No, but, he’s probably the same. My bad experience was almost twenty years ago. I’ve found several people with simlar stories.
Back then cash was king. No one direct deposited. We got paid in cash.
My girlfriend was in my face about getting a hand written paystubs detailing my gross and take hone pay along with my pay envelope.
Come tax time, he wasn’t producing my equivalent of the US W2 forms.
He said…“Don’t worry, we’ll take care of your taxes for you.”
Girlfriend said “Impossible.”
I had tantrum got my W2 form. It said I owed no taxes.
Why? Same reason it would happen in the US. I didn’t make enough to be taxed.
But, that cannot be. A foreigner with a work permit must make a minimum amount of money and that is in the taxable range.
I was going for the immigration track, here. Any shenanigans involving taxes and work permits could have gotten my butt deported or made me ineligible for the other visas (family etc.)
So, I got angry and ripped up the W2 in front of him, showed him his paystubs and demanded a corrected form.
My refund was ten thousand NT.
These were before cell phones and cameras.
I should have photographed or copied the form and hold it over him forever. But to snap shot everything and perpetually bring it up was not the mindset of the times.
2nd… Borrowing my salary…
To open a cram school or any business, you have to put down a sizable deposit in a bank CD as collateral. you get it back after you close your business.
Anyway my beloved boss wanted to open another branch and instead of borrowing from his relatives which is what you usually do, on payday he said he wants to give me half my pay because he needed the money to for the deposit open the branch.
I demanded to use the phone. I called my girlfriend.
Let’s say I had to hold the phone away from my ear. I gave the phone to my boss. She made it clear that I get my full pay or we were going to the authorities.
I actually had to March him to the Village post office ATM to take all the money out of his account and collect the rest the next day in his office in the other town.
Needless to say, I believe my other local co-workers got much less money because he did it to everybody.
I don’t think I was popular that month.
These are just some of the things you get when you go to a small place with no track record.
Oh yeah, the boss drove a BMW. Wanted to borrow my money did he?