Virtual Communications / Scam and cheating
Mr. David Bridge Jr, owner, has refused to pay me for wages earned from Sept 3rd 2008 to Sept 15th 2008, October 15th 2008 to October 31st 2008 and November 1st 2008 to November 9th 2008. I was hired as a salaried W2 employee 09/03/2008. He has refused to pay me claiming that he 'switched me to a 1099 employee' which is a complete fabrication, and I have overwhelming evidence to support this. I was NEVER presented with a change of employment form, and this was never even brought up. I have commenced the correct process of filing a claim and will take all legal steps needed to end this situation and be reimbursed for my time and effort.
On November 9th, 2008, I informed Mr. Bridge that my final day of employment would be Sunday, November 16th, 2008. He replied via email (he would not accept calls) that this was fine, and, in fact, I would not need to finish the week, and that he would accept my resignation effective immediately. Throughout the week I attempted to contact him, via phone, text and email with no success. On November 13th, I finally contacted him by blocking my number. This is when I was informed that I was not to be paid. When I questioned this, he laughed 'Oh, didn't I tell you? I switched you to 1099'
Obviously, he will not get away with this, as the proper protocol has already been enacted. However, for any new employees considering working for him, please consider this review carefully. Also note, you will not receive any material to do your job. I my case, I had to make my own fliers, and my contacts consisted of free 'sales genie' leads that he signed up for (free trail)- over and over- with separate emails.