It’s not been that long since I was posting an almost identical post. When dh protested them screwing up his checks there were very rude and told him that he should live on a budget, that because if he did it wouldn’t be a problem for him! EXCUSE ME! Seriously, how many charge cards are in their wallets because there are ZERO in mine. He politely told them that it was BECAUSE we lived on a well balanced zero based budget that their screw up did affect us so deeply. I live on a budget and you do too. I wish I could give you some sage words of advice on dealing with it. All we could do was to keep on HR’s butt about it and remain cool—after all we do still need the job!