There was an envelope waiting on my desk, which immediately made me nervous. I was already in a mood from having to shovel the driveway before work, and the last thing I needed was a mystery letter awaiting me.
I opened the envelope with much trepidation, not even taking off my jacket in case it was a notice to vacate the premises immediately.
It was nothing of the sort, however.
What I found was a letter from the bigwigs informing me that I was getting a raise!
Everyone was getting a raise actually. After three years without a pay increase, I was finally going to see a different number on my paycheck.
My new salary isn’t going to move me into a different tax bracket by any means, but it is always good for morale (that word my supervisor hates so much!) to find some extra money for the hardworking men and women who keep the company running.
I thought it would be nice to post a positive story about work, rather than the usual one about being chained to my desk. Let me be clear: we are still chained to our desks, but the chains are now longer and the cuffs aren’t clamped as tightly.
Even though I was sore from shoveling snow and stuffed up from the cold that’s trying to invade my body, my mood immediately changed for the better.
Knowing that there will be a little more money each month to pay the bills was a definite relief. The House on the Hill is as expensive as it is pretty, Modern Philosophers.
Just wanted to share the good news and say thank you to the people who sign my paychecks and see to it that there is always a desk to which I can be chained.
I’d much rather be a struggling writer with a decent paying job, than a struggling writer who’s so busy struggling to make ends meet that there’s never any time to write.
It was a good day at The House on the Hill. Hope you all had a decent Tuesday.
No, you cannot borrow any money! I’m too busy throwing it up in the air and letting it cascade down on me like the world’s greenest snowstorm…