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One week until paycheck

February 1, 2008

I just completed my first week at my new job, and will get paid next week. Let me just stay, I can not wait!

Work, so far, is horribly boring. I know it will get better, but they haven’t exactly fit me into a program, so I’ve just been chillin’ and doing a LOT of online training. But I’m a hard worker, so it is frustrating to just be sitting here, when I know all my friends at my last job are working their butts off.

By the way, applying to graduate school is expensive. I was accepted to a pretty good school at my last job (usually ranked about 30 or so in my major), but I now have access to a degree from top ten university. They will accept 2 of the 3 classes I have taken, and are on a quarter system, so I will be done with my M.S. degree more quickly. It will be a lot of work, but a better education overall. It will also help my resume out, as my undergrad institution is relatively unknown. My current company will pay for pretty much everything, including books.

In order to apply to the new school, I have paid:
-$60 application fee
-$24 for 2 transcripts from my previous grad school
-$12 for 2 transcripts from my undergrad school

I have opted NOT to send transcripts from my study abroad university (too much of a hassle, probably only about $15 plus international mail) and not order official GRE scores ($20 or so). Still, it is easily $100 a school to apply!

They will eventually be reimbursed to me, as long as I remember to file for it once I’ve completed my first class. My fees for the previous school I applied for were also reimbursed (and the GRE fee), so I am fortunate. But had I gone to grad school right away, I’d be facing these costs as a poor college student. That just seems wrong, but there aren’t many ways around it.

This is one of many reasons I am really excited for my paycheck. Thank goodness for a healthy savings account!

3 Comments leave one →
  1. SavingDiva permalink
    February 2, 2008 2:50 am

    You’re lucky that you can get reimbursed! I’m applying to graduate school and UGH! I have to pay it all by myself. I would say I spent about $1k all together…not fun!

  2. Canadian Saver permalink
    February 3, 2008 2:33 pm

    Wow, you’d work full time and go to grad school part time??? You definitely are a hard worker 🙂

    Glad your new job comes with those types of benefits. The more you can get reimbursed, the more of your paycheck will stay in your pocket!

  3. Lauren permalink
    February 4, 2008 5:31 am

    I just started a new job too! I know what you mean about the training and stuff. That’s cool that you are getting your check soon.

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