November, 2009, I took on the responsibility as a Resident Manager of a 91 suite apartment building here in Edmonton in addition to my full-time day job. I was hire by Bella Management & Realty Ltd. for this position. My cohabitator and I are to clean the 2, side-by-side, 4-floor walk-ups once a week and deal with tenants, police and landlords as required. To facilitate this arrangement and perform our duties on a timely basis I had said at the outset, I didn't mind purchasing supplies as required and invoice Bella, accompanied with original receipts, for any suppies we needed or to bill for additional work performed by me at an agreed rate of $25.00/hr. On Feb 2, 2010, I invoiced Bella for approx $1,200.00 to cover outstanding work and supplies purchased. I have repeatedly requested payment and have been told a number of excuses. I'm too busy, you'll just have to wait till I have time to go thru and verify the charges, to no response at all to my emails. What do you suggest?
State/Country relating to question: Canada
Email requests for payment, asking what the delay is, being very polite so far as the Mgmt company is my boss, asking if any questions exist that I can answer to speed up the process and the like.ill doing my job.
I assume that you wish to continue to live there right?If you don't buy any further supplies what would happen?
No desire to move , and the extra work is fine. They will buy supplies so I can continue to do my job.
The problem is not really a legal one.From a legal point of view it's clear that you can sue in Small Claims Court and can produce the receipts and your time log.From a practical point of view you may lost your job and your home.If you want me to explain what you have to do in terms of suing let me know.I wish I had a better answer for you but to some extent they really have you over a barrel unfortunately.