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need some help

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by docsgmc, Dec 25, 2007.

  1. docsgmc

    docsgmc Senior Member
    Messages: 345

    i plowed for a guy last year.........i had an 8' western plow and i charged $100 and hour....or shall i say he payed me $100 an hour........i did all banks........plus walk ways and salting.......for the banks.......everything was great untill the last snow/salt we had.....i did 25 hours.....and now it is the end of december and i still have not gotin payed....:angry:.:realmad:...i now work for a new guy that seemes to be realy good........how can i get this guy to pay for last year .......any ideas? i need the ...payup
     
  2. Metro Lawn

    Metro Lawn PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,302

    small claims court.... best advice I can give... or contact the Bank.. let them know that their contractor is refusing to pay his employees... he could risk losing the contract and pay you
     
  3. docsgmc

    docsgmc Senior Member
    Messages: 345

    i also payed an employee $500 cash out of my pocket so he is up to $3,000 total.........we only had a hand shake agreement.......he keeps saying he is waiting on a check himself......i think he is stalling:nono:
     
  4. Winterized

    Winterized Senior Member
    Messages: 120

    If he is telling you he has no money to pay you? He must be very bad at running a business... or a liar. In either case it's bad for you!

    My two cents for this is... there are some people that have no shame or sense of right or wrong. If you try to bully or bluff him and it does not work, you have burned one bridge. You are out nothing but a little of your pride if you play the understanding and sympathetic soul. You can be firm and committed to getting this resolved with him, but leaving his ego intact.

    If this does not work for you ... then.. you find a good lawyer full of hate and nail his sack to a stump!
     
  5. bltp203

    bltp203 Senior Member
    Messages: 484

    I sign a contract with those I sub for. I include the language that my invoices will be paid within 30 days. I then also add that if I have to sue them for back payment, then they agree to pay all attorneys fees.

    The way I see it, if they won't agree to those terms, then they are not worth working for.
     
  6. LwnmwrMan22

    LwnmwrMan22 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 28,000

    Well wait a minute.

    So you're saying that you subbed for a guy.

    When was the last storm / event that you had??

    Here if you sub for someone, it may take 30-60 even up to 90 days to get paid.

    Most guys aren't going to pay you out of their own pocket, they're going to wait until they get the check from the client, at least here anyways.

    It's why I don't sub anymore.

    Soooo.. if it's been less than a month, you really don't have anything to complain about.

    The guy's not going to pay you $3000 out of his own pocket before he gets paid.

    Orrrr... if it's last year, as in 2006-2007, then you'd better get to steppin with the small claims courts, or the guy may disappear on you.

    His name isn't Tony, is it??
     
    Last edited: Dec 25, 2007
  7. docsgmc

    docsgmc Senior Member
    Messages: 345

    no this was last december ...one year ago....not this year
     
  8. nicksplowing

    nicksplowing PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,226

    DEPENDING ON HOW WELL YOU KNOW THIS GUY SOUNDS TO ME LIKE YOU ARENT GETTING PAID STEP UP OR GET OVER IT HES NOT PAYING YOU WITH JUST SOME IDLE QUESTIONS OF WHERES MY MONEY???? :angry:TELL HIM payupTHE $%^ UP