I know I can't be the only one. I know we all have THOSE days. Here is a brief look into my day:
*) I take a look at my checking account online and there's a lot less money in there than I remember having.
*) I remember that it's the time of year when I get my annual review, so there is a glimmer of hope.
*) I remember that last year I didn't get a raise because "times were tough", so another beam of light shines hopeful for me.
*) The boss calls me in for the review and explains that, once again, I won't be getting a raise because I didn't have enough billable hours to warrent one.
*) I explain to him that throughout last year I continually went to him during my down time to explain that I didn't have a lot to do. After all, he's responsible for bringing in business. I'm simply responsible for getting the work done.
*) He says, "Yeah. Still can't do anything for you."
Let me just interject here. I am SOOO thankful to have a job at a time when so many do not. I am just miffed that the actuary profession as a whole is not very good at keeping equality of the sexes in mind when paying their employees. I also don't have all of the letters behind my name that I want. As a result, I am seriously underpaid.
*) Luckily for me, there are people out there who are willing to help me out during these time. (Thanks Mom and Dad!)
*) The old me would have stewed about this for a couple of days. The new me is starting to study and spending every possible moment doing billable work.
Now if only I can avoid feeling like a loser because I had to ask my parents to help me financially.
On the bright side, this is a new year and there's always tomorrow.
....Now back to that billable time!