That’s right. I wanted to know.
One of the best things about working a temp job is getting paid every week. Not just that, but also the 3 day weekends I have due to working four ten-hour days and getting paid on Thursday. Well, this past Thursday, I didn’t see any paycheck money in my bank account. I figured maybe it would hit on Friday but something in the back of my mind said to check on my timesheet for the previous week.
Good thing I did because, unbeknownst to me, my timesheet was rejected. No one told me. Not the place I’m working, not the temp agency, and had I not looked, I probably would’ve still been waiting for a check. I immediately sent an email over to the agency asking why I didn’t get paid, why I didn’t get informed that I wasn’t going to get paid, and when the heck was I gonna get paid.
The agency got back to me saying that yes, my timecard was rejected, but they didn’t know why. WTF man? They said I needed to talk to my supervisor. Of course, she was away from her desk. The minutes passed and I got antsy. I sent her an email. I had no idea where she was. Arrgh. I want my money. Now I’m getting angry.
At long last, my supervisor returned to her desk, and I don’t think her ass was in her seat before I was at her desk. I asked, in the nicest way that I could muster, why my timesheet was rejected. Her answer surprised me. She said that I marked my lunch for one hour on Tuesday, but we only did half-hour lunches that day. Yes, you read that right. She rejected my timesheet because I accidentally gave them a free half-hour of work! *stunned*
She sent the proper information over to the agency and the agency sent me an email saying that direct deposit on Monday was the best that she could do. I was okay with this as I was still stunned about the 30 minutes. I also thought that I would have to deal with a paper check.
Friday morning, I woke up to an email saying that I had a new paystub and I thought to myself, great, a paystub but no money. Au contraire, mon frere. I also had a paycheck. Can you say stoked? I can, and I was. That is a great way to start the weekend. I hope you enjoy yours.