See, I’m all about finding motivation to become happier with my job. For instance, I know that I have a raise etc coming up (because I’ve put in my time, you know). So I went onto our intraweb to find out when and how much. October 31st is my 5-year anniversary, which means that I start accruing vacation and sick time at 5 hours a pay period instead of 4. Do the math, and that’s an extra 3.25 days of sick leave and vacation leave each year (for a total of 6.5 days per year additionally, or 32.5 total per year). Also, on October 4th, I get a raise from $15.88 to $16.31 per hour (which is over $800 per year, before taxes and stuff), and that’s before our salary increase which we think we’re getting (contracts still being negotiated). Of course, health care costs are rising enough that our cost of living raises won’t cover, but that’s to be expected, and is unavoidable.
Well, I think I’m off for the evening. I’m not sure what I’m doing, but I know it involves bringing boxes back to my house.