Sunday, June 29, 2008

Bed Bug Alert/New Job

I haven't had too much time to blog because I went from having no job to having two jobs. When it rains it pours, right?

The first job I'll blog about later, but my morning job is for AM New York, a free daily newspaper here in New York City. My job is basically to stand near a subway station and hand out copies to passersby (mostly commuters) from 6:30 am to about 9:30.

AM New York doesn't pay much, but when I haven't been able to find work anywhere else, I've relied on AM New York to at least provide me with a steady paycheck until I can find something better. This is like my third time working for the company in three years. I don't make a lot of money, but at least my supervisors and the public treat me with more respect than when I worked as maintenance at a supermarket or as a cashier at a wholesale club. Plus I'm located within walking distance from my other job.

If you want to stop over and say hi, I'm at the 116th Street station near Columbia University in Morningside from 6:30 to 9:30. I can talk and hand out newspapers at the same time, so you can tell me about your own bed bug experience and take a newspaper, too.

About the bed bug alert, maybe it's just me but the 116th Street station smells like bed bugs. Maybe you can come down and tell me for yourself if the station smells like bed bugs, if you're familiar with their pungent odor.


1 comment:

Cindy :] said...

I've been reading your blogs and i feel so bad for you. I had bed bugs for a few months and I couldn't take it. I didn't know where they were comming from until I found out that my aunt had them too. My brother and I spent our weekends at her house and we would bring them home with us without even knowing. My dad went through so much trying to find a cure. I did some research online and read that putting dish soap, water and alcohol in a bottle made them go away. It didn't all it did was kill them on contact (because of the alcohol). My dad heard that lilac or lavendar oil also made them go away but we didn't find any place near us that sold them so we never got it. So, our only solution was to live with the stupid bedbugs. A few weeks later, my dad got a bug killer called D-Sect from a friend. He's been using it ever since and the bedbugs have completely went away. I suggest you get them. Its very powerful so you need to stay out of the house for atleast 4 hours. I think you need a liscence (i think i spelled it wrong haha) to use it though so if that's the problem try and get an exterminator to use it for you.
I hope this helps,
- Cindy :]