This is beginning to break the bank.
Yesterday’s absence knocked 20% (actually ~18% due to change in tax bracket with the income loss) off of my week’s income. Today, it should be about the same, though I don’t know if the tax bracket will continually shift.
Last month, lost 6 days (of 22) to unpaid vacation, about a 27% loss of normal monthly income. It would not be an issue if I weren’t underpaid for my position. And the same goes for the start of this year. I have three days off of the first 8 week days, a 37.5% paycut. If I manage to show up tomorrow, I’ll have a 13.6% cut for the month (22 div by 3). That’s two months averaging a loss of 20.3%. That blows.
On the positive side, I bet I’ll drop ten pounds from this. I drank a hundred calories of food (cold-pressed juice & kombucha) yesterday and barely broke a thousand the day before. Today, I anticipate nearly the same as yesterday. That’s a reduction of around 6,500 kcal in three days – nearly two pounds, alone.
It isn’t much different than my plans, minus the headache that won’t go away – and the paycut. Actually, the headache will appear during a fast on occasion as well, but not like this. You have a high chance to get flu-like symptoms mid-fast, also. This is due to the release of toxins into your bloodstream caused by the fast. The symptoms come and go, ultimately building your tolerance to discomfort.
[Edit_Friday the 13th]
- Down in weight ~15 pounds, from ~250 to 234.5 at noon today.
- 4 days no pay; bossman says I can make up some next week, but hasn’t said how. Normally I’m not allowed OT unless it’s really needed. (Like twenty hours OT over 21 months).