'forgot' to pay me....

(104 Posts)
poorandpissedoff Thu 22-Sep-16 18:25:11

Got my pay slip (monthly) today to find due to a massive cock-up on their part, they will be under paying me by £600 tomorrow. I've been told there's nothing they can do and i'll have to wait till next pay day for it to be paid. No compassion what so ever.

AIBU to want to cause hell over this. I refuse to be without half my pay for another 4 weeks! I won't be able to afford to live. Apparently is it the norm for people to wait till their next pay day, even when it's their fault. Norm for them maybe! Is it actually normal to wait?

No you should not be out of pocket, ask for a cheque/bankers draft

wheresthel1ght Thu 22-Sep-16 18:27:49

I would be demanding they pay it either as cash/BACS payment or you will be seeking legal advice - they have breached their contract with you

2kids2dogsnosense Thu 22-Sep-16 18:28:12

This makes me so angry! It happened to a friend some years ago and she got the "nothing we can do" either. I can't see why not - it's their mistake and they should be able to raise an emergency cash transfer FFS.

How would they be able to manage with half their pay? People have commitments - mortgage, car etc as well as food and fun, and can't just say "Oh well, I'll only pay half this month because my Arsehole employer didn't bother to give me my wages."

Are you in a union? See if they can make them pull their finger out.

saveforthat Thu 22-Sep-16 18:28:30

No they are trying it on. My company tried to do this to me. They can make an emergency payment. Its just more hassle for them

MarcelineTheVampire Thu 22-Sep-16 18:29:33

They can make a CHAPs payment- go and see HR. They are trying it on as it costs them to do it.

MoreGilmoreGirls Thu 22-Sep-16 18:29:54

Of course there is something they can do they can transfer you the money that they owe you. What a load of rubbish, is it just you or have they done this to others too? I'd def kick up a massive fuss.

booksandcoffee Thu 22-Sep-16 18:30:20

There is no way you should have to put up with this. Fight it all the way to the top if you need to.

swizzlestar Thu 22-Sep-16 18:31:00

That's absolute rubbish! If they can't redo the actual pay roll, they can make an interim payment to you as a loan that's deducted from your next payment.

kimlo Thu 22-Sep-16 18:31:33

The twice this has happened to me it has happened on the friday and I have had the money by the tuesday. and both times my boss has offered to lend me the shortfall untill the money was in my bank.

PepsiPenguin Thu 22-Sep-16 18:35:45

The company can and should make the payment, immediately. It is not normal for people to wait to be paid in these cases (if paid in arrears it will be eight weeks in arrears) it is normal for responsible employers to do all they can to rectify ASAP. It could be paid by CHAPS usually about 24hrs or BACHS which is a bit longer.

Don't take no for an answer, speak to your manager and if the correct answer is not received go to HR.

This is their cock up they should rectify it ASAP.

ScarletOverkill Thu 22-Sep-16 18:38:37

I agree with everyone else in that they can sort it sooner they just don't want to as it's more hassle for them

HerFaceIsAMapOfTheWorld Thu 22-Sep-16 18:42:02

I would be mad at this not everyone is a millionaire who can just live until next pay day how annoying of them to even suggest that

CodyKing Thu 22-Sep-16 18:43:38

Happened to me. We get paid early at Christmas and I still needed gifts and food etc

They raised a cheque -

Really bad .... Ring HR

GardenGeek Thu 22-Sep-16 18:47:55

Of course then can,

They could even give you a cheque 'advance' (not that its really an advance because its the opposite really) to balance out the lack of payment now with next months rebate through payroll.

QueenLaBeefah Thu 22-Sep-16 18:48:28

They can pay but they can't be arsed. Kick up an almighty fuss.

MadameCholetsDirtySecret Thu 22-Sep-16 18:49:19

I can guarantee that if it had happened to the MD they would rectify it pretty quickly. Raise a real stink until they pay you.

EssexGurl Thu 22-Sep-16 18:49:34

Sorry - but having worked in HR previously, I would say this is unacceptable.

If it is your mistake - eg not submitting overtime on time - then yes'm you should wait until next pay run.

If it is the company's fault then they should pay you ASAP by BACS / CHAPS.

Please persue this. You need this money - although actually, that s irrelevant. They have not paid you what you are entitled to and they should rectify their mistake.

Musicaltheatremum Thu 22-Sep-16 18:56:52

They can pay you. I've made a mistake on a payroll before and rectified it. I'm horrified if I make a mistake. It's not fair on those who rely on their pay to pay their bills.

DixieWishbone Thu 22-Sep-16 18:59:38

This is not normal. At all. Only a truly incompetent and terrible manager/employer would expect you to wait for your wages. Paying employees on time is one of the most basic business requirements. If a company is incompetent at doing that, they aren't going to be in business long. Four weeks is beyond ridiculous to wait.

They can either issue an emergency cheque or make an emergency electronic transfer of funds. Even if a company has an external payroll and cheque issuing service and only issues checks once a month, they must have provision for emergencies. This is an emergency.

QueenLizIII Thu 22-Sep-16 19:02:07

Dont bother the legal route as someone said. By the time the court issues a claim form and serves it, it will near as damn it pay day anyway.

Just make then issue you an emergency payment.

Planty18 Thu 22-Sep-16 19:02:07

They can pay you same day or next via BACS. I used to have to raise emergency payments all the time when people made errors of this kind. It used to cost us £120 a time which is why they won't want to do it but that is tough luck for them!!

0nTheEdge Thu 22-Sep-16 19:06:35

If it's your standard wages, then I'm pretty sure they have a legal obligation to pay you in full on time. Not sure if it's different for overtime, etc. They can do an adjustment to the payroll to pay you, or they can put it through as an 'advance' on the system and do the adjustment with the next payroll. If it's their fault, they need to fix it! I've worked in payroll for a few different companies, big and small, and a mistake by the company would always be rectified.

MrsCampbellBlack Thu 22-Sep-16 19:10:16

Definitely not on. We are a fairly small company - around 40 employees and I would do a one off payment to correct this.

Puzzledandpissedoff Thu 22-Sep-16 19:16:30

Apparently is it the norm for people to wait till their next pay day, even when it's their fault

If, as that comment seems to suggest, they make a habit of this, I'd be wondering about their cash flow personally hmm

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