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I have a new addiction, thank you Netflix for having all four seasons of Showtime's The Tudors...I'm positively hooked.

But, that is now what my diary is about today.  My diary is about $217.50...yes, two hundred and seventeen dollars and fifty cents.

Why is this dollar amount significant?  Because for the last five paychecks this is the EXACT amount that I've gotten. Good, right?

Well, yes, but it is also very, very weird, because the hours worked are different (some larger than others) and the percentage taken out for the garnishment I'm under is different each time.

Paydate: 2/4
Hours: 32.93
Rate: 7.96
Amount: 262.12
Deductions: 44.62 (a whole 0.47 being for the garnishment)
Received: 217.50

Paydate: 2/11
Hours: 35.47
Rate: 7.96
Amount: 282.34
Deductions: 64.84 (16.11 for the garnishment)
Received: 217.50

Paydate: 2/18
Hours: 33.64
Rate: 7.96
Amount: 267.77
Deductions: 50.27 (4.84 for the garnishment)
Received: 217.50

Paydate: 2/25
Hours: 40.43
Overtime hours: .43
Normal Rate: 7.96
Overtime rate: 3.98
Amount: 323.53
Deductions: 106.03 (47.97 for the garnishment)
Received: 217.50

Paydate: 3/4
Hours: 35.82
Rate: 7.96
Amount: 285.13
Deductions: 67.63 (18.27 for the garnishment)
Received: 217.50


Seriously people.  How does this happen? Kinda makes me nutty, that 217.50 is ALL I'm going to make no matter how many hours I am going to work.

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