So, I give a $300 holding check to the apartment people of the place John and I are moving and say “Can you hold this until I give you a call? I need to have a check clear my bank first.” and the nice lady thatâ€™s been helping us says “Sure! Just give me a call when we can cash it!” ::sigh:: They cashed it anyway, without so much as a nice call saying “Hey, weâ€™re cashing that check you told us not to!”. This wouldnâ€™t have been so bad, except that I had already paid bills with the $300 they took, and it overdrew my account. Add that to the fact that my bastard boss didnâ€™t call in my pay hours this week (again), and that means that my account is overdrawn now by $457, adding in the $270 of bank fees Wachovia slapped me with. What fun! So, Iâ€™m planning on going over there today and seeing what they will do about that to keep me as a rental customer.
Update: 2 hours later. Went over and talked to the nice lady, who was absolutely mortified and very sorry that Sheâ€™d failed to let the other people know about not cashing it. To make it right, she wrote me a check out of her pocket to cover my $270 in bank fees. Now I feel terrible, taking someone elseâ€™s money. Itâ€™s awful knowing that her mistake is $270. 🙁 So, I will cook for her and be nice, and hope she doesnâ€™t feel too badly.
Update: 6 hours later than last update. Manager called back, she says that the nice lady wasnâ€™t allowed to write me a check out of her personal account, and that the check has been stopped. She offers me 1/2 month rent free ($285), and I agree. This makes me feel loads better. I canâ€™t handle taking peopleâ€™s personal money, but business cash is easier. Unfortunately, this means that once the check isnâ€™t deposited, Iâ€™ll have $-23 in my account, so I still canâ€™t spend anything.