I received my bonus today. It is much larger than expected (actually, I didn't expect one at all).
No raise, and I am "management" and therefore earning at a level where a cost of living raise isn't warranted. Cool. No biggie. I'd lose it all to tax and increased pension contributions anyway.
More good news:
Boss Man wants to pay all my education costs, even the university program I didn't get into and the repeat courses. Given the associated tax deductions, I'll probably come out ahead.
So, all this money is seriously burning a hole in my pocket. All the things I've wanted or needed over the past couple months can happen.
- Ipod (though the existing one has recovered, with the exception of the back light)
- Work shoes
- Bras (sometimes, being a girl sucks. Underwear is expensive, and the girls are getting to the age where they need a little help)
- SAD lamp
- Lighter winter coat (for, you know, the not-quite-so-miserable days)
Or, I could just clear my overdraft. Which is probably what I will do. Sigh. I really would prefer yarn, books and CDs. Or go to Sock Summit 2009.