I'm a full-time guitar and piano teacher and I have two students through Amadeus. I started with the first one through them about a year ago, and I have consistently been jerked around when I email them to request payment. The quickest it has ever happened is about 6 weeks, and I always have to send at least 3-4 requests. As I get progressively more pissed off, they always respond apologetically and blame it on the "payroll department", and they tell me that they have no contact with the payroll dept. except by email, and they also told me 8 months ago that they were getting ready to implement an auto-pay system, but obviously that hasn't happened, as I currently owed for 16 lessons that I originally requested over a month ago, and even when they give me final notice that payment has been mailed, it takes a few weeks, and that hasn't happened yet.
Anyway, I've been through so many headaches with this company and it's somewhat comforting to see that other teachers feel the same way, although it mostly just makes me more angry. Class action lawsuit? I would absolutely love to take part in that. I wonder if it's legally feasible.
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