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gav (2710)

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Friday April 30, 2004
04:18 PM

Delinquency

[ #18567 ]

I got an AdelphiaGRAM:

ALL YOUR CABLE TELEVISION SERVICES WILL BE DISCONNECTED ON OR AFTER THU MAY 13, 2004. TO PREVENT DISCONNECTION, IMMEDIATE PAYMENT IN THE AMOUNT OF -2.59 MUST BE PAID AT YOUR LOCAL OFFICE BY WED MAY 12, 2004.

After calling Adelphia, I found out that I didn't have to go visit them and pay $-2.59. You'd have thought that their automated billing system wouldn't send out bills to people who were owed money.

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  • Near the end of my graduate school career, the finance office owed me 4 cents, and they sent me a check for it. I kept the check in my desk drawer, along with the envelope with the 32 cent stamp on it.

    After 90 days, they sent me another check for 4 cents, because the other one had expired. Again, another 32 cent stamp.

    This happened once more. I was tempted to go to the cashier to demand my 4 cents, but then I would have to walk across campus. I much preferred them to keep sending me the check.
  • When I left my last job, my last paycheck was mailed to me, as most are. But I opened it and it was for a whopping $0.00. Gee, tell me what you *really* think of me... ;-) Needless to say, the problem was resolved and I got my money, but it was an amusing process.
    • I don't know know about the law where you are, but here, if you give proper notice (or if you are let go :), your last paycheck is due on your last day.