Last year accused asked me to help him do a trade show in New Orleans. He suggested that it would be good for me and that I need the exposure, and a break from my regular routine would be good. I told him that I can not afford to take any time off and financially it is impossible.
He insisted and offered to accommodate all expenses for the entire trip. He complemented me on how well I know his buisness and said it would be a compliment to him if we can work together on this. My only obligation would be to help with potentional customer. And if the show proved to do well I would be well compensated. After explaining to him again that I can not afford to loose money for that period of time he offered me $1000.00 for the week and that 10% of all the sales at the show would be awarded to me.
I was hesitant for the $1000.00 does not go very far, but 10% of just one sale would make up for it. And I agreed.
It turned out that I had to help load the commercial truck, and drive with a driver all the way there, unload when we get there and reverse the procedure coming back. Now we have another 4 days to all of this. The driver and myself booked into a hotel that was reserved, and come to find out that the owner and his wife stayed in another hotel.
The first day of the show the owners wife thanked me dearly for my efforts and I accepted, elaborating that I hope it would be lucrative for both the company and myself. She was very surprised at my statement and asked me to explain myself.
I told her that the $1000.00 will not really fit the bill, but it was worth the effort to gamble on signing a few good contracts
for I can sure use the extra money.
She completely flew of the handle, she lost it right there in public and told me that I can just take my shit and leave for she was not going to give me 10% of her and her husbands hard work. Her husband was not present when this happened and I asked her if I could please have some money to get home and she refused. With all this commotion her husband must have heard her and he came running completely white in the face.
I wanted out, this was not for me. He calmed her down, I kept my distance. When he came over to me, I asked him to get me home right then. While we were talking, having the attention of everybody around us she came over and apologized. She assured me that the compensation that was agreed upon would be in order. As long as I follow up and took care of the customers.
My original verbal agreement at this stage was not even relevant. Accused and myself went for a walk. He pleaded that I must please be rational and help for I was already there and that he would honor his agreement.
We returned to Stuart and when I eventually settled back in I asked for my $1000.00 and he said that he would include it in my first commission check.
There was never any commission or $1000.00 given to me
This must also be SMALL CLAIM please