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originally posted by: Azureblue
Yesterday I had to call the police on my employer just to get my last check. - In recent days I have been reading about liens and it seems there is such a think as a workmans Lien in the US.
Perhaps you might like to look it up for potential future use.
originally posted by: bigfatfurrytexan
a reply to: wasaka
when someone quits in any shop I've ever run, we issue their paycheck on schedule (on the next pay day). If we fire them, we typically try to have their check ready upon termination. If that isn't possible, we will issue it via direct deposit (assuming we already secured all company property) on the next pay run.
No way would someone quit, then get a check that day. Especially if they quit without a 2 week notice.
ETA: depending on the state you live in, it can vary. But in Texas, we are ruled by Texas Payday Law. Texas Payday Law is pretty clear: if you quit, you get paid on the normal pay schedule. If you are termed, we have until your next paycheck to make all remunerations.
originally posted by: Justso
a reply to: wasaka
I left several "jobs" after discovering the truth. I never flew a fit just ran away-these are civil problems and these small startups would disappear before the courts could set the court date. It was a frustrating time and a steep fall for me having had 30 plus years as an honest, caring real estate broker. But I knew many were hurting so I continued to seek out opportunities to survive the times and I did. So will you...
, but perhaps you need a support system... firstly running from your abusive spouse... -either from a church or a governmental group that could help nourish your need for maybe continued education, food, etc. You don't need this scary woman making threats and pulling you down. I say-run away and find some positives to hold you up during this time- and maybe you can the next person offering another a helping hand. Best wishes- I do feel for you.
originally posted by: Atsbhct
All this coming from a man who is months behind on his rent. I think justice for you would be if your landlord demanded his money RIGHT NOW! or evicted you that second.
originally posted by: bigfatfurrytexan
a reply to: wasaka
agreed on that.
a good woman will make a man better than he was when she found him. I liken it to man being kinetic energy waiting for a woman to utilize. without my wife I am merely a shadow of the man I am today.
originally posted by: berenike
One of the best ATS threads EVER !!!
Gosh, this had just about everything. A brilliant rant and an audience that actually took sides. To some you were the hero and to others, the villain. We even got a good ole ATS peeing contest thrown in. In one of your posts you said you like to go for the win-win. Well, you achieved that Big Time. You got your cheque and created a classic thread
Many people have labeled Hitler a madman. But what they fail to see is that Hitler's behavior was not really different from that of numerous Popes who authorized crusades against heretics, or of Ferdinand of Spain, who tortured and murdered thousands of ex-Jews and caused the murder of millions of Americans, or of Charlemagne, who systematically slaughtered the Saxons, or of many English kings who caused the death and exploitation of thousands of Irishmen, Scots, Americans and others. What makes Mussolini different from Julius Caesar or Alexander the Great? Only that he was not so successful and that he is closer to us in time.
Winston Churchill, the supposed antithesis of Hitler, was really a product of the same kind of thinking. Churchill was an avowed imperialist, a man very unwilling to end British rule over India, the African colonies and so on. True, Churchill did not kill as many people as Hitler, but then again, he was defending an already established empire, not trying to carve out a new one. The latter process is apt to be much more openly violent and repulsive to those who view such things from a distance.
It is very sad, but the "heroes" of European historiography, the heroes of the history textbooks, are usually imperialists, butchers, founders of authoritarian regimes, exploiters of the poor, liars, cheats and torturers. What that means is that the wetiko disease has so corrupted European thinking (at least of the ruling groups) that wetiko behavior and wetiko goals are regarded as the very fabric of European evolution. Thus, those who resist wetiko values and imperialism and exploitation specifically, such as the Leveler rebels in England, St. Francis of Assisi, Swiss mountaineers, or Scottish clansmen, are regarded as "quirks," "freaks," or rude democrats ("peasants") who could never exploit enough people to build a St. Peter's Cathedral or a Versailles palace.' (p. 37-38)
Native American historian Jack D Forbes in his book Columbus and other Cannibals: The Wétiko Disease of Exploitation, Imperialism, and Terrorism states that the overriding characteristic of a wétiko, a Cree word literally meaning “cannibal,” is “that he ‘consumes’ other human beings for profit, that is, he is a cannibal”. By cannibalism Forbes does not necessarily mean eating the flesh of another human, but defines the concept in an extended metaphor as a form of spiritual dysfunction and psychopathic behavior, even insanity, in which in all its multifarious ways greedy predatory men have exploited and murdered and destroyed the cultures (most often indigenous peoples) of other humans deemed “savages” via war, colonialism and imperialism. In his own words Forbes informs us that “wétiko is a Cree term (windigo in Ojibway, wintiko in Powhatan) which refers to a cannibal or, more specifically, an evil person or spirit who terrorizes other creatures by means of terrible acts…the consuming the life of another for private purpose or profit.” He tells us that for the wétiko, “Brutality knows no boundaries. Greed knows no limits. Perversion knows no borders. . . . These characteristics all push towards an extreme, always moving forward once the initial infection sets in. . . . This is the disease of the consuming of other creatures’ lives and possessions.”
A Scottsdale businessman who has been accused by attorneys general in Arizona and seven other states of defrauding customers and illegal operations has not faced criminal charges and continues opening businesses that victims say cost them tens of thousands of dollars.
John Common, whose loan-modification company was shut down and sued by the Arizona attorney general four years ago, is being dogged by new allegations of fraud by customers, business associates and relatives. They have filed reports with police, complained to state and federal authorities and posted warnings on consumer websites.
“We are aware of John Common, and we continue to look into his business dealings,” said the spokeswoman for the Arizona Attorney General’s Office, Stephanie Grisham.
Call 12 for Action first wrote about Common in February 2012. A new investigation found Common has since opened call centers marketing fuel additives, health-care financing and credit financing in addition to an auto repair shop and other businesses in Arizona and New York. All but one has closed amid complaints.
Common, 57, did not respond to interview requests left via phone and e-mail at the financing business he operates in New York City.
Because of legal actions, Common has told associates he cannot put his name on corporate documents as a company owner. Former business partners say he persuades them to act as proxy owners for companies he controls.