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[Life] Plans Thrown Off

I don't do this often, so I hope you'll forgive me if I curse out my place of employment (which will remain nameless here.)

We have an agreement here, you see. I come in when you ask me to and spend my time doing tasks for you. And in return, every week you give me a sum of money, which I can then use to purchase goods or services. This is a time-honored arrangement, and it has worked well in the past.

So I don't think it's too much to ask that, when I spend twenty minutes on my bike to come in on payday (which happens to be a day off for me this week) and pick up my check, that the check be there. There is no good reason for them not to be! (Okay, actually there could be, but I think I should be allowed a bit of willful unreasonableness once in a while.)

"Checks aren't in. Come back tomorrow." Gee, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THAT. I had to pay rent yesterday. You know what I have in my checking account? Ten dollars. You know what I have in my wallet? Pocket change. So I couldn't buy a headset like I wanted, I couldn't mail a package to my girlfriend like I wanted, and I couldn't do anything, in fact, but ride back twenty more minutes to home again.

I finally decided to pull fifty dollars out of my savings account. Damn it, I have things I want to do today, and I'm not gonna let this screw-up change that.

Oh, yeah, and I forgot to take my allergy pill, again, so now my eyes itch and my nose is running. Again. Plus I accidentally deleted a text message I was about to send to my girlfriend's phone.

*whew* Sorry, just wanted to get that off my chest. It's not all bad, I guess. It is a fairly nice day, and I got to see a horse parade on Michigan Avenue. *chuckle* Forget what it was for. And as I reminded myself on the way home, at least I have a fairly steady paycheck. Lots of people aren't that lucky.

Well, I'm heading back out, so I can finally do that stuff I mentioned above. Thanks for listening, or at least skimming.

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Feeling: pissed off pissed off

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bzarcher From: bzarcher Date: June 2nd, 2005 11:46 am (UTC) (Link)
Payroll fuckups are the worst kind ever, and should be punished with honey and ants.

At least you got to go out and see some stuff, though, and to enjoy the day when you weren't trying to die due to Outside.
alphabet26 From: alphabet26 Date: June 2nd, 2005 11:58 am (UTC) (Link)
So. Frustrating.

The HR-worker in me is talking now. Maybe this isn't an option for you, but I recommend direct deposit. When it works, your check is in your account, and when it doesn't, your payroll department will probably overnight your check to you.
From: the_lizard_rat Date: June 2nd, 2005 12:03 pm (UTC) (Link)
Burn off the rage by fighting Bowser and his Koopa Troops in my IRC arena tomorrow at 8:30. It's a good way to unwind; the pre-show is in my Livejournal.

I know how those checks are... bleh. I like the way you phrased it though, the exchange of goods and services *grin*

Lizard Rat out.
He Who Has No Account in Albany NY
mafdet From: mafdet Date: June 2nd, 2005 01:21 pm (UTC) (Link)
What alphabet26 said about direct deposit. It's a wonderful thing. Not only do you get your money faster, it saves you a trip to the bank.
alkam From: alkam Date: June 2nd, 2005 01:50 pm (UTC) (Link)
I know how you feel. My roommate deals with this frustration EVERY DAMNED WEEK.

The guy in charge of payroll, the ONLY guy who handles it at all (it's a small company), says payday is on thursday. That means, every week, checks shouldn't come until thursday, right?

Well, he makes a habit of bringing them to the various stores whenever he feels like it. Tuesday, Wednesday... sometimes friday. If you're really on his bad side, saturday. When I worked there, I regularly voiced the fact that I would rather have a steady pay day (thursday) then get them two days early. But a four day variable on when I'm gonna get paid? Annoying. Unfortunately, Roomie's company doesn't offer direct deposit.

Anyway, at the very least you can still get stuff done today. I believe, however, that it is your duty to drown the payroll office in koosh balls for their mistake. :)
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