I’ve worked at SAIT as a full employee (not contract wages) for the past month. In that time I’ve had opportunity to have one day in Edmonton, expenses and salary paid, for the ASTEK awards (second place 🙁 ), one flex day (which is a day off with pay) and one sick day, also paid.
Is this what the real world is like? Full of perks and benefits that a lot of people don’t get to take advantage of? I could probably get used to this.
Also, after going over the annual bank statements, it also appears that one of the more challenging times during the year was two weeks after the Xmas break where the income was almost non-existent due to the two-week hold back on reporting wages and actually getting paid for them. Not working for almost two weeks will do that to a person. 😉
I don’t think I’ve ever had a job that paid me for time off nor have I ever been in a place where I wasn’t actually having to wait for pay for the work I’ve done. At least two weeks, anyways.
It feels good and I really appreciate being able to experience this with Sly and take that “next adult step”. I know it probably sounds odd but this isn’t something I ever really considered as important and, until I’ve given it more thought, it may turn out that it isn’t . But I know that with Xmas holidays this year, there will be no break in my pay; I’ll still get the same amount, every two weeks as expected without pause. So, in effect, I’m being paid while in Las Vegas. I guess that means blowing a couple of bills in the slots or at the tables won’t make me feel as guilty.
Oh Happy Day! 🙂