I’ve been behind on everything — work is crazy, money is crazy (the shopping ban is going fine now, but I’d already overspent so much that I’m going to be in the hole at the end of the month just through buying groceries and gas), jam-making is going great but is time consuming…. It’s all ok, but I’ve been giving myself a break on blogging, obviously. Work ought to die down a little once the major project I’ve been shepherding finishes a week from Monday, but it’s going to keep me really really busy all this week and next weekend. C’est la vie. I love the project, so it’s ok that it’s taking up so much time.
Anyway, this post is actually about how I made $180 in 30 minutes on Friday. Not bad!
I did this by getting a “health screening” (blood draw, blood pressure check, measurements) at the health center on campus. Having done this, I get a $180 discount on my health insurance premium for next year, which will show up as about $5 extra in each individual paycheck. (Actually $7.50, but after taxes….) Not revolutionary, but as we know, every little bit helps!
I paid close attention to the HR packets when I took this job, because at my last job, I didn’t do that, and at the end of the year after I had my financial awakening, I realized that if I’d been focusing, I could’ve made up to $300 for participating in various health-related thingies that would not have occupied much of my time. I was so mad at myself! My current employer’s deal isn’t quite as good, but it was certainly worth the few minutes it took for me to do it.
I know a lot of you are freelancers, but if you’re a regular employee, do you check closely for this kind of thing? Anyone taking financial advantage of it?