I apologize for interrupting your regularly scheduled programming of travel and leisure to bring you back to a show we recently canceled and are re-airing as “2 more months!” At least this time my principals had the good will to inform us first thing in the morning that we wouldn’t be paid on time. We “might get paid by Thursday” when the 5th was technically payday at CPIS.
In other news we also found out the owner/CEO (aka guy who causes all the problems) has been stealing our pensions. Yep, he takes it from our paycheck but not only fails to deposit his matching share but fails to deposit anything into our pension accounts. The pension money isn’t a huge sum but its even more of a slap in the face from this asshole.
The sliver of good news was that we were given permission to have “more play time” today; you better believe every student had a blast today. Even without the most recent salary shenanigans we were all beat from our trips and planned for an easy day. I’m fighting off what I hope is simply a cold I brought back from the Philippines and I know I wasn’t alone in being exhausted on this lovely Monday morning.
At the end of the day I was planning on meeting with my coworkers to discuss our plan of action when the director called me into her office. Her first order of business was a suggestion from the accountant that she deduct the airfare from my salary to which I flat out refused. I reminded her that there was no chance of any transaction without a documented receipt and used this as an segway to bring up the pensions.
“I have to check my pension and my paycheck but based on some of my coworkers it appears that [the owner] has been deducting our pensions from our monthly pay but failing to deposit the money in our actual pension. That’s stealing. I understand the school may be having troubles and while I am quite angry the paychecks are delayed, again, I can understand. He is blatantly stealing our pensions and we won’t stand for it.” Continue reading