We finally got our raise!

Thursday, May 29, 2008

... Sadly, I won't be here really long enough to take advantage of it. Poop.

Currently, at office job, we make a measly $12/hour. They've been pushing to get it upped for quite a while, and, this morning, have finally suceeded. They actually increased it to a whopping $18/hour - a huge jump. The downside is that it doesn't take effect until July 1, 2008, and I am only paid until July 18th. Siiigh.

I technically stop working on July 11, 2008, and am paid out the extra week since I didn't take a vacation again this term. So it's a nice extra $720 that I won't have to work for that week, it just sucks soooooo hard that they didn't get this raise together when I started.

If they had, I would've been able to pocket (spend/save/drink away) an extra $12,480 before taxes. That's immense. So. Much. Money. Of course, I would've just spent it, I'm sure, as I really didn't get my act together and start saving until January. Bah. Hum-fakin-bug.

That still would've been an extra $5,760 dollars I'd have made since January 2008. Most likely about $4,000 after tax. I could've had a goal of $14,000 saved instead of $10,000.

Argh! #$%^&*(&^%$%^&*&^%$%^&*(*$#$%&**&$##%%$^&()($%.

They asked if I wanted to stay over the summer, and I did think about it. But I decided against it. The reason I'm leaving this job as soon as I am has nothing to do with the pay. I'm tired of the job. And now my supervisor is leaving this unit for a different district in the city, and as much as I do enjoy working with J, she's not enough to keep me there. I'm tired of talking to people, with their stupid problems.

Plus, I have family comming for the summer, and I'd like to have a lot more freedom to spend time with them. Not to mention the mountain of crap I still have to sort through before I haul my tushie over to the UK.

Looking at it this way, it would be an extra $4,000-ish to work the rest of July and August. I would be working up until the moment I leave. Given the amount of crap I have yet to do, I'd probably have to quit working at Subway.

If I leave on July 11th like I've planned, I will work the July weekend ($168), and will take the week of the 18th off. The week after I will work full-time ($420), and for the month of August I will work 2-4 shifts a week ($672 - $1,344). So, I could easily pull in around $2,000 before tax (or more, if I wanted to).

So I guess the way I have to think about it is that I'm not earning $2,000 to have spare time to spend with my family, friends, and myself before I leave. I like that.

That makes me feel much better. I still wish that I could've been making $18/hour since I started, but I suppose that there's nothing I can do about it. I am getting tired of the job, and with everyone I love working with leaving, there's not much left for me there except crabby callers and goofy policemen. I do enjoy the goofiness, though.


Anonymous said...

That's too bad that they just decide to raise you and poof!, you're gone! Isn't that always how it works? :-)

Fabulously Broke said...

I agree.... that sucks but at least you get some of the windfall before going :)