Ok, I am annoyed.
Tomorrow is payday and our payroll company sends an email the day before that our paystub is available online to view. Usually I just ignore it. Per my handwritten budget in my notebook I know how much it should be. I usually just check my bank account online in the morning and see that it was deposited and matches what I expected. For some reason, today I decided to click on the link to view my paystub online. Glanced at the amount written on my notebook and see that it's almost $50 short! That never happens.
A look at my paystub detail and I see that the Long Term Disability insurance I signed up for when we had our benefits enrollment at the end of June is a deduction of $66.40. It's supposed to be $18.14 per paycheck. That's what's come out of my last 3 checks.
So, I email my boss and she gives me the email of the benefits contact person (we use an outside company). I get an email back that they quoted everyone wrong and so instead of $18 a paycheck it's now going to be $30 per paycheck and the extra on this check was to catch up for the shortage.
You all might remember how I actually agonized over whether or not to add this to my monthly budget. I think I even mentioned it in a couple of posts. At $36 a month I decided to bite the bullet and add it. Now it's almost double that. It also makes me mad that they knew of the mistake and couldn't have emailed people to let them know it was being adjusted and more would be deducted each paycheck? That's poor customer service, in my opinion. I emailed back that at this new rate, I probably would not have signed up for the insurance and am I now stuck with it until our next open enrollment next June? I'm still waiting for an answer. If I had gotten a raise this year, it probably would have been a no brainer to add/keep it, but this just wipes out all the little things I cut out/down on to save each month.