After all my posts, I'm in a fight now with Bankers Warranty Group.
They called and asked me to fix a microwave. I told 'em to just replace it, but it was a thousand dollar oven. I took the job, 'cause I knew the lady who was the potential customer.
I fixed the microwave three months ago, and after "the check is in the mail"..."there must have been some mix-up"..."this has never happened before in my 8 years of working here"..."it'll be mailed this Tuesday"...
Now its "Send us a W-9"
I says "Send us a Check"
They says "our policy is to get a w-9 before releasing payment"
I says "your policy is not an affirmative defense in law for defrauding a business, breaking a contract, or refusing to pay a just debt"
These people really piss me off. They don't even know if my company has any requirement to file w-9's. Not to mention the fact that they don't need to file 1099's until they pay $600 to a vendor, not to mention that a w-9 is needed to show the IRS what you have paid
, not what you might pay, or should pay, or promise to pay, if one jumps through enough hoops.
Perhaps my policy is to bill the customer, or sue her for payment due to the failure of her agent (warranty co) to fulfill the terms of the contract, or even slap a mechanics lien on her property until I get paid.
I'm pretty fired up at the moment. Its not even the money - its the getting jerked around!