Need advice or a swift kick in the butt... I will try to make this short...

@nanciem (1106)
United States
August 29, 2008 12:58pm CST
Ok, on July 1st my (company I work for)company was bought by Huge company, so now we are called a "Member Company". We I do all the Information Technology for the company that was bought, I have been bustin' butt to get all the information they need, to ensure a smooth transition/takeover. Well, I have submitted my past 2 weeks hours, which I typically bill every 2 weeks. to the tune of 1,643.00. Well another co-worker phoned me to say "make sure you get your hours in, it is priority, as this is the last day the "original" company will be actually writing checks, the company that boutgh "us" will be taking over September 1st, well today is August 29th. So... anyway, I hear an e-mail alert, read it and I am cc'd on this, the e-mail was sent to the company that bought us, it said "outside contactors" in the subject line The body went on to say: Hi, Bill so & so, Nancie M submitted her hours for the past 2 weeks do I pay her or not? OK maybe this is me but.. This new company will not take over until September 1st, so I feel I should have been paid as usual.. why even make this an issue with the new company? As an independent contractor, you submit you bill and wait 30 days to be paid, I need the friggin' money now! I was never told this would happen with my pay, 2 weeks ago. Do you think I am wrong for being so angry?
1 response
@peavey (15865)
• United States
29 Aug 08
I don't think you're wrong in being angry and if I were you, I'd be telling them how I felt about it. I would also try to get at least part of the money ahead of time. Businesses aren't very concerned about things like that unless we make them aware that it's important.
@nanciem (1106)
• United States
29 Aug 08
You are so right, see this I can see steam rolling into another situation, you see I do not actually have a "Signed contract" with the original company, it's a small company, I went out on maternity and just took on the same role, but as an Independent Contractor, so I pay my own insurance and taxes, Now.. if I have no signed contract with the original, and am still performing work for the old and new company, I don't think I can guarantee that I will be paid, am I making sense? Do I continue to perform work, or wait for a contract?
@peavey (15865)
• United States
29 Aug 08
In that case, I would definitely wait for a contract. The new company is under no obligation to pay you and not knowing the history you have with the old company, may not even realize they should. Don't do the work unless you have a contract.
@nanciem (1106)
• United States
29 Aug 08
Thank you peavey, that is what I was thinking as well.