It amazes me when Friends turn out to be non starters; Especially when you love them so. Back when I first opened GoldSmithWorks I had open houses twice a year. I cooked a ton of home made Italian and invited the neighborhood. I offered FREE JEWELRY to nearly every one and it was a blast. In fact many family members received free Jewelry and Watches at my open houses! http://eznewstv.com/freejewelry.html One of my favorite families were the McAlexanders –and the favorites of that awesome family was Emily. Emily was my favorite. I saw so much in her. She once invested in a ring then came in and said i love it but I think I should save the money! I was so proud that a young lady could give up the bauble for savings instead! I BRAGGED ABOUT HER! ! TOLD EVERYONE SHE WOULD BE GREAT!! THAT I KNEW SHE WOULD BE A SUCCESS
I just knew she was to become a success. And when she went into Wedding Photography I was so proud of her! At the same time my youngest daughter. JAS, was also into photography and when she went to work for Emily as an independent photographer/editor I was elated! For three years JAS shot weddings and performed editing for Emily and “Fotografie Atlanta”. JAS was loyal and worked so very hard without hesitation; always on call and always on the job….
Well, several weeks ago Emily called and asked JAS to go on a Video call. It seems that Emily’s video persona could not make it. Now JAS had only performed one video shoot in the 3 years for Emily. She had held a camera and dabbled some, but had only performed one shoot. But there was no one else. She took the shoot and performed the job. The shoot was just fine. Jas submitted it and all was fine. She waited to get paid…..
Lately both the payments and contact from Fotografie Atlanta were slow to say the least. JAS was not sure if it was the fact that Emily was spending more time on a Chef program she was involved in or what. Fotografie Atlanta was simply not up to par. It was so bad that JAS had decided to go out on her own. She simply could not depend on Fotografie Atlanta to make a living! She had witnessed a lack of enthusiasm with Fotografie Atlanta. In fact payments were late and things were not up to tip top. Thus after waiting for payment she decided it was time to move on so she contacted Emily and informed her that she was RETURNING ANY SUPPLIES AND/OR EQUIPMENT SHE HAD AND RESIGNING HER INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR AGREEMENT TO PURSUE HER OWN AGENDA and asked for her payment on the video shoot seeing that it was well past due.
It was only then that Emily stated the video was not up to par and that she was renegotiating the payment! Imagine! In other words, so, you are leaving me so I am not paying you the fee! And when JAS stated that the fee was the fee she was owed and that as a sub contractor that fee was what she was owed Emily stated she would use her attorney and tie JAS up in court!
I was simply stupefied when I heard this! ! And when JAS objected Emily THEN stated the video was not up to standards. Here EMILY HAD FORGOTTEN THAT RING SHE BOUGHT THEN BROUGHT BACK IN! SHE BECAME SELFISH AND LET A FRIEND DOWN IN THE PROCESS! NEVER BEFORE DID SHE COMPLAIN OR STATE ANY THING ABOUT THE VIDEO SEEING THAT SHE HAD IT FOR WEEKS ONLY WHEN JAS STATED SHE WAS LEAVING! SHE SIMPLY DID NOT WANT TO PAY JAS THE MONEY!
Now I informed Emily that her threat to use legal means to tie up JAS payments had in effect “LET THE DOGS OUT” ! She then claimed I threatened her…. well i did… that threat was to inform the world that you cannot steal a persons earning simply because they do not want to work for you any more!
Hell, JAS is not your slave! Slavery went out in 1865! I even tried calling Mr Dug McAlexander. Heck, I thought two Dads could work this out and Guess what? He said “I told her she should not hire friends”!
Hello? “Hire Friends” I said? What are you talking about? JAS WAS AN INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR WHOM WORKED HER BUTT OFF FOR THREE YEARS AND ALWAYS DID HER WORK! WHAT HAS THAT TO DO WITH NOT GETTING PAID??????
I THEN SAID IF SHE DOES NOT GET PAID I WILL SEE THAT THE STORY GOES VIRILE! WANT TO KNOW WHAT HE SAID? THAT WAS A THREAT?????
This is what is wrong with America! Greed! Unfair Treatment Of People. Failure To Live Up To Agreements! And People Whom Only Think Of Them selves!
NOTE: I PAID JAS HER MONEY! Check Out JAS’s Works
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View Expressed Herein By Rock Scarfone