Every payday, my superior tracks me down – like a mountain lion after prey – in the office, to give me my ‘paycheck’. I could be in HR, crying, and he’d consider walking in, just to give me this envelope. And he always hands it to me like it’s on a golden platter, with a beaming smile, usually saying something like, “Laura, thank you for all your hard work. Here you go.”
I get direct deposit. Have for 2+ years now. I just don’t have the heart to tell him that he’s handing me something I’ll likely throw away in about 15 seconds.