I won, but they wont pay!

@Ritz100 (1119)
Spain
September 6, 2008 6:19pm CST
This actually happened on Tuesday, its taken me this long to get it straight in my head and be able to discuss what is happening. I worked for a company who unfairly dismissed me and I have taken them to court. In principle I won the case, last Tuesday in Benidorm. The company are such a bad bunch, they now refuse to pay the compensation (its not the maximum and they can afford it), thereby delaying my income AGAIN, for another 15 days. During the 7 months I have waited for the court case I have not been allowed to work, I have been denied any income support, so I have tapped all of my friends and family to support me through this time, I now dont have any friends or family, they have had enough. Its about the worst thing I have ever had to endure. Even my husband dying suddenly was not as bad as what I have had to suffer in the last few months. Tell me what is the worst thing you have had to endure, or envisage enduring?
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• Philippines
7 Sep 08
First of all I want to extend my condolences to you. Well what I have experience is in no way near to the pain you have experienced and are experiencing now. Mine was when I was in college and I almost had to leave my school because my grade was not enough. I was enrolled on a city funded college back then and its scholarship was the only thing that can put me through college. After a bunch of petition letters they finally gave me another chance and soon enough I graduated. I know it seems pathetic now, but at that point in my life it was the greatest obstacle that I had to endure. But that was then, now what I have to struggle with is unemployment as well. I hope it all works out fine for you in the near future.
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@Ritz100 (1119)
• Spain
8 Sep 08
It seems we are none of us immune to the difficulties meant to beset our lives. I am really please you managed to graduate. I really hope you get through the unemployment problem, I think I am not destined to work for anyone else and am working very hard to secure an on-line income. Thanks for taking the time to respond and my thoughts are with you.
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• Philippines
9 Sep 08
Thank you for your kind words. Well indeed you are right none of us is immune to that so the best way to go about it is just move on and learn form the experience. Well I hope you do fine a source of income online. When I get my pay from myLot I plan to use it on a transcription test. They say it costs $8 to take the test and if I pass then they will give me jobs that pay.
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@Ritz100 (1119)
• Spain
10 Sep 08
Help me here, what is a transcription test and who is going to pay you once you have done this, and for doing what?
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@mysdianait (64058)
• Italy
7 Sep 08
Ritz when I read this I was about to respond with my own experience but then I hesitated. Why? Just because I have shoved it at the back of my mind and try not to return to those bad days four years ago. In the space of two months I lost my job, had to put my flat up for sale and was in hosptal for seven weeks being wrongly treated for a wrongly diagnosed case of leukemia. Enough said! I got over it all with a different view on life just as you will! Yours is a very trying story but you have the stuff to pull through. Once it is over move on, pick up the pieces and all will be well again. Small words I know but that is the only way to carry on living our short lives. Hugs to you!
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@Ritz100 (1119)
• Spain
8 Sep 08
OMG, thats an awful lot of pain and suffering in a very short period of time. You are right of course, we always get through these things, although it doesnt seem possible at the time. Its not the first hardship Ive had, and I am usually very positive about things like this, its just that the time it is taking is beginning to drain my energies and I dont know how I get up in a morning sometimes, I am just so tired. Thanks Diana, I really appreciate you sharing, and showing me that there is light at the end of the tunnel.