No one has been STIFFED yet.
Posted By: MT on 2008-03-22
In Reply to: Just because everyone is getting stiffed does not - make it okay that I am getting stiffed. nm
It is not good that are checks are late but no one has been STIFFED yet.
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Just because everyone is getting stiffed does not
You know I work as an IC for a company right now that has no direct deposit but since October (when I started) I have been getting my checks regularly so they are not all bad. Some people really pay you when they are supposed to. Kudos for my company!! However, I did work for a woman very local to me and was my friend or at least thought was my friend. And she was always late on checks, saying you don't get paid until I get paid she would go on vacation and I think use our money because paychecks were always late when she went on vacation. Now I eventually did get paid and stayed on for 4 years because I needed the money at that time; however, she has lost most of her good accounts because she was as lax about sending in the reports as she was about sending out paychecks. She thought we were all her friends and she still harasses me to this day (I was let go in January because she lost her major account and she never gave me the 60 days notice as stated in the contract). The company did not give it to her so in turn she could not give it to me, which only makes her as bad as them, truly no integrity at all. But the really bad thing is 1099 and W2 are to be postmarked for the last day of January. She would either hand deliver them so there was no postmark and late into February so you could not turn her in or the postmark was late. She is one evil, evil woman and apparently there are a lot of them out there. So sorry about what happened to you too.
Redundant Message -- Also stiffed by TTS
Worked for TTS for a few weeks in March, had a gut instinct to quit after that short time. They have never paid me 1 cent since March. I kept emailing the owner nice messages, thought maybe they were ticked because I quit. Apparently not. Today, after seeing these post it's sickening to see that so many other MTs have had trouble with this bunch, that this has apparently been a chronic MO for them. (I too received emails about problems with payroll and turned off IM.) And, I thought for the past months I was being singled out for some reason when I quit working for them the end of March. Had I not come to the boards today I'd have thought it was me. Have never been stiffed by a service before. Very strange feeling. And, what they demand you learn with the account specs in like 24 hours to become productive. Joke of jokes. I would just die if this was my company's reputation. I've written it off--guess they just hope people will go away and quit asking. Sadder but wiser MT in Indiana.
Until money is in hand, yes, we have been stiffed.
I feel for you OldMT and stiffed.
Sorry to hear about your stories of betrayal by supposed friends. How do these people live with themselves and look in the mirror in the morning? Probably because they do not have a conscience -- or are in me first mode. I had a friend with whom I worked for almost 10 years at the county hospital. I really thought she was loyal to me and a good friend for a long time, but then one day a co-worker took me aside and said that Theresa had been talking with the boss about me. She overheard part of the conversation and said that Theresa was reporting what I did on weekend shift when bosses were gone. Also repeating some sort of inflammatory comments I had made about people in the office. Shortly after that I retired, which was planned on my part, not suggested by administration. Anyway Theresa has never called me since I left. I am not sure what hurts worst, being stiffed for money owed by a friend or total betrayal by someone who you thought was a friend. This really hurt me to the core and I kind of lost my faith in humanity in general. But then I realized that Theresa was really a very troubled person and most of her family relationships were troubled and full of conflict. She did not even like her own daughter, so how could she be loyal to a friend??? This has helped me a little to accept what happened.
I am apparently being stiffed by a woman in Virginia for vacation coverage work I did. sm
I am not sure where I go from from here. She told me that she would pay me for invoices from 06/26 and 07/11 on 07/22 (yesterday). When I emailed her and asked her to verify that she had indeed paid me, she read the email (you can check on AOL) and did not respond. It is only $338, but in my world right now, that is a lot of money to lose. I blame myself because I broke one of my rules by working for someone who did not have direct deposit, and also by waiting for over a month to get my first check. She did pay that one, but I am thinking now it was only because she still needed me to continue working to finish out her vacation coverage.
I suppose I can file a small claims suit, although I thought someone told me that you have to go to that state to file. She's in Virginia and I am in Colorado. I have a friend in that area, so perhaps he could do the preliminary leg work for me for that. I was also going to file a complaint with the Better Business Bureau. I thought of contacting her clients to let them know that although she is paid for her services, she does not pay others, but I am not sure if that is legal or not.
I am a bit frustrated -- mad at myself for trusting her -- and scared too because I was counting on the money. Any ideas?