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Paying a bill
Paying a bill
Marilyn Paige
Age: 40
Hometown: Philadelphia
Profession: Standardized patient for a medical training facility
Bonus: $77

Surprisingly, I am getting a bonus this year -- and from my part-time job! It will be all of $77, but I'm so grateful for it. I made $7,000 last year, so $77 is a lot of money for me. It's not even the amount that matters, it's simply the message from the company that my work is valued and they want to recognize it. I work for a non profit that administers medical skills clinical tests for 4th-year med students. It would be so easy for the company to say, "No bonuses this year due to the economy," and who would argue? But they aren't.

How I'll spend it: With the money I'll probably pay a phone bill or feed my dog, Bogart.

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Last updated December 30 2009: 6:36 AM ET
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