Stacie :: She Who Will Rise Again (supergophe) wrote,
Stacie :: She Who Will Rise Again
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it got even worse

Today I opened my check. I get direct deposit, but I usually like to double-check my hours to make sure everything is correct.

I discovered that I received a pay cut, which I was expecting, since I went from an Assistant Manager to a Lead Associate. But Jen assured me that it wouldn't be too bad of a cut, especially since she starts out all her employees at "Massachusetts Minimum Wage, because New Hampshire is cheap".

Yeah, right. What a load of crap, because I was making $10.35 an hour.

Now I apparently make $7.50 an hour.

This is total bullshit. I worked there for over a year, was a manager the entire time, and oh yeah, Massachusetts minimum wage is EIGHT DOLLARS AN HOUR not $7.50!!!

I can't do anything with this. It's not worth driving up every weekend to work if I'm working for $7.50 an hour. Furthermore, I'm not going to save up any money at all if I just work there all summer.

It's time to make an extremely difficult decision: where should I live over the summer?

Option A: New Hampshire
Pros:
+ Won't have to pay rent because I can sublet my room
+ Will get to see friends and family
+ Already have a job here, even if it sucks ass

Cons:
- $7.50 an hour!!

Option B: Massachusetts
Pros:
+ Can find a new job over the summer
+ There are also summer-only campus jobs that I can do in addition to a regular job
+ When summer ends and school starts up again, you'll already have a job and won't have to worry about looking for when while every other college student in town is looking for one

Cons:
- I don't know anyone down here and that scares the crap out of me.

So that's it, I guess. I think I have to be realistic though, and find a job in Northampton. Granted, I won't see my friends and I don't know anyone, but the semester isn't over yet. If I can find a job soon, I can hang out down here more with my roommates and meet some cool people (I hope)? Not only that, but Melissa is only 45 minutes north of where I live. And it's not like I won't have weeks where I have a few days in a row off - I can drive home on those days and hang out with the NH crew. I know Mike will have his parties and I can still go to those, and you know... yeah. I can do this. Definitely. Everyone has to leave the nest someday, I guess this is it for me.

I'm fucking twenty-four years old, time to grow the fuck up.



Now to look for my other cell phone charger, because I am not moving if I don't have a phone.
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Wow Stacie, that really sucks.
Yeah, what sucks more is that you just responded to your own LJ entry, you fucking loser!!!!!!
7.50 an hour??! that's crap!! maybe you should ask your manager about it. it could be a mistake.

i hope things get better for you soon, moto!