Thursday, August 20, 2009

Paycheck Love.

I hate chasing paychecks.

I hate it when they say "We'll send you your check Monday morning after wrap" instead of handing it to you at the end of the night.
I hate it when they don't send it out Monday morning.
I hate it when it's not in my mailbox yet and it's the Friday after.
I hate it when it's been weeks since wrap and I still haven't received my check.
I hate it when it's been months since wrap and I still haven't received my check.
I hate it when your Best Boy just happens to be out of town when you call to ask him what's going on with accounting.
I hate it when he says he'll deal with it when he gets back.
I hate it even more when he finally calls me, but says it'll be another week or so longer.
I hate it when a couple of weeks come and go and still no paycheck.
I hate it when I call up the Best Boy again, and he passes me off to someone in production. "He's in charge of it now, not me," he says.
I hate it when that person says he'll send it out on the 4th. It finally comes on the 11th, and you notice the post mark on the envelope is from the 8th.
I like it when I finally get paid.

I hate it when then the check bounces.


The Grip Works said...

In India, a bounced check is a criminal offense. The producer can go to jail for it.

Sanjay Sami

John said...

It's definite kick in the teeth when you jump through so many fiery hoops to have that happen at the end.

I had a commercial job take six months to get me a pay cheque. Only to find out they under paid me by half. It only took the threat of legal action and them paying three times what they were supposed to pay me plus legal fees; it to take only three days to fix.

Layers are good for some things.

A.J. said...

Sanjay - If only that's how it was over here...

John - Waiting six months to get paid is way too long. I'm glad your story has a happy ending to it though. I'm trying not to get too "sue happy" here, but it is getting to the point where I'm starting to look into taking some legal action.

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