My boss is too stupid to pay me.

United States
July 11, 2008 9:29am CST
OK, here's the quick version: I NEED MONEY!! I was laid off on 6/20/08, told I would receive one week severance on 6/27/08. ON 6/27, I don't have the payment, and my boss is playing the "I'm in a meeting game". I get her on the phone at the eleventh hour, to find out that my severance will be processed ONE WEEK after I sign the severance agreement. SO WHAT DO I DO?? I get off my tookus and on Monday morning I drive down and sign the severance agreement!!! So NOW I should be receiving 2 weeks severance + 2 paid vacation days on 7/11. GUESS WHAT'S NOT HERE!!!Glargh!! I need some useful, practical advice here, cause all I can think to do is drive down there and kick her shins till I get paid. And someone I don't think that will work!!Oh, and I did talk to NJ Wages and Collections, and from what I understand, it is quite the lengthy process to use them to enforce the contract!
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3 responses
@Mare73 (1335)
• United States
11 Jul 08
Step one - BREATHE Step two - DON'T kick her in the shin...that will get you in jail - although you won't need money there so you can kick her if you want :-) Step three - write your exboss a professional letter stating all of the above; AND add that you except this matter to be resolved within seven days and if not your attorney will follow up Step four - have the letter mailed with signature required so you know she got it Step five - type your butt off here in mylot to get some cash :-) :-)
• United States
11 Jul 08
Ok... In (count of three)... Out (count of three)... I've been pretty good about corresponding through email, I know enough to get a paper trail. Issue is, I expected this money two weeks ago, I owe my car payment, and its beyond the grace period late and they are expecting the payment TODAY! In, out... Thanks for the reply!
@Mare73 (1335)
• United States
11 Jul 08
I hope it all works out for you. I know it's hard especially when the bills are pillin' up and the companies aren't very sympathetic.
@checapricorn (16066)
• United States
11 Jul 08
Hi sooooobored, I have no idea about this case and wish someone can guide you properly and give you tips about this issue...Anway, my simple idea... how about calling her and follow up?
• United States
11 Jul 08
I actually have been calling her, my manager is "working on it" to get me an answer, but she's probably one of the more incompetent people I ever met!
• United States
11 Jul 08
I'm sure of that because of this simple transaction but can't finish on time..LOL!I hope you will receive your money soon and get another job!
@kimbers867 (2540)
• United States
11 Jul 08
I would start doing every thing by letter so you have a paper trail. Do you have a copy of your severance agreement? If so, if you don't get satisfaction has you thought about small claims court? Good luck. BTW, welcome to myLot.
• United States
11 Jul 08
Thanks, I've been doing email with her about it, biting my tongue HARD with each one... But she's not in the office today, so I have to go through intermediaries! If it comes to it, absolutely small claims court!!! That's my money! Thanks!