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Old 03-19-2014, 02:45 PM   #1
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My employer has fallen behind in payroll, it's only been a weekand there isn't any work this week. I have been at this for 8 months, so I am not sure if this is a common thing in the commercial field or not. Any advice?

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Old 03-19-2014, 02:50 PM   #2
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ERROR: If you can see this, then YouTube is down or you don't have Flash installed.
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It's amazing you even wonder if its normal.
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Hit the road Jack by Ray Charles. Seriously you show up on time every morning to work hard for this guy and he can't pay you on time???? Start looking elsewhere because I can guarantee you it won't be the last time.
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He is also not paying your payroll taxes and unemployment insurance or his suppliers.

Demand payment and research your local options.


Unless you are working under the table. In that case, collect your cash just move on.
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You should have been looking for new employment 8 months ago.

The writing is on the wall.
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I figured I should start looking for a new job.
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I've worked for my share Jerome

They're always just a tad short of that pot of gold & they don't want to lay off a good worker....

My answer to them a few decades ago was to go chase rainbows on my own

My advice to you is, bow out gracefully

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It's only happened this once and surely don't want to burn any bridges. I was hired having zero experience and an grateful the chance to gain experience but I have mouths to feed like everyone else
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My employer has fallen behind in payroll, it's only been a weekand there isn't any work this week. I have been at this for 8 months, so I am not sure if this is a common thing in the commercial field or not. Any advice?
Missing a payroll is the last nail in the coffin. If you don't leave on your own you will be out of work soon anyway with no money to show for it.
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I always told my previous employers if they missed a check on Friday not to look for me on Monday

And one of em was my bro in law
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It's only happened this once and surely don't want to burn any bridges.

Just curious, how long has he been in business?
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You are a man of your own and need to check your feelings at the door.

It is one thing to be thankful for your employment, but don't get caught up in feeling bad about moving on to greener pastures.
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At least 8 years. There is 6 total employees. Work has been very steady up till about 2 weeks ago. Have a bunch of one or two day jobs lately.
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Been with the same shop for five years and never once missed a pay.

If he didn't have a great reason I would be thoroughly insulted. If it happened more than once I would certainly seek employment elsewhere.
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Haven't been paid for jobs we did back in January. It was a big office remodel, design build. said gc isn't paying on time
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At least 8 years. There is 6 total employees. Work has been very steady up till about 2 weeks ago. Have a bunch of one or two day jobs lately.
8 years and can't make payroll.

Bet he has a huge house, new truck, and a boat though huh?
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My former employer would conveniently leave town and the paycheck would bounce. It happened twice and that was enough. You better quit before you really get screwed over.
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The very first payments I make are the people who work for me, everything else comes after that. If I'm not making that payment, there are serious problems.

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