I got another raise.
Plus a Christmas bonus! It must've been a good year for the boss.
My parents happen to be in town the day I got a raise.
So we took Gma and went out to eat.
And they paid.
I find that a bit silly.
But I was getting sick, I didnt feel very good at dinner.
I calculated it hourly and I think I get about $19/hour.
I hear about everyone else with their $.50 or $1.50 raises and they are all excited...
This time the boss is giving me $40 extra each paycheck, but with the government taking most of that I technically get a $28 raise, twice a month, that's $56 extra each month. Yay!
It's always been this way. I get a raise it seems yearly unless its been a bad year. He gives big raises and the goverment takes most of it... and sometimes it doesn't seem worth it and ends up giving the government a raise instead.
But for those smaller raises the government doesn't take so much and they actually get to keep the majority of their raise money. I'm not sure I've ever had a smaller raise like that... I think Ralph gave me like a $.50 raise once from minimum wage. I'm not sure I'll be able to go back to getting such smaller raises. That's gonna hurt my pride if I have to start all over again from the bottom.
Well, this is the most validation or feedback I get from the boss anyway. This is how he tells me I'm doing a good job, cuz he can't say it outloud every once in awhile apparently. *shrugs* Works for me. I work in a man's world and I deal with his grunts and drama and he can't say thanks so he just pays me. I can be emotionally bought through monetary gain I suppose. That's how it works with every other male in my life. Can't say anything to me, but I can get them to buy me stuff every once in awhile.
Did I mention this guy treats me right? I'm probably never going to be treated this great -ever- again in my lifetime. So grateful. So I'm sticking with him and this job until he dies or retires, given his health, whichever one comes first. I will invest my time and energy to help him not get injured either if I can help it. Boy, money is a great motivator on so many levels. If I get married and hubby wants to move away, he'll have to wait until the boss retires.