We start work in August but don’t get our first paychecks until October. I don’t know why this is, but we do get a full paycheck in June for a partial month in May, so it kind of balances out.
It’s been a long unpaid summer and a number of summer reimbursements have not come in for months. Usually I get a little burst of summer travel reimbursements near the end of August to repad the cushion, but not this year. I even have some summer salary that has gone completely MIA despite its being requested for July in early August. Ugh. Stupid red tape and having to follow up. (I did finally get a research reimbursement I had requested in MARCH deposited this summer, and of course daycare reimbursements, but those were early summer.)
I love getting paid!
Fellow academics, do you take 9 or 12 month paychecks? Everyone else, do you love paydays?