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!!!!!