My boss cheated on my pay

@Hubfee (665)
Thailand
March 18, 2009 4:49am CST
Actually, this didn't happen to me only but also my workmates. My boss is a person who cannot admit her fault and others have to be wrong all the time. She keeps saying I shouldn't have done that/this but when I ask her what I should do, she has no answer for me, especially, when I disputed her. I can endure about that because I like to do my part time job but on my payday she cheated my hours for 5 hours and she even said that she has right to get another P500 from our payment which everybody in the company also experienced the same. I am not really mad but just disappointed because when I did help her (doing overtime) when she asked for, but she didn't even say thank you. Even worse to my mental, when I did a little mistake, I was almost stepped on my head into the ground. I don't know how long I can stay with this company even though I like the job here but I really don't know how long I can handle this situation. Now, I'm just looking for a new workplace. If I can find a better one then I'll just go without hesitating. How would you feel if you're in my situation? If anybody experience the same, let's share the feeling! Ps. I'm not a person who likes to do overtime. It's just tiring me. my shift starts at evening until midnight.
9 responses
@icecroft (449)
• Philippines
19 Mar 09
I didn't experience the exact thing you experienced but I've had my bouts with unfair judgments in my previous work. I really hate that you work really hard, yet some people just try to take advantage of you. My advice is talk to your boss first. Try to see if this can be worked out or discussed. If you think this is not possible, consider consulting someone from the Labor Dept. or a lawyer that is very knowledgeable with the labor code. We all have rights and in the event that we are being taken advantage by these companies, we need to take action and fight for what we deserve. BTW, it's good that you're looking for another job... maybe it's just not worth staying in your current company. Good luck!
@subha12 (18473)
• India
19 Mar 09
It is everywhere. And most bosses are doing this taking advantage of the recession. lets see how the market grows. Then we can change the job.
@kissie34 (2296)
• Philippines
19 Mar 09
If ever I'm in your position then maybe I already resign in my job or file a report in the department of labor about the cheating she had done.. She don't have the right to get or deduct salary for no particular reason of course.. I think I won't really stand so long being with her in one roof, I just have to find another job that is better boss than her.. But before I leave that office I will tell her all the things that i wanted to say, all of my anger, or disappointment.. Besides, she needs to know her attitude/behavior.. I will slap in her face all the things that she had done to me.. Well, this will be my chance to free the anger or disappointment that I kept in my heart for so long being with her as my boss..
@zhontine (127)
• China
19 Mar 09
normal things.You're lucky meetting good boss. work for yourself,would really enjoy freedom. but there's much risk,isn't it? I agree with you that go when you find a better
@lynnemg (4541)
• United States
19 Mar 09
I would be angry at the thought of not being paid for the hours I worked, regardless of the reasoning. If you spent those hours working, you should be paid, that is the whole reason you worked. You say that you like your job, but I can almost guarantee that you will slowly begin to dislike it to the point where you no longer want to go to work if your boss continues treating you badly. I would lok for a new job and as soon as the opportunity comes, leave that place before you begin to dislike work altogether. Unfortunately, there are many bosses out there that forget that without the employees, they wouldn't have a job either, and without good employees, their business would sink.
@lingli_78 (12861)
• Australia
18 Mar 09
i don't like to be cheated as well... nobody does i think... it happened to me in the past as well... i was underpaid many times and i disputed it with my manager... fortunately, i have a wonderful and accommodating manager and she fixed the problem for me straight away... i hope you can report your manager to his/her boss and get your money back... good luck... take care and have a nice day...
• United States
18 Mar 09
Legally they can't not pay you for hours you've worked. If you have a time sheet or some type of proof- I'd bring her your paystub and timesheet and prove that you didn't get paid. It's one thing to have a boss your not happy with but it's another issue to not get paid where you did the work. Wish you the best finding a better work enviornment!
@sudalunts (5528)
• United States
18 Mar 09
I know that it can be frustrating, when you perform the job and then do not get paid for it. My husband worked for a company last summer in July. He quit the job after one day and was entitled to one day's pay. Well, a woman called him to get his social security number so that he could get paid. It is now March of another year and he has not received that pay yet. They claimed they mailed the check but we have not received it. We did receive the form for taxes, so they do have the correct address. I know it is only one day's pay, but we need the money, since both of us are not working now. Whenever my husband calls, no one is there to assist him, it is just like a cat and mouse game. I wish you luck
@mensab (4211)
• Philippines
18 Mar 09
one thing that angers me is cheating. especially if one is supposed to get something and yet the holder of that thing postpones to give it or does not give it at all. aside form its being not fair, it is also putting people down and killing their love for work. i am sure even though you say it that you love your work, but because of the incident, you will start losing the enthusiasm to work in the company. i hope you find a place and work where you will be respected for your contribution in the company.