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I need advice--have run out of ideas and my spirit is broken *vanity*

Posted on 02/14/2006 4:10:28 PM PST by nolalakeviewgirl

Please no flames--I am at my wits end and just wanted to see if anyone has any ideas.


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I am a katrina victim. I lost my job and my house. I am not whining--I found myself a great new job and moved back to the city the beginning of this year very excited about this new job. I have not asked for handouts or assistance. It cost me a lot of money to get moved back. My new job could not get me on direct deposit for 2 pay cycles--headquarters are in another state. My first paycheck was sent regular mail and I never received it. By the middle of the month I requested that that check be cancelled and reissued and my second paycheck was due as well as several expense checks. All of these checks were sent to me express mail with a tracking number. The US postal service has lost this package as well. I have been tracking it since 1/16 and it says enroute from Baton Rouge even TODAY. After a week I started camping out at the post office and they assured me that since it was enroute from Baton Rouge that it would only be a day or 2 more. This went on another week. Finally, I had to ask my employer to cancel all of those checks and fedex them to me overnight. I got them on the 4th of Feb. This has made my rent late which was due on the 1st of Feb. The landlord was well aware of my mail problem and I told him I would have it on the 4th. He is only in his office 1 day a week so I tried to wire him the money but his bank couldn't seem to verify his account even though I had his routing info and account number. I have documentation of this. He now refuses to accept my rent. I have a letter from the postmaster accepting full blame for failure to deliver this express package. I went before the justice of the peace today and with all my documentation, he still ordered the eviction in 24 hours. Fortunately, I filed the proper paperwork in order to have an appeal heard. (The bar association called me on my cell phone enroute to the hearing and told me how to do it myself) Congressman Jindal's office even made a courtesy call to my landlord asking him to please accept my rent and he refuses since it was late. Do I have any legal recourse due to the non-performance of the US Post Office? I haven't been able to find other housing---there is NOTHING
1 posted on 02/14/2006 4:10:30 PM PST by nolalakeviewgirl
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To: nolalakeviewgirl

Zot?


2 posted on 02/14/2006 4:11:57 PM PST by Bouchart ("I was saying boo-urns.....")
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To: nolalakeviewgirl
I believe you. We all do.

We will send you millions of dollars. Don't worry.

3 posted on 02/14/2006 4:12:17 PM PST by tallhappy (Juntos Podemos!)
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To: nolalakeviewgirl

Try Jail


4 posted on 02/14/2006 4:12:23 PM PST by cripplecreek (Never a minigun handy when you need one.)
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To: Bouchart

Well... its an interesting story and doesn't seem to be politically charged.

Its a legal question.


5 posted on 02/14/2006 4:12:36 PM PST by Crazieman (6-23-2005, Establishment of the United Socialist States of America)
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To: nolalakeviewgirl
Well at least you have a computer! Be happy for that! and btw, ibtz
6 posted on 02/14/2006 4:12:38 PM PST by steveo (No Anchovies? You've got the wrong man, I spell my name steveo...)
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To: Bouchart

is this what they call an OPUS?


7 posted on 02/14/2006 4:12:52 PM PST by Echo Talon
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To: nolalakeviewgirl

In before the Zot!


8 posted on 02/14/2006 4:12:53 PM PST by Tax-chick (My remark was stupid, and I'm a slave of the patriarchy. So?)
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To: Bouchart
Boy, I dunno. A tough call.

IB4TZ??

9 posted on 02/14/2006 4:13:01 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (© 2006, Ravin' Lunatic since 4/98)
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To: nolalakeviewgirl
The bar association called me on my cell phone

You have a cellphone???LOL

10 posted on 02/14/2006 4:13:39 PM PST by Bahbah (An admitted Snow Flake and a member of Sam's Club)
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To: nolalakeviewgirl
The US postal service has lost this package as well.

BS.

Vote Zot.

11 posted on 02/14/2006 4:13:51 PM PST by Michael Goldsberry (Lt. Bruce C. Fryar USN 01-02-70 Laos)
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To: nolalakeviewgirl

How about we change your nick to "Lucky"


12 posted on 02/14/2006 4:13:52 PM PST by Casloy
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To: nolalakeviewgirl

If I were you I'd join the Army and get direct deposit.

They'll take care of you and if you're not near a bank at least you'll have food and shelter.


13 posted on 02/14/2006 4:13:53 PM PST by PeteB570 (Guns, what real men want for Christmas)
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To: nolalakeviewgirl

Give her the benefit of the doubt unless there are further developments suggesting otherwise.


14 posted on 02/14/2006 4:14:06 PM PST by BlessedBeGod (Benedict XVI = Terminator IV)
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To: Crazieman; nolalakeviewgirl

It is a legal question, and I question it being asked here.

I'm going for ZOT!


15 posted on 02/14/2006 4:14:44 PM PST by Theresawithanh (Always remember that you're unique. Just like everyone else.)
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To: nolalakeviewgirl

Try looking at the property code for your state. In Texas, the property code outlines the duties and obligations of renters and landlords. Also, to what Commercial Code does Louisiana adhere?


16 posted on 02/14/2006 4:15:01 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: Michael Goldsberry

Doesn't make any sense.

Why wouldn't the landlord want his money?


17 posted on 02/14/2006 4:15:59 PM PST by Kenny500c
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To: Theresawithanh

Possibly. My zot-radar is pegging at a 6 right now. :)


18 posted on 02/14/2006 4:16:03 PM PST by Crazieman (6-23-2005, Establishment of the United Socialist States of America)
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To: nolalakeviewgirl

Good Luck. Only you can prevent Zots: Post to the thread once in a while and you'll be cool. Shoot and forget, and you're catfood.


19 posted on 02/14/2006 4:16:18 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (© 2006, Ravin' Lunatic since 4/98)
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To: Michael Goldsberry

An express mail package being enroute since 1/16 I would call lost. Postmaster has taken full responsibility.


20 posted on 02/14/2006 4:16:21 PM PST by nolalakeviewgirl
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To: Bouchart
Call CNN, then email the NewYorkTimes and Washington Post. Try and find WHorelado. There has got to be some kind of committee in WDC holding hearings and if you mention President Bush you are sure to get fast action.
21 posted on 02/14/2006 4:17:08 PM PST by Just mythoughts
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To: nolalakeviewgirl

Why didn't you have them hand you the check?


22 posted on 02/14/2006 4:18:07 PM PST by Daralundy
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To: Tijeras_Slim; Constitution Day; TheBigB; Owl_Eagle; xsmommy

*


23 posted on 02/14/2006 4:18:13 PM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: nolalakeviewgirl
1. If this is legit, the landlord can do as he pleases based on your rental agreement. You need to get a job NOW so you have enough money to pay for your needs. You are an adult with a cell phone and internet capability. There are plenty of temp agencies you can go to bright and early in the morning. In the meantime, check out the online sites in your local area that have jobs--craig's, monster, or just do a search for "(location)temp agencies"

 

2.If this is a ZOT-worthy opus, it's lame.  You are some lib who hates Bush, but look at the difference between your silly post and my response--I gave actual, workable information a Katrina victim can use.  While you have only been silly.  Silly silly liberal!  Look at the silly liberal who screams about "the poor" who used his time to be silly, while this evil conservative posted something a poor person could use!  Don't you feel silly? 

24 posted on 02/14/2006 4:18:37 PM PST by Darkwolf377 (An agnostic for religious freedom, not Islamofascistic multiculti PC secularism)
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To: nolalakeviewgirl
Postmaster has taken full responsibility.

LOL! Double BS!

25 posted on 02/14/2006 4:18:49 PM PST by Michael Goldsberry (Lt. Bruce C. Fryar USN 01-02-70 Laos)
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To: nolalakeviewgirl
I am confused ... you have a computer and a cell phone. Where is your computer?
As far as the landlord your story seems a little suspicious ... it is cheaper for him to keep you with a penalty for late rent than go to the trouble and expense of an eviction. Hey, you can always make the sheriff drag you out kicking and screaming.
Oh, and you have no recourse against the post office....sorry.
26 posted on 02/14/2006 4:18:50 PM PST by svcw
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To: Bouchart; nolalakeviewgirl
Sorry I did not mean to send this to you Bouchart.
27 posted on 02/14/2006 4:19:07 PM PST by Just mythoughts
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To: Kenny500c

Probably has someone waiting in the wings to pay double or triple. Housing is scarce here


28 posted on 02/14/2006 4:19:13 PM PST by nolalakeviewgirl
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To: Echo Talon
It's more than an opus... it's the the intro, the denouement and the end... rolled into one.
29 posted on 02/14/2006 4:19:21 PM PST by johnny7 (“Iuventus stultorum magister”)
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To: nolalakeviewgirl
OK,I'm in the mood. I must be the only one who read your post and NOWHERE IN IT DID YOU ASK FOR MONEY!! You get points for that. You also get points for not telling the other dunderheads who answered you to go to hell.

I think it would be really hard to hold the PO liable for non-performance. It sounds like your landlord thinks you're running a scam on you and doesn't want to do this dance every month. What does your lease state? Does it allow the landlord to toss you if your rent is 15 days late? It must, judge agreed. So, think discrimination. Use it.
30 posted on 02/14/2006 4:19:35 PM PST by blu (People, for God's sake, think for yourselves!)
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To: Bouchart
Cheney shot the mailman!
31 posted on 02/14/2006 4:19:44 PM PST by steveo (No Anchovies? You've got the wrong man, I spell my name steveo...)
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To: Daralundy

They are in another state.


32 posted on 02/14/2006 4:20:49 PM PST by nolalakeviewgirl
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To: nolalakeviewgirl
Welcome to Free Republic and by the way...loser!


33 posted on 02/14/2006 4:20:51 PM PST by Dutchgirl (Jeg er en Dane. (I am a Dane.))
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To: nolalakeviewgirl
No Zot,.

The greatest damage kartina caused was the wind blew out any remaining braincells that may have existed in the entire region.

Answer me this - Florida got hit with 7 hurricanes in 18 months. Not a whimper, Not a whine, Life went on, no news here.

Why oh why can't NOLA even begin to get it's s**t together?

DEM-O-CRATS. LIB-ER-ALS.

No concept of every day being "National save-your-own-ass-day"

34 posted on 02/14/2006 4:21:14 PM PST by xcamel (One should hope Global Dumbing is reversible.)
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To: nolalakeviewgirl

I know its something one doesn't want to do with a new job, but given the shortage of workers and housing, have you approached your employer for help with reasoning with the landlord, finding alternative housing, or providing in house legal information.

Secondly I saw a news report in which the owner of a small apartment building was intereviewed and was having trouble getting his apartments fixed so those tenants who wanted to return could come home. Perhaps if you are at all handy or willing to do clean up work, you could find someone who would let you stay in a fixer upper, possibly free for a while, in exchange for working to clean it and fix it.


35 posted on 02/14/2006 4:21:33 PM PST by gleeaikin (Question Authority)
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To: Crazieman

hmm...she's a newb, but already knows the term vanity...retread perhaps?


36 posted on 02/14/2006 4:22:06 PM PST by darkangel82
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To: nolalakeviewgirl
Contact a local church and explain your situation. They may be able to provide temporary assistance. Since you are obviously not a freeloader, there is no shame in that (you need a place to stay). Of course, the proper thing to do is to repay whatever it costs the church when you can afford to, in order to allow them to help others.

I am no lawyer, but I wouldn't think that taking on the U.S. Post Office is a winning proposition. Besides, it's probably not a good idea to upset postal workers, if you know what I mean.
37 posted on 02/14/2006 4:22:19 PM PST by Jeff Chandler (Peace Begins in the Womb)
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To: Darkwolf377
You need to get a job NOW so you have enough money to pay for your needs. You are an adult with a cell phone and internet capability.

Uh, did you read that at all? She has a job. The HQ for her company sends her paycheck via USPS. The USPS has continued to screw up her mail. (It is Louisiana after all!) She now has all of her past checks, but the landlord still wants to evict. Why is a good question, but she does have a job.

38 posted on 02/14/2006 4:22:43 PM PST by Anitius Severinus Boethius
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To: Darkwolf377

I HAVE a job. My income is directly related to my paychecks which were in the PO hands.


39 posted on 02/14/2006 4:22:51 PM PST by nolalakeviewgirl
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To: nolalakeviewgirl
My income is directly related to my paychecks which were in the PO hands.

So, your core argument is:

*Rimshot*

It's Bush's Fault!

40 posted on 02/14/2006 4:24:56 PM PST by Michael Goldsberry (Lt. Bruce C. Fryar USN 01-02-70 Laos)
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To: darkangel82

"hmm...she's a newb, but already knows the term vanity...retread perhaps?"

I thought the same thing, either here, or some other site that uses the same terms.

If this is a legit post I apologize for saying ZOT, but sumthin' smells....a hot political topic, President Bush is getting blamed for what happened, etc., and she posts her question to a conservative site, instead of contacting a lawyer, which money or not, she does have access to?


41 posted on 02/14/2006 4:26:08 PM PST by Theresawithanh (Always remember that you're unique. Just like everyone else.)
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To: darkangel82

good catch there...


42 posted on 02/14/2006 4:26:34 PM PST by steveo (No Anchovies? You've got the wrong man, I spell my name steveo...)
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To: Anitius Severinus Boethius

I am just now getting some of my October mail. I never expected an Express package with a tracking number could get lost.
I DO have a letter from Consumer Affairs confirming the fact that this has happened.


43 posted on 02/14/2006 4:26:43 PM PST by nolalakeviewgirl
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To: johnny7

What is an opus anyhow? i've heard the word used before but have no idea what the heck it is.


44 posted on 02/14/2006 4:27:03 PM PST by Echo Talon
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To: Anitius Severinus Boethius
Uh, did you read that at all?

"Uh" yeah. But I don't know if I believe her.

Happy now?

45 posted on 02/14/2006 4:27:51 PM PST by Darkwolf377 (An agnostic for religious freedom, not Islamofascistic multiculti PC secularism)
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To: nolalakeviewgirl
The landlord might just be protecting his rights under the lease agreement. If you signed a lease agreement with the landlord (Lessor)and that agreement has no specified grace period (late payment), then if the Lessor accepts a late payment, the lease agreement now has an implied grace period. The landlord then loses certain timely eviction rights if you fail to pay in a timely fashion in the future.

This may not be the problem and is just speculation, because I don't know your specific circumstances, but, if the above is part of the problem, you can always affirm in writing that the lease agreement will not be altered by your late payment.

46 posted on 02/14/2006 4:28:57 PM PST by Flifuss (SCE to Aux.)
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To: nolalakeviewgirl

It's probably because the landlord has tenants that will pay more. Lot of that going on.

I lived in Lakeview. I'm now living in Lafayette. A great town. As a landlord in the past, I had to give a tenant 30 days notice to vacate. That's why one collects both the first and last months rent for a tenant to move in. Perhaps there are some interim laws enacted due to the disaster. There was a temporary moratorium on evictions right after the disaster. But they expired.

So I don't understand how your 24 hour eviction is possible. PM me if you would like to talk. Maybe I can be of some help. I'm in a FEMA trailer in Lafayette.


47 posted on 02/14/2006 4:29:16 PM PST by Search4Truth (The law of the Lord is perfect, converting the soul.)
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To: nolalakeviewgirl; All
The Brief, for the Short Attention Span Theater:

1. She has a job

2. Checks were supposed to be direct deposited...didn't happen.

3.Missed 2 paychecks due to trouble with direct deposit.

4. Checks were express mailed to her, but lost.

5. Rent late, but ok. Landlord tells her to wire rent.

6. Wire does not go thru

7. Landlord now won't accept her rent.

8. She has the money

9. She has a job

10. Please read # 1, 8,9 again. Hey, how do you all get those big feet in your mouths anyway?
48 posted on 02/14/2006 4:29:32 PM PST by blu (People, for God's sake, think for yourselves!)
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To: nolalakeviewgirl

The last time my postmaster took responsibility, he told me to make the check out to "USPS", and I stormed out of there yelling "That's the last time I go postal!!".


49 posted on 02/14/2006 4:29:34 PM PST by BigSkyFreeper (Proud to be a cotton-pickin' Republican on the GOP Plantation)
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To: nolalakeviewgirl

I understand that, but what good is this job if you're not getting paid for it, or not getting the money when you need it? That's kind of my whole point--you can sit there and say "But I have a job!" but if you're not getting paid, what good is it? Are you going to sit in the street and say "But I have a job!" or are you going to get a temp job where you get paid--some even pay that day--to pay your bills NOW or get a place NOW?


50 posted on 02/14/2006 4:30:30 PM PST by Darkwolf377 (An agnostic for religious freedom, not Islamofascistic multiculti PC secularism)
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