I'm feeling a touch guilty ladies. I gave my husband his first ever ultimatum today.
We have our own company. DH does most of the acutal work but I do all the money stuff. DH's primary customer has outstanding invoices from JANUARY that he's either not paid or made partial payments on. I've been on DH for months about collecting on them because we were counting on the money for our house remodel and I'm getting antsy with a garage full of cupboards for a kitchen and no money to finish the rest of the project with.
Today I told DH he has until July 1 to get the guy to pay or else I was sending it to collections and I didn't care if DH's customer was angry about it. You don't keep people happy who don't pay up on nearly 7 month old invoices. The guy is going to pay off at least one of the invoices which is $1200 but still owes for 2 invoices in April plus DH just finished something for him last weekend.
The customer really does need DH's drafting skills. It is cheaper for him to pay DH by the hour than to have someone on staff and pay benefits, etc since he's a small shop. I want DH to keep working for him because it is really REALLY good money which we can use towards our house remodel and future new car, but at the same time I'm exhausted with DH's lack of initiative to get payment for his work. So frustrating.
Vent over. Feeling better already.