I get a monthly salary that was never a problem - always on time and no funny stuff.
I accepted some additional work to be paid over and above my normal pay rate. This happens often at my company, and normally, I can pull in a few thousand extra NT a month.
The rip-off situation (or what I thought was a rip-off) was that my 20,000 arrived minus 2,000 for taxes. Obviously, as Sandman pointed out, you have to pay tax on earnings. I just thought it was weird that on a large amount I was paying tax whereas the 2-3,000 NT jobs aren’t taxed. Should make for an interesting tax return situation next March.
The boss kept saying that the proof-reader wasn’t finished so I would be paid when they were done. I didn’t make a big stink over it until a few months back because they pretty much let me make my own scehdule and pay me well for what is mostly a lax job involving editing and occasionally writing.
The end result is that I got the pay and told my boss that in the future, all jobs will have to have both a ‘completed by’ deadline and a ‘paid by’ deadline’ no matter what steps aren’t completed by third parties.
Live and learn.