Moral Dilemma.

So. Here's the thing - I come home, and there's a FedEx package. Inside is a paystub. From a job i had like three jobs ago. And it's a live check, for something like $550.

Now it's sitting on my coffee table, staring up at me. I hated the job, and I like money.

Kerri, you might be familiar with this place of employment.

If you were a girl who just got a free $550, what would you do?

[Not what would Jesus do, because that's obvious. What would you do?]


person x at 7:23 PM

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at Saturday, March 11, 2006 8:46:00 AM Blogger Wake of the Flood said...

And you're POSITIVE it's not payment owed you? Comp time, vacation days, sick days, or something that was never paid?

As much as I'd hate to do it, I'd have to contact the company and make sure they intended to send the check and to verify how I'd earned it. Then I'd take Eileen out to dinner at her favorite place.

at Saturday, March 11, 2006 12:07:00 PM Blogger Kurt said...

i'm interested in what you think is so obvious - what would Jesus do with it?

at Saturday, March 11, 2006 3:08:00 PM Blogger annamaria said...

Kurt, he'd blow it all on hookers and booze, of course!

at Saturday, March 11, 2006 7:25:00 PM Blogger ID said...

Damn it Annamaria,

you beat me to it. I was going to say weed and hookers though. Hay-sus seems more like a pothead in his later days than a boozer.

at Sunday, March 12, 2006 11:57:00 AM Blogger annamaria said...

You're so right, Ian. The turning water into wine thing pretty much negates the need for money to get booze, doesn't it?

at Sunday, March 12, 2006 12:01:00 PM Blogger annamaria said...

Oh, and answer Jen's question, I agree with Wake. Call them and figure out why they sent you the check. And if it was sent in error, well, you didn't have that $550 last week, so it's not like you really lost anything. Sorry, even crazy liberal atheists like me have morals!

Of course, if I were to get that check and verified that it was in fact money owed me, I would buy my co-blogger something fabulous and expensive, because, you know, that's the kind of girl that I am. :)

at Monday, March 13, 2006 9:01:00 AM Blogger Dane meets Simone said...

Drawing on my hazy memories of this place, only one thought comes to mind.

Cash it.

at Monday, March 13, 2006 11:36:00 AM Blogger person x said...

see, kerri. that's more my thinking. i figure it has to be from "somewhere," right?

and if for no other reason, i see it fit to call this reimbursement for pain and suffering. and for being supervised by a freak.

at Monday, March 13, 2006 12:01:00 PM Blogger Wake of the Flood said...

We've come back to my initial question. And Dane and Jen have emphatically declared that this check was owed to her! I'm not going to quibble about how that was determined. I'll leave that to Kurt and his tipping point question.

at Monday, March 13, 2006 2:35:00 PM Anonymous K.T. said...

i say you should put it in your savings account, and if they eventually figure out that they made a mistake and demand it back, at least you will have accrued $.30 in interest.


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