About 12 years ago, I got a job as a pastry chef at a very successful restaurant in an afluent suburb. One of the deals was that the owner would pay my insurance, until the company insurance kicked in (90 days). We both signed a written agreement on the back of the resume I submitted. After a month passed, I did'nt get any extra money. I waited a couple more weeks, just to see if it would come...It did'nt. When I asked the owner about our agreement, he said "what agreement?". I asked to see the signed back of the resume. When he produced it, the back was blank. He made a copy of the front, and threw the original out. Needless to say, I quit. It was 1 week before Christmas, and my daughter was 6 months old.
About 6 months later, the business went into chapter 13 (bankrupt). The owner went to trial for racketeering, and money laundering (connected to organized crime).
I know how you feel foodnfoto.....it will pass.....things will get better. In the years to come,I have found many people in the business who have said that they heard stories about this guy. I only wish there was a way to know in advance.