I am constantly amazed at what little respect employers and co-workers have for other people’s paychecks.
A morning phone call with my husband reminded me of how frequently this problem comes up in the workplace. He is a subcontractor and bills for his work on a daily basis. The person in charge of processing that billing is consistently dismissive about any problems that come up.
“Oh, it will probably be fine.”
“If there’s a problem, we’ll just resubmit the invoice and you’ll get paid for it next time.”
“What’s the big deal? It will get taken care of eventually.”
Statements like this make my normally mild mannered husband fume, and understandably so. After all, the reason he shows up to work every day is to get paid. It’s kind of a big deal in our household. And while his monthly bills aren’t his co-worker’s concern, presumably she has personal experience with the expectation of being paid properly and on time.
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