This is the county I live in....
My brother spent his summer working for the Baltimore Country Public School system. His entire summer. They couldn't get their act together to pay him while he worked, and it took them over a month to send him the paycheck for the project he completed for them. Here it is, damn near October and they tell him that they have no record of all the hours he put in working there. The check for the project was small check (about 1/4 the size of the check that he should have already gotten for the hours he put in).
Through unbelievable incompetence my brother has been royally screwed. Like me, he is but a humble student, and (unlike me) he actually would have been able to have a summer vacation between semesters if it wasn't for that job. However, he was happy to have work because it meant he'd be able to afford to do some pretty cool things sporadically through out the summer and come the start of this semester, he'd have money for his text books. Except that because they didn't pay him for the project he did outside of the office for them for over a month, and he still hasn't been paid for the work he did in the office for them, neither of those things happenned.
The incompetent employees at Baltimore County Public School system wrecked his summer plans among other things. This is absolutely rediculous. People want to know why public education sucks? It just might have something to do with the fact that (in Baltimore County) they can't even manage to pay their goddamn employees. Not just that they don't pay them on time (which is unpardonable to begin with), but they apparently don't pay them at all.
Someone needs to tell those fuckwits that this isn't the USSR. People are not slaves of the state, and when they work they get paid for their work.
My brother has had to borrow money all summer long. Borrow money for food. Borrow money for gas in order to get to a job that didn't pay him. He's had to borrow money for text books. This is an injustice.
Now they tell him that they could cut him an "emergencey check", but that the check could arrive any time between a month from now and the end of time. Or that it might not be for the full amount. Or maybe a miracle will happen and he'll actually be paid in full for the time and work he put in, in full within the next two weeks.
All I know is the BCPS pay roll department is damn lucky that I'm not running that outfit. I'd fire every last one of them over a fuck up like this. And not in some pc bullshit "sensitivity" brainwashed way. No, I'd can them like Donald Trump in 'The Apprentice'. You can't screw with people's money.