End of the Day: 10/6/2008

Well this has been a busy day here on the S.S. Heller Ehrman as is typical of Mondays – over the past month all the “action” seems to take place on the weekends.

As evidence, I offer up the fact that on Sunday we had the 41st most popular post at WordPress: I Hate Mondays.  And in a bit of irony, guess what was #42?  What’s Next by John Heald, an actual cruise director for Carnival Cruises!  Coincidence? Bizarre? You decide.

Recap:

  • the best torture is slow torture, wouldn’t you agree?  I offer up today’s Heller management communication concerning the fact that at least we’ll be paid this Friday, October 10th.
     
  • question: does Heller hold a week’s wages in arrears?  Meaning the check on Friday is acutally for work through October 3rd?  Can anyone answer this?  It has been so long since your Cruise Director first joined his shipmates that he can’t remember.  He believes his first paycheck was paid in salt and fur pelts though.
     
  • have you been backing up your personal data? collecting all your evidence for a possible wage claim? a few Hellerites have also suggested keeping a diary or a timeline of all the activities and communications – good idea!  If you need help, go back to when this blog started and you should be able to at least copy what you need to file a wage claim, possible unemployment if needed, and any other claim you might anticipate.
     
  • speaking of claims, we’ve secured WARN Act representation in case Heller Ehrman does declare bankruptcy or if the firm attempts to weasel its way out of its WARN obligations; we could use some counsel for wage claims/accrued vacation – we have calls out and are close to hammering out a deal on representation.
     
  • new positions posted for San Francisco area admin asst and litigation secretary 
     
  • new attorney recruiters posted for Los Angeles

And I know you’ve been waiting for this bit of entertainment from The Boomtown Rats over on the Aloha Deck.  Actually, the piano intro just absolutely slays me everytime.  “I Don’t Like Mondays.”

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2 Responses to “End of the Day: 10/6/2008”


  1. 1 Sleeping in Seattle 6 October 2008 at 6:58 pm

    If you’ll have a look at your last pay stub, you’ll see that there is indeed a lag between work and pay. Paychecks on October 10 will cover wages for hours worked through Sunday, October 5. That’s also why non-exempt employee time sheets are always due the Friday before the next pay date.
    So, the question is, are they confirming we’ll receive pay on October 10, or that we’ll be paid for hours worked through October 10 (meaning one more half paycheck)……

  2. 2 Pumasdad 6 October 2008 at 8:25 pm

    I posed that question to the Delusional (sorry Dissolution) Committee, The response was they will get back to me as to what they meant about “Being paid thru October 10th”, I was told that they will answer tomorrow (Tuesday) however at the end of the day I was told by a Senior paralegal that the banks have ok’d paying us thru October 10th, to me this gives credence to the rampant rumor of Heller filing bankruptcy Friday, also nobody has been asked to turn in a timesheet for this week.


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