everytime I feel like I have finally broken to the surface of this financial sludge I’m treading water in, something new sucks me back down and the thick bog starts to choke me again. I’m not saying I’m entirely blameless… I am aware that I am, after all, responsible for my own situation, but I also have encountered so many unexpected goddamn obstacles!
I was finally on top of things, or so I thought, when I was taken on as a full time employee, with better pay. But then I was informed that because the CFO of my company (who is the sole person responsible for our pay deposits) was going on vacation he had submitted everyone’s pay deposits early, therefore I was not going to be included on the pay cycle while he was away. However, I would be paid the next cycle for 5 weeks pay. I almost panicked but he reassured me they would cut me an advance of 2 weeks of that pay so I could make rent and living expenses, etc.
What I failed to realize was, on that advance cheque, no taxes were taken off… so when I finally did get my pay deposit it was financially raped by the government for 5 weeks worth of the full original amount, but on the remaining amount… leaving me only a couple of hundred to make do for bills, food and life expenses. And I once again was stretched thin.
So I have no money to do anything for the long weekend. It’s Pouzzafest (punk music festival) here in Montreal and I have no funds to go see friends and familiar bands from Toronto play.
Luckily going on hikes with the pup, bike rides and parks don’t require any money… and those are some of my favourite things to do.
I’m going to fucking enjoy the hell outta this long weekend. broke or not :)