It is my understanding that AT&T was Sal's telephone service provider. My son was an employee at Sals but not the manager...although the manager did give him certain authority do handle some managerial decisions. My son does not have a formal work contract with Sal's--he is a minimum-wage employee. He made the mistake of saying yes to a telemarketer who convinced him to switch Sal's phone service to another provider. He regrets this action but he claims that he was misled by the telemarketer. I suspect the reason for the large fine was the quick termination of the contract by Sal's manager when he found out someone (my son) has switch providers. I don't think there was any written contract signed by my son to make this change but I will find out.
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