BTRIPP (btripp) wrote,

money stuff ...

My job is still paying me less than 1/4th of what the salary survey says is the median for my job description in the business' zip code, which means that even though I'm totally busting my ass, we fall further behind every month. Once the "next tier" of financing comes it, this situation should improve, but we had been anticipating this in the door months ago, which makes things difficult. We've liquidated almost everything that we can to stretch things out, but it's getting scary.

I probably mentioned that The Wife started a new job a couple of months back (she's getting paid even less than I am), and that her health insurance kicked in the start of this month ... which is good as otherwise we would have been up shit creek on paying for our own (which was due the start of May). She's got a pretty good plan, as we got a refill on the blood pressure pills my new Doctor talked me into ... they had cost $60/month, with the new insurance we're just paying $25!

My Boss is off to NYC tomorrow for a HUGE pitch (we'd be doing a multiple-world project for a mega media company), if he comes back with something signed, that should boost my take-home too. I'm just so stressed from this whole situation. I love the work, but I'm getting paid so little for it ... at this point I'd be happy getting something south of the 25th percentile (which would still be 3-4x what I'm getting paid).

Not that I was swimming with other options before falling into this, but given that I'm out of the house 13 hours on a typical day, that doesn't even leave any time for realistically looking for something else. It seems like my only option at the moment is to cross all my fingers and toes an say lots of "positive thinking" mantras and hope that the company will make it over the financing hill before Bad Stuff happens and we end up losing our home.

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