First Day of My Rest Days

Photo is mine.
@allen0187 (56044)
Philippines
June 22, 2022 7:55am CST
Yesterday was my the start of my rest days. Rest days being synonymous to errands day. Ordered water and did my groceries in the morning. Around 10am, I got a SMS from a recruiter on one of the part-time jobs that I applied asking what time would be the best time to call. I promptly replied that I'm free to take the call at that time. Did she call at that time? No, she called after an hour. Turned out they were looking for office-based ESL tutors, not home-based ones. it would have been helpful if they mentioned that in their ad. As it, their opening for a home-based ESL tutor won't be available until July. We just agreed that she will reach out to me during that time. I'm not holding my breath but who knows? Did I entitle this post 'first day of my rest days'? Yup, I did, but as it turned out, it wasn't. Around 11am, I got a SMS from my manager and he was looking for me. I said that it was my rest day. Turned out it wasn't. Not sure what changed or when it was changed but I know I had put in Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday as my rest days. Well, my rest days were moved to Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday instead. No biggie except that I'll be missing two days of my jiu jitsu training. I guess I will have to book myself to a Tuesday morning session before the start of my shift. It will still be under the same coach that I have now and the location is close to my office but the price is twice of what I pay for with my current gym so that part sucks. Anyway, I will look into that next week. The rest of the day was spent doing errands. Did my groceries and bought some water. That's the accompanying photo. Two bags of groceries and water set me back $20. Cleaned my bathroom and bedroom and swept most of the place. Around 5:30pm, I was at the jiu jitsu gym and was at my happy place training. Sucks that I won't be able to attend the Tuesday sessions because of the change in work schedule but that is something that I need to work out. That's what happened tome yesterday. Will mention what happened to me today later and save it for another post.
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@PhredWreck (7632)
• Olney, Illinois
22 Jun
Today is the first day of the rest of your days.
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@allen0187 (56044)
• Philippines
22 Jun
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@MrDenata (1042)
• Indonesia
22 Jun
At least you enjoyed your jiu jitsu session, Allen. Have a great day
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@allen0187 (56044)
• Philippines
22 Jun
Thanks, I did Ric. You have a great day as well.
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@DaddyEvil (81116)
• United States
22 Jun
$20 for water and groceries is cheap! We spend a lot more than that for groceries every two weeks. After you get the new schedule figured out, the company will change your days off again. That always happened to me.
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@allen0187 (56044)
• Philippines
22 Jun
Considering the pay that I get and the rising prices of commodities, $20 won't be cheap for me in the long run. Companies always find a way to mess you up.
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@DaddyEvil (81116)
• United States
22 Jun
@allen0187 Pretty always insists on buying way more than we need. Most of them don't want you to have regular days off because you might find a better job and leave them.
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@allen0187 (56044)
• Philippines
23 Jun
@DaddyEvil I might be stocking up with supplies right now. There is a looming shortage. I'd leave them either way.
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@Aiana18 (288)
• Belo Horizonte, Brazil
22 Jun
At least you shopped, cleaned your house, and took your jiu-jitsu class in a good mood.
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@allen0187 (56044)
• Philippines
23 Jun
Yup, those are all plusses in my book.
@LadyDuck (392871)
• Switzerland
22 Jun
Do you mean that you "thought" it was your rest day but you were wrong? At least you could go shopping.
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@allen0187 (56044)
• Philippines
23 Jun
Nah. I was correct about my rest day but it was changed and I wasn't informed about it.
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@LadyDuck (392871)
• Switzerland
23 Jun
@allen0187 They should have informed you.
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@allen0187 (56044)
• Philippines
24 Jun
@LadyDuck yup. Anyway, all water under the bridge.
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@RebeccasFarm (65339)
• United States
22 Jun
You are a busy and productive guy Allen. I am so happy to know you have good health to accomplish much.
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@allen0187 (56044)
• Philippines
23 Jun
Thanks. Really keeping tabs on my health.
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@CarolDM (186515)
• United States
22 Jun
Glad you got your groceries. I hope today is better.
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@allen0187 (56044)
• Philippines
23 Jun
Thanks. That is one less errand to do.
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@CarolDM (186515)
• United States
23 Jun
@allen0187 Have a good day.
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@allen0187 (56044)
• Philippines
24 Jun
@CarolDM thanks!
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@TheSojourner (47100)
• United States
22 Jun
I am so sorry that you lost on your day of rest. Did you write things down? Sometimes I transcribe them wrong or I forget to write it down. I am glad to hear you got your groceries. They are going up everywhere. I know things are less expensive there than they are here, but I also know that it's commensurate to what people get paid. I hope that there's some relief there for you. Sounds like you made a good day of it, despite the confusion!
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@allen0187 (56044)
• Philippines
23 Jun
Yup, it was a good day despite the mix up in schedule.
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• United States
23 Jun
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@m_audrey6788 (56527)
• Germany
22 Jun
Usually a rest day from work yes but at home not
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@allen0187 (56044)
• Philippines
23 Jun
True. Never ending errands to keep one busy.
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• Germany
23 Jun
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@marlina (146426)
• Canada
22 Jun
Some rest days!
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@allen0187 (56044)
• Philippines
25 Jun
Yup! It doesn't sound like a rest day but it was.
@JudyEv (278380)
• Rockingham, Australia
22 Jun
It doesn't sound like much of a rest day.
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@allen0187 (56044)
• Philippines
23 Jun
I guess so. I just want to be productive and moving even on my rest days.
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