I told him, if it wasn't paid, then I couldn't continue working.
He asked me if I was quitting. I told him I didn't want to quit, but I was due my wages.
He asked me abruptly if I was working today. I indicated I was.
He told me he would talk to Linda, his wife and left in a huff.
Keep in mind, all I had done was ask for unpaid overtime (Two Thursday nights at 5 hours each, one 12 hour Saturday and one 6 hour Sunday).
So my boss comes home and says he cut me a check for the missing overtime. He said he realized he needed to keep better track of it.
So, I open the envelope and the check is there, in the correct amount.\
He also supplied a YTD 1099, projected through Friday.
I have been getting paid cash all this time, minus the check. We only ever talked about being paid off the books. Now, he is basically handing me an enormous tax bill. I am so upset! This will be like 5K just for the first half of the year as an independent contractor. How can he do this? And seriously, just because I asked for wages that were due to me? That I wanted specifically to pay off a credit card?
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