ARGH! This is why I left my *^)^&^% old company. They pay the last day of every month, and are one month behind in their billing cycle. Which sucks when you start, since you don’t get paid for 2 months. However, when you leave, you keep getting paid for an extra month. My roomie still works there.
Flashback to last Friday. I’m at my new job, waiting for an assignment run to finish, when I get an email from my roomie. She said she had a crappy day, and “bottom line, we may not get paid.” In a nutshell, the IDIOTS who ran my old firm couldn’t realize that the internet boondoggles they were running weren’t bringing in any money, while costing them an arm and a leg. Simply put, they have NO cash. They said they were going to work out a deal with the bank. I get through the day, get to my car, and cry. I can cover rent this month, but then I’m broke. Luckily, I get paid twice a month. But shit…I have rent to cover, bills, money to save for moving in a month…and she didn’t offer to kick ANYTHING in.
I get home, see my last paycheck from them in the mail. (For hours I worked back in August.) Roomie says not to cash it, because while they issued checks, they know they can’t cover them. (HELLO, that’s illegal.) She stayed until 5 working on something for a Monday deadline. Over the weekend, she worked on her resume. She’s hoping to get a job where I work now, which I doubt she’ll get…she already turned them down once. (And jerked them around doing it.)
Flash forward to last night. I know her email password at work, so I was checking for updates. (It also pisses me off that they didn’t contact any old employees to tell us…thank GOD I didn’t cash that check!) I see the update from the former CEO. Basically, the bank said no go until they get money in from billing their contracts. So, they have NO money. They might get some by Friday, and could pay checks out as they get the money in. What, are they going to do it by alphabet? “People whose last names begin with B can cash their payroll checks today…”
I’m beyond pissed right now. I got in today and called both the Maryland and Federal wage & labor boards and filed a complaint. Federal guy told me to call EPA and tell my old firm’s contract officer. I’m tempted. And to top it off…my roomie WENT IN TO WORK! Fuck, I’d be taking vacation until I got paid. There’s a limit to how much someone can take advantage of me. I told the roomie via email that I filed a complaint…I’m sure she’s told some people, so everyone knows. Good. I’m so upset right now it’s not even funny. I did NOT need this.
I know y’all can’t help me much, but I just needed to vent somewhere. Grrrrr…