I know that those who have been reading this blog ever since its conception are by now wondering why things suddenly came to a halt. And I believe that most of you might even think that this blog has finally met its demise.
The truth is, after that blog rant I posted last February 18th, I lost the drive to update this blog simply because life - for me - suddenly went downhill. It all has to do with my employment with my (previous) employer. It could've been simple: employer decides to shut the company down and pays all its employees their dues and benefits, and then all the now-ex-employees move on with their lives and finds work somewhere else.
But it wasn't, and still isn't.
It has been almost 90 days since we last received any money from our ex-employer. And if my computations are correct, they owe me at least 2 months' separation pay (a month's salary for every year of service) plus half a month of unpaid wages for service rendered for the latter half of March. It might not be that much compared to the company's officers and bosses with their large monthly salaries and all, but 30-plus grand is a big deal to me.
It could've been money to pay for my outstanding debts. Or money to pay for rent, buy me food, and get me around as I look for other employment opportunities. But, up to now we still have to see when we will ever get paid. Most of the items in my collection (some of which even made their way into this blog), have been sold off just so I could manage to feed and shelter myself for these past four months. Not that I've become too attached to the material things in life but those items took me a large amount of time and money to obtain, only to end up being sold at only 3/4 to even 1/2 of their supposed resale value. Ouch.
So when are we ever going to get paid? Nobody knows the answer to that, and it could already be money that most of us might be waiting for in vain.