Saturday, May 23, 2009

Been A While...but...

I think anyway. I have been trying to play catch up with some tasks and I'm almost done. Hopefully I'll have more time to spend here once all of my tasks are done.

Aside from that, my time on the computer has been limited because of bad weather around here. It's been raining forever. On most days, there's even lightning/thunder to boot.

Anyway, I'm keeping this short. In the meantime....

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Work At Home SCAM...

Just got this in my email. Beware of work at home job offers like this one.


Job: Virtual Data Service Position
My name is Amy Sweeny , and I am a human resources supervisor at
Virtual Type Data Service I would first like to thank you for your interest

in the position. Here’s a brief overview of what we have to offer you.
Remember if you have any questions please feel free to email me back,
and I will be sure to respond personally.

Job Description:
-Work from home full or part time
-Full online training
-Pay based on per-completion basis
-Work your own hours/days

Computer and e-mail access
Competent typing ability
Basic internet knowledge
Willingness to learn and set goals

We are seeking only self motivated people with the desire to work with
online advertising.
No experience is necessary. You must have a computer with internet
access, a working email account, and basic typing skills. You can
to work full or part time and the hours are set by you. We recommend 18

to 36 hours weekly. You will be processing responses from
advertisements; this will be explained to you in the training
Everything is sent via email. There is no contract to sign; the amount
you choose to process is entirely up to you. As with any job, you must
be able to respond to advertisements in a timely manner.

You will be paid $15.00 to $25.00 for each application you process. For
example, if you process 35 in a week you can expect to make $350 to
$700 weekly. The average person makes $600 per week. The amount of money you
earn is entirely up to you. You will be responsible for keeping track
of your earnings for tax purposes. We do not take out anything for
government tax purposes, nor provide accounting services.

The training materials you receive will give you step-by-step
instructions on how to get started. When
you receive your training materials, you may begin working the same day.
There are no special software requirements for this position, but familiarity with
basic computer skills.

Payment for work completed:
You will receive your payments through PayPal for each application you
process. There is a one time
non-refundable fee of $24.99 USD. This cost covers the training
materials sent to you. Once you process your first response, you will
have made back this fee. This is just a small processing fee,
from those who are not serious about doing this work. No business can
cover administrative cost, wasted time or provide costly materials to
everyone who inquires about this position. If this is not acceptable
you, or you cannot afford this small cost, please disregard this email.

The training materials and information will be sent to you after we
receive your administrative fee, you can begin immediately.

If you do not have a PayPal account, click on the link below to open a
free account so you can receive payment for your work and purchase your

training materials. Please notify me once you have made the payment, so

I can be sure the materials are sent to you. This is a completely free
service and it is a verified secure website. When making your payment,
please enter “Service/Other” in the “For:” field. Please send
your payment through PayPal to our account at
You will receive your materials within twenty-four hours. If you do not,
please email me with your PayPal address so I may confirm receipt.

NOTE: [ HA - HA - HA!!!]
You can feel 100% comfortable that this is absolutely not a scam in any way, shape form or fashion. There is one reason and one reason only that hhere is a fee for the training materials. We need to identify those applicants that are going to take this serious. This is an at home job and leaves little ability to monitor applicants efforts. If this minimal fee is not acceptable for you, or you cannot afford this small cost, please disregard this opportunity . But be assured you this is completely genuine and legitimate!

Amy Sweeny
Virtual Type Data Service
Asst. HR Supervisor

Friday, May 15, 2009

Two Weeks

It's been that long since I last updated this blog. Mother's Day has come and gone and I wasn't even able to post something about it here. Was I busy? No. Was my internet out? No. I was just not in the mood to post I guess. I did some posts in my other blog though. Not much but at least it's updated.

So what happened in the last 2 weeks? Well, I had a good Mother's day for starters. Our little one was very excited about it [just like any the other occasion] so she's been giving me cards almost everyday leading to Mother's Day itself. Yes, I have one thoughtful little angel. Of course the Dad is always her 'partner in crime', so to speak. If you want to read what she did to surprise me, you can read it here. I also posted the cards she made me here and the store-bought card, here. I love all the cards but the ones she made are more precious to me, of course.

Work wise. S-L-O-W! As in no work for 2 weeks already. I am hoping that it would start to pick up last week but it didn't. Oh well, I guess that's the economy speaking.

One not-so-exciting thing that happened to me during my absence from this blog was that I had an allergic reaction to my prescription medicine. It happened on a weekend so my doctor's office was close. I gave him a call to tell him what I thought I was having an allergic reaction to the meds he prescribed but he DISAGREED saying that I've been on them for 3 weeks so there was a slim chance I'd have the reaction 3 weeks after. Monday, he asked me to come to tell me what we already knew...ALLERGIC REACTION! I almost walked out on him but I tried to hold it. He took me off those meds and asked me to wait 2 weeks before I start taking the new ones he prescribed me.

That's my life the past 2 weeks. Hopefully it won't take another 2 weeks before I update this blog again. Fingers crossed!