My Wallet is Overflowing With Money!

@ARIES1973 (9539)
Legaspi, Philippines
November 8, 2012 1:27am CST
I'm sure my friends and office mates in the provincial office will surely miss me this day. I have this favorite line whenever we are receiving some bonuses. Most especially during Christmas season wherein we are receiving our 13th month pay and other kinds of bonuses. I would tell everybody that my wallet is overflowing with cash and they will all laugh. Just this morning I mentioned to one of the discussions that I responded to that I am waiting for my 13th month pay and would probably be given on Friday. But I was wrong... It was released just a while ago. And oh my! My wallet is overflowing with money again. Merry Christmas everyone!
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24 responses
• United States
8 Nov 12
Lucky you. I work in the government and we don't have 13th month pay or bonus, just the usual paycheck we receive every 15th and 30th of the month. I am usually broke every Christmas. :(
@ARIES1973 (9539)
• Legaspi, Philippines
8 Nov 12
Hi holyangel! Welcome to myLot! Hopefully you become permanent in your position so that you will be receiving the benefits that a permanent employee. Have a nice day!
• United States
8 Nov 12
Hi Aries Thanks for the wishes but I am a FULL TIME permanent regular employee of the City and County (I am a Scientist). It's just that over here they don't have 13th month pay or bonus. I heard though in a private companies they provide bonuses to their employee but I am not sure about 13th month pay.
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@ARIES1973 (9539)
• Legaspi, Philippines
9 Nov 12
Oh, okay. Every country has their own laws and regulations about the giving of bonuses. I was only looking at your avatar and I thought we came from the same country. In our country, an employee is entitled to such benefit. About your being a Scientist, wow! That is am amazing job if you would have to ask me. I never know personally working on that kind of job.
@ardoy0731 (6865)
• Philippines
8 Nov 12
Oh that was really so early, can I have some so it won't overflow lol. Well here in the office, still no sign of date where our 13month will be given.No hint at all, well at least its still intact as of the moment.
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@ARIES1973 (9539)
• Legaspi, Philippines
8 Nov 12
Ha ha! That is one thing I love about Christmas! That overflow thing is my original line in the office. It started when I went to the bank the other year and withdraw some amount. I am waiting for the money to come out but I was wondering why the atm was counting too long. I've just withdraw 10,000 pesos. Something is wrong, I said to my friend who was with me during that time. Yes! Because when the money was finally dispensed, those were 100 peso bills. So my wallet was really overflowing that time. Thank you for sharing!
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• Philippines
8 Nov 12
Wow, good for you! Our 13th month pay is usually given to us on the last working day of the year. Too bad, we can't use it for Christmas but it's good we have money to spend in celebrating New Year. Merry Christmas in advance. You need to start shopping for Christmas already. :)
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@ARIES1973 (9539)
• Legaspi, Philippines
8 Nov 12
Hi angel! Sometimes, giving the 13th month too early can also have a negative effect to some. Because during the main event some of us don't have money anymore. On the other hand having the money on the last working day could really be good because you have some amount to start the new year. Well, I hope we all have pre, on the day and post bonuses, he he. Thank you for sharing!
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• Philippines
8 Nov 12
Yes, I agree with you. If you have it early, there's a tendency that you'll spend it before the holiday. I hope you'll save some amount for Christmas. We only have our 13th month pay at work. No more bonuses. Yes, having it before New Year is fine. We have money to start the new year. Thanks for replying and happy mylotting.
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@myfb2009 (8304)
• Malaysia
8 Nov 12
Angel, same like you we here are receiving our bonus on the last working day in December. We just need to be patience to wait for our turn to receive the bonus.
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@Canellita (12058)
• United States
9 Nov 12
Christmas has come early for you, congratulations! It is always a good feeling when your wallet is overflowing. Much better than if your wallet is empty! You are very lucky to be able to receive a 13th month bonus.
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@ARIES1973 (9539)
• Legaspi, Philippines
9 Nov 12
Hi Canellita! Yes, it is a good feeling to receive a bonus earlier than expected. I am preparing this amount for the gifts and other things needed for the Christmas. Well, I think everybody will be given a bonus. We just have to wait. Thank you for sharing!
@Canellita (12058)
• United States
9 Nov 12
I hope you are right, Aries. I know quite a lot of people who could use a boost such as getting a bonus, even if it came in some other form besides and extra paycheck!
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@ARIES1973 (9539)
• Legaspi, Philippines
9 Nov 12
And who knows myLot will also give us additional bonus this coming Christmas. I would wait for that.
@shylade (3137)
• Philippines
9 Nov 12
Wow, that's nice. Ours will be given on December before the 25th, lol. Just like the previous years. I know there are lots of companies like the government who are giving bonuses mid year and on November. I hope our company is like that too. We are receiving our 13th month pay before our December 15th pay day and if we are luckier, our 14th month bonus on January next year.
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@ARIES1973 (9539)
• Legaspi, Philippines
9 Nov 12
Hi shylade! Yes, we received the mid year bonus during the month of May. You are also lucky to have 14th month bonus. Merry Christmas! Thank you for sharing!
@shylade (3137)
• Philippines
10 Nov 12
If the company will give us then we will be really lucky. Though I know government gives many bonuses during Christmas. Merry Christmas!
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@ARIES1973 (9539)
• Legaspi, Philippines
10 Nov 12
Think positive. Prepare a space for that money to come. I'm sure you will have it.
• United States
10 Nov 12
I have been a bad man back in my day and I was involved in very lucrative things. I don't know if you realize it but when you cash a large check at the bank they put bands around the 100 dollar bills. They do this around every 20 so each band of 100's is $2,000. For a long while I walked around (without money concerns of course) but more to your topic with a wallet that wouldn't close. I would keep one band of $100's ($2,000) as is and probably kept about 1,200-1,600 hundred in hundred dollar bills loose. I found that my wallet was so full that I couldn't keep 5's or 10's in any way unless I stuffed then in my front pocket of something. I mostly tried to keep the lower denomination bills used instead of having to wallet store them. I would buy a drink or pack of smokes (back when I smoked, no more) or a snack. If all else failed I would top off the gas tank in my truck. It really felt good to have money like that but most of what I did to earn it was on a moral line in not sometimes a legal one although I mostly kept on the right side of the law. Now I am leading a much different kind of life. I wish I could say that I was happily married with at least one or two wonderful children but I can't. I can say that (Pardon the Religion interjection, some people don't like it) The Lord has shown me where my way of selfish living was leading me. I didn't like what I saw. I also took time to think back over my memories; I used to have quite a few that I used to think of in my mind to take me to where I call my "Happy Place". I am having a problem finding any good memories anymore, only regrets. I decided that although retired from that other type of life I described to you earlier that while being a money maker lifestyle it was hard on my conscience. I am sorry for changing your topic so much. I am so very impressed that there is still someone like you out there that can be happy in their life with their legitimate work and also seem to be doing well financially. Your post just brought up some feeling that I have been dealing with but I can at least say in my defense that I have been taking steps to make my life the kind that I approve of and one that I think happiness will come along; hopefully not immense wealth but at least a life without worry of being constantly broke. My changes have brought me some positive results and I have had a little money to work with even if my wallet wasn't overflowing like yours. I am happy that people can still be profitable while being moral and legal. I have always been the type of person to work everyday at a regular job and I am proud when I see other people doing well while doing the right things in life. Thank you for your post. It distracted me from something that I thought was important but I think that the memories and feelings that you post caused me to think of and think about outweigh my other forgotten thing to do.
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@ARIES1973 (9539)
• Legaspi, Philippines
10 Nov 12
Hi cableman! At first I was surprised when I received an email containing this very comprehensive response to my post. But then when I read it, I was happy about the way you shared you experiences and the effort to make it fit on my very simple topic. I really appreciate you for having the courage to share this things with us. I decided to start this discussion to bring some happiness to our friends here. This is a very light discussion about how we feel about receiving not so big amount but being happy about it because it was a product of our hardwork. I also made this statement in our office because I often heard the people saying, oh the amount I receive I will just use it to pay our loan or whatever. Some always say oh I don't have money anymore I just received my bonus! So many negative things that was change when I started telling them that we should not say that we don't have money because it might probably come true because we are attracting the situation to come to us. So I made this statement and we are all happy. Thank you for sharing. Merry Christmas!
@leeandrew (1226)
• Philippines
9 Nov 12
Oh, I dream of that to happen with my wallet. That it would be bulky enough that it can't be closed. hahaha. I don't work so I'm expecting of any bonus, hubby doesn't receives bonus as well. But, I'm not bitter for not getting bonus co's we or hubby rather work for a good cause and I know that our labor in the will never be in vain. Enjoy your the fruit of your work! God bless! I'm hoping that the Lord will bless my wallet and let it whoop with cash too. :))
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@ARIES1973 (9539)
• Legaspi, Philippines
9 Nov 12
Hi leeandrew! I'm sure we will all be blessed with good things in our life. There is a perfect timing for everything. Thank you for sharing!
• India
9 Nov 12
Hi friend, good to know that your wallet is filling with money, i too got my payment this month unexpectedly too soon and happy with it. Advance Christmas wishes to you and enjoy your festival a lot
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@ARIES1973 (9539)
• Legaspi, Philippines
9 Nov 12
Hi friend! I am always on the lookout for the Christmas season, because I can feel that this is is the time of the year that we have abundance of anything. Christmas is for everybody. Have a nice day!
• Vietnam
9 Nov 12
Too soon to say Mary Christmas everyone but anyhow thanks so much! I think that you make money very easily but for others it will not be easy, including me. I am unemployed person and my wallet often is empty. But I am trying to study more and finding a stable job to do.
@ARIES1973 (9539)
• Legaspi, Philippines
9 Nov 12
Hi huyen! It's okay if you are still studying. You don't have to hurry up on things. Everything has its own time. Study well. Merry Christmas! Thank you for sharing and welcome to myLot!
@GardenGerty (101789)
• United States
8 Nov 12
Wow, early payout on Mylot and early 13th month pay. That must be like what we call year end bonuses. Good deal, you get to spend it before Christmas.
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@ARIES1973 (9539)
• Legaspi, Philippines
9 Nov 12
Hi GardenGerty! It really true that when it rain it pours. I am so glad about these blessings! I'm sure everyone have a share! Merry Christmas! Thank you for sharing!
• Philippines
8 Nov 12
Hi you are lucky to be working under government offices because government office really received early bonuses and 13th month pay. You can really Christmas shop early. You don't need to hurry on choosing which item to buy for the Christmas holiday. But me working on private company, we can get our bonus and 13th month pay on 30th day of December. You just imagine going on mall, Christmas shop on that day. How could i wish i can get a nice job on government office.
@ARIES1973 (9539)
• Legaspi, Philippines
9 Nov 12
Hi friend! Well, what is important is that we are receiving the 13th month pay. You can use it for new year. If you are willing to work in the government, you can apply directly in their office. Some government agencies already have their websites where you can submit your application together with your resume. But of course you have to pas the civil service examination first before you could do that because that is one of the basic requirement. Thank you for sharing!
@louievill (19353)
• Philippines
8 Nov 12
Very good for you my friend, I like your attitude cause if we claim it then most likely we will get it, don't just say "my wallet" rather say my "cabinet, my vault, bank or under my bed or what ever will be over flowing with money!" LOL! you will also get lucky with the bracelet ( from another discussion)
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@ARIES1973 (9539)
• Legaspi, Philippines
9 Nov 12
Hi louievill! How are you my friend? I think I have to start thinking about my cabinet overflowing with money. That is a very good idea. ha ha! . Thank you for sharing!
@mikyung (2234)
• Philippines
8 Nov 12
Good to know that you alrealdy received your most awaited money for the year. i'm so envious now, will be receiving ours, sometime late this month. Hopefully, no hindrances that will come on it's way..haha. For sure, my wallet will be overflowing with money. But, I guess, it will be for a short period of time for it is intended for my family's expenses. I hope I can save even a little. Good luck on the spending. Thanks
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@ARIES1973 (9539)
• Legaspi, Philippines
9 Nov 12
Hi mikyung! It would be very good to know if everybody's wallet is overflowing with money. Well, yes, sometimes if we will be thinking of the reality, we will just be sad. Let's enjoy! Spend wisely and save some for the future. Thank you for sharing!
• Philippines
8 Nov 12
Oh whoa! I haven't thought of that 13th month pay of mine! I wonder when will it be given to us already? However, I just changed companies so I already got a portion of my would be 13th month pay and will be receiving less pro rated to how many months I am already working in my current company. I hope we do get other sort of bonuses as well. Well, I sure hope that my wallet is overflowing with money right now!
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@ARIES1973 (9539)
• Legaspi, Philippines
9 Nov 12
Hi Agent Gulaman! Don't worry, it will be released soon. Oh yes if we serve the company for less than 6 months we will only get a portion of the 13th month pay based on the actual service that we rendered. Anyway, next year you will get it full. Thank you for sharing!
• Philippines
8 Nov 12
Good for you and I envy you! lol Well, our 13th month pay will be released on the first week of December and that is 4 weeks from now! And yes, when you get your bonus, you are just so happy, you feel like you're walking on the clouds! Spend your money wisely! Advance Merry Christmas to you too.
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@ARIES1973 (9539)
• Legaspi, Philippines
9 Nov 12
Hi watch! Everybody will be given a Christmas bonus. It just varies on the dates of release. Yes, we should spend our money wisely. Merry Christmas too and thank you for sharing!
• Philippines
8 Nov 12
Wow. You have a lot of money now. I assume that you are already a regular employee? hehehe Congratulations. I still remember when you were saying that you are still undergoing training.
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@ARIES1973 (9539)
• Legaspi, Philippines
9 Nov 12
Hi jvincent! Oh, you still remember the training. Our department does not hire on a casual or temporary basis. Once you are hired, that is permanent in nature. My training was primarily to prepare us in handling a higher position. I am glad I was able to finish the training. Thank you for sharing!
@myfb2009 (8304)
• Malaysia
8 Nov 12
Aries, you are lucky to be able to receive your bonuses at such an early time. As for we here, we will only receive our bonus on the last day of December. Now, we are looking forward for the bonus time to reach, so we can use it for new year celebration. Hope you budget well your expenses and not overspend your money. It is always better to put some money into saving for future needs. Any gift for me?
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@ARIES1973 (9539)
• Legaspi, Philippines
9 Nov 12
Hi myfb! This is a blessing that needs to be shared. Different companies and offices have their own policies as to the giving of bonuses and benefits. What is important is that we have something to look forward to. I'm giving you a gift of understanding. Have a nice day!
@mariaperalta (19094)
• Mexico
8 Nov 12
Thats great, Its always a great feeling to have a few extra dollars. Make sure you sit down and plan how to spend it. Remember the holiday season is near, and youll need extra money for that. Have a great day there.
@ARIES1973 (9539)
• Legaspi, Philippines
9 Nov 12
Hi maria! I am really preparing that amount for the Christmas giveaways and the party. You're right we have to plan how to spend every centavo that we have. Thank you for sharing!
@lizlee (208)
• Philippines
8 Nov 12
Wow! Good for you! :) Just spend it wisely, save enough for the rainy days :) Advance Merry Christmas! Cheers!!! :)
@ARIES1973 (9539)
• Legaspi, Philippines
9 Nov 12
Hi lizlee! Whatever I received during the Christmas I want to share it to my family and friends. Right after I was able to enter in the government, I am really saving for this season. It just happened that we were called for a training so I had spent much during that time so now I just have this available fund so I hope they would understand if the gift that they would receive will not be as expensive, luxurious or classy, whatever they want to call it. Have a nice day!
@Shavkat (65113)
• Philippines
8 Nov 12
That's a good new for you. Spend it wisely my friend, I hope it will be used for a good reason. Have a great day!
@ARIES1973 (9539)
• Legaspi, Philippines
8 Nov 12
Hi shavkat! Thank you for that reminder. I am planning to share this with my family and friends. Although I know that I ran out of fund because of my training, still I will allot part of the amount for them. Thank you for sharing!