Okay, normally most scams start through the usual internet, but this isn't a normal scam. Anyhow, here is my story.
So looking towards my future here in Paradise (B.C.) I came to the conclusion that I would have to go back to work (driving transport truck) to make a go of it. So after looking around, I noticed lots of Chip trucks in the Hope area, so I checked out there company web sites to see if I could apply online. Long story shorter, my resume was recieved and faxed to a lease owner operator that lives in town. We talked, wage based on trip rates, sounded pretty good, so I agreed to two days of training (free of charge) and the next thing I know, I'm driving a super "B" chip truck hauling out of first Merritt and then Kelowna, since it is a team truck, it runs 24 hours a day and 5 days a week (weekends off). So a couple weeks go by, and I ask about pay day. I'm told that because it is a lease truck, there is a month and half hold back, okay, so a couple more weeks go by and the other driver tells me he hasn't been paid for the month before.
So I ask again when pay day is, and told not till the 9th of March, so now March 9th has passed with the story that the lease holder of the truck hasn't been paid by the company that has the name on the door, and gives me the excuse that if I hold on for a few more days he will have an advance for me. At this point I know something is up, since I have looked into the B.C. Employment standards and it is law that an employee is paid twice a month.
Anyhow, problem is, everyone is pointing fingers at who is responsable. I think my only option is to call employment standards on Monday, I would fill out the self help kit, only issue I have is I don't know what the trip rates are and no one wants to tell me.
6 weeks is a long time with out a pay check, and sure who cares, but if those wood chips aren't hauled, then they can't be shipped to the pulp mill, and if the pulp mill can't make toilet paper, all of you are someday soon going to have an issue in the bathroom.
I feel scammed, angry, confused, and just pissed enough to start blowing people's knee caps off with a shotgun.
Let's hope it doesn't come down to that, it probably wouldn't do me any good other than make me feel better.
For obvious reasons, I haven't named any names.
So anyone ever face the same sort of issue?
What would be a good course of action other than revenge?