Increasing hours and bigger checks!
Wow, it has been a busy week, and it is just going to keep getting more and more hectic. Hours are increasing with my seasonal position, and I’ve also been asked to work some extra hours at my part-time job. Topping it off is my personal business, although I do have control over the hours I spend doing that. I keep reminding myself that bigger checks mean we can pay down more debt!
My debt snowball goal for May was to knock out at least $1,000 worth of baby step 2 debt. From what I calculated yesterday, we are currently hovering at around $750. Next week will be a three check week for us, so I am feeling good about hitting that goal. We do have some additional expenses beyond our usual bills, but those will get cash flowed. I joke with my hubby that we’ve become quite good at doing that. Oh, how our ways have changed!
I’ve heard a rumor at my part-time job about a potential raise in the works. If it is true, I doubt it will be anything earth shattering. Last year we received a whopping $0.60 which for us very part-time employees doesn’t add up to too much, but a raise is still a raise. Fingers crossed that it materializes, no matter how small.
Another tidbit of info I heard was that my part-time job wants me to take longer to complete my work. Apparently, the gal that had the position before me took twice as long to complete the work. I never met the gal but heard she was much younger than me. Not picking on that generation but I think their work ethics are different than that of us older workers. Not sure if my bosses think I’m missing things or what. I’ve held the position for well over a year with zero complaints. I frequently set my own hours and am often there when others are not in the building. Guess I’ll start stretching out my hours. You would think they would like saving money on the payroll. Again, it just means more money for me, and more we can use towards paying off debt.
Need to head out to my seasonal job. While I’m doing a lot of the work from home, I still need to make an appearance from time to time. I owe I owe; it’s off to work I go!