Ugh. For the second time in a row, the powers that be have managed to royally screw up my pay. I’m talking along the lines of halving my paycheck, missing off an entire week (I am on the fortnightly cycle), which is quite frankly, ridiculous.
The majority of our employees are salaried. There are only a couple of us who fill out timesheets. I understand that it must be really tedious for our HR lady to input our hours on a Monday morning, and yes, I had two sick days off in the last pay cycle which could have caused a little confusion, but how difficult is it to get things right?
What’s really frustrating is that this is an all too frequent occurrence. There’ll be months when everything goes smoothly, and then BAM! A series of pay periods where things go haywire for no rhyme or reason. At least this time I could kind of work out what went wrong; there have been times where completely random amounts of hours have been missed off.
I’m not going to starve here; it’s just a minor annoyance. I hate having to email HR all the time to ask them to check my timesheets again (don’t get me wrong, I’m not rude or abusive – I try to strike a deferential tone because really, do you want to piss off HR?).
I guess the good thing about being salaried is avoiding situations precisely like this. Although things like using up all your sick leave and having to take unpaid time off instead (it’s happened to people I know) can throw a spanner in the works too.
Do you ever have problems with payroll?