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8 minutes ago, Pegazus said:


What lame excuse are they giving? Did they declare you mechanically totaled out and full payment applied? You are getting to the point where spare parts are getting hard to find. 

So far, they haven't given any reason, excuse, disclaimer, or even a "we don't want to pay you any more".

I contacted my attorney last week and notified his secretary today that they are now 28 days behind.  I asked that they be required to deposit into my attorneys escrow account a sum equal to the total of arrearages plus bringing my payments up to date.  Should they fall behind in the future, the deposit to be declared forfeit and all sums owing still due and payable.

If they try to play the "you moved to a different state so we don't have to pay you", I'm going to hit them with a Civil Rights Lawsuit with a whole bunch of zeros after the significant digit.

I'm currently at a low boil.

GEM

Addendum:  My settlement agreement states that they pay me a disability pension for life.  I insisted on a COLA before I would agree to anything.  Judge eventually agreed and my payment amount is based on the California Weekly Average Wage as published on a California Govt. Website, adjusted annually.

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I feel this, on a variant level of screwedness.

 

The Saga of the Well continues apace; the original list Andi was working from turned out to actually be a list of septic designers, not actual engineers. So.. we are back to square one, and there's a guy in the country office who's about to receive a Very Polite Email asking what the *improbable intercourse inference* we're supposed to do with that, since, you know, we were told we need an engineer... for a well, not a septic system.

I'd like it noted we're two weeks into this, and the current projected timeline has killed our ability to do the planned road trip, much less Reapercon.

 

On the flip side, once we finally /do/ get the damn permit, we can probably customise the setup and get a better water handling system assembled.. right?

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@Green Eyed Monsty  that's a real annoyance.  To be expected, but an annoyance none the less.  I hope you get them straightened out quickly.

 

@Sylverthorne  only time I ever had to do anything with a well was with my mother's friends house in upstate New York.  we contacted a drilling company and they supplied all the designs and engineering.  I am gathering it works differently around you?  Really hope you find a solution soon!

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5 hours ago, haldir said:

 

"Build me a statue worthy of  the gods themselves!! Plus bring tuna!" ::D:

 

 

Well, at least his namesake has one in Thor:Ragnarok....

 

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4 hours ago, Pezler the Polychromatic said:

At least the box has the appropriate title. ::P:

 

Yup, I had to distract him with copious amounts of treats so I could remove the cute little game tokens for painting purposes. Luckily he's a fairly benign feline overlords and has graciously allowed me to keep them. I feel so blessed!

 

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1 hour ago, Sylverthorne said:

I feel this, on a variant level of screwedness.

 

The Saga of the Well continues apace; the original list Andi was working from turned out to actually be a list of septic designers, not actual engineers. So.. we are back to square one, and there's a guy in the country office who's about to receive a Very Polite Email asking what the *improbable intercourse inference* we're supposed to do with that, since, you know, we were told we need an engineer... for a well, not a septic system.

I'd like it noted we're two weeks into this, and the current projected timeline has killed our ability to do the planned road trip, much less Reapercon.

 

On the flip side, once we finally /do/ get the damn permit, we can probably customise the setup and get a better water handling system assembled.. right?

I'm assuming that the list was provided by the county official who is about to receive the email engraved on stainless steel to avoid disintegration from excessive heat.

If that is the case you might want to bring up the topic of Culpable Malfeasance and mention "my lawyer" if the permit isn't forthcoming in a reasonable period of time.

Best of luck.

GEM

1 hour ago, Kangaroorex said:

@Green Eyed Monsty  that's a real annoyance.  To be expected, but an annoyance none the less.  I hope you get them straightened out quickly.

 

@Sylverthorne  only time I ever had to do anything with a well was with my mother's friends house in upstate New York.  we contacted a drilling company and they supplied all the designs and engineering.  I am gathering it works differently around you?  Really hope you find a solution soon!

Actually, it is something NOT to be expected.  The settlement is under the supervision and seal of an Administrative Law Judge of the California Department of Employment, Disability Division.  Provisions of the settlement are under the direct order of that ALJ, with reference to the pertinent sections of California Disability Law.  If L.M. isn't going to abide by the terms of the ~contract~ then it's going to get expensive for them on basically a geometric scale of penalties.

I'll soon be asking my attorney to bring my former employer into the "discussion".

GEM

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1 hour ago, Green Eyed Monsty said:

So far, they haven't given any reason, excuse, disclaimer, or even a "we don't want to pay you any more".

I contacted my attorney last week and notified his secretary today that they are now 28 days behind.  I asked that they be required to deposit into my attorneys escrow account a sum equal to the total of arrearages plus bringing my payments up to date.  Should they fall behind in the future, the deposit to be declared forfeit and all sums owing still due and payable.

If they try to play the "you moved to a different state so we don't have to pay you", I'm going to hit them with a Civil Rights Lawsuit with a whole bunch of zeros after the significant digit.

I'm currently at a low boil.

GEM

Addendum:  My settlement agreement states that they pay me a disability pension for life.  I insisted on a COLA before I would agree to anything.  Judge eventually agreed and my payment amount is based on the California Weekly Average Wage as published on a California Govt. Website, adjusted annually.

Get em!!

 

Did a little painting. Need to finish the bases of my Stargrave gnolls...

 

Sleep beckons...

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6 hours ago, Green Eyed Monsty said:

If you don't want to read my rant against a deadbeat insurance company, don't go to the spoilered text.

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I'm supposed to get a Disability check every 14 days from the Yellow Bannered Insurance Company that uses the Statue of Liberty, an Emu, and Wet Teddy Bears as advertising gimmicks.

As of today I am declaring them DEADBEATS as they are now 28 days in arrears on my meager disability payments.

They wouldn't be standing for it if I were two payments late on paying for their cheesy insurance products, so why should I put up with this abuse when they are on the paying out end?

I feel slightly better for getting that off my chest.  If you are so inclined, share this with your friends.

One more reason why I won't be able to attend Reapercon this year.

GEM

I absolutely detest that insurance company. IMO, no one should do business with them ever again. They were complete A-****s to us about our new home in 2007, after ten years of on time payments and zero claims on rental, condo, home car and umbrella policies. Even our insurance agent couldn't believe they were acting like that - he changed companies shortly after losing our business.  

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8 minutes ago, kristof65 said:

I absolutely detest that insurance company. IMO, no one should do business with them ever again. They were complete A-****s to us about our new home in 2007, after ten years of on time payments and zero claims on rental, condo, home car and umbrella policies. Even our insurance agent couldn't believe they were acting like that - he changed companies shortly after losing our business.  

Your experience just confirms my own.

The only beef I have with my former employer is their poor judgement in having L.M. as their Workers Comp. carrier.

They need to change their first name to "Lieberty".

GEM

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@Green Eyed Monstyi

I hate to say it, but you can probably expect this kind of event every 5 to 10 years or so.  Some new manager gets put in charge of your account and gets told he can have a bonus if he gets you to stop taking payments.  If he fails he gets either fired or shuffled off to smaller accounts.  One of the favorite tricks is to stop Payment and see what you do.  Some people just shrug and move on others fight but because there is an occasional payout they will keep trying.  

 

I like the idea of forcing them to put up an escrow against the repeat.  At least then there is instant retribution for failed payment.  If the escrow exceeds the potential bonus they will stop completely 

 

Crappy business practice but their not alone out there. I would love to see the attempt prosecuted.  If I guess right the thing you will get once they are forced to pay is either 'clerical error' or 'we thought you died'   keep up the good fight!

 

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Feh, home owner's insurance... I have Opinions about that; the *redacted* won't do a damn thing if something goes wrong with your infrastructure; the last time we had well issues? Pump sprang a widgit. Nope, not covered, good luck. *translation error!*

Grrrh. Pretty sure they won't do anything this time either; because it's still not covered.

And something that IS covered, gods forbid...  we'll probably have to fight just to get them to admit it. 

 

Very irritating. 

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6 minutes ago, Green Eyed Monsty said:

Your experience just confirms my own.

The only beef I have with my former employer is their poor judgement in having L.M. as their Workers Comp. carrier.

They need to change their first name to "Lieberty".

GEM

Our situation came while their tagline was "Responsibility: What's your policy?"  All showing responsibility did was turn them into jerks. 

The house we bought in 2007 was built in 1968, and had aluminum wiring. In the mid 70s, the basement was finished, which was done in Copper wiring, since aluminum was no longer code, and as part of that build, the kitchen and garage wiring were redone with copper.   After we bought the place, LM insisted on a home inspection, which seemed fair. The inspector came out, and was looking at various things. There were no major issues, but as he was looking at the electrical panel in the garage, I voluntarily pointed out that some of the house had aluminum wiring.  

At the time, I figured it was best to disclose this, in case something happened with it, I didn't want a claim denied because I had failed to disclose this and it didn't look like the inspector had noticed this. The worst I figured would happen was that my rate would be higher because of the increased risk. 

Three or four weeks later, I get a notice from LM demanding that all of the aluminum wiring in the house be replaced before my next annual renewal, or they would drop our home insurance. We call a few electricians to get quotes, and the quotes all came in between $25k and $40k.  One of the companies informed us of a special bonding process called COPALUM, IIRC, where Copper pigtails are specially bonded to the aluminum wiring. It was a code approved method of dealing with aluminum wiring, and the cost would "only" be about $6k. 

LM absolutely refused to allow that as an option, even though it was approved by the city, county and regional fire district. Worse, when we discovered a neighbor's house had it AND were being insured by LM, they didn't cave, but made the same demand of our neighbors, even though they had been ok with it a few years earlier. I felt bad about that. Basically, every time we tried to reason with them, they dug their heels in harder, at one point even implying that we would only be allowed to use their "approved" electricians (who were on the high side of the quotes). 

When we left them right before their deadline, we took all of our policies (we had something like 7 policies with LM) to another company that happily insured our partially aluminum wired home, only requiring that we had the wiring inspected by a licensed electrician every 3-5 years.

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2 hours ago, Chaoswolf said:

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True story: I once managed to scare myself out of an ABOVE GROUND pool when I was a kid.

 

I'm sure it had nothing to do with the fact that I had watched JAWS the previous evening.

There were reports circulating when that move was in first run release of people who wouldn't even get into a bathtub after having seen JAWS.

IMHO, one of the best horror movies ever produced in Hollywood.

GEM

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2 minutes ago, Green Eyed Monsty said:

There were reports circulating when that move was in first run release of people who wouldn't even get into a bathtub after having seen JAWS.

IMHO, one of the best horror movies ever produced in Hollywood.

GEM

 

Most hilarious thing about Jaws?  The fact that my youngest spent months practicing the key part of the theme song as part of her orchestra class.  These days if we even hum "duuuuh dum" she rolls her eyes and gets annoyed in a most tween-like fashion.  

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