Thursday, October 23, 2008
This picture was taken in 1940 and shows a group of workers lined up on payday to receive their checks. I can remember a long time ago having jobs where there was a payday, and you would go get your check. You would then go to the bank, cash the check, and you would have money that you would decide how to spend. I can remember feeling rich having a little money in my pocket for the things I wanted.
Now days, if you are like me, the paycheck is automatically deposited into your bank account. Then places like the phone company, gas company, water company, and other places automatically take from your account what you owe them each month. The funny thing is, it is like I never see the money. I work real hard, and just watch the money as it zips past me, running out of my account as quickly as it is running in. I have to say I liked the old way better. It felt more like I was really getting paid for my work. Payday was always a good day.