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Not getting paid for job

pimpyobitch

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I ended up getting a job repairing computers, at a local computer store. The owner said that he wanted to see how I perform, then determine if he wanted to hire me or not. I worked from 9-6 monday through saturday(54hrs), fixing computers with no complaints. Then all of a sudden he decides he doesn't need me to come in any more. That's fine in all, because I hated the job. The problem with it is that I never got paid. And he refuses to pay me.

Now I am debating if I should go after the guy or not.

Violation 1: Person under the age of 20 working more then 40hrs/week.
Violation 2: Not paying worker for time worked.
Violation 3: Not paying overtime for over 40hrs worked.

What do you think?
 

Stardust

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YOU should!! do it do it do it do it pleeease! those mama folkers need to learn that...you should get paid..if youre working..right?
 
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well, you can go about it in two ways. One you can do it legally and go to court, there you will lose because you had no contract or any written work correct? or you can take you hand, place it firmly around the guys neck while he writes the check and you make sure that you cash it before he tells the bank not to allow you to. Afterwards, slam his face into a concrete wall and yell "Im Rich James, Bitch" and really stress the bitch. then walk off and plead amnesia
 

BklynCannonball

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That was poetry.

If you can't intimidate him yourself get someone else. There are plenty of people out there just looking for an opportunity like this.

It's really pathetic when people cheat you out of your money.
 

BklynCannonball

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At least minimum wage my ass! This is not McDonald's you're working at, you were building fucking computers!
 

MetalHead

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Hell yes, that was more than the average "Adult" ,over 21, works in a week. Take him to the cleaners. Just the threat of a lawsuit will definately get you your money.
 
#8
I vote 'YAY' to bring him down...

Yeah, i feel for you. except that i let it go and now i wish that i did something about it... so don't be a punk like me and not take a chance...
 

Nailbomb

I'm just really nice.
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pimpyobitch said:
The owner said that he wanted to see how I perform, then determine if he wanted to hire me or not.
Sounds like an agreement to work for free to me. He could argue that and you lose. You weren't actually hired there, so he doesn't have to pay you.
 

Jung

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pimpyobitch said:
Violation 1: Person under the age of 20 working more then 40hrs/week.
Child labor laws have nothing to do with you being under 20. They're for students under the age of 18.
Violation 2: Not paying worker for time worked.
You were never hired, only hired workers get paid. Sounds like you let yourself get screwed.
 

Brain Spout

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junglizm said:
You were never hired, only hired workers get paid. Sounds like you let yourself get screwed.
still he did work, and that isn't fair imo. id just wait outside his store scaring people away/telling them not to go in. i figure that eventually he'll lose double or triple what he shoudl have paid you, and htat's more htan fair.
 

TwisT

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pimpyobitch said:
I ended up getting a job repairing computers, at a local computer store. The owner said that he wanted to see how I perform, then determine if he wanted to hire me or not. I worked from 9-6 monday through saturday(54hrs), fixing computers with no complaints. Then all of a sudden he decides he doesn't need me to come in any more. That's fine in all, because I hated the job. The problem with it is that I never got paid. And he refuses to pay me.

Now I am debating if I should go after the guy or not.

Violation 1: Person under the age of 20 working more then 40hrs/week.
Violation 2: Not paying worker for time worked.
Violation 3: Not paying overtime for over 40hrs worked.

What do you think?
Don't even hesitate!!! Here I'll geht the ball rollin! Maybe warn him and he may succumb but if not you have nothin to lose and the fucker owes you!! I hate cheap mother fuckers!

BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU LABOR BOARD!
 
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Unfortuneatly.. the guy does have an advantage over you, because technically he didnt hire you, then technically you volunterred for the job, so technically he doesnt have to pay you. I know its crap, but thats just the was the cookie crumbles. Build a bridge and get over it, sorry to be blunt, but thats what you have to do.
 

MetalHead

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DizzyOwnzj00 said:
Unfortuneatly.. the guy does have an advantage over you, because technically he didnt hire you, then technically you volunterred for the job, so technically he doesnt have to pay you.
It's called an understood contract. He knew you were doing work for him and let you do it anyway, knowing that payment would be expected. You are fully within your rights to charge him for the labor, as a matter of fact because you never decided on a price you can charge whatever you want. Legally if someone walks over to your house and starts mowing your yard, and you watch them do this. Then they can charge you whatever they want for the service. Ah, the wonders of the American legal system... anyway get you a lawyer and sue his ass.
 

Nailbomb

I'm just really nice.
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MetalHead said:
It's called an understood contract. He knew you were doing work for him and let you do it anyway, knowing that payment would be expected.
No payment was mentioned, he volunteered.

MetalHead said:
You are fully within your rights to charge him for the labor, as a matter of fact because you never decided on a price you can charge whatever you want. Legally if someone walks over to your house and starts mowing your yard, and you watch them do this. Then they can charge you whatever they want for the service. Ah, the wonders of the American legal system... anyway get you a lawyer and sue his ass.
Nope...I'm not even going to begin pointing out where that's wrong.
 

BklynCannonball

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Yes. Even when it's a try out. I mean the guy was working all day. He wasn't sitting on his ass picking his nose. It was obviously a scam.

You need to take care of this for two reasons:

1: He will pull this shit with other people.
2: This could be the beginning of a really vicious circle. Stand up in situations like these and it'll help you gain experience in case this happens later on with someone else.