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Old Today, 09:22 AM
 
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US cops are no better. We had one recent case of a young girl who was kidnaped. The kidnapper murdered her parents, and held her captive for three months, before she escaped. Some nearby residents took her in and called 911. The entire call lasted almost exactly 30 minutes before the cops finally arrived. Despite conversation that the guy might return at any moment and kill everyone involved. The police chief defended the response time, saying that the responding officers were driving over 100 mph to get there. The only problem with that is that if they were traveling over 100 mph they should have arrived in less than 15 minutes. So they blew 15 minutes somewhere.
I think we’re all aware of that story, however I had no idea the cops took that long to get there. That’s horrible, those people were definitely taking a chance if he had found them before the police they would probably be dead too. I can’t imagine how terrified they all must have been during that time span.
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Old Today, 12:24 PM
 
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You think if you go to the media and complain that you haven’t been paid for your work that they’re going to go to bad on your behalf??

The go fund me page that was set up for him is up to the US equivalent of about $6900. So apparently, he’s touched a nerve. Not defending him, but I think the focus should be on why this area has had a reputation for such a long time of not paying construction workers. I’m saying I understand his frustration.

My fiancé is a subcontractor, and he has issues with getting paid as well. He was recently owed $13,000 for a job he just completed, and after 3 weeks of not being paid, the guy offered him $2000 saying he’d get the rest at some unnamed point in future. It’s very frustrating because our bills do not wait six weeks to be paid. For some reason in this industry, it seems to be almost accepted that you might not get paid on time. Even our own dear leader, put many small local contractors out of business at the Jersey shore area by not paying them. Not recommending what this guy did, but I think the ensuing publicity will go a lot further to ensure the problem stops than anything else he could’ve done.
Yup. I had issues when I was contracting. People would all of the sudden want to renegotiate at the end of the job. Or “find” issues to keep you working because you were done “too fast “ in their opinion.

Either way, did your fiancée drive his truck through the guys house or did he go to the registrars office and file a mechanics lien on the property? I filed a lien on a guy who just flat out decided not to pay the last 5-6k of the owed bill. Years later he went to sell his house and surprise surprise......now I’m the bad guy. I ended up giving him a conditional release of lien. It took 4 weeks for his check to clear. I sent the unconditional release a week later. Guy called every day multiple times
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Yup. I had issues when I was contracting. People would all of the sudden want to renegotiate at the end of the job. Or “find” issues to keep you working because you were done “too fast “ in their opinion.

Either way, did your fiancée drive his truck through the guys house or did he go to the registrars office and file a mechanics lien on the property? I filed a lien on a guy who just flat out decided not to pay the last 5-6k of the owed bill. Years later he went to sell his house and surprise surprise......now I’m the bad guy. I ended up giving him a conditional release of lien. It took 4 weeks for his check to clear. I sent the unconditional release a week later. Guy called every day multiple times
No he did not. However this man does not own a small business, he’s just a worker. And apparently in this area per the article many of these workers go unpaid. We have no idea how many times this has happened to this man. People can end up homeless from things like this. Who knows what other avenues he tried. I am not in anyway justifying what he did I am not I am simply saying I can understand his frustration depending on the circumstances which we really do not know. Like the movie Falling Down with Michael Douglas, people have a breaking point. He didn’t hurt anyone, in the end it’s just property. Travel lodge will survive. And maybe they’ll switch to a construction company that pays its workers, or sue this company. Maybe now the owner will pay his debts.
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