Waiting for money to come

@scheng1 (24801)
Singapore
November 8, 2015 3:26am CST
I am working on a 6 months contract job, and it will end soon. I will get a completion bonus of half a month salary together with my December salary by the end of year. I have booked a short 3 nights cruise for next year, and this completion bonus is enough to pay for the trip. At around the same time, I will get the dividend from share investing. It is not a big sum of money, though I am glad for whatever amount I get. My investing strategy is for income. I have not planned well enough to get dividend every month. This coming dividend will be the last one of the year, and it is about a week's salary. I hope to get cashout from Mylot in December too. That will be an additional income source. Waiting for money to come is a rather painful process. The hour passes so slowly. I can see the money in my mind but it is not in the bank yet.
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15 responses
@myfb2009 (8304)
• Malaysia
8 Nov 15
It's good to see many old members are coming back to here. I am just dropping by after someone had posted reply to one of my posts. I think the best is don't think too much about it. Just relax and do your daily job like usual, always hope for the best.
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@scheng1 (24801)
• Singapore
8 Nov 15
Hi, nice to see you again after so many years! I just hope that I can get the money sooner rather than later.
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@myfb2009 (8304)
• Malaysia
8 Nov 15
@scheng1 Thanks. Yes, lets hope for the best outcome by end of this month. I am not sure whether i can reach mine or not, since i can't spend a lot of time here. Just trying my best.
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@scheng1 (24801)
• Singapore
8 Nov 15
@myfb2009 If you have a day or two to spare, just make as many comments as possible on different discussion threads. There is no requirement to publish long comments or long posts anymore.
@NeldaHoxie (1388)
• United States
8 Nov 15
It sounds as though you have a good balance in your life. Will you pick up another contract job after you complete this one?
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@scheng1 (24801)
• Singapore
8 Nov 15
There is a likelihood that they will offer an extension for another six months. When i took up this job, the agency did mention that it was a renewable contract. I am waiting for them to confirm the renewal, and possibility of a salary adjustment.
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• United States
8 Nov 15
@scheng1 is this typical in Singapore. Do people work under long-term contracts instead of permanent jobs.
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@scheng1 (24801)
• Singapore
11 Nov 15
@NeldaHoxie It is a mixture. Many large companies hire staff on contractual basis, even the government hires staff on 2 years renewal contract basis. However, many companies still have permanent jobs. That does not mean permanent jobs are more secured than contract jobs. When they do not need the extra headcount, they just pay you the notice period, and you have to leave.
• Philippines
9 Nov 15
Been waiting for money also. I also need money for my needs, being paying rent. Just having to get tutoring jobs to cope up with expenses and this can help me pay the bills.
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@scheng1 (24801)
• Singapore
9 Nov 15
It must be tough for you. Perhaps one day you will get your own apartment, and you can pay the mortgage for a few years before you own the place. That will be a very proud moment for you.
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• Philippines
10 Nov 15
@scheng1 Yeah. Still a long way to go. Hopefully I will get a place for me. Space that is just enough, I don't really like very big houses.
@lokisdad (4267)
• United States
9 Nov 15
times are hard for every one every where you just have to hang in there and hopefully sooner than later things will work themselves out and fall into place bringing everything together into a harmonious balance.
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@scheng1 (24801)
• Singapore
9 Nov 15
The company is still enjoying great profits year after year. I do not fear about not getting my bonus, though i love to have it as soon as possible.
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@lokisdad (4267)
• United States
9 Nov 15
@scheng1 well hopefully you get your bonus before the big holidays come. Many companies like to give the bonuses right before which leaves you scrambling at the last minute to get everything done.
@allknowing (65009)
• India
8 Nov 15
When you know the date on which you will get your money there is no need to be anxious about it.
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@scheng1 (24801)
• Singapore
8 Nov 15
I do know the actual date for the money that has yet to come. I am not anxious about it, but I am impatient to get it. It is sweet to receive bonus and dividend.
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@allknowing (65009)
• India
8 Nov 15
@scheng1 Call it impatience or anxiety it means the same.
• India
9 Nov 15
I am also on contract but I still have 1 year till my contract will end. I wish you good luck and you get another job too. Yes you will get paid as well
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@scheng1 (24801)
• Singapore
9 Nov 15
Sometimes I think contract job is better than permanent job. At least you know where you stand. Many permanent staff get so comfortable in the job and they cannot foresee the day when the company retrenches them.
@sharon6345 (125282)
• United States
8 Nov 15
Why do you need to wait so long to get your pay? Should you not get paid every week or other week like everyone else does.
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@scheng1 (24801)
• Singapore
9 Nov 15
No, nearly everyone here gets paid once a month. I think many fast food workers get paid once a month too. I am talking about my completion bonus, not the monthly salary.
• United States
8 Nov 15
It can be like pulling teeth sometimes - waiting on a payment to come through. But as long as you know for sure that its coming you can really just sit back and relax.
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@scheng1 (24801)
• Singapore
9 Nov 15
I know for sure the money will come. Mylot will definitely pay. That is not a problem. My dividend income will come too, since it is over the ex-dividend date already. My bonus will be given as long as I complete my contract. I do not think my boss will sack me since I have done nothing wrong.
• Portugal
29 Nov 15
just remain calm what really matters is that the money will come so dont be stressed out. enjoy your day and be proud of yourself because your hard work paid off and in the end of the month you will be able to pay your bills
@softbabe44 (5902)
• Vancouver, Washington
9 Nov 15
I think it will be okay there get busy congraduations on your nest egg
@cpefley (1577)
• Hemet, California
8 Nov 15
I hate waiting for money to come! I hope that your money arrives quickly :)
@marlina (73885)
• Canada
8 Nov 15
The money from Mylot has not been sent to me yet.
@Jotomy (6355)
• India
8 Nov 15
don't worry you may get soon, be patience.
@amnabas (10282)
• Karachi, Pakistan
8 Nov 15
I wish you best of luck for your money and hope you get it soon.
@epiffanie (10466)
• Australia
8 Nov 15
I know what you mean by waiting .. but it's come so just wait calmly