When I started working at Sun, I started getting massive paychecks. Like, I got paid a good amount even before I started working. (I think I’ll leave specific figures out of this if I can.) Last year throughout school I continued to get paychecks for a whole lot more than I was working – but it had to do SOMETHING with the amount that I was working, since if I put in a lot of hours, I got more money. I was getting paid more per hour than I was supposed to plus a base amount, or SOMETHING like that. I could never figure it out.
I did inform my boss and payroll about it, though. A few times. I never got any reply back about it. No one really looked into it.
Once I started working full-time this summer, though, ironically, they began to pay me the correct amount. So I was getting paid less than I used to, for more hours. Well, who was I to complain…
But now, after asking payroll to issue a stop payment on a check I never got, and to re-issue it, someone must have FINALLY checked my pay history and noticed that something was wrong… so I got an email today asking me to send back a giant amount of money that I was paid over the last year.
I’m being optimistic… I never really earned that money in the first place, and I’m glad that I simply had a job in the first place that still paid really well… in addition, I don’t really talk about this too often but I do have quite a lot more money in the stock markets, so I’m quite financially stable. I’ve still got an okay amount of spending money left.
What’s more, I’m pretty conservative with my money. If I don’t see anything I really want, I don’t buy anything. Probably because I’m Jewish. Because I was getting paid so much, I did take a bunch of my friends out to dinner on a few separate occasions, though, and I did buy a modded PS2 and a PSP… but afterwards, I still had a lot left that I didn’t know what to do with. I was thinking of putting a lot of it back in the stock markets, actually. Oh well.
But… damn. It came as a shock and basically knocked the wind out of me when I found out how much I owed them. I’ve got to double-check to see if it’s really that much. Fun while it lasted.