24 September 2012

My luck and money are running out

Went to try and get payroll information squared away today.  Again.  Again, I was given information that contradicted what I had been told before.

At least they finally let me fill out some tax forms - a month after being hired.

I was not paid on the first pay day on the 15th, and the way it is looking, I may not get paid on the next pay day - the first.

The last time I had a check come in was May 22 when I received the lump sum payment for the rest of my summer.  I am always good at budgeting that money and even have some money saved up by the time I start getting paid in the next school year.

I am very lucky that I had a substantial savings (well, at least for me) when this all began.  I had enough to last my previous, typical life for close to a year.

This is what I saw today when
I opened one of my savings accounts.
Life should definitely be more than this.
I am unlucky that the savings has almost completely dwindled down to naught.

The image is from one account.  The other account is a bit better, but still not what it used to be.  And definitely not enough to last me more than another two months.

Flying back and forth to NYC dealing with issues that led to the move was expensive.  Moving wasn't expensive, but rebuying some items I didn't ship was a little costly.

This move was not anticipated.  The expenses I am dealing with were not anticipated.

Not getting paid until over a month into teaching was not anticipated.

I have to look on the bright side and hope that the money starts coming in in the next few weeks.

18 comments:

  1. Ugh, that sucks! I hate it when they screw up pays, there's really no excuse for it (and that's coming from someone who works in finance). But the backpay will be nice when you get it!

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    1. That is what I am most excited about - though I will have to remind myself that each check will not always be so grand.

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  2. Ya.it's very painful.Have some passions,i hope some good things happened with you in life, and I definitely enjoying every little bit of it and I have you bookmarked to check out new stuff you post.

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  3. Gah!! Hang in there. Hopefully they will have it all sorted out soon!

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    1. Thanks. Hopefully you are correct.

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  4. I am so sorry to hear this! I hate when things tumble down and turn into ginormous snowballed messes :( I'm keepin' ya in my prayers!

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    1. Thanks! I was hired so late, and everything with the NYCBOE takes forever. If they don't sort it out, I will have to show them that I am from the Most Dangerous City In the USA!!

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  5. That's NOT OK! Are you working in a union environment, or is there someone at the school who can advocate for you and clear the mess away?

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    1. It is all a big run-around trying to get things done. The people at school say one thing, the Board of Ed says another, and the secretary at each place says something different. Talked with some people today who seem to think it is all sorted out for the next pay check.

      Thanks for the suggestions!

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  6. Money issues are the woooorst! Hang in there girl at least you are on someone's payroll, so you know the money is coming in. Sending you hugs and praying for you emotional endurance :)

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    1. Word!! Thanks for the warm wishes and the positive outlook!

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  7. Awww, I was really hoping this was a response to a fiction prompt. But ~sigh~ it's a real world problem. I hope things are resolved very soon.

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    1. I wish it was fiction... speaking of which, perhaps I should join in the Trifecta challenges you mention on your blog.

      Thanks! Hopefully, the next couple weeks bring me good solutions and good money.

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  8. :-( I am with you on that! 4 months into my job and I am still trying to sort my tax out. Hope it gets sorted soon!!

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    1. Ugghhhh!! Sorry you are also dealing with financial woes.

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    2. I'm sure we will both get it sorted eventually!

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    3. Hopefully, soon for both of us!

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