Yesterday, I poked my head into my boss’ office to tell him something and he said “I don’t know if you noticed on your last paycheck, but I gave you a raise.”
This is a good way to start the day.
The bad news is that my boss is right about me; I never look at my paycheck stub. And now, I cannot, for the life of me, find my last pay stub and so I don’t know how big of a raise it is.
I thought it was on my dresser with my tax information and previous pay stub. It wasn’t. I couldn’t find it anywhere. I figured it must be in my desk drawer at the office.
I even spent some time last night looking at my bank account and trying to figure out how much I’m paying in taxes and therefore what the pre-tax amount would be. Alas, I want an exact number, not a rough estimate.
I came into the office this morning and it wasn’t here either. So I’ll have to look at home again (the one place I didn’t look, come to think of it, is my filing cabinet. It is (however unlikely) possible that I put it away where it belongs! [Update: Nope. I checked. Not there]).
If I have to wait until the next payday to find out how much more I’m making, I will be sad.
So, hooray for my unknown raise. And from now on, I’m looking at my pay stub instead of stuffing it who knows where.