For two months I haven't been paid....and now I'm going to have to play a bit more hard-ball.
Now if you don't know for the past year and a half, I have been working at my college newspaper as the comic artist. It's not a big paying job, I mean it's only 10 dollars per comic so that means for each week it's 20 dollars. Likewise it isn't that hard of a gig for me to do (I mean my Valentine's comic is an example of what I do for a comic. It's usually simple). But it's fun and it gives me some experience, so I can't really complain about the job itself. However since December I haven't been paid.
Now keep in mind, there is no set "date" that I'm paid for each month. I mean I've gotten paid on the 6th one month, and the 27th the next month. Which was one reason I waited so long in January before I became confused. The next is I have direct deposit, so I'd have to be continuously checking my account to see if I was getting it. But still there's the issue of me not being paid at all for December and haven't been paid for January either. Combined I haven't been paid 120 dollars.(which, I know, I know isn't that much, but still...it'd at least get me a full tank of gas) At first I just thought that maybe he hadn't gotten my invoice in my email, so I sent him an email asking if he had gotten it.
Once again no response.
Now the next idea is that I'm not sending the invoice to the right email. Which would make complete sense...if I wasn't sending the invoices to the same email I've sent to before and send the comics to, and the comics are still in the newspaper.
I've been patient and emailing him, texting (as I have his phone number), and still nothing. So enough's enough.
Tomorrow I'm gonna have to go over and actually talk in person to someone about why the heck I haven't been paid. And I'm more annoyed than nervous. It's just...UGH...I don't get what the heck happened between Christmas break and now, because beforehand we actually managed to have a decent conversation where he would actually answer questions I've had. Now it's literally like my first editor I worked under who quite just gave me the job and didn't see if I could sink or swim after it. And if it's because he's busy with school, then he shouldn't be an editor if he can't handle it.
Sorry I just need to get this off my chest.