June 17th, 2014

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:sigh:

So. Ms. boss's att'y waited until AFTER hours to contact my att'y on Friday. My att'y got ahold of him yesterday AM......and he wants to negotiate. For LESS. :bangs head:

My att'y told me that he told him that if company was his client, he'd have told them to write the checks and walk away. He asked me if I was willing to negotiate, and I said, 'Well..yeah. UP. This has gotten ridiculous, and I'm getting angry now. Ask him if $45K is good for him? I'm sorry..but this has me upset. THEY issue me a contract then refuse to honor it when push comes to shove - why should I take less than they PROMISED me???"

He agreed with me (well, maybe not with the amount, and I honestly, truly do not WANT more than I was promised, but......:sigh:)....and told me he'd call her att'y back and see.

I haven't heard from him yet....but it looks like I will be going to court.

The bad thing is - she's also fighting my unemployment, which has put us in a severe bind. The severance would pay off all the bills, meaning that the unemployment would be moot; now? Now, we NEED that money just to stay afloat. :sigh:

Prayers would be MUCH appreciated for a resolution here, because I am a basket case right now. (The "good" news is that I have half a sock already. Nervous energy for the win, I guess. :weak grin:)

Anyway. Enough belly-aching for the day. I need to stay positive. And I need to get photos of the new kids - both for y'all and for CraigsList. They ARE cute and bouncy and adorable! :fingers crossed: they all sell quickly...that would help out with the bill situation!

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UPDATE!!!!!

See, prayer works!

At 4:30 I got an email from my att'y; work's att'y had sent him a Release form for me to sign. Soon as they get the original, they will cut 1 check.

Yes, *1*.

No, they are NOT paying my attorney fees. :growl:

No, this isn't fair. I shouldn't have to pay legal fees to get something that they promised me. BUT, as I told SG - Money in hand NOW is better than maybe a little more money months down the road (when we're behind on all the bills and interest rates are piling up.)

I printed the form, signed it (under protest) and scanned it and sent it to my attorney; SG will hand-deliver the original tomorrow morning (since the attorney's office is just up the street from SG's office. Convenient, that!) Work will have no reason to not cut the check this week - but I'm pretty sure they'll find one. :big sigh:

At least I should have it soon...and I can pay off all the bills. Won't have as much "free" money left, but hey - the bills will be *gone*.

Thank God, and thank y'all for all y'all's support. This has been a longer road than it should have been..but the end is in sight!

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