Received Friday, March 9, 2007
Just before Christmas 2006, I started watching two children from a family that lives right around the corner from me. I received full payment in December, but have yet to receive a dime for January. Through the entire month of January, the mom kept telling me she'd pay me xx amount at such and such time. Then her husband signed up through something at work - they would take money out of paycheck and pay me through that, and was told that I would be paid in full on February 15 for all January and the amount owed to me in February. I signed this paper over two week ago, and still haven't received payment. I emailed the mom yesterday to ask her once again if she knew when I would be paid. I have not heard anything from her as of yet, and am really not expecting a response.
I am now printing up all the email communications I've had with her in the last month and am heading up to the court-house today to file a small claims against them. I have been unable to take on another highly-interested family because of this (I had a feeling all along that I would need to take it to court). I truly wish it didn't have to go this far, but I'm out of options and way out of patience.
- Frustrated in Colorado