Payroll Horror Stories
Is everyone else as amused as we are at the stories coming out of payroll? You'd think it would be a relatively easy thing, but the city had to go screw everything up by messing with it. Yes, we know that they're trying to nickel and dime their way to solvency, so they eliminated a number of pay checks and rolled them into 4 main printing days, but couldn't they find anyone to do it correctly? Some stories we've heard:
- Way back for the retro checks, some people had Federal withholding taken out, others didn't. It's seemed to center mostly on husband/wife combinations, but there were others.
- Recruits getting Duty Availability on check, then having their next to checks reduced by a few hundred dollars to make up the overpayment.
- Detective NOT getting uniform checks.
- Now we're hearing about the automatic withdrawals getting screwed up at the Credit Union and they're suddenly taking out a large lump sum to make up for misses? If you have automatic payments withdrawn, you better be checking and balancing your books. They are going to catch the errors eventually because there are too many checks and balances.
Any bets on (A) how bad are the W-2s going to be screwed up, (B) how late the W-2s are going to be because of the screw ups and (C) how many coppers are going to get audited because they filed early and got their updated W-2s later and have to re-file? We're betting it's going to be an interesting tax season.