Thursday, June 01, 2006

WOOHOO WOOHOO WOOHOO!!!!!

Well. Yesterday, I began a great big stress fest that turned right around in my favour today. Just now, actually. It's lunch time and I'm at school sitting my the computer lab. I'm super excited and don't want to be obnoxious to the staff, but I can't keep it in, so I decided to be obnoxious here!

WOOHOO WOOHOO WOOHOO WOOHOO WOOHOO!!!!!!

Yesterday a friend of mine was telling me about a wrong deduction on her pay stub. She showed me, and I saw that she was making more than me, which is strange, becuase I've had a contract for longer than her. I should be on higher step, not vice versa. I asked if I could look a little closer, and figured out that I was not in the right salary category. Hmmm.... So how does THAT work? It began to dawn on me that I may not be getting paid correctly.

I left messaged at payroll and at the union to ask them to look into where I should be, if it was indeed a mistake, and to ask them about how to go about fixing it, if there's a problem. The union rep at my school told me I'd probably have to grieve it and that I'd be lucky to get my lost salary back, if indeed there was an error. Oh great.

Well today I checked my messages at home and payroll had called me back. Bright and cheery, she told me that, yes, I was on the wrong salary scale. She explained how it had happened, and then told me that it had been this way for the last TWO YEARS, not the last one year that I had thought it was. She then told me that I'd be getting my retroactive pay on my next paycheque.

The difference in pay for TWO. YEARS. On the next check. No battles, no grievances. And all this just before summer.

WOOHOO WOOHOO WOOHOOOOOOO!!!!!

17 comments:

happy and blue2 said...

Woohoo..What are you going to do with all the new found wealth..

Hit and Run said...

wow, that's like a story that belongs 'in chicken soup for the overworked student soul'...two years of underpaid time, suddenly getting rewarded for it...you must have a built-up supply of karma for something that good...congrats!

Brad said...

That is pretty FRICKEN' SWEET, Hillary! Holy crap! Are you going blow it all partying, or are you going to be boring and put it all into an RRSP?

I think you should tick off your mom and go on a cruise.

Hillary said...

Well if I went on a cruise at least I'd be able to join in the conversation next Easter! ;)

Steve said...

you know you can't get away with this post without me saying this:
"sweet action!"

Hillary said...

SWEET ACTION is right! Haha, Steve, you crack me up!

SlushTurtle said...

I'm thinking you should go to Hawaii this summer. Oh yeah, and can you take me with you? I don't eat much...

Hillary said...

Just tacos, right Slush? ;)

heather said...

Oh my word, Hillary! That's awesome!! If I lived anywhere near you, I'd make you take me out to eat. :) What a blessing!! I'm just thrilled for you!

Katrina said...

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE windfalls! What cheery news! I admire your restraint; I would never have been able to resist dancing through the teachers lounge doing pirhouettes of joy!

(I have a sudden conviction that I spelled "pirhouettes" wrong, but I'm going to fight against my punctilious nature and not look it up...)

Hillary said...

umm... well, I *DID* do a wiggly little (ok, big) happy dance while I was on the phone checking my messages. Arms shooting up and down in the air, etc. There may have been a few raised eyebrows shot in my direction :)

Jean said...

How AWESOME!!! Two years is HUGE!! What a way to end the school year!! :) Did you eat chocolate to celebrate?

AfricaBleu said...

Yee-haw, Hilary! What an amazing stroke of good fortune -- treat yourself well with it, eh? I see a Jamaican tan in your future... :)

Jenn said...

damn - that is one sweet find! Enjoy the windfall, just in time for summer too! (and, wow, where did you get such a compliant payroll dept?)

Paul said...

Nice.

Very, very nice!

sarah cool said...

YEAH! That's awesome!!

Canadi-Ann said...

Nice job!

On a way smaller scale, I was surprised too last month, when I got the BC union payout for my work at UBC last year. :) Direct deposit rocks!!!!!!