How Much?

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.

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  • Reply TheMoncurs February 13, 2008 at 9:27 pm

    My paychecks always came in envelopes, which I passed directly to Aaron to deposit. I have no clue how much I made.

  • Reply She Likes Purple February 13, 2008 at 9:29 pm

    Good for you! That’s a nice surprise on pay day (and pay day is usually nice enough!)

  • Reply allee February 13, 2008 at 11:16 pm

    Congratulations! What a great surprise! I am like you…I never look at my paycheck.

  • Reply Strong Family - February 14, 2008 at 4:14 am

    Hope you don’t mind…I’m adding your link to my blog. I think it’s hilarious that you can’t figure out how much your raise is for. Awesome for you though!

  • Reply Sheyenne February 14, 2008 at 5:14 am

    How about just asking your boss? Also, that’s awesome! You just tell them you’re not going to work full-time anymore and that you need flexible hours, and then they give you a raise? Yee-haw! Maybe you should demand more and longer breaks and see if you can get a promotion!

  • Reply Kristi February 14, 2008 at 12:56 pm

    I want your job. You reduce your hours and get a raise, awesome!

  • Reply dreamgrrl February 14, 2008 at 2:25 pm

    ooh congrats on the raise!! what a sneaky way to give it to you though!

  • Reply Le Petit Chic February 14, 2008 at 5:46 pm

    Ha ha! Well, congrats on your raise, whatever it may be! That’s wonderful news 🙂

  • Reply ambrosia ananas February 14, 2008 at 8:33 pm

    Congratulations. : )

  • Reply Unnaturally Blonde February 17, 2008 at 10:33 pm

    Congrats on the raise, what exciting news.

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