Ok, today I received my paycheck and I don't even open it. I really don't open any of my checks so I really don't know what bi-weekly pay looks like. That's bad because the establishment could be jipping me and I wouldn't even know until I go to pay my bills.
Shortly after receiving the check I receive an email stating that our raises from 2008 are reflected in this current check. NOW I'm excited! I'm ripping off the perforations, busting the check open all wrong, 'cause I don't know how, and I look at the total. I don't see a difference.
So I go online to look at my bank account to see what my salary usually is.
The difference is $10.35
I'm grateful, I really am. But I'm not excited. People were doing back flips after reading the email. Cartwheels over the book trucks. You could hear hooping and hollering in the hallways. Clearly we did not see the 0.##%, we just saw raise. I received an IM from one of my buddies. He says "Yeeeeaaaaa! A raise!" My reply was - "You can't be serious!"
Yes we library workers are some starving folk and since we're unionized, we don't receive annual salary increases. :( I knew exactly what I was getting into when I entered this profession. So we just wait out the 3 to 4 years for an increase and go berserk for the large retroactive check. However, next pay period we're supposed to receive our retroactive monies. I guess then I'll join the masses, doing back spins on the library floor.