BTRIPP (btripp) wrote,
BTRIPP
btripp

Got a paycheck today ...

This really is a momentous occasion ... as the last "paycheck" I got was probably mid-January 1994 (tying up the loose ends after officially closing down the family P.R. business at the end of 1993) ... that's 334 missed paydays (at 2 a month for 13 years and 11 months) while I pursued various entrepreneurial and other dreams.

This check is not for very much. Indeed, the "flat rate" salary that we're all currently taking is slightly less than a highschool-education "Secretary I" position for the company's zip code (which works out to "80% of X" by my original figuring). I looked up the salary range for my position title, Director of Communications, for our zip code and the median (+/- 25%) figures were roughly "3X" to about "4.5X" ... so, I am certainly hoping that as various financing comes in the door (we have a chunk of initial $$$ that should be happening by the end of the month, and the V.C. 8-figure deal should be done by the end of December) that should be rising (and it has a long way to go ... I "should be" getting five times what my current check is!).

Needless to say, I'm still in that "Charlie Brown running to kick the football" mode until such time as I'm actually making a salary commensurate with my title, but it's a strangely unique feeling to be in possession of a paycheck after all these years of not having one!


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