My job as the cashier at KMART was a bit intense at first. There were very harsh restrictions about breaks and using the restroom. I wasn't exactly used to manual labor either so I found that standing on my feet for hours was exhausting.
What made it worse that there were 80 year old women working next to me. Almost like a machine with energy to spare and zero complaining.
After all the work, I was looking forward to my first paycheck.
When I got the payslip. I opened it in a hurry and looked at the top portion... It was a nice big number of two weeks of minimum wage. I smiled. I had already done the math.
Then I looked at the rest and there was a lot of information I didn't understand. Looking further down, at the bottom was the check with about 30% less of the total amount.
Are these people trying to scam me?
I will show them that I am not a fool.
I walked straight to my manager and asked - Where is the rest of my pay?
With a blank expression he said - Taxes.
I felt robbed.
Why hadn't someone told me about this?