Telling boss I'm not coming back to work – wisest move?

posted 1 month ago in Career
Post # 2
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2018

rachel351 :  You can’t continue like this and you should not.  Tender your resignation AFTER you’ve gotten the job okay?  Never assume the job is in the bag.

Oh and if you’ve signed a contract, reread it and make sure you’re okay.  I’d work with the assumption that you won’t be getting paid and try to buy some time with your landlord now.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee

Who is the boss’s boss? I would start emailing that person and cc your boss. Definitely do not tender render resignation until you have another offer letter in hand.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2018

Dear heart, you can’t work if you’re sick and without pay you can be sick a while.   Now normally I wouldn’t suggest doing that…its unprofessional.  However, by being shady and not paying you your employer has lost all credibility and any expectation of professionalism from employees.

You have to do what’s best for YOU because your employer is doing the same for themselves.  If they were really concerned about the welfare of their employees they would’ve had a meeting where things would’ve been explained and asked you to volunteer your time until they can get back on their feet.  They would’ve tried to work things out with you….they’re choosing instead to lie and be evasive and do everything they can to keep the doors open so the $$ keeps flowing into their pockets.  They’ve mismanaged the money and you’re paying the price.

Post # 7
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Busy bee

Do people pay tuition for their kids to attend this school? Or is there state/ city funding involved? I would call a meeting with the head of the parents’ group (assuming there is one) ASAP so they all know the teachers haven’t been paid in 60 days. If there is any government funding involved, contact your local elected officials. I’d also contact reporters at your local newspaper or tv station.

 

Time to put some pressure on this woman to pay up. 

 

And yes, go to the interview on Monday. You clearly need to find a new place to work but don’t just give up on the 2 months’ salary you’re owed either. 

Post # 8
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Employers often stop paying employees when they are having financial torubles and are about to go belly up themselves.

I too would be “sick” unitl the new job was a sure thing, then tender my immediate resignation.

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2017

That’s just ridiculous. Is there a government body/labor board that you can report this to? Non payment and late payments, missing pay are breaking employment standards in most developed countries and your employer can be forced to pay/fined. 

Post # 10
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Bumble bee

I would feel zero obligation toward this organization- let’s face it, even a whore doesn’t give it away for free. 😉 why on earth should YOU have to try and set up meetings to ensure that they PAY YOU? You’ve earned it! This situation makes me over the top pissed.

If you interview at the other place and they offer you the job, just take it. 

Alternately,  you can always tell her, ” I will not be showing up for work until I am payed what I am owed. ” Let them figure it out! You and your colleagues might want to lawyer up. I’m certainly no attorney but I know there are a number of bees that are. I hope one of them reads this, as I am sure they will have some good advice.

 

 

Post # 11
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Helper bee

It blows my mind that shes on holiday and no ones been paid in months!? Has she been paid? I believe you can file a grievance against the board. Who pays her salary— it’s usually the school board who is over her. I would also speak to an attorney. Do everything in writing and print out your statements. If I were you I would quit in writing as soon as your offered the new position. Let the school know that it’s due to non payment of your salary and add up what you should be paid. I would say that you expect to receive the entirely of your back pay by the end of the month. 

Post # 13
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2017

rachel351 :  I wouldn’t lie. Calling in sick will just give her more time to not pay you and feel no rush to. Tell her “im not coming in until I get paid, won’t be working for free. I will be looking for another job if my paychecks keep being a month late. Let me know when the money is ready”. Agree with pp that you need to keep records of everything and if needed send her/the institution a letter demanding your backpay.

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee

Do not accept cash. That isn’t traceable and would undermine your efforts to get your money if you need to go through a lawyer. Tell her you need to be paid via an official check from the organization. Do not go into work and stay “sick” that day. I’d also wait to see if you get the job Monday. If you get it great! Then you can tell that woman you are going to report her to the parents who pay tuition so they know their tuition money isn’t being used appropriately. I would also threaten to report it to your local news chanel. I’m sure there is also an employee advocacy government agency where you are and i would tell her I would also report them to that agency. It’s no skin off your back because once she pays you in full you quit. When you quit make sure you send an email resigning and explicitly stating your lack of payment as the reason why so you have a paper trail. I’d cc every single teacher on your resignation email. Oh and have no more contact with the woman who snitched on you. You can also call a lawyer in your area that specializes in employment law and ask them what your options are. Usually consultations are free. It should give you some ideas about where you stand legally.

Hope you get the new job! Keep us updated. rachel351 :  

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