My boss makes at least 30K more than me and I make 70K.
I asked her if her 403b contributions were taking excessively long to post to her account since our employer upgraded software. I just assumed - being the highest paid employee in my building - that she contributed.
She looked blankly at me, blinked once, and replied, "Retirement? What's that?"
Next, she asked me to write her a letter of recommendation b/c now, in addition to her six figure salary, she needs to start teaching others in her field at night for the extra income.
We drove to a conference together (live near each other). She offered to drive and pick me up. We cruised to the conference in her new 2014 leased SUV. She worked hard to impress me with the heated seats, auto-start ignition, and then even used her ON-STAR service to get directions to the venue.
Further, when we signed up for the conference - paid for by our employer - I saw in the description that beverages, a continental breakfast, and lunch would be served. So naturally, I arrived with an empty stomach. I mean, it was a rewarding cash cow day for me: I got a free ride, free coffee, free breakfast, free lunch, free snacks and was so full I didn't eat dinner that night. If I wanted to, I could even submit the mileage reimbursement and actually MAKE money b/c the business office approved it.
SHE on the other hand, called me from the Starbucks drive-thru asking if I wanted anything. I politely declined. When we got to the conference she sauntered in with not only her over-priced latte but also a Starbucks breakfast sandwich.
Whole time, I'm shaking my head...just shaking my head. I think it bothers me more b/c I genuinely like her, and respect her professionally. It's baffling how she can fritter away so much money on nonsense.
She's got two little toddlers who she rarely sees - always in daycare - ug - drives me nuts - absolutely nuts.