Financial Pickle

You know we are in quite the financial predicament. We are all ready living paycheck to paycheck, trying to keep a roof over our heads while we swim in medical debt. To top it off, my husband’s pay check bounced. This is the 3rd time his pay check has bounced in a year. In addition to the check bouncing, his checks are always late. His payroll isn’t current. His 7/20 paycheck (the last one he received) was actually paying him for the end of June. So, his 7/20 check bounced and he’s yet to receive his 8/5 paycheck. So, basically, he hasn’t been paid for over a month’s worth of work.

We don’t know what to do. His “boss” was someone we loved dearly and called family at one point and time. She made a choice to walk away from our family, but that choice was never ours. In fact, I recently extended a hand of friendship, in the hopes of letting her know that it wasn’t too late.

Mike asked me if he should even go to work tonight. If he hasn’t been paid for over a months worth of work, does it make sense for him to keep working? Now, while the company Mike works for pays his check, the place he actually maintains contracts his company and they have likely held up their end of the deal and paid for the services.

What do we do? Regardless of what he does tonight…how do we survive financially, if he doesn’t ever get paid for the work he’s done and has to find a new job?

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2 Comments

  1. Cris said,

    August 12, 2008 at 7:14 pm

    I can’t even imagine, but at the same time. It’s wholly unacceptable how Mike gets paid. That always blows my mind when I hear about it. 😦

  2. "boss" said,

    August 15, 2008 at 5:33 pm

    Wouldn’t it be a perfect world if people gave other people a chance to clear their name before they decided to smear it??? If the feelings are that strong perhaps the better answer for Mike and his family is to give a 2 week notice and move on to bigger and better things. Or maybe look at the bigger picture, which is how long Mike has worked for the company and this is the first year that he has ever experienced this. Can anyone truly say that the economy and big business has gotten better, or worse??? Try to run a small business in this day and age and don’t experience some hiccups, if you can then my hat is off to you. I would also like to ask that my personal life stays out of this situation, this is not a personal situation


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