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Yesterday I had to call the police on my employer just to get my last check.

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posted on Nov, 26 2015 @ 12:31 PM
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I had to call the cops on my employer.

Let start at the beginning... I ate my breakfast, then I called CON-JOB I left a voice mail, saying I got a better offer and would be accepting it. And that I would be in the office at 1:30 to get my last check.

I got a better job because my wife wanted me too. She told me my current job was bull #. So, I got a real job. One with a HR dept and vacaiton days, and a 401k, all that... why? Because my wife told be that is what a real job is. She said she didn't want me to come home with an another bull # job like my last three.

She was right. This city is full of BS jobs.

My character flaw is loyalty. I didn't want to quit any job. I just take the abuse... and this time, I believed a lie they told me... that there was a pot of gold at the end of this rainbow.... but just moving... I told her to trust me... but that only held off her wrathbfor a day or two. She was feed up with this company and the ego faces running it. She was glad to hear that I had enough of their crap. She was glad to hear that I would now look for something better, and she was glad when I did.

That was yesterday.

Today I planned to get my last check. So I go up to the job at 1:30 just like the boss said, expecting to get my check. He had text me to say I would have a check waiting for me at 1:30.

When I get there, I talk to Jack-Off (my bosses boss). Jack-Off is the money guy, he writes the checks but today he is telling me he doesn't write the checks. He tells me the HR dept normally mails out the employee's last check when the quit.

"Are you telling me I can't get a check today?"

"I'm not telling you that." Jack-Off says.

"What I heard you say was that you policy is mail out an employees last check, is that right?"

"That's right"

"I understand that is your policy. But tomorrow is Thanksgiving.."

"I know what tomorrow is." Jack-Off says gruffly.

"What I heard you say was 'In most cases' the check is mailed out, is that right?"

"That's right"

"Now what I want to know, is this a situation where there can be an exception to the rule. Being tomorrow is Thanksgiving."

"I don't know. I don't know about that. I don't write the checks. You have to talk to CON-JOB about that. Let me get your number."

"So your telling me you don't write the checks around here?"

"The HR deptment writes the checks. Not me. And we have VIVIAN out doing somethings right now. Let me take down your number and I will have her call you as sooon as she gets back."

This seemed like a reasonable request. I agreed to this BS,and walked out the door. I went and sat in my car. As I sat there I thought about the fact I had no money, the car was on empty and how I was being a puss-e.

I called my buddy. I told him I wasn't leaving without my check, but at that point I wasn't sure what to do. He agree I should not leave without my check and that gave me the reassurance I needed to got around back.

I knock on the glass. CON-JOB comes the door. He steps out in to the side street with me.

"I need my check today."

"Whaaaa, I'm sorry. You check has already beem mailed. That is where VIVIAN went, to mail checks. I'm sorry."

CON-JOB is snowing me. Then he start in on a pity story of his own, how he's hurting financially, etc.

"I beat you can feed you family on Thanksgiving."

That only stopped him for a second, then he goes right back to snowing me again.

"Okay, then there is nothing more to talk about. What I'm going to do now is walk around this building and I'm going to talk to Jack, and I'm going to get my check."

"You don't want to do that."

"Why not?"

"Because the door is locked."

Yeah, you if run and tell Jack-Off to lock it, I think.

"If it is locked, then I will come back when it isn't looked. What you don't want is my wife coming up here."

"You said that yesterday."

He's right. I did say that. It was Tuesday and they had give the whole crew the day off. Who give anyone a Tuesday off? This is a Start-Up and they need to make money, but how can we put numbers on the board when they don't let us on the phones? This job is complete F-ED UP. CON-JOB told me it was because Jack-Off didn't get the real estate deal he wanted.

I ask for my check then, but CON-JOB said no.

So CON-JOB just confessed to me the problem was money. They didn't have any money to buy leads, what kind of micky mouse outfit is this. Did the have money to pay me that rest of the crew I wondered to myself. ThenI dismissed the thought as I rushed to my job interview. They may have money issues, but I still believed I would get my little check for $90 buck on Wednesday.

Well here I am, at the office on Wednesday and even though it is pay day, they have no check for me.

"You should have it prited already," I told CON-JOB

CON-JOB just shrugges his shoulders at me.

This #ing Guy, I think to myself, I'm done talking to this slippery piece of foul smelling sea weed.

"Just do the right thing and print me a check."

"It's in the mail." CON-JOB fires back.

"I'm going to talk to Jack."

"You don't want to do that."

"No, I do. What you don't want is my wife coming up here."

"You said that yesterday."

"Yeah, I said she is a crazy bitch. And I'm not joking about that."

I start to walk back toward the front of the building. This guys don't want to see my wife up here for real. I'm honestly trying to save there ass from her wrath, they just have no idea.

"Wait. Let me go to bat for you. Just hand out right here and let me go to bat for you with Jack."

"Okay, I'm be right here smoking a cig."

I wait 5 or 10 mins.

CON-JOB comes back.

"You didn't tell me you talk to Jack?"

"Yes, I did. That was the first thing I told you."

"No you didn't."

"Yes, I did."

This #ing guy.

Then he tells me they will have my check for me but I have to wait unto VIVIAN get back and that might be an hour or two or three, but he said it would be before 5pm or close of business.

I need to cash that check at my back before 5pm but I agree to hang out and wait.

I wait for 1 and half hours. It is no 3pm. I go back in the font door and talk to Jack.

"I need my check today."

"I told you I don't write the checks"

Jack is gruff and acting touch.

"Okay, I'll just call the police."

"You don't want to do that, if you do that
you'll be sorry."

"No, if I get my check I will be happy. If I put you name on a police report and take it to the labor board, you will be the one who isn't happy."

"You don't want to do that. Hold on."

"What's the address here?"

I read the address of my memo pad.

"Oh, you..." Jack off is pissed now. The look on his face is priceless.

"In all my years in business I've never seen anything like this." he says.

"Well guess what, you going to see it now. Can I use your phone?" I politely ask.

"No."

"Okay, I can use my own phone. That fine."

"I need you to step out into the hall." Jack-Off says.

"Yes, sir. I can do that. I'll just be out in the parking lot smoking a cig. waiting for my check or for the cops to get here, which ever come first."

I go out and light up a fag, call 911 wait for the coppers.

(continued)
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posted on Nov, 26 2015 @ 12:40 PM
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a reply to: wasaka

Sorry man, way too long for me over such a minor issue.



posted on Nov, 26 2015 @ 12:41 PM
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Then I dial '911' and explain to the opperater that yes this is an emergency.

She tells me getting a check is not an emergency, they can't help.

I correct her in the strongest terms.

"There is going to a bloody emergency if you get someone down here EL pronto."

They agree to send a patrol car. But they said it will be a slow response time.

I had seen 15 motorcycles cops pass by a few moment earlier. At first I thought it was a funruel because the were driving so slow, but it might been Obama or some other dignitary in that limo they were escorting. Who cares. They can spare one to come be my witness, right?

Wrong.

I wait.... and wait.

Just as I'm about to go back in and smash up the place... I get a text message from CON-JOB.

"YOUR CHECK IS SIGNED AND READY TO PICKUP"

Good. I say to myself. About time. I look at my watch. It is 4:30. It I rush it to the bank I might just get there in time to cash it.

That means I don't have time to wait for the stupid cops. What do I do now? I want to get these bastard's names on a police report... but I need to cash this more than that right now.

I call the 911 line back, and tell them I got my check and the emergency has been averted, no need to send anyone.

I cash me check. It is for the ridiculous amount of $86.63

What a freaking joke. I've been "training" on this stupid job of 30 days now, and all I get paid is $8.50 hour for 10.8 hrs. How can a person live on a check like that after being employed over a month?

I have bills, my rent hasn't been paid for months now... I expect to be on the street any day now... and these guys know this, still they F*CK with me. How stupid. A hungry man is an angry man, never mess with his money!

What is wrong with some people?

/rant
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posted on Nov, 26 2015 @ 12:41 PM
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Thankyou for sharing. It is awful how hard workers are treated. Well, those in authority often act like everyone else is some type of bothersome fly. I hope your Thanksgiving is nice.


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And the names you gave the people...was a tragic comedy.
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posted on Nov, 26 2015 @ 12:44 PM
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Yawning. Bro, the title says it all you should have just posted a picture of the check we would have all been happy I just lost several minutes of my life reading your rant. Anyway glad things worked out for you.



posted on Nov, 26 2015 @ 12:51 PM
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a reply to: wasaka

This reminds me of Glengarry Glen Ross.
Great play/movie. The movie is excellent.
Keep writing.
Sorry about the actual story though.



posted on Nov, 26 2015 @ 12:53 PM
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You recvd a cheque the same day you announced you were quitting, without notice, and you're ranting?!
Don't know about American labour laws, but up here in Canada the employer has 5 days from your last working day to send your cheque



posted on Nov, 26 2015 @ 12:54 PM
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originally posted by: reldra
Thankyou for sharing. It is awful how hard workers are treated. Well, those in authority often act like everyone else is some type of bothersome fly. I hope your Thanksgiving is nice. And the names you gave the people...was a tragic comedy.




"Bothersome flies" that labor to make them money.

These guy love to fire people too. I'm not sure
the business was set up for any other reason
than to be their own little ego trip.

Why is it that I post this rant, and people reply
with "that was too long", or too stupid, etc.

It is a rant people, what a bunch of sallies.

Hey thanks for the Thanksgiving wishes, back at ya.



posted on Nov, 26 2015 @ 12:55 PM
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Glad you got your check but the ending of your doesn't make any sense..

Did you not know what you were getting paid when you started the job?

Additionally it is not the responsibility of your employer to know if you are struggling to pay your bills.

Like I said though glad you got your check ...



posted on Nov, 26 2015 @ 12:57 PM
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I'm glad for you that you finally got your check. I know how it feels when you're expecting your check and the employer just keeps giving you the run around. Seems like you're still quite pissed about it, but I hope you're having a good Thanksgiving anyway and at least you won't have to deal with the employer any longer.



posted on Nov, 26 2015 @ 12:57 PM
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You should have saved most of your anger for the piddly amount that cheque was for the work you did

I'd take that to the labour board.



posted on Nov, 26 2015 @ 12:59 PM
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originally posted by: snowspirit
You recvd a cheque the same day you announced you were quitting, without notice, and you're ranting?!
Don't know about American labour laws, but up here in Canada the employer has 5 days from your last working day to send your cheque


It was a regular pay day, the check was already written out.

What part of this do you not understand?

Everyone got a check yesterday, but they lied and said
my check was in the mail AFTER telling me to come get it.

What part of this do you not understand?

Here the f-ed up USA, it actually is illegal not to
pay a person on the day you terminate them.

Blow fish, sally.




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posted on Nov, 26 2015 @ 12:59 PM
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originally posted by: snowspirit
You recvd a cheque the same day you announced you were quitting, without notice, and you're ranting?!
Don't know about American labour laws, but up here in Canada the employer has 5 days from your last working day to send your cheque


I believe it is the fact that it was payday and they told him the check would be ready when he arrived. And then the run around ensues....
I would have been p*ssed off.
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posted on Nov, 26 2015 @ 01:00 PM
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originally posted by: wasaka
Why is it that I post this rant, and people reply
with "that was too long", or too stupid, etc.

It is a rant people, what a bunch of sallies.
I'm not sure what a 'Sally' is but your rant could have been just a couple of lines:

I resigned from my job today and the bastard bosses were playing hardball about giving me my final paycheque. I phoned the police, the company paid me, then I rang the cops back to say it was all sorted out.

First world problems is all, you got paid so I'm surprised you came on ATS to whine about it.
You are free to do so of course, as I am free to ridicule your overly long rant.


(post by wasaka removed for a manners violation)

posted on Nov, 26 2015 @ 01:09 PM
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I truly hope you receive a better job, you deserve it and I admire you for sticking to your gun's, it is not the amount (which is pitifully low even by US wages standards) but the principle and it sound's like former employer was a real crooked guy.



posted on Nov, 26 2015 @ 01:11 PM
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Moral of the story, don't get married?

I thought it was to my understanding you would have needed to put in a two weeks notice to get paid on time, and if not you have to wait until the billing period was over to get it. If it was the day after the billing period that you quit you would have to wait another two weeks.



posted on Nov, 26 2015 @ 01:13 PM
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Bleat as much as you like man, just more amusement for me.
You got paid, and yet are so emotionally affected by it started a rant on ATS and are upset that I think you are whining about nothing but lame first world problems.
Carry on, as I said, it is entertaining to me, but don't be bitchin' just because not everyone is shedding a tear for your heartbreaking story lol, some are feeling the love for you here though so don't be too upset that I think it was a ridiculously long rant for such a minor life story.



posted on Nov, 26 2015 @ 01:16 PM
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People like them don't understand that when they put someone in a desperate situation, they will take desperate actions. You did the right thing calling the police. Prob shouldn't have used 911 though.


Did you get the new job?



posted on Nov, 26 2015 @ 01:18 PM
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originally posted by: LABTECH767
a reply to: wasaka

I truly hope you receive a better job, you deserve it and I admire you for sticking to your gun's, it is not the amount (which is pitifully low even by US wages standards) but the principle and it sound's like former employer was a real crooked guy.




The thing is... and this is the discussion I was hoping to have...
the thing is... every thing they do is LEGAL (but also criminal).

I mean they are very careful to look good, and keep looking good
to the government authorities.... but if they can bend the law or
break a unspoken rule, they will do it.

All in the pursuit of money.

These guy sell a product and offer a 30-day back garentee, but
if you get them on the phone you will have to play games with
the more hours and hours attempting to get a refund. And in
the end you'll never get it.

The company doesn't have voice mail for this very reason.
They are a bogus operation out for money by any legal
means necessary.... "give me money" is their motto.

I see this as a symptom of a larger problem. In our society
the better you are at sales (lying to people) the bigger
the rewards that are promised.

You might even be President.

America is a nation of lies. We define white false authority.
We the biggest, and the Best lairs in the World. And proud of it.

America is just a place of deceit, every where you turn
you see it. People are greedy, shameless, and ruthless.

Stop the ride and let me get off.











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