QUOTE(Maizie @ Dec 19 2008, 02:19 PM)
And now I'm all even more through-the-roof happy as I've just been given an 'Award' for all the work put in on this deity-foresaken project...not just a bit of paper in a photo-frame, but Â£350 extra in my next month's pay (:looks for 'jaw dropping on floor smilie':)
Erm, well today I got the official letter for the award (my manager was out last week). While it seems my three colleagues did indeed get Â£350, I got Â£600
I know there were three of them doing one role and one of me doing another role, but even so, I am utterly gobsmaked.
That's like my holidays next year paid for. Or my OU course. Or a new bike. Or, or, or, or, or...just so many things (even if tax and insurance and everything else are coming out of it, it's still going to be a noticeable amount when it arrives!)
Edited: I think I am going to be mostly sensible with it. We are getting money from my parents for Xmas, with which we are going to buy a new sofa, and if there is any left over it will go to buy an extension ladder so we can paint the house and more importantly clear our guttering. So now it doesn't matter if there isn't money left over for the ladder, as I will buy it with this surprise money. I will then probably split the rest between my holiday fund and my OU fund - so for them I won't need to save up quite so much each month. Either that, or I'll keep saving at the current rate I do for both, and use the unexpected money to pay down the little that's left on my 0% credit card.
I won't be getting new recorder or new bike, honest