Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Extreme Saver 

Today's check had my first 401(k) withholding on the new plan. I verified my election of 8% (with an automatic 2% annual increase) last week. Yep, all set.

Open my check today to verify. Eight dollars. In case you're wondering, I do make more than $100 for a semimonthly paycheck. There's no four dollar corporate match, because it's such a tiny percentage.

Back over to the website to verify my election - yes indeed, there it is, 8%.

Gee, at this rate I can retire when I'm around 300 years old.

Payroll is "looking into it. Sorry for the inconvenience." This after I've already missed out on a full quarter of contributions and corporate matches because HR didn't get my info to the 401(k) people until two days after the deadline for enrolling. Nice.

Posted by Beth Henderson at 1:25 PM