A few weeks ago my estranged husband lost his job. I wrote about how freaked out I was and I have to admit, I’m still having moments where the reality of him being on unemployment shakes me up. No way the top amount of what he can receive will take care of two homes.
Well, yesterday when I went to drop some stuff off with him, he showed me a paper sent by his former boss’s accountant. He outright lied saying Rick was fired for stealing information…WHAT? How about he wasn’t getting paid (for almost a month) and wanted to take his paid vacation, which is when the “talk” came up and he was fired. Hmmm I didn’t realize asking to take a paid vacation was the same as stealing information.
Then, and this is rich, he, the accountant, says that he was there and saw the boss “hand Rick his paycheck.” Well, I tell you what, God was watching over us in this situation because guess what? I was just leaving Rick’s apartment when the mailman shows up WITH his paycheck. WITH. HIS. PAYCHECK. So, outright lying!! I’d love to see this guys license revoked.
Rick went to the elders at our church because he wanted to have this taken care of outside of the legal system and avoid court if possible. All he wanted was his last paycheck, his vacation pay and his expense pay. That’s it. Nothing unreasonable. The boss said he’d go talk with them, but that it wouldn’t change his decisions.
Now, on Wednesday night the boss will go first and state his side. Then it’s Rick’s turn and he has asked me to go along because I’ve been a witness to a little tiny bit of what’s occurred. As I said in my post, Rick has kept meticulous records with his work and that may be his saving grace.
For this guy to do what he’s doing, not paying Rick, lying, etc is wrong on so many levels, but I can guarantee you one thing. If we don’t get justice now, it will be served cold to him when he stands before his Maker. You can’t treat people like this, call yourself a believer and then run crying foul! What goes around comes around and I hope it bites him on the backside in the end.
Any suggestions on how to get through this? These are people I go to church with. His wife and I go to the same Bible Study together. His son helps out in the kids program. And they both work for/with him. I want to go up to him and tell him he should be ashamed of himself.