Back story: I am bipolar and have been through hell over a very long time. I have not worked since 1996. Over the last couple of years with the help of my friends, my church family and God I have crawled out of that hell. I was hard - it is hard - I suspect it will always be hard. I have however come a long way and exceeded my own and everyone else’s expectations. I have been able to study, start a grass roots volunteer group to help folks learn to speak English - and (pertinent to this thread) was head hunted for a job.
I love this job. Last year I was helping folks learn English for nothing (it was actually costing me money). They are paying me to do the same thing (I am a Teachers Aide). They want me to get appropriate qualifications so they can employ me as a teacher (TESOL - teaching speakers of other languages and TAE - teaching adult education). so anyway I love the job. I get to help people I care about and I ~supposedly~ get paid.
I missed my first pay because they were tardy in sending out all my employment paperwork :(. So after some hassles I get the paperwork and fax it all in - I rang up and they said “no problem you should get paid for last fortnight and this one on Wednesday.” OK I start to get excited and worried at the same time (what if I don’t get paid - I have made some plans for that money which include taking my parents out for dinner tomorrow night). Anyway after having nightmares all night about not getting paid I get up this morning (8:00am) check my bank account and discover I still haven’t been paid I am so hoping that maybe the money goes in at or after 9am. I shouldn’t complain too much I don’t need the money to survive at the moment (I am on a disability pension which wont be affected until I earn $1000). I have been trying so hard, I have tried to go be the best TA possible. Now I just want to get paid (I will ring my employers after 9 if no money shows up) :(:(