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Ians1Mommy
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November 18, 2012 at 5:32 PM
Hi I'm Ashley and I work at Pizza Hut in Hastings Michigan...recently my manager cut my hours and I went from 17.5 hours a week to 7 hours a week...that's one day a week...I have a one year old child and I only make $2.65/hr as a waitress...would I be better off quitting while I search for a new job? The money I do make there barely covers my gas

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  • Kris_PBG
    November 18, 2012 at 5:58 PM

    I'm sorry - that is horrible....

  • Ians1Mommy
    November 18, 2012 at 6:04 PM
    I think I'm just gonna quit and be a stay at home mom...ever since I started there the state cut off my Medicaid and cut down my food stamps so I can barely make it...maybe I should just be one of those welfare sucking moms with no goals they seem to have it all figured out
  • Kris_PBG
    November 18, 2012 at 6:07 PM

    Scince it’s Friday (woo hoo!) I thought we’d do something fun.  These little turkeys (speaking of turkeys, did you see what mine did yesterday??) are perfect for school parties, family nights, and Thanksgiving place holders.  At the end there’s an easy pilgrim hat as well.  I don’t really know where this idea originated from- I made the turkeys as a kid as I’m sure many of you have and I’ve seen the little hats all over the internet.  Both Turkey Day classics, so go have some fun!

    Ingredients/Supplies

    Double Stuff Oreo Cookies
    Candy Corn
    Whoppers
    Peanutbutter Cups
    Chocolate frosting
    Yellow Frosting
    Optional: Red frosting
    Optional: black sprinkles for eyes

    *For these kinds of things I love to use the little pre-filled tubes of colored frosting you can buy in the baking isle.  The chocolate is easy to make, and homemade actually works a little better because you can make it stiff.  However for the colored details like yellow and red, these little tubes are great.  It doesn’t really matter what they taste like and they last forever (which is both cool and disturbing at the same time.) I’m using store-bought tubes for everything here purely for convenience- works great!

    First step:  Grab a cookie.  You don’t have to put frosting in there, but I like to because it holds in the candy corn a little better. Just give it a little squeeze of chocolate.

    Then stuff in your candycorn.  If you’re in some sort of candy corn shortage, you can cut off the white tips to use later for your beaks.  I think the candy corn sticks in better with the tip so I leave it on.  Go ahead and do all of the cookies through this step.

    Next put a dab of frosting on the opposite end of the cookie and secure it to the “base” cookie.  It helps to place them next to a wall as they dry so they stay put.

    While those are drying, unwrap your PB cups.  Take a sharp knife and cut a sliver off of one end.  (I don’t need to tell you what to do with the sliver, do I?)  It helps to gently cut in a sawing motion so you don’t break the PB cup.  (Although I wouldn’t have to tell you what to do with a broken one either, would I?)  Cut it from the bottom like I show here:

    Once those are ready, flip your cookies over, but you may find it’s easy to keep them next to the wall.  My frosting was a bit soft, so they needed the extra support.

    Place a dab of frosting on the pb cup, and place it on the cookie like so:

    Now those little guys will need heads, so glue a whopper on there with frosting as well. I put frosting on the side of the whopper that hits both the cookie and the PB cup.  Wouldn’t want a turkey running around with its head cut off, would we??

    While they’re still laying there, use a dab of frosting (I use yellow) and glue on the white tip of a candy corn for a beak.  Put two yellow dots on for eyes, and for the black spots in the eyes you can use a dab of chocolate frosting, or a mini chocolate chip, or a little sprinkle like I’ve used.  A sprinkle is really the perfect size if you have them.

    Once the beak stays put you can flip them over and draw on some little yellow feet.  If you have red frosting too (usually comes in a set with the tube of yellow) you can add a little gobble gobble. Or whatever that thing is called.  What is it called?  I’m too lazy to google.  Extra giveaway entry for the first person who can tell me.  Okay not really but I’ll think you’re awesome.

    And there you go, cute as can be!

    These make really cute place card holders too, for either a kid, or adult table!  I just made little name tags with my Silhouette (what’s that you say?  You’re bummed you didn’t win a Silhouette and you wish we’d give away another one?  Okay how about this month?  You didn’t hear that from me. Yes you did.  Don’t tell.  Do tell.  Tell Everyone.  Forget it) and then I popped them in there on toothpicks.

    How cute is my little turkey family?

    Stick one on each plate and everyone will say “Awwwwwwe….” If you have kids old enough to handle making them, it’s a fun project for them to be in charge of.

    They’re also darling combined with pilgrim hats.

    Those are just marshmallows dipped in chocolate and placed on a fudge strip cookie.  Use yellow frosting to make the buckle.  (Pretty much the Thanksgiving version of the Halloween witch hats seen in this post!)

    Hope you enjoy these fun little things- Happy Friday!

  • Bonneata
    November 18, 2012 at 6:12 PM

    I would quit that is a pretty drastic cut in hours you are practically paying to work for them. This is good reason to use the system to find a job that pays. I think they even have programs linked to food stamps that may even help. $2.65 hr isn't worth your time good luck!

  • Ians1Mommy
    November 18, 2012 at 6:17 PM
    Thanks I'm glad I'm not the only one thinking this way...I get to keep all of my tips as well as the hourly rate but on a Wednesday shift working 7 hours I only make around $50 which isn't much...and my check will only be $28 that barely buys a box of Walmart brand diapers


    Quoting Bonneata:

    I would quit that is a pretty drastic cut in hours you are practically paying to work for them. This is good reason to use the system to find a job that pays. I think they even have programs linked to food stamps that may even help. $2.65 hr isn't worth your time good luck!


  • lauren11988
    November 18, 2012 at 6:27 PM

    Yes even i think you should quit.. 

    I know someone in the same exact position as you.. She used to work as a front desk secretary at a hospital office. But it didnt pay very much but since she had the job medicaid cut her off.. So she left the job so she could keep medicaid. And now she goes around cleaning houses of people she knows in order to get a little cash without having to say she actually has a job.

  • Ians1Mommy
    November 18, 2012 at 6:38 PM
    I just think it's absurd that the government pushes people to get jobs but then they cut if what little assistance they do get...people are forced to leave their jobs just to keep their health insurance...what really drives me nuts is that my gm still has Medicaid along with the district manager...they are both on salary so how is that fair to us who actually work for the little bit of money we earn?
  • Bonneata
    November 18, 2012 at 7:55 PM

    Very absurd that doesn't even make any sense. 


    Quoting Ians1Mommy:

    I just think it's absurd that the government pushes people to get jobs but then they cut if what little assistance they do get...people are forced to leave their jobs just to keep their health insurance...what really drives me nuts is that my gm still has Medicaid along with the district manager...they are both on salary so how is that fair to us who actually work for the little bit of money we earn?


  • Kmakksmom
    November 18, 2012 at 9:32 PM

    I wouldn't be working there much longer if I was you.

  • hayliedlr
    November 19, 2012 at 12:24 AM

    I would find something else for sure

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