I worked for a private company as a business development executive for about 6 months coming to 7 months. My job scope is to bring in contracts for the company, regardless of ad-hoc or yearly contract.
I have so far brought in five contracts with yearly amount close to $450K, and my commission will be 1% based on the contract amount monthly. My salary is $2600 excluding commissions.
Sad to say, I was on medical leave for 4 days in February ( after CNY) and I was asked to leave the next day when I went back to work.
I was in total shock as the contracts which I have gotten started out in Jan 14 and in Feb 14 ( less than 3 weeks later I was asked to leave) just because I was on medical leave.
Naturally, I didn’t get any pay-out from my commission and I just received a cheque of $685 - for my work done when serving the 2- week notice.
They kept saying that the company is not making any profits, but they can afford to renovate the office and ship new furniture from overseas.
The MD is an Indian.
They have to get factoring from the banks for our pays and contracts.
I was also told that they can’t afford my salary therefore they have asked me to leave.
When I got to know about the news, I straight away send him an email the night before when I knock off using my private email, stating that I will clear my leave while serving the 2-week notice required and will surrender all company equipment on my last day.
And guess what his reply was?
“You resigned yourself, I didn’t ask you to leave.”
My heart sank,I worked so hard just for the extra few hundred bucks monthly commission, and this is how I am being treated.
And he told me that he was disgusted that my husband called him on a Saturday citing that the GM is too much.
My GM called my personal mobile phone ( when I was given a company mobile phone) at about 10pm on a Saturday night and the moment I answered he was hurling all the vulgarities at me.
My husband heard the shouting and therefore was offended and called my MD up. Is this wrong?
I also saw a private psychiatrist when I started working for them for about 2 months.
I was diagonised with depression and anxiety disorder.
Going to a private psychiatrist is way to expensive but I got no choice as the psychiatrist can give me a time off sheet without stating its a psychiatrist clinic.
And now I am left jobless for a month, with bills to pay, parents and a younger sibling to support. I am really in pain.
I wished I could end all these. I felt that I was really made used of by the Indian MD.
What if I am on maternity leave?
Will I be asked to leave if am on long maternity leave? And my GM can make sarcastic remarks when I am on MC, stating that the doctor and I have something going on as my MC is for 4 days!
I fainted at home and was running a high fever and had panic attacks when I was preparing for work.
I am in a mess now, I really don’t know what to do.
I tried seeking legal advice and was told the only way to get back my monies was to engaged a lawyer which I cant afford.
Please help me.
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