So I left my retail job a few weeks ago, and gave myself a week off between the retail job and the new one, with the assumption that my final check for working a 9-hour day (my last day at the retail place) plus my 45 vacation hours pay-out from there would cover me until my new job's checks started coming in. I e-mailed my HR rep asking when I could expect the vacation pay, since it had been a couple weeks since I'd left. She replied back within 10 minutes that it should be included in my final paycheck, and to let her know if it wasn't. Of course, it wasn't. On top of that, the final check was only $17, and there's no way that covers a 9-hour day any way you look at it. I haven't gotten the check stub yet, but was able to find it on-line. Looking at it, it says I worked 0 hours for that final time period and there is no vacation time or anything included....it looks like the $17 was just some reimbursement for health care taken out. As soon as I saw the small amount in my account, I immediately e-mailed the HR rep again to let her know, and I still haven't heard anything back yet. One thing I'm worried about, is that my old boss took me out of the payroll system before he was supposed to, so it somehow deleted my record of me working that final day. But I sent e-mails and stuff from the store that final day...I don't think even if I had been terminated early, they could say I didn't work my shift. Otherwise it would look like no one opened the store, since I was alone for the first 5 hours. On the down side, that web-site that has my paystub has no records of my PTO, and I stupidly didn't print out a copy showing my records before I left the store. Still, I don't think HR could lie to me about my PTO balances if I request a copy. Another guy from my district who left a couple weeks before me also said he hasn't gotten his payout, and the HR rep never even replied to his first e-mail about it. Has anyone else ever been in this type of situation? I've NEVER had to worry whether or not payroll was doing their job anywhere else I worked, and I really didn't expect this from a retail company that brags about having awesome employees and being a Fortune 500 company. I just hope they don't try to screw me out of anything.