Making Hay

And I never will be.

Out of curiosity, I took a look at my latest paystub; my jaw dropped when I saw what I was making per hour. I’m making $24.50. Seriously. And I’m absolutely stunned.

I spent thirteen years at Walmart. If I remember correctly, I had just broken ten an hour in the last year I was there. Krispy Kreme? That was straight up minimum wage. Taco Bell? Same thing. Blimpie? Same. Target started me off a little bit above minimum wage, as did Walmart but the increases were merit raises. You only got the best rate if you kissed the right manager’s ass.

I wasn’t there to kiss ass. I was there to work. Needless to say, I never got the high end raise.

At Costco, the raises are by the amount of hours worked. Our base rates of pay are listed in our employee handbook, and updated when needed. It’s all public information, as far as Costco is concerned; why hide it?

Yeah, discussing wages could get you fired at Walmart, even though legally they were not allowed to do so. But, the Waltons never cared.

I’m still a little shocked, to be honest. With that wage, I can buy Lulu a lot of kitty food and treats and toys… How awesome is that?!

About Silverwynde

I'm a Transformers fan, Pokémon player, Brewers fan and all-out general nerd. I rescue abandoned Golett, collect as many Bumblebee decoys and figures as I can find and I've attended every BotCon--official and non--since 1999. I'm also happily married to a fellow Transfan named Prime and we were both owned by a very intelligent half-Siamese cat, who crossed the Rainbow Bridge on June 16, 2018. We still miss him. But we're now the acting staff of a Maine Coon kitty named Lulu, who pretty much rules the house. Not that we're complaining about that.
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1 Response to Making Hay

  1. DeviceDude says:

    I know your previous workplaces weren’t great and even your current falls short of ideal. It still looks to me like you won’t revert to the other places ever again.

    ~daiAtlas

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