RE: checks

Employees require deposit in order to pay their bills, because major banks regard my paper checks as out-of-state. That means those checks don’t clear for four to ten business days The only way I can do direct deposit is with Quickbooks through Intuit.  That takes two business days, with the funds removed from my account one business day before deposits are made.


MetLife normally deals only with businesses, and 30 days is considered current in their world. Thus, they cannot do direct deposit without rewriting their accounting software. Also, their auditors, which are their gods, prefer paper. Colleen pushes their system as much as the MetLife gods allow.


In short, Mom, it’s the same old tale. I’m caught in the middle because I’m a disabled person who dares to try to retain control over his own life although I need caregivers and can’t sign checks.




From: Lourez Bullock []
Sent: Wednesday, March 29, 2006 3:22 PM
To: ‘Scott Royall’
Subject: RE: checks


Question: do you have Jack’s and Robin’s paychecks set up to be written automatically?  Reason I ask is, can they wait a couple of days to get their pay to see if Metlife’s infamously late checks arrive?


Question 2: is there anyone at Metlife we can contact on your behalf to find out their justification for regularly being so late – especially when you depend on this infusion of money to pay salaries?  It just seems they are totally insensitive to your situation and not inclined to change for the balance of time this policy runs…………..


This deficit has gone from  $500 yesterday to 1100 tomorrow……is that even a final figure?  Again, are J’s and R’s checks automatically cut?


—–Original Message—–
From: Scott Royall []
Sent: Wednesday, March 29, 2006 2:13 PM
To: ‘Lourez Bullock’
Subject: RE: checks


I don’t know what to tell you. I just checked the credit union, and this week’s checks still haven’t posted (meaning they’re not there yet). That means I’ll be $1100 in the red in the morning. Goddamnit. To answer your question, if not for the late and missing checks (3), I’d have about $200 tomorrow.




From: Lourez Bullock []
Sent: Wednesday, March 29, 2006 1:49 PM
To: ‘Scott Royall’
Subject: RE: checks


Is this due to the check that’s missing or just the usual deficit?


—–Original Message—–
From: Scott Royall []
Sent: Tuesday, March 28, 2006 11:59 AM
To: ‘Lourez Bullock’
Subject: FW: checks


Looks like I’ll be short 500 even if this week’s checks arrive on time. L




From: Scott Royall []
Sent: Tuesday, March 28, 2006 11:49 AM
To: ‘’
Subject: RE: checks


The credit union didn’t know, but said it’s the one that never cleared. (Translation: your computer knows.)




From: []
Sent: Tuesday, March 28, 2006 8:40 AM
Subject: checks


Mr. Royall,

I have made the request to have the outstanding check stopped and the payment will be reissued.
Mr. Royall in order to expedite this do you have the claim number of the check which was cashed? Let me know.

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2 thoughts on “RE: checks

  1. Just a thought on this saga, and by now, you may have worked it out. . .
    Any chance everyone has Paypal?  Any e-Bayers among you?  Any chance you could all start the process of being confirmed by Paypal.  THen you could send money instantly. . . .

  2. No, I’ve yet to see a caregiver who even knew what Paypal is. Besides, That still leaves the issue regarding W-2s. 
    Nice thought though.

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