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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...

Comments

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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