Thursday, January 13, 2011

Goodbye for Now Hostel

Well, after a month and a half of working as a tour agent for Yamanya, I was asked to leave. It was not due to my performance but the fact that I lack a work visa. I understand that they want to watch their butts because getting in trouble with immigration can really screw a business. Fortunately, I did get paid and I will pick up what I made for working in January tomorrow. I also told them to keep a bed open for me in March because I am definitely moving in after my stint at Maximo. I am actually quite relieved and I am already much happier because I have time during the day to get things done. I can take a nap or watch a movie or work out. I forgot how nice it was to have the long break during the day. Hello again naps. I have missed you dearly.

Speaking of Maximo, we recently found out that the new teachers are being paid more than the teachers that started before January 1st. Now, for anyone out there who knows anything about good business, a raise should go to the people who have been with the company longer, not to the people who just started. A company is asking for problems if they do the opposite, which is what has happened here. The veteran teachers are not happy with it and what´s worse is that it seems like they thought they were going to get away with it. I don´t understand why they didn´t just raise everyone´s salary. I am planning on talking to my boss today to ask him for a raise even if it is for just three more pay periods. I think I deserve the raise. My feedback was awesome last month and I work my butt off. I have only missed one class over the past 4 and a half months. I also just want to hear his rational for the higher pay for the new teachers. The thing that sucks the most is that the company is not really legit. I don´t have a work visa and we are considered volunteers to immigration. It´s definitely a shady business if you ask me. I am not going to complain too much though because I do have a job and right now I can definitely use the money. I am looking forward to be legit in Chile though. I have to get a work visa in order to work there. I am also looking forward to living on the Pacific Ocean.


  1. You have to be a squeaky wheel. I know they would not like to lose you or make you unhappy (is that possible?). I can't tell you how proud I am of you as Miss Independent Amy on your own and thriving in a distant land. It makes me want to run and put on my "Proud Daddy" T-shirt!

  2. Hey - ease off on Snake! Do you have to rub it in? With your score you have to be folding the snake up tightly to keep going.