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Like many people across the country, I have been out of work for some time. About a month ago, I was going through craigslist and found a guy looking for some painting work done. I gave him a call and it turns out the guy runs a landscape and maintainence company. He told me he had a job going on scraping, priming, and painting some exterior trim on an apartment complex he manages. We agree on a price per hour and I go out to the job. When I get out there we start talking more and he tells me that he manages a lot of properties and also does snow plowing in the winter. I end up working for this guy for the next two weeks. Meet at his house in the morning, drive his truck, use his tools, etc. The whole time he's talking about all these jobs he has lined up and all these plowing contracts for the winter. The whole time he keeps telling me to write down all my hours and then give it to him and that I will get paid every other week.
Two weeks goes by and I still haven't seen any money. Every time money comes up he says he will have it for me. Now by this time I am not doing any more work for him. Another week goes by and he says he had to go out of town for a death in his family. A few days later he calls me and tells me that he is gonna be in my area and that I will have my money by the evening. Never calls back.
It's now been over a month and I have yet to see a dime from him. He has told me four times that he will have my money by the end of the day. It's gotten to the point where he won't answer my calls or return messages.
Basically I need some advice on what to do.


Cliff notes... Worked for someone, never got paid, been over a month and now won't answer my calls or return messages.
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Yes I know where he lives
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the time to take him to small claims court will be fucked up and youll wait for years. spill his info here and lets all fucken ruin him as much as we can and trash his name and his business on here for ALL to see.

we will make it local news and anytime that fuckers name comes up or his business name it will show on search engines.

also call the cops and file a report maybe for fraud.



if all fails: kick his ass in!!!



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God invented knee caps for a reason.

I'm sure some might object to mentioning an oxidizer and an eyeball.... so we'll go with kneecaps.
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I like your thinking
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do what i suggest 1st. if it fails, give me his info ill stage a meet for a job i need done and have you with some of the guys and we will get your money.



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do what i suggest 1st. if it fails, give me his info ill stage a meet for a job i need done with you and some of the guys and we will get your money.
A friend of mine recommended the same thing. This guy was always talking about going to do bids.
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Pay a visit and let him know you don't work for free. The IRS will be very interested in your lost income.
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Pay a visit and let him know you don't work for free. The IRS will be very interested in your lost income.
Bingo... that's the "GO ahead.. go to the authorities" hedge bet.

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If he fucked you over he fucked others over too... It's a habit and he does it because he gets away with it.
Never thought of that. I think you hit the nail on the head.
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Bingo... that's the "GO ahead.. go to the authorities" hedge bet.
Those motherfuckers can make your life miserable.
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Never thought of that. I think you hit the nail on the head.
It's a cumulative thing... you're not the first, you won't be the last... and most people just throw their arms in the air and say "Oh Well" and leave it alone...

... and the fucker continues to get away with it.

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the time to take him to small claims court will be fucked up and youll wait for years. spill his info here and lets all fucken ruin him as much as we can and trash his name and his business on here for ALL to see.

we will make it local news and anytime that fuckers name comes up or his business name it will show on search engines.

also call the cops and file a report maybe for fraud.



if all fails: kick his ass in!!!

+1
theres a bunch of people on craigslist that are calling people out for non payment of service.
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Those motherfuckers can make your life miserable.
Yes and no... I'm of the very tiny 'no' crowd and now that I'm off my 'probation' so to speak.. that would be a good story over a nice cigar and bottle

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theres a bunch of people on craigslist that are calling people out for non payment of service.
I saw that too. It was someone hiring guys to do painting work and not paying them. It's not the same guy i'm dealing with.
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Yes and no... I'm of the very tiny 'no' crowd and now that I'm off my 'probation' so to speak.. that would be a good story over a nice cigar and bottle
Let me know and I'll suppy the cigars and scotch.
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the mention of the I.R.S. just sent fucken chills down my spine...lol



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I know people talked about placing a lien on the guys house. but not sure if you can do it cuz your not a contractor.
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It's a cumulative thing... you're not the first, you won't be the last... and most people just throw their arms in the air and say "Oh Well" and leave it alone...

... and the fucker continues to get away with it.
+1

Take action asap. You don't have to be violent just direct and real. Just remember, he's a dumbass for letting you know where he lives. Make him aware of it.
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the mention of the I.R.S. just sent fucken chills down my spine...lol
It has that effect on all of us my friend.
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I'm not sure how a lein would work out. If it would be against his property or the property I worked on. Another thing that sucks is I live on the southwest side by Midway Airport. This job was in Deerfield. So in addition to the money he owes me, I also spent a good chunk on gas back and forth. Now I know in the trades thats something that comes with the territory, but still.
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the mention of the I.R.S. just sent fucken chills down my spine...lol
Dude, my CPA was like "HOLY SHIT" I would have charged you 12 grand and don't think I could have done that good.

Took care of my shit myself back yonder and afterwards they had some 'policy' changes... coincidence?


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I'm not sure how a lein would work out. If it would be against his property or the property I worked on. Another thing that sucks is I live on the southwest side by Midway Airport. This job was in Deerfield. So in addition to the money he owes me, I also spent a good chunk on gas back and forth. Now I know in the trades thats something that comes with the territory, but still.
Go pay a visit to his home and if that doesn't work I'll tell you how to place a lien on his property. Liens do not guaranty payment.
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The key is you have to take action. All the advice in the world will not help you if you don't take action.
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What's the name of the landscaping company. I used to work for the biggest power equipment dealer around and I know tons of the landscaper company owners since landscapers were our customers. I still talk to a couple people from the old job and could try to get you another phone number for you to use or something.

Take it to the STREETS!
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I know people talked about placing a lien on the guys house. but not sure if you can do it cuz your not a contractor.
When you work for yourself you are doing contract labor. The government considers you to be an independent contractor.
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When you work for yourself you are doing contract labor. The government considers you to be an independent contractor.
Nice and legal, there should be a 10-99 involved. . .

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