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Old 09-14-2012, 11:08 PM
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If you're providing tools and dependable then you should be getting more than $11/hour. I pay my trimming guy $10 and all he has to do is show up and work. He gets paid every Thursday afternoon.
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Old 09-14-2012, 11:51 PM
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The only reason I started bringing my tools is so I can do my job.
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Old 09-15-2012, 12:27 AM
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Is this a joke ? I would look around and see what has equal value to what he owes you and keep it till you get paid. And get ur damm tools out of his van.

I mean come on...
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Old 09-15-2012, 12:32 AM
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Well it would have been $3000 but I traded $700 of pay for a truck. Oh and I have his van at my place since I use it everyday.
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Old 09-15-2012, 10:30 AM
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It sound's like you are making excuses and trying to justify the way you are getting treated. You are being used, you need to realize that. Stop this cycle of behavior now or it might continue your whole life.
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Old 09-15-2012, 10:35 AM
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My boss isn't living the high life and always tells me he pays employees before himself. The other employees are in the same situation and I asked him why don't you get a line of credit like other businesses do to make paydays more predictable and he said he doesn't want to be in debt and I said so make sure you don't.
100 bucks says he can't get a line of credit even if he wanted to.

Run, quit being used and sue his butt until you get your money. You might be under the threshold still for small claims court.

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Old 09-17-2012, 08:59 AM
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In 25yrs we have never not been able to pay our help in full each week...we do pay a week behind though and that gives us time to collect from clients for work we do..but we always pay in full unless some type of agreement is made BEFORE anyone does any work...(we do work for some companies that take up to 60 days to pay for larger projects) these projects are usually extra $ for my guys and not part of their regular pay...we normally give 1/2 when job is done and balance when we get paid..nobody has ever complained about it and they always welcome the extra money....
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Old 09-17-2012, 08:18 PM
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Get the money your owed and start working for yourself.

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Old 09-27-2012, 09:52 PM
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In my state you have to pay your employees within 8 days of the close of the pay period.

I would demand payment of both wages and expenses in a timely manner! You're an employee, not a bank!!!!
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Old 10-30-2012, 10:37 PM
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I am 16 and I have been hiring people for the past 2 years and I have never missed payday. This guy sounds irresponsible and is every bit a thief. Sue his butt for every penny.
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