Post Reply What's the longest period of time you've not been paid for work?
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25 / M / Sydney, Australia
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Posted 8/4/13 , edited 8/4/13
1 month (and counting) for me, I've contacted my manager and she said "admin problems".



What's the longest period of time you've not been paid (on time/payday) for paid work? And if you feel like sharing, what was the reason?
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31 / M / Colorado Springs,...
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Posted 8/4/13
I once worked for about 3-4 weeks before receiving a paycheck. It was apparently due to direct deposit issues because they skip the first payment and I opted for it instead of paper checks.

Other than that, if retirement counts. Technically, I'm not being payed for any work. ;p
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21 / M / New Jersey
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Posted 8/4/13
2 weeks only because when i first started that is how long it took to get your first paycheck. On another note if i haven't got paid like you in over a month i would be flipping out and depending on the job probably wouldn't be working their anymore.
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Posted 8/4/13
I do not spent the money I work for so I never keep track
Posted 8/4/13
Three weeks due to withholding.
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Posted 8/4/13
still not paid for work i did a year ago lol but in the end i just felt really sorry for the family 'cuz they were going through tough times so maybe that doesn't count

at the actual workplace i had a paycheck that was cut in half and the rest didn't come until 2 weeks later. No longer work there either lol
Posted 8/4/13
3 weeks....it sucks....without money being gained it is so hard to keep working.
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Posted 8/4/13
22 days haha
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20 / M / Canada
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Posted 8/4/13
19 years.
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55 / F / Truth or Conseque...
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Posted 8/5/13
I can't beat 19 years! I did work for one bunch though; we were doing phone soliciting. One day the leasing company came and got our desks and chairs so we sat on the floor and made calls. Then the phone company came and got our phones (yeah, long time ago). We got sent home early. The next day we arrived for work and the door was locked. No one ever showed up. I called labor board and it turns out the whole thing was a scam, but they were chasing them and trying to get the money back. A couple years later I got a check from the labor board for about half what I was owed, saying they had caught them and gotten at least some of the money owed workers.

As an artist and free lancer, I've been stiffed (not paid at all) more than once. I figure...karma works.
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Posted 8/5/13
4 weeks -- just the normal delays in administrative efficiency (manager kept forgetting to set up my direct deposit).
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