I am getting a bonus from work for selling a Bentley kit to Ken Griffey Jr.
I was supposed to originally get 5% of the price of the kit.
That would come out to about $1900.
Rad. I sold it. So I figured I would get $1900 that would help me buy my new car this week.
So then last week I hear it’s only going to be 5% of the SELLING price.
ok thats shitty, but it would still be $1500. thats fine.
Then I hear I’ll get it from the accountants rather than just a check.
That makes me concerned, but I start looking for my $1500 in my bank account.
Nope. the whole week passes and nothing showed up!
Wait… then I think, I bet they will give it to me at the same time as my paycheck. Well, shit, I HOPE they don’t wait that long. Alright, fine, apparently thats when I get it. It kind of messes up my whole new car plan, but I guess I’ll put that on hold AGAIN.
Then I think…. hold on a sec. If it comed at the same time as my paycheck… SHIT, I bet they are going to TAX it too. fuck.
So I call the accountants today and get the answer.
YES i get my “bonus” at same time as paycheck.
YES i get my “bonus” taxed.
So the original $1900 I was going to get, will end up really being about $1020.
Yes, this thousand dollars I am getting is nice… for doing nothing really.
but damnit, thats about $9000 less than what I originally THOUGHT I was getting.
that pisses me the fuck off.