28 December 2008

New Beginnings

I've had the same blog for 7 years & I'm somewhat attached to it. I'm having a hard time converting over to this blog. I dunno what it is...it's just...not the same. Although, I don't write in the old one often, it feels comfortable & broken in. & there are so many memories on it. I'm not sure if I'm ready to give it up yet...So until I decide, I'm not sure how often I'll be updating this one...perhaps every so often, but don't hold you breath.

I got my pay slip today from Starbucks and as with most things in France, I don't understand much of it. First of all there is a huge list of shorthanded deductions & taxes & abonnements & god know what else. Plus, I don't think any of the extra time that I worked was logged...but I dunno how to tell for sure. It's kind of confusing. I guess if I looked at a Canadian pay stub & wasn't used to it then it would be the same thing, but I don't remember a time when this happened. My pay stubs at home have always been so straightforward: EI, Union dues, EPP, OT, Reg, Income Tax...Gross pay, Net pay....yearly. I understand it all. But what the hell is Indemnit√© de Blanchissage. & how is that my gross pay is 679 euros & my net pay is 582 euros...& how can my bulletin de paye come out for the period of dec 1-dec 31 when I haven't worked one of my shifts yet...I don't get this. I think I'll be having a little chat with Lionel or Elisabeth so they can explain to me all this stuff. Oh ya, & what about the hours that I worked extra...Sometimes I swear Canada is so much straight forward, I swear.  


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