Thursday, January 21, 2016

Paycheck Player

Well, here's my first biggest paycheck that came in this year of 2016.  Technically, I worked at the end of December 2015 and just received it now.  None the less, at about $20; 40 hours a week, a normal person would make around $2000 before taxes.  When the Uncle Sam breaks down the door and grabs his share, they take about 1/3 of what you make.  Hell, I even have to pay both New Jersey and New York taxes.  I have to pay taxes to a state I don't even live in.  I only frequent New York a few times a month.  These numbers do not lie.  So I have a total of $2039.75 minus $600.54 in taxes, which equals a grand total of $1439.21 I get to take home put in my pocket.  Technically, I should be making $4000 a month except when the taxes hit; I only take home a little less than $3000.  Yup, that's what I learned from my history teacher in high school.   You only get to take home 3 days of the 5 total days you work, so 2 days of work goes straight to the government's enormous, endless bank account.  Yes, taxes do suck; but this is a far greater improvement than my last set of jobs.  I use to only bring home $400 - $700 a biweekly paycheck.  Now, I am safe to say I bring home a minimum of $1000 a biweekly paycheck.  No matter what kind of work you do or get yourself into, it's going to rub you the wrong way.  There's no such thing as a free lunch.  "Work" is labeled as such, because well . . . no one would be doing whatever it is unless they're being compensated for it.  It's hard to find someone who loves what they do and actually get paid for it.  Believe me, everyone here would be doing what they love for money.  Unfortunately, there are a lot of hurdles and obstacles to jump before reaching those marks.  In no way, shape, or form is it ever easy for just about anyone.  Yes, we all wish we were millionaires but that's not how life works.  You must do whatever it is and push through just to survive.  Life is the best teacher.  If you don't know, you will learn.  Life will teach you.

With all that said and done, I am tired for the day.  I work 4 days a week.  I get the 3 day weekend off.  I've contributed enough to society nor do I wish to continue to care any more further than I already do at this moment in time.  I've seen way too much for my young eyes to handle nor do I want to expose myself to anymore.  Do this or be that!?  You have to be kidding!  I'm tired.  I'm going to bed.  I don't want to hear it.  Save that for a generation that has money growing on trees.

Thank you for dropping by and reading my material.  I hope to post next time!        

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