Im so irritated, i had a good job working with recovering addicts, but i had to quit because my boss was not paying his staff on time. I was behind 3 payrolls. He owed me a great amount of payroll. So, he pays me in full, but not exactly he left out about 3 hundred short. I just thought oh well at least he paid me. Anywho im just irritated because i cant even spend my money on the stuff i need. .im in the process of trying to save for a vehicle… then on the other end i have bills to pay… so, what i have now, i have to manage until i get another job… but then i wanted to put work on hold for awhile to finish school. Now im just like i dont wanna be broke, then on the other hand i need to finish school. Im so overwhelmed… this is life i guess… that i need to get in my head…
Man, I’m sorry you’re in this position. Hang in there. Sending you support and love
I’m sorry this is happening to you. Living life on life’s terms can be really challenging at times. I’ve had more money issues during sobriety than I ever did in active addiction. It took me 2 years to pick up the pieces. Thankfully, the gift of sobriety got me to better days. Hang in there! Having a clear mind to consider your next move is important. Remember, this too shall pass. Sending you strength and hugs.
Let your frustration out, that sucks. You have some big decisions to make, and maybe some tight times ahead, but with the clarity and energy of being sober, I’m sure you can do it!
Thank you for sharing… your right living on life terms is challenging. Im just putting postive thoughts in… again thank you for your support.
Yes, indeed big decisions i have to make… and i will say i can do it…
@Joy4 that’s hard!!! Try not too be to upset, tell your boss in a polite way that you really need to receive what you have worked. . If he doesn’t answer at least he must know the damage you have received
You should report him to your state’s department of labor. This is illegal.
I hope things get better. I’m digging myself out of a bunch of debt from not working through Covid times and an expensive habit! Hoping you find a way to stay caught up and finish school! Good luck, Crystal! You got this!
It is hard… and im pretty much keeping myself positive, trying not overwhelm myself.
Yes, thats what i was told i should have done. Especially with him having a rehabilitation program. He blames achcccs for not paying on time. And ive found out he was not billing the claims on time for the clients we had, also he was putting his personal issues with his kids moms in it… ive found out he was giving them more money. And putting us his workers in debt. And we’ve done so much for him, to keep his program running when he was never there at all. So, each of us left the job one at a time. Now hes working by himself. Lol. Tbh im glad i left that job. But i do regret leaving the clients because my job as being their peer Supporter was a good thing, giving them that their is hope for soberity.
You have a good heart! But you can still report him and get your back pay and hopefully prevent him from doing this to the next batch of employees. Also, payroll should never depend on claims or the payment source. That’s bad practice, this guy doesn’t sound very legit. Which is unfortunately a bit too common in recovery agencies.
Right, i agree also. Thank you for your little convo i appreciate it.
I been in this situation kinda, our payroll checks bounced, more than once, nothing like trying to explain to your creditors that you don’t have the money cause your paycheck bounced.
It sucks leaving a job you enjoyed, when my payroll checks bounced I was a paramedic. I loved the job, but the pay was meager at best, you’ll often see paramedics working 2-3 jobs just to make ends meet, i wanted better. And similar situation, our director was pocketing cash, and skimming off the top for our reimbursements, plus keeping our payroll taxes instead of submitting them to the IRS. It caught up with him eventually and he was paying the IRS back still when he died. The company shut down about a year later.
I really do miss the Job sometimes, but i like being able to survive
Wow i get that. Sorry you went thru that. Im thinking now of finishing school, would be better off for me, better job opportunities with an education. Although like you said you miss your job, as i am gonna miss the work i did also. Maybe in my spare time i can be of service.
This I needed to hear cause this is exactly how I feel ive had money issues galore but I know it’ll get better I just gotta keep trucking along ! ODAAT
Just keep doing the next right thing ODAAT and you’ll come out the other side. It sucks while we’re in it but it won’t last forever.
Educación Is important, and i would never tell anyone to stop pursuing an education
However be prepared mentally and financially it’s a hard balance not sure if you have a family or anything, but make sure just like working on sobriety and yourself have time specifically set aside just for your studies.
Can you do it, hell yeah.
As far as service work. If you have a local in person or online meeting you attend on the regular you can always let them know you are up for service work or peer support,