Sunday Post #121 – August ’17 in Review

Posted September 4, 2017 by Lillian in Features / 4 Comments

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Happy Sunday Monday y’all and happy September 😀 I’m a day late today….for some reason even though this was scheduled to go live yesterday it didn’t. So I thought I’d just share it today. August blew by for us! Little man started 1st grade and so far he is loving it. We have 4 birthdays we celebrate in August as well so it was definitely busy. I did get some reading in though and even enjoyed an audiobook. Total I read 9 books, listened to 1 audiobook, and wrote 10 reviews. Still not up to my average, but I’m getting there.

Favorite August Read

Book Cover for "Perfectly You" by Robin Daniels

Perfectly You was a sweet, light-hearted read that was as perfect as the title suggests. It reminded me of the Hallmark Movies that leave you smiling long after you finish. If you enjoy YA contemporary or you’re looking for a light-hearted read, I highly recommend it.

Favorite August Quote

Most superhero stories start with a meteor shower or a nasty insect bit, but mine actually starts with a kiss. Whether it was a kiss of life or a kiss of death I still haven’t decided, but it was, surprisingly, a really good kiss. Not that I’d ever tell him that.

~from Being Jamie Baker by Kelly Oram

Reviews in August

Other August Fun

Coming Up this Week

  • Empire of Storms by Sarah J Maas – review
  • Top Ten Tuesday | “Ten Books I Struggled to Get Into But Ended Up Loving or Ten Books That Were A Chore To Get Through or Ten Books I’ve Most Recently Put Down” via the Broke and the Bookish
  • The Last One by Alexandra Olivia – audio review
  • Mask of Shadows by Linsey Miller – review
  • Weekend Reads | Forget Tomorrow by Pintip Dunn – series review

This Week’s Book Fix

What are you looking forward to in September?

September did not start off how we planned. In fact the last day of August dealt us a blow that we did not see coming. While I can’t give the whole story, I can talk in hypotheticals 😉 So hypothetically, you are a salaried employee. You get your paycheck and go about your business. You have monthly meetings about the money you bring in and they base it off the salary you are being told you make. Then this month rolls along and at the meeting the company has bad news. They’ve been over paying you for the last 13 months. They expect you to pay it back over the next year. Okay….how much you ask? Now this is all hypothetical, but imagine a sum that would break you, send you into bankruptcy if they garnish your wages over a year as this is the option they present you. You just bought a house. What will you do? Seriously though, y’all…what would you do?! I’m panicking here. We have no back up plan. But again this is all hypothetical…..?

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4 responses to “Sunday Post #121 – August ’17 in Review

  1. That’s dreadful! Right… hypothetically speaking – what about finding another job and hand in your notice and LEAVE? Dammit – it’s their mistake! Is this – hypothetically – just happening to a single employee? Or have they made this egregious error to a number of their hapless wageslaves? You have my profound sympathy btw. Maybe a hypothetical meeting with a lawyer might be in order:((.
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    • Hypothetically 😉 I’m not sure. It’s being made out that it is one person. My thing is that I could understand a mistake like this for a month, maybe even two months but 13 months?! I’ve been walking around in a daze. It’s so surreal!

  2. I would wonder if hypothetically the same thing has happened to other employees. Hypothetically, how do they not know how much they are paying you for the year? And if this hypothetically happened, how was it not noticed for an entire year? And what is your salary supposed to be now, with another year of service into the company?

    This happened to a coworker of mine. Granted, we are tiered in pay by our years of service as educators. Somehow, though, they bumped her up to the five-year mark while she was still in year four. I don’t know how that mistake is made, but they overpaid her throughout the entire year as well (September – August). At the end of the school year in June, she had to put in 8 additional days in order to keep that pay she’d already received from September thru May. Hypothetically, could working a couple extra hours each week for 3 months or something (a short timeline) work out in such a way to compensate for the additional pay you received throughout the past year and not suffer any wage garnishment? I know that’s not ideal, but when thinking hypothetically in this manner, I agree that a sit-down with an attorney is in order.

    • Well hypothetically 😉 this person is a physician just out of residency. The company starts you on a guaranteed salary for the first two years and then straight commission per contract. On the contract though the person is capped to a certain amount. That amount is what he was paid for 13 months….close to $75k over what he was told he was being paid. Maybe it should have been caught by us but when your first pay check never changes, why would you? I….I mean this person 😉 never thought to double check that he was being paid correctly. Personally I can’t believe that kind of error was made by the accounting department and that it wasn’t caught sooner….a month I could wrap my head around but over a year?!

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