Well, not a cheque. But my first pay.
I've been wanting to blog about this for a long long time, never got around to do it.
Brace yourself to this. Ever since I passed my CPT (read 200 mark obj paper for CA foundation) apparently with decent marks (121/200 with negative markings), I had been on the look out to join an auditor for my articleship.
Ok here goes, the Chartered Accountancy Institute feels it's necessary for every student who passes the CPT to undergo 15 months of articleship, where you have to work under an auditor. I thought working would be fun. Saying that I'm gna be working tomorrow still sounds cool according to some. Well, if this is what I have to go through for the 13 more months, I really regret choosing this line.
Sitting in front of a completely outdated system (Win 98 , celeron) for 5 hrs at a stretch doing THE most monotonous job (Data Entry) is definitely not my cup of tea. The worst part is yet to come, I get paid peanuts, Literally. Hate it completely. But I guess I have to go through if I wna make my dream resume come true.
So coming to my first paycheque, yeah cash. It was an amazing feeling. To get that brown envelope in my hand;All those hours spent on travel, trying to get to a place on time (for a change), that time spent waiting for the computer to restart after a marathon session of ctrl+alt+del. All of it seemed to rush back into my mind. For the first time in my life, I felt that the money coming into my hands was money well earned by me. I truly deserved it.
And I blew some 400 bucks on a single day, never been more hurt ever before. Even when I've spent lots of cash before I started to earn mine.
It's been 2 months now, I've been paid 2 times. It's a completely different feeling. To be able to experience it at this age makes it even more great.