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Where's my paycheck??

June 7th, 2013 at 02:04 pm

J. told me his recruiting firm pays every Friday. What he neglected to tell me, apparently, is that the first paycheck is always mailed and thereafter it's direct deposit.

Thanks for letting me know. Grr. Makes me feel nervous until i see that 1st paycheck, what with all the other weird things I've experienced with this agency.

6 Responses to “Where's my paycheck??”

  1. snafu Says:

    I'm guessing 'J' enjoys a commission is based on how low they pay your and how long his firm is paid by your employer. Are you happy with the employer, the work, your immediate supervisor and colleagues? Would you consider making it permanent employment if offered? How stressful is the commute? Would it help to play books on CD?

    Brilliant to get make/model specific covers for trunk. I'd order mats as well especially since you haul wood/messies. We've a doggie seat cover for the back since our pooch loves to ride. It's made of some weird fabric that just hoses off if dog is wet/dirty from running 'zoomies' at off leash park or friend's acreage.

    Enjoy the new wardrobe, exchange those items too large you need to feel fabulous.

  2. creditcardfree Says:

    Ugh! I hope it works out okay and you get a check TODAY, as you were expecting to be paid.

  3. My English Castle Says:

    I think we're all waiting to see that they pay you!

  4. PatientSaver Says:

    Snafu & all: Thanks for showing such interest, as always.

    To answer your questions, yes, J. said his employer would love it if i temped there a long time becus he'll continue to get paid as long as i do. Thus far (I've only worked 5 days), I'm happy with everything. No one seems highly pressured or overworked, people seem genial and everyone gets along. I love the cityscape views out our large 3rd floor windows and the environment in general. I'd definitely consider/hugely desire a perm position there IF I could either work just 4 days a week on a regular basis (i'd take the cut in pay and it would still be considered full-time at 32 hours)OR if I could work at home 1-2 days a week, plus on snow days in winter.

    That's the big if. I don't know, if they offered me a perm job, if they'd go for either of those scenarios. and that's a concern becus if they don't, I honestly doubt i could commute in 5 days a week. And if i turned down a f/t offer for that reason, i probably wouldn't be eligible for unemployment benefits again becus i left voluntarily when i could have had the job.

    The commute is, well, I'm not sure if it's super stressful. It does get you a little tense, but the greater effect for me is that it just tires me out. I noticed that the day after my last day commuting each week, i didn't feel like doing anything and i napped during the day. I felt like i just needed to get back to 'normal' for me. I just felt fatigued, and i'm guessing that effect would only strengthen if i go from 3 days to 4 or 5.

    Books on tape sound good in theory, but the truth is, you really have to be alert and pay attention to your driving, either in the bumper to bumper or sudden stops on the interstate, or on the back roads. The roads are really clogged with cars and other drivers sometimes do unexpected things, which i experienced in a big way last week. I was doing back roads home and there was a stop sign. I hadn't traveled this way before so i was looking around at street signs and not paying attention to the sequence of cars at the opposing stop sign; you know, when cars are lined up, everyone is supposed to take turns. I lost track of who had gone last so I started pulling into the intersection when the driver at the adjacent stop sign got upset, blared the horn and accelerated quickly into the intersection so that he could go first. He was probably correct in thinking it was his turn, but geez, that could have been a head-on collision.

    So I'm not sure I want to be distracted by listening to books, altho i do play soft classical music in the car or Market News on public radio.

  5. PNW Mom Says:

    Fingers crossed!

  6. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    I hope the check arrives soon!

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