So…I just did a run through of my tax situation. Last year I paid out about $11,000 in all taxes–federal, state, local, SS and Medicare.

As this is a rather significant chunk of my salary, I just knew I’d be getting a hefty refund this year. I mean, seriously.

And yet I find I’ll owe, net, about another $200 to The Man. Son of a bitch.

I’ll be fucking giddy when I move to Chicago. Of course, I’ll have spent another half year in this soul-sucking vortex of despair before I go, so I’ll have the pleasure of watching my wallet be ass…aulted by this city again next year, too. But still, I am so out of here.

I hate being broke.

And yet I’m trying to move into an industry where my GROSS starting salary, if I’m lucky, will be less than my after-tax income for 2005 at my current job. My monthly student loan burden is about the cost of a studio in a decent Chicago nabe, and of course I’ll have to actually pay for a studio in a decent Chicago nabe, plus utilities, food, entertainment expenses…

Fuck me.

But I predict Chicago will do wonders for my diet. Because I’ll be goddamned if I give up my Pumas and shiny things! Argh!

*fetal ball, incoherent muttering*

3 Responses to “OhmygodIfuckingHATENewYork.”

  1. 1 Singing

    Girl, you need my tax man…I never pay.

  2. 2 stolie

    I *HATE* being poor, too. Chicago is sooooo much cheaper than New York. About this “diet” thing … you do know that Chicago has some of the best food on earth, right?

  3. 3 The Soviet

    i am waiting for my W-2 from louisiana so i can see if i will actually get some money back. i figure the government owes me something for moving to the biggest red state in the union.

    literally and figuratively.

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