Regular Earnings $33,618.58
Café Cash $4,972.56
Holiday worked $1,204.34
Regular Earnings $37,561.27
Café Cash $4,589.52
Holiday worked $904.02
Grand Total: $44,163.93
Difference of: $1,208.63 which was basically that "extra" check that fell on a holiday so it was paid out in 2009 instead of 2010. So my income really didn't increase from year to year...
But when you look at the categories of how I got my income, my regular earnings increased by $4,000.00... Which is huge because that's money I'll get again next year for sure, and isn't relied upon by overtime.
For 2009 my overtime worked when wayyyyy down because they banded it because of the budget and the economy... so i saw fewer opportunities to work more then in 2008 (where they were begging me to work and as a broke post college kid I went gun-ho!).
I'd say 2009 went well with the recession considering. This year I'd like to be able to make $47,000.00 at my job by itself (not including things like dividends and interest on 1099 accounts.)
Here's to hoping. =)