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Should I ask how much money I make an hour?
I am moving to a new apartment and I have had an amazing full time job for a week. I was an Intern there for a long while, and they normally don’t offer interns job because we don’t have full qualifications. But they gave me a job and they went on and on about how the job was a gift from God. I am moving so I need to tell them how much I make a month but my job has not told me.
Most people are telling me I should just be thankful and wait until payday to see how much I make. But I don’t know when that is. I am somewhat worried that this job is a scam and I am busting my butt for no good reason. Most people are telling me not to ask but some people are telling me that if I don’t ask they’ll think I do not want to be paid at all because I don’t care enough to ask! And if I don’t ask they will use me until I am dry.
I don’t want to loose my job, so I don’t know what to do. I figured I was making minimum wage can’t I keep it at that? And if they ask me why I did not ask I will tell them that someone ELSE told me so they will pay me. But I would like to know how much I make a month. I am scared though with applying for a new apartment and I’ll write down the wrong wage and when they call my boss they won’t give me the apartment because I lied.
I mean they can’t be paying me less then minimum wage but when I did the math (subtracting the 330 they take off for taxes. Which is ridiculous. But my Father told me was how life works) I am making enough to pay for the apartment and some!
So what should I do? I can’t loose my job!
I am trying to find a creative way of asking something that won’t make it seem like I am asking. Do not say I am not acting like an adult. I have been an intern there and I love the job!
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