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PART TIMER GOT FIRED AFTER WORKING 1 DAY, EMPLOYER REFUSES TO GIVE HIM HIS SALARY

Employer is ignoring my messages regarding my pay.

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Hello everyone! I need some advice on what I should do or can do; the employer ignores my messages when I ask him when I would be paid.

For context, I am a teenager, and I found this job that pays decently (direct-hire, no contract, Mon-Fri). However, after working for 1 day (Friday), I got fired 2 days later (Sunday).

The termination was very sudden and without explanation, and it all seemed like they decided to fire me after I asked questions regarding my pay.

This was after I realized that they never even asked for my bank details, address & emergency contacts. So I decided to message them about it on Sunday morning, but they never responded.

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However, another person messaged me at 10 pm saying, “We won’t be continuing any work schedule for you,” and when I asked if I did anything wrong, he just said, “No, just not continuing.”

When I asked him if I would get paid, he just told me to message the same guy. But he haven’t responded to my messages.

So what should I do now?

Edit: So I called MOM, and basically, they said there was nothing they could do as I did not sign any contract with the employer or have any written agreement, even though I have the text messages confirming that I was hired.

(For anyone reading this, if you are working part time and have no written agreement with your employer, you are NOT covered by the employment act. However you can try your luck to retrieve your salary by booking an appointment at the TADM website.)

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