Yet another vent...please bear with me
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|Wed, 06-25-2003 - 3:17pm|
Well, I got my paycheck today. It was $378 more than it has been. That is a whole $185 less than I was expecting. I called and talked to someone about it, and she said that the extras (totalling $620 before taxes) put me in a higher tax bracket. Basically, the $500 I was supposed to get for curriculum turned into around $300 and the $176 I was promised for camp was only $120 minus taxes. Insurance also went up by $12 a month.
At this point, the amount I have paid in taxes is almost twice my gross earnings for the year. This last check has over $1000 out of it, mostly in taxes and retirement (we don't pay social security b/c teachers here have their own retirement fund). I just feel like I'm working for nothing.
I can still afford the trip, I'll just have to dip into my actual savings more than I wanted to.
It's just really frustrating. Thanks for listening.