MemberNovember 16, 2008 at 11:59 pm
I delivered a job many years ago, supply only…. about $2000.00.
The guy that had the cheque to pay me was in a meeting when I called, so the receptionist asked if I’d call back in 15 minutes. I decided to have smoko and come back. I left the good there as they had all been unloaded and it seems silly to have to reload etc.
Came back 15 minutes later, the goods were gone, and the receptionist tells me they have gone into liquidation… turns out that was what the meeting was about… he was with the liquidators.
The liquidator took possession of everything on the premises from the moment he took over, and as my stuff was on the premises, he took them too.
Never got a cent back.
Consequently, I don’t leave anything now if the cheque is not there when I arrive.
I think in our present financial crisis, we are going to see more of the same.
Good to be on your toes I reckon.