Show me the money

The other day I got my second-last severance paycheque from Lionbridge. I also got my first paycheque from my new employers.

Even with a big (adjusted for double-salary) wad of tax cut out of it, that is a sizeable influx of capital.

Tomorrow, when payroll goes on summer holiday, we all get our July paycheques in advance. And while this means we need to get through July and August with just the one payment, at the end of July I will be getting my final severance paycheque from Lionbridge.

I’m not saying this to brag. That’s not my point. My salary’s not that huge. But getting a couple of them at once means that suddenly, for the first time since I started earning money, I actually have enough. I mean, I always had enough, but now I don’t need to worry about the account being empty at automatic-mortgage-withdrawal time. I could move some money into my savings account. Bills are not an issue.

Is this how the one percent feels all the time?

About Hatboy

I’m not often driven to introspection or reflection, but the question does come up sometimes. The big question. So big, there’s just no containing it within the puny boundaries of a single set of punctuationary bookends. Who are these mysterious and unsung heroes of obscurity and shadow? What is their origin story? Do they have a prequel trilogy? What are their secret identities? What are their public identities, for that matter? What are their powers? Their abilities? Their haunted pasts and troubled futures? Their modus operandi? Where do they live anyway, and when? What do they do for a living? Do they really have these fantastical adventures, or is it a dazzlingly intellectual and overwrought metaphor? Or is it perhaps a smug and post-modern sort of metaphor? Is it a plain stupid metaphor, hedged around with thick wads of plausible deniability, a soap bubble of illusory plot dependent upon readers who don’t dare question it for fear of looking foolish? A flight of fancy, having dozed off in front of the television during an episode of something suitably spaceship-oriented? Do they have a quest, a handler, a mission statement, a department-level development objective in five stages? I am Hatboy.
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12 Responses to Show me the money

  1. stchucky says:

    Well, obviously not because they don’t pay tax, amirite?

  2. brknwntr says:

    My brother and his wife were talking about the fact that they put a grand a month into savings. I wanted to cut him. How do you just have an EXTRA thousand dollars a month?

    • stchucky says:

      Yeah, that shit ain’t right. I could do that if I made €4000+ a month, but that’s not happening any time soon (well, June and July notwithstanding).

      I suppose I could save €600 or more a month at a pinch, that I currently waste on luxury items and fast food. But since that’s what the money in my savings account is for in the first place…

      No, to have a modest income and put away 1,000 of it per month, you need to be without major expenses, like rent / mortgage / utilities bills / insurance / car.

  3. aaronthepatriot says:

    Nice, man! If we finally seal the deal on the new home this Friday, we’ll have a large bank account[1] for the first time ever, and probably saving a little each month.[1] I want to have that good feeling, too!

    [1] Well we have a nice account right now, over $100K, but I’m not counting that since we have to buy the next house, still.

    [2] Not a thousand, though. Maybe $100. LOL =/

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