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Retention Incentive Update…or not

May 22nd, 2022 at 02:36 pm

I have mentioned that we signed a retention incentive agreement back in the beginning of March. It still has not been paid. This week we all got our personnel files updated with the retention incentive document & it looks like it will be paid retroactively. However, they forgot to put a percentage so now it's in question whether we will actually get it.

I can laugh about it, because I'm not struggling to pay my bills, but it's such a calamity of errors that occurs sometimes. For all the benefits of working for the federal government, the amount of bureaucracy is astounding. I understand we need to be accountable, but sometimes the costs seem to outweigh the good.

I've had two weekends of theatre going. Last weekend we saw two ballets: Swan Lake & Don Quixote. This weekend we saw the musical Mean Girls. The Covid-19 numbers are picking up, but I'm vaccinated and boosted and I'm trusting that if I catch it my body will be able to fight it. Of course, I'm also hoping that I don't have to find out how well my body can fight it. 

I bought an air fryer! I'm not a big cooker & it's been sitting in the box for a few weeks now as I contemplate whether to keep it. What do you make in your air fryer? 

4 Responses to “Retention Incentive Update…or not”

  1. Suemn Says:
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    Chicken wings are something I like to make in my air fryer. It's nice in the summer especially because I don't need to use the oven.

  2. rob62521 Says:
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    I make a lot of stuff in mine. I even use it to toast some slices of banana bread.

    One recipe that my DH loves is to take a boneless (thin) pork chops and put it in a plastic bag (I use a clean bread bag) and put a dry mix of Italian dressing with them and let them sit for about 20 minutes. I then cook them at 375 until they are done all the way through. I can't give you an exact time since the thickness can differ. I start at about 15 minutes, but check after 10.

    Another recipe is I pound chicken breasts so they are an even thickness. I put in a clean bread bag with some flour and shake. I then whip up an egg, dip the chicken in the egg and then either bread crumbs or I make a meal out of mashed Ritz crackers. I cook them for about 10 minutes (I pound them pretty flat). and they stay pretty moist, but have a great flavor.

    I like to roast potato wedges too. I spray the wedged with a little cooking spray and roast at 400 until they are done and when I take them out, I add some spice or salt.

    Sorry about the bureaucracy and the retention incentive. Hopefully you will get it, but that is frustrating!

  3. mumof2 Says:
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    OMG we use our air fryer for so much look on the net.....we use it probably 3-4 times a week and also our slow cooker a lot

  4. LivingAlmostLarge Says:
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    I use a toaster oven breville that has an air fryer setting. I do not have space for two items. would be great if I did.

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