Have you been overpaid?

Hola. Hope you are well.

I’m on half-term and I’m currently trying to do all those little jobs I’ve been meaning to do in the evening after work, only to put off til the weekend, only to realise that I don’t have the time to fit them in, on my two days off and the cycle begins again. Now doing these jobs, I can see why I didn’t do them in the first place.

One of the things I’ve had  to do is ring up my summer job, and explain that I’ve been underpaid. I spoke to a nice lady, who when I rang up asked me if “I’d been overpaid or underpaid”? Who in these tough economic times is ringing up their place of work to say they’ve been overpaid? I’m now imagining a scenario where someone’s ringing their work from a Caribbean Island, to ask if the £50 000 that was put in their account was supposed to happen or a mistake. Feel free to let me know if you’ve ever been overpaid by work, how much was it by and what did you do? You can contact me via the comments button.

Anyway, back to me and my pay discrepancy. You’d think in this situation, all they’d need from me is my name and maybe my National Insurance number and from that they’d be able to work out what is going on. As it happens for this to be sorted out I’ve had to go through my emails, looking for the payslips I’ve been sent, plus the dates I worked. This isn’t the hardest of tasks, it’s just a bit fiddley. My irritation comes from the fact this is not my fault and yet I’ve got to do someone elses’ job for them. I did my side of the bargain during the summer, I can’t remember anyone from payroll offering to do my job.

This is just a glimpse into the world of showbiz. This is the bit OK magazine don’t tell you about, probably for a good reason.

In some good news 3 Prong Attack (the double act I belong to) had a good gig last Thurs. I can’t help thinking I was influential in this happening as when we met up to talk about our set, I said that we should aim to get at least 2 laughs. I can’t imagine any other comedy duo having such a conversation. To most in the ‘laughter industry’, this would be considered a pre-requisite of the job.

The gig itself wasn’t without incident as the penultimate act, a white man, repeatedly used the ‘N’ word. I think he was trying to make some clever point about racism, but it wasn’t clear, so he just came across as a bit of a racist. The crowd took against him and booed him and told him to “Get off”! He ended his set by saying the audience were too thick to understand what he was doing, then pulled his pants down and waddled off stage. It may not have been his best gig, but some good did come from it, he’s now the new Chelsea captain.

Til next week, stay safe!

(Ps That ‘N’ word incident did happen, it wasnt just an excuse for me to do the Chelsea gag)

@anunknowncomic

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