Friday, 31 January 2020

The Ups And Downs Of Paycheques

Anyone who is paid by the hour and/or by commission knows that each paycheque is different. 

This is due to the number of hours/work days on your paycheque as well as the amount of commission/bonus that you have on that paycheque.

The amount of hours/work days is out of your control but the amount of bonus/commission may or may not be within your control.

As for me, the only control I have over my bonus is to do my job . . . as in process whatever orders comes in from our website.

I don’t talk to anyone, so there is no sales skills involved. I kinda like not having to talk to customers, though sometimes I do.

This next payday, as in the one on Feb 7 is going to be larger than budgetary minimum, but the next two after that will be decidedly not.

This is due to the number of days in February and how the workdays fall. I will be short hours on both the Feb 22nd paycheque and the March 7 paycheque.

That’s life. Even with my expected (targeted/hopeful) bonus I will fall short of budgetary minimum on both paycheques. 

This means that I will have to dip into my Holiday Pay (at work) in order to top up those paycheques. Either that or just accept less money on my paycheque.

Since I don’t take vacations, that holiday pay might as well do me some good when I need it. 

Sure I don’t have to have my paycheque make budgetary minimum but I refuse to make less than that. (Don’t get me started on no raises in five and a half years).

The point is that things are going to be tight, tighter if sales don’t pick up, and sales have been slow this month, slower than last year, and that is not a good start to the year.

One thing I do know is that I will somehow make it through and not only survive, but thrive.

As always: Keep your head up, your attitude positive, and keep moving forward!

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