Aug
03
2005

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Monthly Update:

Jetomi is fun at times, frustrating at others. I think it’s because I’m stressed out about my financial situation.

Venue/Cafe thing is still under way, but probably going to take one hell of a long time to get running. Man, money sucks. Dealing with it, people who have it, trying to make positive things happen with it, saving it, spending it, etc. It all SUCKS.

My last 2 paychecks were like each $50 short since my new contract started… 2 paychecks ago. Ok, this is weird. I was looking forward to a %3.3 yearly “cost of living” raise. I need to get to to bottom of this quick!

It takes 2-3 days to contact the HR department and get a response back. Apparently, the College had not been taking out my “State Mandated Retirement” even though I specifically remember signing a form for them to be taking it out. Hence, my paychecks were “more” than I should have been getting. Apparently 3 people in the HR department had missed this and they’re all “very sorry” for what happened. What that means in real life is that I owe a retirement fund either $1150 or $1400 for the past 6 months. WHAT?!?!?! I have less than 9 months to pay for it? WHAT?!?!?!?!?

Ok, calm down Ray. Lets take another looksee at this. Even though there was a employee raise of %3.3 there was also an increase in the state mandated retirement fund of… you guessed it roughly %3.0 So this means no CCC Staff or Faculty got any raise.

Add this to the fact that I had not had my Retirement fund taken out (~%7), and that I also need to make up for the past 6 months (~%6) I now have a drop of roughly %13… If you couldn’t tell, I’m totally stoked on this.

Not only does this fuck with my budget, but also fucks with my ability to go see my family on the east coast this winter. I have no idea how I’m going to save for my trip to NJ this winter. for Sorry Dad, Sorry Andy, Sorry Grandma and Grandpa, etc.

The only thing that the College has offered is a big fat lame ass apology for fucking up and nothing else. They’re supposedly going to try to extend the ammount of time that I can pay it back SO I DON’T HAVE TO PAY INTEREST?!?!?!?!

The only ACTUAL good thing is that I can look at the past 6 month histroy of the optional retirement fund (mutual plans) such as TIAA CREF, etc. and pick the best one and make the most money back.

Whatever. It’s not that I’m not interested in my future and retirement, but this is just messed up and there’s nothing my employer is doing to fix it.

This is where I wish there were more employment opportunities available in Flagstaff… or that an independently wealthy person would fund me. Haha. Here’s to wishful thinking.

Ray’s “raise”:
100% + 3.3% – 3% – 7% – 6% = %87.3 for the next year or so. WHAT?!?!?!

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  • Maribeth says:

    Nada contra você querer brincar de intelectual dizendo que "pesquisou a fundo" sobre um assunto… Mas por favor, vá além do wikipédia. A parte escura pertence ao Yin e a branca ao Yang. E do jeito que você colocou ficou parecendo que o Yin é tudo que tem de ruim &#;u1;_&#2721&q7ot; (Ta certo que Yin representa o feminino, e mulher nenhuma presta) quando não é bem assim.

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