I bet you never thought you would be reading about this topic again. We have dealt with this twice before. The first story in the archive addressed this topic. Then later came a prequel. Now here's an official sequel. This story begins with an e-mail I received last Friday.
I was in a good mood that day. I was still happy from the Intern BBQ the day before, in which I had a really good time. I was looking forward to relaxing over the weekend. And, of course, I was expecting my final paycheck that day. Yes, once again, we have another adventure to complete the Trilogy! I saw the icon representing I have just received an e-mail message. It was from the director and the subject was "Pay Checks." To me, it was someone ringing a dinner bell and yelling "Come and get it!"
Then I read the e-mail. It informed me that the director was on the phone with my college and they told her that the paychecks will not be sent untill Monday. AHHHHHHHH!!! When I regained consciousness, the e-mail was still open on the screen. AHHHHHH!!! I came to again and closed the e-mail before I passed out a third time. They never cease to amaze me.
There's more. I called the director a few minutes ago to see if they have arrived yet. No, she's still waiting. So as of the writing of this article, I have not yet been paid. It's been overdue by three days. That's right, I'm counting the weekend. I have to live those days, too. I imagine that if my Dad read this, he would be on the phone within seconds to see what in the world is going on. Well Dad, don't worry. The director here is doing her best to find out just that.
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You probably couldn't tell, but I just took a minute to calm down from the pent up emotions just from retelling these events. I shouldn't be suprized by my college's tardiness. They seem to be late with everything. They were the last school to send the acceptance letter, they waited until the last minute with the beginning of the year information, I found out where I was interning a month after I was supposed to. The list goes on. I may not think everything blows, but this is definitly something that does blow.
Writer's Note (7/24/2001): I did finally receive my paycheck today (Teusday), so the whole check adventure monstrosity can be laid to rest. Finally.
Written 7/23/2001 by Chris Taylor