What to do about bad payroll.

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by MacTruck, Jun 23, 2004.

  1. MacTruck

    MacTruck LawnSite Member
    Posts: 10

    Ive got a problem. I work for a small lawn care business. Just two of us. I was interested in getting into lawncare as a carrer, and he agreed to take me on. Ive learned a lot and had a GREAT time and love every minute of it, but my last two pay checks have bounced.:eek: Can anyone recomend a goodway to go about this?
  2. imowstraightlines

    imowstraightlines LawnSite Member
    Posts: 6

    go into buisiness with another person ;)
  3. Trevors Lawn Care

    Trevors Lawn Care LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,180

    agreed...work for someone else. You probably wouldnt want to learn to much from this guy anyways...he obviously is doing things wrong.

  4. chuckers

    chuckers LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 657

    quick books keeps all my stuff straight
  5. dvmcmrhp52

    dvmcmrhp52 LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Pa.
    Posts: 4,205

    When you mess with a person's paycheck you have no morals.
  6. KL Squared

    KL Squared LawnSite Member
    Posts: 113

    Ask for him to take you to his bank and pay you in cash. You have every right to be paid on time and in full. I would consider finding something else until you can start your own business.
  7. MacTruck

    MacTruck LawnSite Member
    Posts: 10

    I really dont want to leave because he is talking about moving to Texas next season to take a job and he will leave me his accounts. Its not many, but its a start. Im thinking about making him pay me in cash from now on, but would that mess with the books/irs at all? Its really a pain cause I have court fines do that i can pay and they dont care that I have the money. they just care that i havent payed.
  8. Lawn Dog2001

    Lawn Dog2001 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,027

    First off have it out with your boss. Thats messed up! Second, once you get paid, find a new company to work for. Im sure you will find a job you can enjoy as much, working for someone who's checks wont bounce.
  9. txlawnking

    txlawnking LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,905

    To say I'd be pissed would be an understatement, I'd get my bread and roll If I were you, In my Opinion, you'd be a fool to work for him after that. But again that's MY opinion....
  10. Gene $immons

    Gene $immons LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,028

    My business accounts can fluctuate $30,000 within a few days.

    That's life. I'm sure he will pay you.

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