02-23-2018 09:36 AM
That stinks ArcheryChic
I hope you get his entire business if he doesn't pay you!
Have you thought of starting your own business like I did? I used to get the run around from owners about my commission checks. One fired me instead of paying me. He lost his business I heard later so what goes around comes around
02-23-2018 11:31 AM
Caveat Emptor. Always notice the small details. You're right to be suspicious, and also to ask for your payment. If today was payday, and you didn't get it. You can escalate to the CEO and HR if youi feel it is appropriate.
One of my past employers owed me more than $100k on a huge deal. At the time, the company was just starting to fall over the cliff's edge, but it was too soon for anyone to notice except the senior management. When I asked for my money, I was told a BS reason for why it wouldn't be paid. Rather than risk having me in the sales pool angry I wouldn't get paid, they found another totally BS reason to suddently end my employment. That deal was the largest in the company's history...
Confidentially, the HR Director advised me to sue for the non-payment since it was a violation of the state's labor laws.
Fast forward 6 months, they were out of business, bankrupt. None of that money paid by the client was paid to me as a commission.
02-26-2018 11:29 AM
@ArcheryChic, that really sucks that you find yourself in this predicament. Bosses can be real **bleep**.
If you have something in writing, then you might want to seek legal advice. Be aware that this would likely be the end of your tenure with this company. If it was all just a verbal agreement, then you will likely have a hard time getting anywhere.
I would suggest that this may be a sign that the company is in financial difficulty, and that it may be time to consider a change. However, since I don't know enough about the situation, this is only my speculation and you would know more about it.
If it's that you're boss is just a greedy **bleep**, then again, I would suggest a change may be in order.
This has happened to me with 2 companies in my career. In each case, the companies gave bogus reasons and justifications for not paying me the earned commissions/bonuses, even though it was written into my contracts. Then, both found ways of getting rid of me through "temporary layoff" and "restructuring".
The only satisfaction that I ever got, was that both companies went bankrupt and disappeared within 2 years of my departure.
I wish I had better advice and more positive personal experience to share.