Tuesday, November 08, 2005

First Paycheck

Tagged by Jaguu

I have been working since I was sixteen. I have held various kinds of job (this is another blog topic) and at all these jobs the first paycheck is always special.

I remember my first paycheck of my first job, my parents got a good percent and I gave some to church. Years went by got more jobs, but still the first paycheck always went to my parents and church. After college graduation I got my first real job. This time again, after parents and church I used some to get me a digital camera.

I got my first job after marriage recently and this time the first paycheck went to my parents, Shekar's parents and church. My dad was so surprised and happy that I sent him a part of my first paycheck. It not like he needed the money, it’s more like a token of love. No matter how many jobs I change, I hope I can keep this tradition on.

23 comments:

jeenu said...

hey thanu
that was so sweet of u to send a cheque to ur folks..iam sure they were very proud..
i still remember when i sent my first cheque home my dad has not cashed it yet..he wants to keep it as souvineur..first cheque from their "kutty":D
cheers
jeenu

Parth Anand said...

me first :)

you have been working since your teens?

definitely you owe it to your parents/in laws and by sharing with them..you show your respect for them...

Parth Anand said...

hey...take it back..seems me second...

Mridul Narayanan said...

next paycheck, for a change, u r always welcome to send it to me... :-)

jaguu said...

:)

Thanu..I hope my folks dont read it and tell me how bad a son I am :P.kiddin!

Mridul..U just wait till I go to Narayanan Uncle and tell him u were found askin for charity on net ;)lol!!

Cheers!!

jaguu said...

:)

Its just....12:30 am of 9th November here.The night is still young... I feel upbeat & chilled will hit the sack soon MOM!! ;)cheers!Have a great evening!

jaguu said...

:)

Just grooovin to Gigi D Augustino.... Will hit the sack soon..as Have to wake up at 6:30 to watch 2 hrs of cricket before I head to work.I do make up my 7 hr quota of sleep with a powernap as soon as I reach back home from work. what was for lunch? :)

Rays Of Sun said...

Aww..thats so sweet!1
Madam!I just remembered that I have to carry on my tag duties..Will do it tomm! OK? Hope I am still elgible:( Otherwise you wil never tag me in future:(((((

kickassso said...

my Dad' also stern about the giving to church bit...even if i dont give him any!

sheela_b said...

Im feeling so badly guilty now after reading all ur guys'first paycheck blogs. I used to hate ppl sayin im a spoiled child, but it seems now that they were so right.OK,evrybody, I'm trying 2 get a new job now and will ABSOLUTELY send my first paycheck to mom and dad and will NOT take any cent back frm their wallet again this time! I was really awful. :-(((

Jay said...

"No matter how many jobs I change, I hope I can keep this tradition on."

Nice!

Thanu said...

$jeenu
So true, its not the amount that matters to our parents it is the act.

$parth
yeah, been working for a while. I'll write a detailed post about that. I guess 9 years, I'm ready to retire.

$mridul
I would have, but Jaguu told me not to.

$jaguu
I ust realized I didn't tag anyone...sorry :(

$ROS
Arre yaar sab chalta hai. I've another Tag by Divya, when doen will pass it on.

$kick
Its not just church, any charity. So do u give to church?

$sheela
Hey, with this resolution, you may find the new job soon.

$jay
Thanks Jay. Welcome to my blog.

Parth Anand said...

// I'm ready to retire
hahaha...
you still have lotssa more years before you retire..

Jagan said...

cool ..u too were cursed by jaguu ? nice to kno tht :-) .

eh! said...

wow! amazing cascade of promotion!

- X to parents, Y to Church
- aX to parents, bY to Church ..where a>1, b>1
- cX to parents, dY to Church and a digicam purchased as well ..where c>=a, d>=b
- 2*eX to parents, fY to Church ..where a <= e <= c, b <= f <= d

now that`s wat I shud call smart job hopping :D

I`m sure u can keep it going ..and I guess a box of chocolates can always be added in that list without much adjustments :P

div said...

at sixteen? cool thanu... i am going to be 20 & till now not thought of earning.:-(

pehla pay is the most momorable pay in our life.. with respect of whether the amount is small or big..

rik said...

My first pay check:got it on 1st Sep'05. I had ordered a pair of watches to my parents...but, they have managed to deliver it three days after their marriage anniv...

Wish I knew to fly..as Ros said,, i wud have given them in hand.

Cheers,
RIK.

silverine said...

Thanks for reminding me of my paycheque and this lovely post. I used to work weekends during my teens,in an ad agency and when I got my first paycheck my Mom made put some money in church and buy some clothes for my Grandma. Like you said it was a token of respect. With my first salaries when I started working full time, I did the same thing. Though grandma is no more, my parents siblings got the token of my respect. I will never forget the look of pride in their eyes or their blessings :)

Jiby said...

the first money i recieved for a job while in college a classmate said i had to contribute 1/10 of it to the chruch which i unwillingly did. will forever cherish my first paycheck recieved from sweeping floors and doing dishes at a cafeduring my MS studes...that feeling wuz special...i had started sending money home when i made this decision with my life...hope i can soon get back to earning and be a pillar of support to my parents again! beautiful post!!!!

jaguu said...

:)

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#Bleep##Bleep# Everything ok in Sunny CA? #Bleep#Bleep#

Thanu said...

$parth
I know, kya karu, I am ready to retire.

$jagan
Not cursed actually. I like being tagged, I have something to write about.

$czar
Next, job u'll get a box of choclate.

$div
True, first pay is special. That is the great thing about this country- kids can work and parents actually encourage it too.


$rik
It the thought that counts. Ur parents would have been happy the same amount if the watch got their on time.

$silverine
Thanks. The is one our parents have taught us that we will never forget - the joy of giving.

$jiby
Thanks. Hey my first job is also something very similar will blog about that one day.

$jaguu
Wonderfully sunny, just been busy with work.

Jithu said...

hey that was awesome! btw i keep my entire first salary with me, even today! yes, all of the same currency notes.. i hope i can keep it 4 ever :-)) and i guess i have to take this tag.. :-)

Thanu said...

$jithu
Sure be my guest. Waiting to read the post.