My in-laws and I are very, very different.
I guess I was just brought up with different values. Then again, maybe I'm just a freak--but I don't worship money. Seriously...I don't.
Sure, I wish I had more...
Sure, I like buying stuff (TOYS!!!)...
But for the most part, I'm not real into money. Or should I say, I don't put it above everything else. Which is why my father-in-law (to be) is having such a hard time understanding why I won't take a $1.00 pay raise.
I know, I know...I'm an idiot for turning down more money. But hear me out: Firstly, I got this raise because he wanted me to make (one penny) more than Leah (who recently got a raise) because he's old fashioned (or something). Secondly, he's laid more than a couple of people off recently because he couldn't afford to keep them on payroll (how can I accept a raise when some people are losing their jobs?). Lastly, I feel over-paid as it is...another dollar would just make me THAT MUCH MORE over-paid.
So there it is.
I'm crazy, but I'm sticking to my guns. I told him he can give me a raise (like a normal person) when I've been employed for 90 days.