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What's That Moody Blues Song? Ah, Yes. "Ride My Seesaw"...

Yesterday was a day of ups and downs. It began Monday when I discovered two local libraries were looking for reference substitutes. The problem arose when I noticed that deadline for one of them was today and it wasn't clear how to apply for it. So finally got ahold of them yesterday and I was told to download an application and drive it into the town office. Those who know me know how difficult that can be for me to do. I was given the name of the human resources person who told me that, without knowing my driving issue, that I could actually fax it and then send the original by mail! I did so and this made me very happy.

Fast forward a couple hours. I discover my checking account was overdrawn yet again. This was partially my fault as I made a purchase assuming that I would be finally paid for that second week as I was assured I would be. Guess what? I still haven't been! I freely admit I should have waited for full confirmation of the payment but I guess I'm still very naive that when my own agency assures me it was finally taken care of. When the hell am I going to learn my lesson? $270, or whatever it will be after taxes, seems like a paltry sum to take prolonged legal action for but I'm really, really pissed off now. My father recommends basically a boycott of future assignments until I'm paid for that second week and that one day job I did. Wouldn't that hurt me more than them? Although, if they don't pay me anyway, kicking back and enjoying the sun sounds good to me...


Anonymous said…
Goodluck on the library positions! I hope one works out for you :)

As for the money, $270 may not seem like much to you, but to me it seems like a lot of money to not be paid. Especially since you worked. I'd keep harassing the temp agency. I don't think you need to take legal action, at least not yet. Can you get a ride into the office to talk to them in person? That might make a difference so they can't just pass it off once you're off the phone.
~your cousin
Likestrek said…
$270 is a lot of money. I was just wondering if it was enough to seek legal action over.

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