(Closed) really great news – but *sorta* sucky…

posted 8 years ago in Money
Post # 3
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

That is still a HUGE pain in the butt. I didn’t get part of my educational leave dinero until the July after we got married. Totally could’ve used it a couple months earlier!

Trust me, being a salaried employee is totally worth it. Especially with no overtime! Think about how great the mental health benefit is of that! All my friends work salaried jobs and most of them work 50+ hours a week. Salary+no overtime is VERY rare and totally awesome. Because employers totally take advantage of the fact that you’re salaried otherwise.

Post # 4
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5670 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

Congratulations!I know that’s bitter sweet but just think of how nice it will be to start your new life of on the right foot.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Congrats!  think of it this way, you’ll have an easier time paying off the first credit card statement after the wedding 🙂

Post # 7
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Well, then technically, if you average out what you make per hour, you probably make less!!!

One of my friends works about 70 hours a week. We have the same salary, give or take two thousand dollars, but when you break it down per hour, I end up ‘making’ like $10 more than her. I’d much rather not work the overtime. 40 hours a week is a blessing!!!

Anyways, she pretty much hates her life b/c it’s all work and no play. I think when you’re in that situation, you realize you’d rather take a pay cut so you CAN have a work-life balance.

I don’t think you sound ungrateful btw =].

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