E90Post
 


TNT Racewerks
 
BMW 3-Series (E90 E92) Forum > BIMMERPOST Universal Forums > Off-Topic Discussions Board > Still getting paid after quitting job



Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      11-04-2013, 11:28 AM   #1
DATM3
Lieutenant
DATM3's Avatar
United_States
57
Rep
592
Posts

Drives: F10 M5 Sakhir Orange
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Atlanta

iTrader: (5)

Garage List
2015 BMW M3  [0.00]
2013 BMW M6  [0.00]
Still getting paid after quitting job

I just noticed in my bank account that I was still getting direct deposit payments after quitting my job about a month and a half ago. I figured that the witholding payments would have already been done already. Has anyone had this happen to them before and what did you do about it?
__________________
AW/SO F13 M6 | GruppeM Intake | JB4 | SS Catted DPs | M Performance Exhaust
AW/BM F80 M3 | JB4 | VRSF Downpipes
Appreciate 0
      11-04-2013, 11:31 AM   #2
KingOfJericho
Major General
KingOfJericho's Avatar
United_States
402
Rep
5,724
Posts

Drives: Yes
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: CT

iTrader: (1)

Garage List
2010 135i Coupe  [2.63]
Garden leave?
__________________
The views and opinions expressed in this post are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of Bimmerpost.

2014 CC R-Line DSG | 2010 S4 Sold | 2010 BMW 135i Retired | 2006 Lotus Exige Sold
Appreciate 0
      11-04-2013, 11:35 AM   #3
Billup
Banned
Burkina Faso
449
Rep
912
Posts

Drives: Your mum crazy.
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Baconopolos Island

iTrader: (0)

Had this happen to me. Called and asked why I was still receiving checks. Someone in finance made a mistake. They took the money back rather quickly. Apparently it was just a mistake up front, not sure if your situation is as simple as mine was though.
Appreciate 0
      11-04-2013, 11:43 AM   #4
kscarrol
Colonel
kscarrol's Avatar
United_States
263
Rep
2,611
Posts

Drives: 2011 E90 M3
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: New Orleans, LA

iTrader: (0)

Never had it happen but +1 to what Billup said. Someone has F'd up but they will find the mistake and come back to you for their money. I would not go spending this cash because sooner or later you will be paying them back. Best to call and give them the heads up and get it corrected ASAP...
__________________
2011 Space Grey E90 M3, DCT, Comp. Pkg.
1997 Z3 2.8, Artic Silver, Tanin Red interior, MT
1974 2002tii, Inka, 5 sp manual
BMWCCA # 327475
Appreciate 0
      11-04-2013, 11:43 AM   #5
KingOfJericho
Major General
KingOfJericho's Avatar
United_States
402
Rep
5,724
Posts

Drives: Yes
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: CT

iTrader: (1)

Garage List
2010 135i Coupe  [2.63]
The payroll people forgot to remove you.
__________________
The views and opinions expressed in this post are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of Bimmerpost.

2014 CC R-Line DSG | 2010 S4 Sold | 2010 BMW 135i Retired | 2006 Lotus Exige Sold
Appreciate 0
      11-04-2013, 11:50 AM   #6
ddk632
Anonymous Internet User #42
United_States
104
Rep
2,049
Posts

Drives: 2008 E93 M3 6MT FTW!!!
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: South Florida

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2008 E93 BMW M3  [0.00]
Wow it's like the opposite of Office Space

Yeah call them immediately, they will appreciate your professionalism.
__________________
/post
Appreciate 0
      11-04-2013, 12:38 PM   #7
My335iTT
Moooore Power!
My335iTT's Avatar
United_States
126
Rep
472
Posts

Drives: 2007 Space Grey 335i
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Utah

iTrader: (2)

Quote:
Originally Posted by ddk632 View Post
Wow it's like the opposite of Office Space

Yeah call them immediately, they will appreciate your professionalism.
x2 lol
__________________
2012 335is E92 | Alpine White | Piano Black Grills | 5% Tint | Carbon Fiber Wrapped Roof | JB4 G5ISO Board | More to Come! |

SeanE92 - SCAMMER
Appreciate 0
      11-04-2013, 12:50 PM   #8
E39lolz
Private
E39lolz's Avatar
United_States
8
Rep
87
Posts

Drives: '13 x1 xDrive35i, '13 Mustang
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Miami, FL

iTrader: (0)

Severance pay? When I got laid off back in 2009 I was on a 2 month severance plan and was still able to collect unemployment, though since you quit, I doubt they'll give you severance. As others have said, don't spend the money until you get down to the bottom of things. BTW, do you have the red stapler still haha.
Appreciate 0
      11-04-2013, 12:53 PM   #9
kscarrol
Colonel
kscarrol's Avatar
United_States
263
Rep
2,611
Posts

Drives: 2011 E90 M3
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: New Orleans, LA

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by E39lolz View Post
Severance pay? When I got laid off back in 2009 I was on a 2 month severance plan and was still able to collect unemployment, though since you quit, I doubt they'll give you severance. As others have said, don't spend the money until you get down to the bottom of things. BTW, do you have the red stapler still haha.
OP indicates that he quit, not that he was laid off....
__________________
2011 Space Grey E90 M3, DCT, Comp. Pkg.
1997 Z3 2.8, Artic Silver, Tanin Red interior, MT
1974 2002tii, Inka, 5 sp manual
BMWCCA # 327475
Appreciate 0
      11-04-2013, 01:11 PM   #10
Litos
Banned
United_States
111
Rep
2,901
Posts

Drives: 2012 Challenger RT Junk
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Houston/Pearland

iTrader: (1)

oh man, i'd go back to that company and tell them that you're ready to fill the accounting position that is about to open up......
Appreciate 0
      11-04-2013, 01:13 PM   #11
edirtaynine
Major General
64
Rep
6,092
Posts

Drives: e92
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: SoCal

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Litos View Post
oh man, i'd go back to that company and tell them that you're ready to fill the accounting position that is about to open up......
lol
__________________
e90post killed plastidip
Just say no to painted stock wheels

jm3as hooks it up
Appreciate 0
      11-04-2013, 01:25 PM   #12
Mr Tonka
Gone riding...
Mr Tonka's Avatar
United_States
3961
Rep
1,708
Posts

Drives: women away.
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Sweatypeninsula

iTrader: (0)

Reimbursement for unused vacation or PTO?
__________________
http://www.m3post.com/forums/signaturepics/sigpic59612_1.gif
Appreciate 0
      11-04-2013, 01:26 PM   #13
Colt
Spoolin' & droolin'
Colt's Avatar
United_States
39
Rep
1,232
Posts

Drives: 08 135i 6MT
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Maryland

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Litos View Post
oh man, i'd go back to that company and tell them that you're ready to fill the accounting position that is about to open up......
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nate4641 View Post
looks like unicorn vomit.
Appreciate 0
      11-04-2013, 01:32 PM   #14
DATM3
Lieutenant
DATM3's Avatar
United_States
57
Rep
592
Posts

Drives: F10 M5 Sakhir Orange
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Atlanta

iTrader: (5)

Garage List
2015 BMW M3  [0.00]
2013 BMW M6  [0.00]
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mr Tonka View Post
Reimbursement for unused vacation or PTO?
I had used all of my vacation that I accrued already. I don't think I had any other PTO. I doubt they do any severance pay for voluntary resignation. The company is a huge global company that is very decentralized. I could never figure out how the whole company structure worked even though I was there for nearly a year.
__________________
AW/SO F13 M6 | GruppeM Intake | JB4 | SS Catted DPs | M Performance Exhaust
AW/BM F80 M3 | JB4 | VRSF Downpipes
Appreciate 0
      11-04-2013, 01:39 PM   #15
Billup
Banned
Burkina Faso
449
Rep
912
Posts

Drives: Your mum crazy.
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Baconopolos Island

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by aznboi319 View Post
I had used all of my vacation that I accrued already. I don't think I had any other PTO. I doubt they do any severance pay for voluntary resignation. The company is a huge global company that is very decentralized. I could never figure out how the whole company structure worked even though I was there for nearly a year.
Larger company, larger room for error. Depending on how many people are actually staffed, supervisors, etc., it is fairly easy for someone in finance to not take you off payroll, and for no one to notice for a while. This is usually noticed faster with smaller companies that do not have a large amount of employees.

I highly suggest you contact them, and don't spend a dime that isn't yours. You will only make problems that you won't want.
Appreciate 0
      11-04-2013, 01:51 PM   #16
Mr Tonka
Gone riding...
Mr Tonka's Avatar
United_States
3961
Rep
1,708
Posts

Drives: women away.
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Sweatypeninsula

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Billup View Post
Larger company, larger room for error. Depending on how many people are actually staffed, supervisors, etc., it is fairly easy for someone in finance to not take you off payroll, and for no one to notice for a while. This is usually noticed faster with smaller companies that do not have a large amount of employees.

I highly suggest you contact them, and don't spend a dime that isn't yours. You will only make problems that you won't want.
I keep seeing this advise. What can they do about it? They issued the guy a check. He didn't receive the check in the mail, it was direct deposited. I don't think the OP is responsible for following up with their accounting department to make sure they stopped his salary.

That being said, OP should act in the same way as he would want one of his employees to act should he have been the owner of this company.

But i am curious as to what, if anything they can do about this. Maybe if he signed a resignation letter or something, but i don't see them having much recourse other than court or the OP's good nature to collect on their mistake.
__________________
http://www.m3post.com/forums/signaturepics/sigpic59612_1.gif
Appreciate 0
      11-04-2013, 02:06 PM   #17
kscarrol
Colonel
kscarrol's Avatar
United_States
263
Rep
2,611
Posts

Drives: 2011 E90 M3
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: New Orleans, LA

iTrader: (0)

Mr Tonka, we will have to get the local lawyers to chime in on this from a legal perspective but the OP did not earn the money and it was mistakenly deposited into his account. If/when the company discovers the error they can/should be able to recoup the money as it is not legally his. Just as the employee is legally able to collect an underpayment, the employer is allowed to collect for overpayments. But I am not a lawyer so I'll let someone else handle the technicalities!
__________________
2011 Space Grey E90 M3, DCT, Comp. Pkg.
1997 Z3 2.8, Artic Silver, Tanin Red interior, MT
1974 2002tii, Inka, 5 sp manual
BMWCCA # 327475
Appreciate 0
      11-04-2013, 02:07 PM   #18
Billup
Banned
Burkina Faso
449
Rep
912
Posts

Drives: Your mum crazy.
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Baconopolos Island

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mr Tonka View Post
I keep seeing this advise. What can they do about it? They issued the guy a check. He didn't receive the check in the mail, it was direct deposited. I don't think the OP is responsible for following up with their accounting department to make sure they stopped his salary.

That being said, OP should act in the same way as he would want one of his employees to act should he have been the owner of this company.

But i am curious as to what, if anything they can do about this. Maybe if he signed a resignation letter or something, but i don't see them having much recourse other than court or the OP's good nature to collect on their mistake.
I believe each state has employment laws regarding incidental overpayments and payback. Kind of like people who got overpaid in benefits, end up getting put on a payment plan to pay back what should not have been dealt out. I actually had this happen where they felt I was overpaid in benefits, and I still ended up having to pay back $2,000 that I thought should have rightfully been mine. I was lucky that I was allowed to get on a payment plan, but in the end, if they find the money is missing, legal steps can be made.
With that being said, when I found out I was overpaid after I quit my job, I just sucked it up and called in and this company thanked me and took the money back with no issues.

Granted this was all in Michigan, so it may be irrelevant to OP's state.
Appreciate 0
      11-04-2013, 02:08 PM   #19
DATM3
Lieutenant
DATM3's Avatar
United_States
57
Rep
592
Posts

Drives: F10 M5 Sakhir Orange
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Atlanta

iTrader: (5)

Garage List
2015 BMW M3  [0.00]
2013 BMW M6  [0.00]
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mr Tonka View Post
I keep seeing this advise. What can they do about it? They issued the guy a check. He didn't receive the check in the mail, it was direct deposited. I don't think the OP is responsible for following up with their accounting department to make sure they stopped his salary.

That being said, OP should act in the same way as he would want one of his employees to act should he have been the owner of this company.

But i am curious as to what, if anything they can do about this. Maybe if he signed a resignation letter or something, but i don't see them having much recourse other than court or the OP's good nature to collect on their mistake.
I wrote a resignation letter with a date of resignation to my old boss. Both he and I signed it. I then had an exit interview form from HR I filled out and also had a phone interview with her. I left the company due to the unfair treatment and personal attacks from the boss. On the exit interview I told the HR manager the reasoning of my departure. I had a job lined up already so I did not care about using them as a reference.
__________________
AW/SO F13 M6 | GruppeM Intake | JB4 | SS Catted DPs | M Performance Exhaust
AW/BM F80 M3 | JB4 | VRSF Downpipes
Appreciate 0
      11-04-2013, 02:13 PM   #20
Templar
Lieutenant Colonel
Templar's Avatar
United_States
229
Rep
1,887
Posts

Drives: 2011 E92 M3
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: One of the coasts...

iTrader: (1)

Garage List
2011 BMW M3  [5.00]
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mr Tonka View Post
I keep seeing this advise. What can they do about it? They issued the guy a check. He didn't receive the check in the mail, it was direct deposited. I don't think the OP is responsible for following up with their accounting department to make sure they stopped his salary.

That being said, OP should act in the same way as he would want one of his employees to act should he have been the owner of this company.

But i am curious as to what, if anything they can do about this. Maybe if he signed a resignation letter or something, but i don't see them having much recourse other than court or the OP's good nature to collect on their mistake.
Eventually when they review their financials (monthly, quarterly, whatever), someone will see the error. They will make contact with him if at all possible. If they can't, I would guess they will send it to a collections agency. If it's a big company, they will probably get the money back, it's only a matter of time.

The Army does this to Soldiers all the time. People that get overpaid (i.e. are evacuated from theater for some reason and their hazardous duty/combat pay doesn't stop when it should) get notified that they were overpaid. The Army straight up takes it back from your account on file for direct deposit. They will take it back over a period of time if it's a lot and you don't have it, or you can go in and give them a lump sum if you saved the overpayment. I understand it may be quite different in the civilian sector, but I wouldn't spend that money...

The easiest thing to do is just call them and tell them they screwed up and then give them the money back. Unless you already spent it, then you're SOL.

The worst advice to give this guy would be to tell him to let it go and go on a shopping spree...
__________________
'11 BMW E92 ///M3 - ZCP and DCT
'15 Ford F-250 - Lariat, 6.7 Powerstroke Turbo-diesel
Appreciate 0
      11-04-2013, 02:18 PM   #21
Billup
Banned
Burkina Faso
449
Rep
912
Posts

Drives: Your mum crazy.
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Baconopolos Island

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by aznboi319 View Post
I wrote a resignation letter with a date of resignation to my old boss. Both he and I signed it. I then had an exit interview form from HR I filled out and also had a phone interview with her. I left the company due to the unfair treatment and personal attacks from the boss. On the exit interview I told the HR manager the reasoning of my departure. I had a job lined up already so I did not care about using them as a reference.
Again, since you both signed your resignation date, if you don't notify them, they will get it back. Especially since they have dates and signatures from you an your employer dating your exit, its like signing any other contract. It doesn't matter why you left, its the date you left, and you were overpaid. This is coming from someone who was overpaid, and had to pay it back.

Spend it and pay it back, or just call them and do the right thing to make life easier.

Good luck in your decision.
Appreciate 0
      11-04-2013, 02:20 PM   #22
Mr Tonka
Gone riding...
Mr Tonka's Avatar
United_States
3961
Rep
1,708
Posts

Drives: women away.
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Sweatypeninsula

iTrader: (0)

All valid points. I'm just curious what their recourse is other than court or collections.

And OP, before you go on a shopping spree, send me 25% for online consulting fees.

Maybe this is "hush" money of sorts so you don't get legal on their asses. ??
__________________
http://www.m3post.com/forums/signaturepics/sigpic59612_1.gif
Appreciate 0
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:07 PM.




e90post
e90post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST