Mar 27, 2009

I got my first reduced paycheck this week.


It's about $40 less than I'm used to, which means that spread over the month I'll be making about $160 less than I was last month. I know it could be a lot worse, and I've been preparing for this for the past few weeks, so my budget has already been shifted to accommodate the lower income. Still, it's sad to see that lower number pop up in my online checking account.

Oh, recession. How I hate you.


  1. Yuck, that sucks. Good luck, hopefully times will get better soon and then we'll all be on the upswing!

  2. Nice to see your blog Katie; a blogger from Portland.

    Thankfully my paycheck hasn't been reduced yet and I hope it will not.

  3. Oh I forgot to tell you to come and see my Portland Daily Photos.

  4. Hey Katie,

    Hiring Freeze has become my kryponite!

  5. Wow, that is rough. I have been hearing several people who have taken pay cuts. I guess it beats losing your job, but still sucks! I hope this stupid recession is over soon! Good luck!

  6. This sucks. It's hard when you're used to a certain amount coming in and it changes.