For the past few weeks, I've been putting my off hours into scrapping aluminum from unwanted signs that my company throws away. Through a whole lot of sweating and no small amount of bleeding I have managed to amass 1,600 or so pounds so far. I called a local scrap company to see about getting cash only for my work and they told me that I needed to call them the day before I was to arrive with the scrap so they could get the money together. I called the company Tuesday to let them know I was coming Wednesday so they could be prepared (cash only) when my dad showed up in the dump truck loaded with all my hard work. My pop shows up yesterday while I'm at work and they weigh him before he dumps the aluminum and then they weigh him after. He goes in to collect the money and they hand him a slip of paper noting his weight and the dollar amount to be payed, but it isn't an IOU or a promissary note etc. It's just a note with a dollar amount on it and the weight of the scrap aluminum. They tell him that they don't have the money and he will have to come back today to get it. Instead of telling them to load the aluminum back up, he accepts this and leaves. When I got off work, I was filled in on all the details and handed my note that I've worked so hard for. This place has a good name locally and they don't have a reputation for screwing people over. I followed their instructions and end up in this position? Not cool. Dad is normally pretty sharp and very business like, but he's a good ole country boy and he's a tad too trusting of businesses etc at times.
I call this morning and repeated what my dad told me and told the lady that I'll take my payment in check form if absolutely necessary, but I'd prefer cash. She replied that they only dealt in cash. Before I hung up I said "I'll be there around noon to collect my money. The accountant woman said "Ok. We'll try to have it ready for you."
TRY? She's gonna TRY to have my money waiting for me? Ain't that just great! If she's gonna TRY to have my money, I guess I'll have to TRY keeping my hands off her neck and TRY to not strangle her to death. The reason I went there is because they have a good rep, reasonable rates and paid cash. I have a little more scrap to go, but I won't be returning there if they can't get their act together. I'm nervous and very irritable to be put in this circumstance. I didn't bust my butt all those nights/weekends and load a dump truck in the rain two nights ago to get a stinking NOTE.