What do ya think about this Idea.

United States
March 10, 2007 12:59pm CST
Last week I was working a temp job, And they let me go, Honestly I don't know why I was getting the gob done and better than anyone else that I was working with. Anyway I went to get my check on thursday and was told that it was going to be mailed. Here it is saturday and no check. Man do we really really need that money and I think that the guy from the temp service is going to beat me on it cause when I asked him about punching in and out he said not to worry about it that he keeps track of everyones hours. So I was thinking that I would call on all of my fellow myloters to flood his inbox wnating to know where my pay is. But I really need alot of people I am thinking at least a thousand. Intrested ?
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10 responses
@sedel1027 (17854)
• United States
10 Mar 07
what days are checks usually cut by the company? When I was working temp jobs I went through an agency that paid once a week. Even though you could go pick up your check on Thursday if you requested it to be mailed, it was not rare for it not to arrive until Monday. You check will probably be put in the mail on the day you normally would have gotten paid.
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@sanell (2114)
• United States
10 Mar 07
no but, I would talk with the manager of the temp agency and make sure that you report that situation because they may be trying to NOT pay you and that is why they said what they did. Keep track of what you did do and report it FAST FAST FAST, it would not surprise me if you do not ever get paid, which is a bad deal and a total rip off....I would even suggest not doing the flooding of email and perhaps talk with a legal assistant to have a letter written up showing that you are expecting that you get paid for your work....that would make it more legitimate that way if he went after you you would be able to say that you took the high road, and he was the one that is looking like the fool. good luck I do hope you get paid for the job you did!
@byfaithonly (10716)
• United States
11 Mar 07
Well, I know in the heat of the moment this sounds like a great idea but cool down take a deep breath and think. If this guy gets bombed with e-mails that is only going to make him mad and if he wasn't going to cheat you he sure might be tempted to after the e-mails. He really is not going to pay attention to a bunch of people from around the world that he doesn't know but most likely will get really irritated...Plus, there is a possiblility he could report all those mailers as sending spam and cause problems for others as well. I'll pass but will hope that you get the money you need and deserve.
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• United States
17 Mar 07
Yea, well he cheated me anyway. He cut my rate and shorted my hours. Paybacks are tough though.
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@byfaithonly (10716)
• United States
17 Mar 07
I'm so sorry to hear he cut your hours and pay. Maybe someone is telling you to look for another job. This guy's pay back will be when you leave lets see him find someone else who will do your good work for the pay he wants to offer - my guess is he won't and will be in a bad spot.
@bicklelady (1411)
• United States
10 Mar 07
yea I will. just give me his email address and I will. I hope everything turns out ok. Tell him that you need your money and if he says he mailed it to you, tell him to stop payment on it and cut you another check. If he wont do it, threaten him with the better business buro. Good luck.
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@royal52gens (5380)
• United States
11 Mar 07
For many years, I worked for a temp agency. I worked long and short-term assignments. It is not uncommon for a company to let you go. You have to truly understand that you are not an employee of the company. You are an employee of the temp agency. Companies hire the temp agency and pay the temp agency to have temporary workers brought in to do certain jobs. There are contracts written between the companies and the temp agency clearly outlining things. So when the terms of the contract have reached their end, your assignment is finished and you are released. Then your temp agency should re-assign you to a new job assignment. You should keep detail records of the time that you work for each assignment/company. You need to recheck the details but when you hired on to the temp agency, did you ask enough questions to truly understand the temp business???? It will help you to relax a bit if you really know how it works. Paychecks are usually issued on a certain day and if they are not physically picked up by a certain time, they are put in the mail right away and sent out. So if checks are issued on Thursday but not picked up by 3:30 p.m., then you can expect it to be mailed. Then the U.S. Postal Service has to do its job of delivering that check to your house and that could be a few days. It gives you a choice to run like hell to get that check or not. Also, the check that is issued might be for the work or time that you put in 2 weeks ago. This is another reason to keep good records of what work you have done and for what companies. Find out if checks are on a delay system and how much delay there is. The reason for this is the temp agency has to have time to get paid by the contracting company so they can pay you. The contracting company is known to your agency as the client or customer. So flooding the inbox of your agency or the agency's clients most likely will get you fired. You do not bite the hand that feeds you. I liked working for the temp agency. There was one assignment that the working conditions were awful. I called my temp agency right away and requested that they get me out of there. The next morning, I got a phone call letting me know that I had a new assignment elsewhere. The place I had been at the day before had been physically inspected by the temp agency and no temps would be assigned there until the contracting company cleaned his offices and after another inspection was done. I did not have to get mad or stomp out. I just had to report my findings. The temp agency handled everything else. So enjoy what you are doing and learn more about the agency you are working for. If you are still unhappy, change agencies.
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• United States
11 Mar 07
1. they already let me go- The agency 2. I have worked for about 6 other local agencies 3. They are an out of state agency with one office ON one site
• United States
11 Mar 07
It seems that you have been scammed. Whenever possible, get a record of when you work, or keep track of it yourself. I have heard stories like this before about other temp agencies. Not to say that temp agencies are the only companies that do it, because they aren't. I was scammed recently by a Tim Hortons franchise. Not fun.
@Mamaof2 (574)
• Canada
11 Mar 07
I would wait a few days into next week before you get to upset. If you went Thursday and they said that it was going to be mailed...then it just not have had enough time to get to you yet. Chances are they didn't mail it Thurday...so hopefully Friday they dropped it in the mail. Mail isn't delivered weekends (not sure if it works the same way where u are) so that means that HOPEFULLY it comes to you Mon or Tues!! If you dont get it by Tues..I would be making some phone calls then..to track you pay. Good luck and hopefully u see a check at the begining of next week :)
@patootie (3593)
11 Mar 07
Heheh if you flood his inbox with spurious folks demanding money .. you probably just get sacked from the agency ! But it does seem a little odd that they would post your money .. after all it costs them money to do that and they could have simply handed the cheque to you for FREE !
@784525 (65)
• Antarctica
11 Mar 07
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• Canada
11 Mar 07
My partner has had many problems like this with the temp agency he was working for before he got his current job. The company that hired my partner had to pay the temp agency $5000 for them to take my partner off their books and exchange his details onto the company payroll. The only way to deal with these people is to get in touch with the manager of the temp agency and keep calling and calling until the situation is resolved. I would also make a note of the hours you worked every day and give a copy of those to the temp agency. The temp agency that my partner worked for had time sheets that had to be filled in and signed by whoever you were working for every day. At least that way there was no discrepancies over hours, but there were many discrepancies over what he was paid and what he should have been paid. I hope you get this sorted soon.