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.

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Posted by Beth Henderson at 1:25 PM