Warning: A rant is about to happen. If you do not want to witness this rant, please do not continue to read this post. If you don't mind hearing me complain for a moment, you may continue reading.
So we got paid today, which is normally a happy thing. But there is a cloud over the payday happiness that I can't ignore that is making me angry. My anger grows every single time I think about it. Because it's a new year and the tax tables have changed, my check is less. It's not a salary cut, but it is less money for me to use for frivolous things like groceries and gas, so it kind of feels like a cut, if you know what I mean. Add to that the fact that our insurance rates have gone up twice since I've been here and I've never gotten a raise and you can see why I'm bitter.
You really have to love working in nonprofit to continue doing it. That's all I have to say. Why else would a person struggle to pay bills and still work their butt off if not to help others? I don't normally focus too much on money, but this is really upsetting. I wonder what my tax return will look like this year. It'll probably be a lot less too. This just sucks.