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Wednesday, August 26, 2009

the economy, stupid

It's more like the stupid economy, but regardless, I just found out that I'm going to be on the receiving end of a rather large, albeit temporary (hopefully), pay cut. Le sigh. Oh, and the icing on the cake? It's not a pay cut in the form of furlough days, it's a flat-out salary slash, which means I'll be working my regular five days a week, but will be getting paid for four. And come September, I'll be working every other Saturday, which means some weeks I'll be working six days and being paid for four. Joy!

Of course I realize things could be worse. I still have a job after all. But it's a bitter pill to swallow. If it were a pay cut via a shortened work schedule, I could make up the difference in pay by picking up an extra day at my part-time job. In the mean time, I'll just keep tracking down that elusive pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.

Apparently, it's somewhere at the bottom of the Potomac River. Looks like the ducks are off to a head start. IT'S ON, DUCKS.

4 comments:

mnd said...

coincidence, much? tomorrow afternoon, i am most likely finding out that myself and about 4 other people @ work will be furloughed for a few months. they're HOPING we'll be back by Nov-Feb. i need to start my own business, STAT. applying for unemployment will be incredibly weird for me. i am kind of freaking out.

L. said...

dude, I'm so sorry to hear that. If you want to take a vacation from it all, you're always welcome down here--after all, misery loves company! (also beer, or so I'm told; my misery is currently enjoying a strawberry daiquiri)

M said...

Oh wow - that's such a bummer! Hang in there - the economy can only get better, right?? Knock on wood...

Gretchen said...

Ugh. Stupid economy is right. And stupid bosses too.

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