April 02, 2007

The Hilarity Never Ends

So, I really won't get into the specifics of why I was fired from the last job. Let's just say things didn't work out and there was frustration on both ends.

So, I've been waiting for the paycheck for the time I worked.

Supposedly, I should have received it early last week but I didn't get it until today (strangely enough, the envelope is postmarked with the date I sent an e-mail asking where it was...).

Thankful for rent and cable money for this month, I open the envelope.


My e-mail:


I'm laughing right now.

A check from [company] arrived today.

It's for the pay period of 3/4 to 3/17, which is correct.

It credits me with 55.51 hours (and a smidge of OT), which is correct.

However, it looks like there was a data entry error--instead of a hourly rate of 9.00, the field is empty. Instead the Amount field reads 9.00.

So instead of a check of 55.51 hours x $9.00 for an approx. gross total of $500, I have a check of 55.51 hours for a TOTAL of $9.00. After taxes, that's $8.04.


Looks like the April Fools joke is on me.

Any way we can rectify this in the soonest would be nice.

I can destroy this check or cash it for the $8.04 and have that credited against the correct total. Drop me a line with how [company] would like to handle that.

Truly, an epic tale is being written about this paycheck.