Last week I was informed I was rude, because I asked if my cheque was coming soon.
M. Klamms asks us to think about the effect that deadbeat customers have on the larger economy. That's a noble and different take on bad customers.
January 16, 2014 by Steve Payne
Editor’s note: We don’t know who M. Klamms is, but he deserves credit for his post (edited version below) about asking to get paid. Rather than whine about the effect on his own bank balance when he gets ripped off by a client, he points out larger impact that deadbeats have on their entire communities.
We think you’re an asset to your community, M. Klamms.
“Last week I was informed I was rude, because I asked if my cheque was coming soon.
Over my last 15 years in business, I have done many jobs and never got paid for them.
And every time it makes my blood boil.
You can’t take everyone to court, or you would be waiting for years – in line.
But I wish there was something in place to make people who do not pay, more accountable. Every job, whether it be big or small, is a factor in our economic landscape. And quite simply, if we do not get paid, we cannot hire people, and so on, and so on.
Like dominoes, businesses start falling down, and pretty soon there are less and less jobs in your community.”