How you feel when you receive your first salary?

@swatig (1187)
India
October 5, 2007 3:33am CST
Can you describe your feeling at the moment when you receive your first salary. how you spend the money of your first month salary? how you thanks the God for that moment of your life. I will appreciete you if you share your feeling at the moment when you actually receive your first salary.
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@sumitsonu (599)
• India
6 Oct 07
when i got my first salary i was not that exited because that was from a student i taught when i was in 12th standard ..and the whole money i hav to give to my mom ..as then my financial condition was not that goood..so i couldnot use the money for my enjoyment ....but i can defenaitely tell that after 2 years wehn i pass out and get my salary i will surely enjoy that as i would have enjoyed my first salary
@swatig (1187)
• India
7 Oct 07
definetely, you can enjoy your salary when you will get your next salary. Keep smiling. ^_^ :) Swatig
• India
7 Oct 07
well i will get the second salary ..probably in june 2009 ...long time na ha ..but i hav started thinking on the ways to spend it
@subha12 (18453)
• India
16 Jul 08
I felt good. but it was in middle of work i wa sbust=y with. some said the bank account ahs been credited. it felt nice.
@swatig (1187)
• India
19 Jul 08
so wht if your salary directly deposit in your bank a/c.it gives the same pleasant feeling as when you receive your salary by cash.isn' it.
@srpkinja (375)
• Canada
10 Jul 08
This is my 100th comment, how exciting. Anyway, when I first get my salary I get happy and curious. Im happy because I know I have money of my own which I have worked for and thanks to my hard work I am getting paid and providing for myself and family. Im curious to see if all my money is there though. Sometimes I have less money on my check which makes me mad because I know I havent missed a day of work or took the day off. My first salary is the most exciting. Youre starting off a new job and you have made it to get paid.
@swatig (1187)
• India
16 Jul 08
hi srpkinja, your excitement, i can feel somebit from here.anyways, congrats for your 100th mark.keep doing.with best wishes, swatig
@checapricorn (16066)
• United States
10 Jul 08
I was very happy when I received my first salary...I send some to my Parents and I used the other to pay my bills and treat myself. It was a great moment!
@swatig (1187)
• India
16 Jul 08
very nice and thanks for your responce.
@SHAMRACK (8384)
• India
6 Dec 07
Hi, The first salary was really an thrilling experience in my life. The money I earned through my hardwork the money from my own efforts. That was quite an unforgettable experience. My first job was as an assistance in Insurance company I also liked that job later I spend my first salary by buying clothes to my parents and giving small party to others.
@SHAMRACK (8384)
• India
10 Jul 08
Thanks for BR and a good topic, how was the feeling and how did you spent your first salary please share....
@ssh123 (31103)
• India
19 Oct 07
When I received my first salary while I was studying (one month during holidays) I was elated. I had worked in several firms for 15 years and now I have my own business which is much better. I get my salary here everyday (business income).
@swatig (1187)
• India
16 Jul 08
you are rite, food cooked by ourself is always tasty and worthful. with best wishes, swatig
@Philxav (733)
• Malaysia
5 Oct 07
Hi swatig! Well as for me when i receive my first salary..oh i still can remember.. i really hold the money in my hand and looking at it.. and when i on the way back home.. i just stop at a coffee shop.. i sit at a place where i feel no one can spot me easily and i ordered my drinks and while i drink.. i take out the money i earned.. and looking at it again and again.. lots of money..hahaha and i smiled. Later, i just buy some food back home..to share it with my family members
@tigertang (1750)
• Singapore
5 Oct 07
It was an incredible to recieve my first paycheck. I recieved after a month of intensive work and I was also really delighted to earn money for my hard work. It was a case of "Oh Wow, this is MY CASH," rather than my Dad's.
@yugiho (28)
5 Oct 07
My feelings are same as when a farmer eats a mango after growing mango tree for two long years,or when first drop of rain drops and enhances crops.....its like what should i do with it,i cant spend it,cant even make a frame of it....i think to give to my loved ones and to donate whatever is possible would be my preferable option as i earn my first salary.
@swatig (1187)
• India
7 Oct 07
your response gives me nice and smily feeling.keep it with yur efforts. with best wishes, ^_^ Swatig :)
• Malaysia
5 Oct 07
I feel so grateful when I received my first payment. I used it to pay for my bills, and rents and all the necessary expenses that I have to do. When there is a balance I will buy something for my loved ones. I also gave my mother some money each month so that she knows I always remember and love her.
@swatig (1187)
• India
5 Oct 07
Hi ladysurvivor, When i got my first payment, i have three thought of expenses,advice of mother that you should donate 10% of your first salary to religious place and last not the least my sweetheart. I remember the date as markup for firstsalary date. coffee and lots of talk. anyways thanks for your response, i appreciate your response. Swatig :)^_^
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@nengs10 (3188)
• Philippines
5 Oct 07
When I receive my first salary, I really jumped for joy. It's a kind of feeling that you are elated above all. I feel so proud of myself of having been working hard. It's so flattering to be given such reward after a month of hardwork and stress. I'm so happy with it.
@swatig (1187)
• India
5 Oct 07
hi nengs, when i receive my first salary, i not understand at the very first moment that wht to do and then i see another side that is of expense from office to home then i realise the importance of saving. I equally feel joy and proud for your response too. anyways thanks for your response. Swatig :) ^_^
• Philippines
5 Oct 07
hello! receiving my first salary was one of the most emotional part of my career. i still remember that i'm teary-eyed when my boss gave it to me (i was a research assistant then). WHY? because of that salary i was able to attend my college graduation, buy a nice dress for that day and have a few cents for my graduation party.im really thankful to God that he gave me my first job so soon...
@swatig (1187)
• India
5 Oct 07
Hello,be thankful to God for your first salary.I understand and feel the feeling of getting the job. thanks for your response, swatig :) ^_^
@applefreak (3131)
• Singapore
16 Jul 08
well my first salary didn't go into my pockets. it was a one-day job that i took when i was 6 years old. technically i didn't take the job but my parents sent me. it was something like an audition and all of us children who went got some allowance. it was really exciting to be able to sit around do nothing and still get money. it also makes me proud that i'm 'bringing home the bacon' at the tender age of six. i took up a part time job when i was going to turn 14. it was a job at a fast food restaurant and i really can't remember what was my first salary. i think i blew it on food and more food. ;p
• Philippines
16 Jul 08
I remember when I received my first salary, I really jumped and danced a bit. I can't describe in words how happy I felt in that day. It was really one of the exciting and happiest moment of my life. However,I didn't spend it all, I just spend some and the other half of it, I put it in my bank account.
@redsponge (557)
• Malaysia
16 Jul 08
You know? I am suppose to be very happy when I receive my first salary in life! But the employee pay me CHEQUE! I was really blur how to change the cheque in my hand into CASH! U know? It is a mix feelings! Happy yet do not feel that there is any money in hand yet! Duh! But then I am happy when I finally cash out the money from bank! Yippie! I spent the money treating my family and friends for nice meals ;p
@shlooper (309)
• United States
10 Jul 08
When I got my first salary the first thing I thought was "great, now people are going to try as hard as possible to get this money away from me." pessimistic, but true. I was grateful to have it, but at the same time, I knew that the money wouldn't be mine for very long.
@rosema (1145)
• Philippines
7 Jul 08
Hi swatig, the first time I recieved my salary, I am so exited and happy. I give it to my mother. and the whole family, we just ate outside. thanks and have a nice day.
• South Africa
6 May 08
i worked as a waitress and a manager for many many years. and the first salary came just on time, i was poor and i was trying to earn some independence that time and i really needed that. I remember it was a merely R70 (South African rand, less than $10), but i really needed it and it was no less than angels from Heaven to me
• Philippines
9 Feb 08
i feel excited and share my earnings to my family. i also budget my expenses like food, clothing, and shelter.
@biker75 (115)
• Italy
2 Feb 08
When i received my first salary i was very happy and that night i went to resturant and disco with my ex-girl-friend! I thought that my chairman was good! After i change my thought...
• India
30 Jan 08
hi swati there are many things in life that can never be forgotten. getting a good job, falling in love etc etc. i have been working since last 10 years but i still remember the time when i received my first pay chek. i had just graduated and after some job hunting landed up this job in a computer institute. i was just over the moon as i had heard from my friends how difficult it was to get a proper job. this job also provided an oppurtunity to get the latest on the field of computers i received my paychek on the first of the following month and i just couldnot control my emotions. for no reasons tears started rolling down my eyes. i just went home and handed over the entire money to my mom who placed the chek first before the gods photo and then called up my dad and informed him about the same. when my dad came home that day he carried some sweets and distributed it amongst the neighbours. i still remember him saying that "finally my son has grown up i can now retire". You know wat, the amount i received that day was quite less than what i receive today. but believe me i was more happier that day. that doesnot mean i am not happy today. but that was the day when i finally emerged from the loving and caring shadows of my parents and independently started earning. i was finally confident that now i could face this world and its challenges. that day i became a man from a boy. and u know 10 years down the line i still have a photocopy of that chek. my first earning.....