I’m so sad! I had to quit my job as knitting teacher at Joanns. Here’s the story (copied from my blog.)
I started teaching in June. It’s been over six months.
They STILL have not gotten my paychecks straightened out. I waited over 3 months before I even got my [I]first[/I] check, which should have taken only 2 weeks. There were several clerical errors that caused the problems, one of which was that they had my address wrong. After weeks, and weeks and weeks of calling, I finally got one check. But it was only for one out of the 3 months I was owed at the time.
However, I loved teaching, so I continued teaching. And waiting. Another 2 months go by and I finally get a larger check, which covered 2 more months. It even had my address correct. And I was told I would be seeing another check within a week, and my checks should be coming regularly after that. I was thrilled that all the waiting was over.
That was over a month ago and I still haven’t seen another check. And my patience has run out. I spoke to the education coordinator yesterday and told her that I didn’t want to come back. This whole thing has soured me and I have lost the joy I first had. I just can not continue working for a company that can’t correct a tiny little thing as the address on my checks. It’s mostly the corporate offices fault (or whoever is doing payroll processing), but I’m a little miffed at my local store too.
Everyone there knew I have yet to have a paycheck come without some attached waiting and drama. Yet I continued to be cheerful and kind and come to all of my classes. For six months. I was also the only teacher who would come in for just [I]one[/I] student when all the others will cancel if they don’t have at least 3 students. Yet I was never offered any sort of condolence. No gift card, no extra coupons, nothing. Just the expectation that I would be there for my next class, despite the money owed to me.
So, regretfully, I quit. I really, really did NOT want to quit, but I can not go teach another class only to wait months before I get paid. And I’m very sad about it.
And I’m still waiting for 3 months of paychecks…
But I will continue to teach private lessons. And make knitting pouches. So that’s good.