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Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Retroactive Pay

Apparently I was getting paid the same amount as an "unqualified teacher" in our school board. I hadn't noticed since I have only had one short term contract before this one that I was in the lowest pay bracket. 

With more qualifications you are entitled to a higher salary in a pay grid for teachers. I SHOULD be at the second highest one and am finally going to have it show on my paycheques too. I've been trying to get this changed since the end of September when I first noticed!

So Friday is pay day and it will be an extra large chunk. Approximately $2000 more than I have been getting paid so that will help put a dent in some of the goals I have for this year. I actually think I will put half in my TFSA and the other in an RRSP. 

Now my regular paycheque will be increased by about $225 after taxes. That was a lot to be missing out on for several months. So excited!!


  1. Ahhh! You're alive!!

    Happy to hear you're teaching these days. Yep, my first year with the board, I spent a lot of time trying to ensure that my payscale matched. It is a lot of paperwork, emails and phone calls, but just needs to be done to get what you're entitled to!