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Subject:  Re: Another reason to save for retirement Date:  10/26/2013  4:09 PM
Author:  ItsGoingUp Number:  73648 of 88062

I think the woman had no obligation to check that she was getting the proper amount. It might have been a good idea so that if she was getting too little she could have said something. But if she trusted her employer to pay her correctly, then it's perfectly reasonable to just glance at the check, say (to herself) "I guess that's about right" and go on her way.

Pay is weird. Even mathematically savvy people can't look at a paycheck and know that it's right without going through lots of details of deductions and redirections and understanding them all. Most people don't even try.

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