So, I got a new job.
A few weeks ago, I wasn’t so insouciant- it was more like “I GOT A JOB! AND IT’S FULL-TIME FROM MY HOME OFFICE!!!” The work is enjoyable. I mean, I tell people that I work on excel worksheets all day, and they give me a look that implies, should I offer you a loaded gun to move things along a little more quickly which compels me to explain that, “no, really, I really like doing this stuff because I have some weird anal side to me that loves tedious data entry work.” And I do truly enjoy it, because, to me, it’s like playing an endless game of Cake Mania and getting paid for it….
but see, that’s the thing….getting paid for it. Because, even though I’ve been working for these people for about a month, and they seem like very nice, normal people, I’ve only received one paycheck for about half a week’s pay.
So now I’m forced into this unfortunate position of essentially having to beg for money like Oliver holding out his bowl for more porridge. I’m grateful for this job and all, but, in America at least, I was under the assumption that receiving a paycheck was an employee’s right. And I’m not just bagging on this particular employer…because, for some reason, I’ve been placed in this awkward position with several other jobs as well.
Which leaves me no choice but to ask – is it ME???!!
Seriously, I would love to hear from others on this one on whether this is a common occurrence or not.
If not, then maybe I should reconsider searching for employment on Craig’s List. Just sayin’