Tuesday, June 17, 2008

It Pays To Skip Work

I'm beginning to wonder why I haven't gone on disability before. Let's see ... they pay me money to sit at home. While I'm gone, they switch out my small 17 inch monitor for a nice big 21 incher. When I come back, everyone wants to have lunch with me. Oh yeah, and the boss lady gives me a "progression" (promotion -- and yes that comes with a raise) my first day back! Somehow my salary has managed to rise by 9% this year through multiple raises -- and I've only worked 4 months out of it.

Now I just have to figure out how to get past the pain and suffering part that seems to be a requirement of this thing they call "disability." And I also need to wait another 6 months before becoming disabled again, so that they pay me 100% of my salary instead of just 60% (Since the husband is a stay at home dad, we can't afford for me to be out for long at that rate!) And I also have to figure out how to get past those nosy company cars that come snooping around my neighborhood to make sure I'm not off in hawaii or elsewhere on the company dime, instead of staying put like a good disabled person should do ...

2 comments:

maggies mind said...

I'm just glad to hear that you are on the mend. I do have to say that when I had my similar thing, I did enjoy not having to work for awhile. Not that I'd choose it again, just that I took whatever perks there were amidst the yucky, and being paid not to be somewhere wasn't all bad.

Mz Diva said...

Brandie,
I am glad that you are being taken care of financially since you can't work. I am the union rep at my school and I always tell people about supplimental disability insurance! Teachers in Californa do not get much state disability so if I get hit by a bus or something, I want to be covered! I did not know that hubby is a stay at home dad. I hope you are feeling better and getting a promotion sounds good! Take care.
Peace,
Diva