Oh my goodness. OH MY GOODNESS!

I was speechless last Friday, 4:10 PM to be exact, when I received my very first payslip in IBM. We were doing DB2 exercises when I got the e-mail containing the payslip.

I was quite scared to see how much the government was going to take from my salary. I thought I have prepared myself by using an on-line salary calculator to at least have an idea on how big my tax was. But no, when I saw my first ever payslip, I was dumbfounded.

<I removed my payslip photo for security reasons :D>

Oh well, the only thing I can do is to think positively about taxes. If it weren’t for the taxes paid by other Filipino citizens, I wouldn’t have been able to study. I just hope and pray that the Aquino administration would prioritize education in the next six years.

On a brighter note, I have money to spend! I’ll be treating my family to lunch and I’ll be buying office clothes later. I do have to save though.