even celebrated with half the people I wanted to celebrate it with. Beggers can’t be choosers though I guess.

It’s about noon on Monday and I’m at work. And I’m a little pissed the hell off about a few things and it’s nothing new. Work has been insane lately. Not a break in sight and when one of us is out of work for a day or two there should be coverage. I managed to cover for someone today with no problem at all – yet when I was out Friday there was insufficient coverage on my ONE page? I covered 3 extra pages today, along with chat and (almost) 2 reports. There needs to be a better coverage plan going forward in our team. I’m tired of trying to hold up my end and others aren’t giving their all. There needs to be a line. I’m technically the newbie. The other two on the team have been there 5+ years. And yet I’m breaking my balls trying to keep up. Sometimes I feel like all my ideas just get shot down or unheard. I’m honestly at my breaking point with this job. If something doesn’t shape up – it’s shipping out for me. And now that I can afford to – I’ll be looking for something better. Maybe an art job. Or even just something on the side to keep me sane for now. Something needs to change.
Moving on.

I think once I move this weekend I’ll go to the gym more. Start eating better and working out alot and getting in shape. I’ve been the same weight forever and I’d like to lose some and be healthier for once. I eat like shit normally. It couldn’t hurt to start buying more fruits and veggies and things like that. I need to lose some flub – I’m starting to get some. *sadface* I want a bikini body already and to lose some
thighs. They jiggle alot and I’m not a fan.

Been thinking alot lately. Lots of shit on my mind. Trying to budget things to see where I’ll end up in a few years because it sure as hell won’t be stuck in this damn valley. It’s not… bad persay because it’s not Jersey – but it’s not good. It has its moments. And then there’s the floods.. that’s a whole different story. Wilkes Barre is a trap. And I’m stuck right in it. Maybe I’ll move out West finally once I get to save money. Which, now I can, with moving thankfully. Well, we’ll see how it all comes together.

In the midst of all of this – I learned that my Charlee cat back in NJ is sick and has cancer. :( my poor little girl. I knew she was sick but I didn’t know how bad till I got a message from mom. So that adds to the stress a little right now. I hope my moomoo and romeow are okay. I need to take them to the vets soon once I move and get enough money to do that. All in due time.

I’ve found a bunch of pictures over the past few weeks I’d like to share. Some are funny. Some are sad. Some are meaningful. You’ll see what I mean.
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“If you can wait till I get home, then I swear come tomorrow this will be all in the past. It might be for the best.” -A Day To Remember

Have a great night everyone – I’m off to sleep early. I didn’t sleep well last night yet again. And I’m taking advantage of early nights sleep.

Much love.

||Koral♡Dawn||

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Tips- Required or Appreciated?

So there was a discussion on Facebook yesterday between this one girl and a few others in the beauty industry (hair stylists.) This particular person was upset that she didn’t receive a tip from a customer she had at a salon and she got pretty upset about it. Now as I understand, tips are appreciated but never required in the service industry.

In my personal opinion – if it is a job that could technically be done by ones self if given the skill, there is no real reason to tip. You are just lazy and on’t want to do something yourself. As another example – people in the food industry – you are human and can get your own food, having someone bring you your food that someone else makes is just plain lazy. The tip should really be going to the cook for preparing the food that you yourself were too lazy to make in the first place.

I’m not saying I don’t tip – because of course I do for a job well done or service that’s received well.

But for someone to be outrageously upset because one person simply does not tip you in your job – don’t sweat it. Others will come along that are far more appreciative of the job you do so well. Some people are just not as respectful or concerned with the well being of others. So people don’t understand that a few people do in fact live off or try to afford other things with tips – vent, deal with it and move on.

Some people forget that tips are un-taxable by law. *Edit* Now I’m not definitely sure, but not ALL places make you count your tips. It depends on the establishment and depends on the service* For the average person who does not receive tips – their salaries are all taxed. The service industry workers are basically getting under the table money for the job they do. Sure, they may receive less as a pay/salary – but some don’t. Some are still paid a very high amount in dollars plus tips on top of that – UN-taxed.

Let’s leave it to Buzzfeed – The 12 Meanest Ways To Tip

There is no need to be rude about tipping or not tipping – it’s a personal preference and it is NOT required.

Here is an excerpt from MintLife Blog- 

SHOULD YOU STILL TIP FOR BAD SERVICE?

Whenever a server does a poor job at a restaurant, I never want to tip them, but I feel I should give them something. What would be an acceptable tip for bad service?

1. Of course! But you never come back…and you write a very negative review on Yelp. Satisfaction at last. 

2. A good friend of mine, who is a waitress, gave me this advice: for great service, leave a tip plus a penny. This lets the waiter/waitress know that you thought their service was good/great.
For bad service: leave a penny. The waiter/waitress will be aware that you did not forget to leave a tip and that their service was unsatisfactory.
When asked if this was applicable in any eating establishment, she responded that any professional waiter/waitress would know EXACTLY what was meant by the leaving of a penny.

3. I am a waitress, and you should always tip at least 15%.  If you do not, the server is PAYING TO SERVE YOU.  99% of the time they have to tip out to other people in the restaurant (bartenders, hosts, bussers, food runners, managers, etc.) so by not tipping them, they are paying for you to sit there and eat your meal.  Also, what a lot of people don’t realize is that it may not be the servers fault, kitchens/chefs mess up orders a lot of the time.

If you have a problem with something, ask to speak with a manager and complain about what was wrong to them. 

4. When I get terrible service, I always leave a tip under 15% AND a short note saying why.  The note is always written compassionately (because you never know what kind of suffering in that person’s life caused them to perform that way) and gives a solution instead of just complaining.  This lets the server know what went wrong so that they can do something about it and so that this won’t happen again!

I want to know what some of your opinions are-

  1. Do you tip?
  2. Are a good tipper?
  3. Do you believe that tips should be un-taxed?
  4. Do you still tip for bad service?

Thanks for your opinions everyone!

||KoralDawn||

August 29, 2014

Happy weekend all!
It’s been awhile Since I’ve written and I have a few photos to share with you that I think you will all enjoy. Instead of my life rambles – please look at some photos of mine while I’m super bored on this labor day weekend at work! Here’s a few that I took and then there’s some funnies for everyone. (This work week has been hell and I’m so ready for this weekend to do nothing at all.) There’s some of me with my cats who decided they wanted to be in my photos. And then the awesome Internet photos.
Enjoy!

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||Koral♡Dawn||

August 11, 2014

Here are your photos of the day – take these in… understand them. Read them multiple times.

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You’re all monsters who think you can get away with everything.

Shape up – or ship out. I don’t have time for fake people in my life. I need those people who are going to be there for me and going to make an impact on my life. There are people I want there regardless of the past and there are new friends I want there because they’ve said they care but I’m waiting to see it. Out of sight out of mind – and you know what, I’m going to start doing that to those who’ve done it to me. I need to remove the negativity in my life and be happy for once.

The dreams in which I’m dying are the best I’ve ever had. `♡

||Koral♡Dawn||