Waiting a month to be paid

  1. I do tutoring on the side for a tutoring company for nursing. The owner pays on the first of the month. I have to submit my time sheet at the end of the month and receive payment within a week. I hate this. Most of the time I only do 2-7 hours a month and would just rather have my check within two weeks especially when I have to travel a distance.

    I asked her if I can be paid bi-weekly and she said "No". I'm thinking about resigning from the company. She gets paid upfront by the client, and I get a small percentage 4 weeks later. I don't think it is right, for her to be paid up front and I have to wait 4 weeks.

    What would you do? Am I over reacting or is my concern legit?
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  3. by   roser13
    I don't know if there's any cause for 'concern.' This is apparently just the way she does business and I assume you knew that from the start. However, if it bugs you and/or you need your check quicker than she's willing to disperse, then I'd move on. I'm thinking that 2-7 hours per monthly wouldn't really make or break the bank anyway.
  4. by   eatmysoxRN
    You could always advertise for yourself and break away from her.

    ~ No One Can Make You Feel Inferior Without Your Consent -Eleanor Roosevelt ~
  5. by   ale022
    Some jobs only pay once a month- I don't like it either but that's just my company's policy. You could very well break away and start doing it on your own, and then the whole fee would be yours and you would get the money up front!!
  6. by   stablesystole
    So long as you're being paid fairly it shouldn't be a big deal. The monthly outlay may simply be a necessity of accounting or some matter of law.
  7. by   elkpark
    Most of the jobs in my career have paid monthly.
  8. by   Meriwhen
    Jobs that pay monthly are not uncommon. Yes, it's challenge in finances as you learn how to work your household budget around the payday, but it's doable. It's also perfectly legal. You should have been aware of how pay is disbursed before you agreed to work for them.

    As she's not willing to change her payment schedule, you don't really have any other option other than to seek employment elsewhere.

    Best of luck to you.
  9. by   RNsRWe
    You are overreacting; I don't see cause for concern. If you don't like the terms, of course you are free to pursue other avenues of employment....if you like the job otherwise, I'd let this go.
  10. by   llg
    I agree with the others. I once worked for a large university hospital that paid monthly. It was an adjustment, but I got used to it. It's not illegal or unreasonable. It's just different from what you are used to.
  11. by   BSNbeauty
    Thanks you guys for letting me know I am over reacting and this is common !!!! I love the idea of branching out on my own . I breezed through nursing school and nclex because I felt I was good at picking the best answer. I just never had to spend hours studying.