Monday, December 13, 2010

Work is the curse of the drinking classes…

Guess what? I earned a paycheck! A real, honest to chocolate, paycheck.

I’m having a hard time deciding how to spend it. You know, it’s Christmastime, so maybe I should buy somebody a present. Or I could use it to buy more decorations for the house, because there are never enough of those.

It’s been a long time since I earned a real paycheck. My career here at home has it’s own rewards, but going out and actually earning some real money was pretty cool. I would love to do this job again, but I have to wait until I am called. I may have mentioned before that they don’t take volunteers. Dammit.

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I got paid for my voire dire at jury duty! Which I actually did on my computer, so technically, I worked from home. But think of all the money I would have made if I actually served on the jury! Damn those plea bargains.

You know what? I think I will give it all to the red kettle bell ringer. How many times in ones life can you say, I gave my whole paycheck, my yearly earnings, to charity at Christmas?

Sounds nice, doesn’t it?

16 comments:

  1. Good thing you got paid this year. B/c if Congress doesn’t get these taxes figured out by January 1, next year your net earnings after taxes would be $1.50.

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  2. Your idea is much more charitable than the $6.00 glass of wine I was going to suggest!

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  3. You are definitely a generous person...

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  4. You will be a blessing to someone this Christmas season. Great idea, Dawn.
    Merry Christmas and Happy Monday@

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  5. You are one generous girl, Dawn. Toiling away just to give it to charity. i stand and applaud your six dollar generosity. Me? I'd have bought some nail polish.

    Oh and by the way, every year when my social security statement comes in, my husband leaves it open and laying around for about a week and showing everyone all the big bucks I've made in my working career because sometimes there's just no other way to describe him but as an ass.

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  6. I like the idea of giving it to charity. Giving away your whole paycheck is pretty amazing!

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  7. Your entire yearly earnings! Wow.

    You know, in Baltimore they just give us cash for jury duty. It's how we roll.

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  8. $56??? Lucky gal! When I was last at jury duty in my county I believe I got a whopping $10 or $15 to cover gas. Which of course didn't really help the fact I'd already missed a day of work because of it. Well well, I sure am proud to serve my country, aren't I?

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  9. We are in agreement to pretend my first comment was never posted, right?

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  10. If you think about it, you made a not bad hourly wage, considering how little you actually worked.

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  11. Oh, that's a great idea! You could get it in ones and spread it out each time you go shopping.

    And hey, don't forget to report that money on your taxes! Don't want the IRS pounding on your door in DC.

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  12. I always like seeing my name on a check, not matter how small!

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  13. OK --you still whooped on my sleazy 2 quarters! Good for you I say. I June-posted up my RaoK --just finished :) now I can read all of your backposts!

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  14. Heeee! That's hysterical and sweet! FTW, Dawn!

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  15. Dawn your generosity makes my heart swell! I am just envious that you even got a paycheck as I can not remember the last time I got one. And to give it all away, without even spending a dime on yourself. I applaud you. I think I would have had a get a peppermint mocha latte if it was me.

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  16. I didn't know you got paid for not even serving on the jury. Good for you. Even better if you give the money to charity; that has to be good karma.

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